An Animated Life

Come and Join Animation Director  Jeff Schu at the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH May 15th ,2013  at 7:00 p.m.

//This Event will be hosted by Digital Media Arts College in their Green Screen Studio. //

Jeff Schu has enjoyed an exciting and illustrious career in animation as a Character Animator, Lead Animator, Supervising Animator, Animation Supervisor and now Animation Director.

Animation Director/Artist  Jeff Schu  in front of some of the movies he has worked on over the years including, Final Fantasy -The Spirits Within, The Chronicles of Narnia, Surf's Up, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and many more.
Animation Director/Artist Jeff Schu in front of a towering amount of the features he has worked on over the years. Check out his IMDb below for MORE.

He made his beginning debut on the production team of the first photorealistic animated feature film, Final Fantasy:  The Spirits Within, at Square Pictures’s  Honolulu Hawaii Studio.  Square Pictures rendered the film using some of the most advanced processing capabilities available for film animating at the time, but for Jeff that was just the beginning.

After working on Final Flight of the Osiris for the Matrix franchise, he left the sandy beaches of Hawaii for sunny Los Angeles to work on his next project, the film adaptation of the acclaimed children’s book,  The Polar Express, thus launching an 8 year run with Sony Pictures Imageworks.

At Imageworks he worked on such titles as Disney’s Academy Award Nominated film The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) and Sony Animations’s own nominated Surf’s Up along with Columbia/Imagemovers Best Animated Feature Nominee, Monster House. Moving on and utilizing his strong grasp of the technical side of animation, Jeff and his teams made indellibile contributions to VFX films like, I Am Legend, Speed Racer, Eagle Eye, and Beowulf.

When Imageworks embarked on opening a new studio in Albuquerque, NM, Jeff took on the challenge and built a highly successful team of animators that brought characters to life in Hoyt Yeatman’s G Force, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern.

In 2011 Imageworks moved their animation operation to Vancouver, Canada and Jeff soon found a great opportunity in Digital Domain’s ambitious venture, a studio to be called Traditions located in Port St. Lucie, FL. The team at Traditions was embarking on the production of a sure to be South Florida animation classic,  The Legend of Tembo to be directed by the very talented team of Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams. However, the studio fell into bankruptcy and shuttered in September 2012.

Jeff then went to work in New Orleans, LA with VFX legend Richard Edlund at Dumonde VFX for the on set previs team for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which is scheduled for release in 2014.  He is currently working at a studio in Ft. Lauderdale on some Exciting New Projects.

—for more information about Jeff Schu, Check out these links—–


Jeff Schu 2011 Animation Demo Reel

 The meeting will Also Kick off with a recap of the NAB Conference back in April attended by are own Chapter’s Chair, Dean Lyon.

WHEN: 15th May 2013 from 7-9PM

WHERE: Digitial Media Arts College  5400 Broken Sound Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33487

Free Parking available in front of the campus.  Once Inside, Head to the Green Screen Room.

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 Green Screen Studio, Figure Drawing Room, and Motion Capture at Digital Media Arts College.
Green Screen Studio,  Figure Drawing Room,  and  Motion Capture at  Digital Media Arts College.


After the Meeting we might as well take advantage of one of the nearby venues for social networking after the show. Bring your Business Cards and see you there!