MICHAEL CATALANO

MICHAEL CATALANO

CREATOR BIO
Michael is a visual artist that has contributed to many feature animated films including Book of Life, Zootopia, and Moana. He has a M.S degree of Visualization where he innovated new ways of driving procedural visuals from music analysis in his Masters’ project  “Bright Shadows” that he later adapted to VR. Inspired by the Visual Music artists of the early 20th century, Bright Shadows is part of a long tradition of visual art that aspires to the purity of music. “My motivation is to create visuals that evoke the feelings of the music,” say Michael. Michael is currently a 3D effects animator at Disney Animation Studios.

René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.