LIRON TOPAZ – Character Animator
Liron Topaz is currently a character animator at Dreamworks Animation studio. He first started his animation career at Sony Picture Imageworks. In 2008 He was selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science for the Imageworks exclusive internship program, where he was trained during the production of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. In 2009 Liron graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design. His thesis project, the animated short film ¨This Side Up¨ won the Ringling President’s award. The film was screened in many festivals around the world, and is currently available online with more than a million views. after graduating, Liron worked as a character animator on the Academy Award®-winning film ¨Alice in Wonderland¨, directed by Tim Burton. He later worked on films such as ¨Kung fu Panda 2¨ and ¨Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special¨ and is currently animating on Chris Sanders new film ¨The Croods¨ which will be released in March 2013. Liron holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and is currently teaches at Frame by Frame online Animation school.
Liron Topaz Filmography
¨This Side Up¨ (2009) ¨Alice in Wonderland¨ by Tim Burton (2010) ¨Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special¨ – Dreamworks (2010) ¨Kung Fu Panda 2¨ – Dreamworks (2011) ¨The Croods¨ – Dreamworks (2013)