Tad Leckman

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Blizzard Entertainment and University of California Santa Cruz

Other / Past Affiliation(s):

  • Savannah College of Art and Design


  • Santa Cruz, California, United States of America


  • SIGGRAPH 2014

    TAD LECKMAN joined ILM’s Computer Systems Engineering department in 1995. He founded ILM’s “Rebel Mac” Unit, an alternative pipeline team responsible for films like “Star Trek: First Contact.” He moved into Previsualization on “Space Cowboys” and “Planet of the Apes.” From 2002-2006, Tad was a lead faculty at Academy of Art University, and became Chair of Visual Effects at Savannah College of Art and Design where he developed the overall program and curriculum for individual classes. Recently he headed training for Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, and is currently Senior Training Manager for the cinematics team at Blizzard Entertainment.

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