Director of Creative production, Skydance Animation
Erik Smitt began his career at Pixar Animation Studios two decades ago in the lighting department on "Monsters Incorporated". In addition to his CG work, he is a painter, photographer, and live action cinematographer who combines elements from each discipline into the animated filmmaking process. Erik enjoys the intersection of visual storytelling with technical innovation to maximize the audience experience, and has helped develop many projects including "Wall•E", "Finding Nemo", "Piper", and "Incredibles 2". Currently, Erik works as the Director of Creative production with the newly formed Skydance Animation studio team.