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Chris Kirshbaum

Chris Kirshbaum

Chris is an alum of Calarts and the Gnomon School of Animation, Chris has worked in animation for 18 years, and has been a 3D character animator at Dreamworks Animation since 2003. Animation credits include: Shark Tale, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, Kung Fu Pandas I and II, Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots, and Madagascar 3. Chris is currently working on Turbo. In addition to teaching at Gnomon, Chris has released a three part DVD series of instructional DVDs through the Gnomon Workshop: Character Animation I: Fundamentals / Character Animation II: Mechanics and Emotion / Character Animation III: Acting and Lip Sync When not in the throes of animation, Chris can usually be found on a football field, running through the park, or behind a drum kit.


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