Frank Gladstone

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Gladstone Film and Inc.

Other Affiliation(s):

  • DreamWorks SKG


  • SIGGRAPH 2003

    Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than twenty-five years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, Inc., producing commercials and educational films, and has since worked for the feature animation divisions at Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. Besides his studio credentials, Frank has spoken on animation at schools and institutions around the country, in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia and has taught various animation and cinematography courses and workshops for the University of Miami, VIFX, Cinesite, UNICEF, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Vancouver Film School, Nickelodeon, UCLA, San Jose State, Stanford and USC. Frank has designed courses and helped train literally hundreds of people who work in the animation industry. Currently, Frank is the Head of Artistic Development at DreamWorks SKG Animation.

    Additionally, Frank serves on several school advisory boards, philanthropic and educational organizations, produces public service television commercials and is a member of the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission.

    “My job as Head of Artistic Development at DreamWorks is all about making sure that, in the continuing rush to stay up with the technical advances that seem to happen continuously in animation, we do not forget the aesthetic, cinematic and performance aspects of our films. It is easy — sometimes deceptively so — to think that once the software is perfected and learned, the artistic process is a fait accompli. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the fact is that there is still no substitute for highly-developed fundamental artistic and/or cinematic skills, whether those skills are applied to a 2D canvas or a 3D space.”

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