As Director of Photography at Pixar Studios, Danielle Feinberg does her best work at the crossroads of art and technology. Not only has Danielle used her magic touch to bring some of our favorite animated films to life for close to two decades, but she is a major advocate for women in technology. Today she tells us how she got her start at Pixar, and discusses how effective collaboration has become the most important criteria for success in the new media landscape. She also gives her thoughts on the importance of diversity in storytelling, and talks about the next frontier of animation.

Topics Include:

  • The supreme role of narrative
  • Women and authenticity
  • How social media has made people more tech savvy
  • Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the human artist

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1997, and has worked on many of Pixar’s award-winning films, including Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, and Finding Nemo. A native of Boulder, Colorado, Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began when she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. In addition to her Pixar work, she enjoys photographing the real world with its ornery, non-virtual light, and works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue math and science.

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