Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Archie Donato

VFX Supervisor, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation

Archie Donato is a talented VFX Supervisor with over 25 years of experience in visual effects for feature film, episodic content and feature animation. He is the VFX Supervisor for the Netflix series ‘Entergalactic’. He brings a wealth of artistic and technical experience to the role of VFX Supervisor for DNEG Animation, having crafted his career at companies such as ILM, Technicolor, Rhythm and Hues and Digital Domain, including 17 years at DreamWorks Animation.

During his time at DreamWorks, Archie contributed to many of the studio’s biggest films, most notably as CG Lead on ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘Megamind’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’, before his promotion to Lighting Supervisor on ‘Rise of the Guardians’ and CG Supervisor for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’.

After leaving DreamWorks, Archie turned his talents to the supervision of VFX for episodic content, including work on shows such as ‘Home Before Dark’ for Apple TV+, ‘Messiah’ for Netflix and ‘The Loudest Voice’ for Showtime.

Archie originally comes from a traditional film background. As a film school graduate he began his career working on camera crews for features, TV, commercials and music videos before becoming a visual effects artist in the late nineties. Following his first gig as a camera tracker on Roland Emmerich’s ‘Godzilla’, Archie went on to become a VFX artist, contributing to shows such as ‘Star Wars: Episode II’, ‘Stuart Little’, ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’.

11:45AM - 12:45PM

Online: Crowdcast

Painting a Universe: Exploring the Look of Entergalactic

Join DNEG Animation's creative team behind Entergalactic for a project overview and panel discussion on how they achieved this project's incredibly stylized look by bending the rules of the CG animation pipeline.

With Archie Donato VFX Supervisor, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation Chris Gooch Compositing Supervisor, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation Chrissy Metge Digital Producer, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation Kapil Sharma Animation Director, DNEG Animation

Moderator: Thalia Lemon Speaker Programming Director, TAAFI


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