12/11 – Career Services presents David Tanaka

December 4, 2015 in Announcements, Career Services, E'vents, Ex'pert Series, Guest Speaker, Industry and Career Services by Nicholas Bizzack

David Tanaka in association with Career Services presents:
Adventures in Visual Effects, Animation, and Digital Filmmaking

Tanaka Slide

Tanaka is a visual effects, animation, live action, special venue and commercial editor, producer and
director with over 25 years of contributions to the entertainment industry. For 15 years he served at
Industrial Light & Magic in VFX Production and VFX Editorial on such motion pictures as Death
Becomes Her, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump and Star Wars. He went on to Pixar Animation Studios as
a Special Projects Staff Editor for 10 years on Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, UP, Toy Story 3, Brave and
Monsters University.
Passionate about the projects he creatively and technically serves on, and with a sincere focus on
close collaboration with fellow production crew members, students and academic staff peers, and
production clientele, David brings his wealth of experience to Ex’pression College in the form of a
special 2 hour speaker series event. Through a retrospective on his work history, current endeavors
and some “hands on demonstrations,” please join David Tanaka as he discusses the state of
the entertainment industry and “what it all (should) mean” to the aspiring filmmaking student
and artist.