More Chris Wedge Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Ice Age)Chris Wedge is an Oscar winning director, as well as co-founder and VP of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios. He is the driving force behind the company's high standard of character animation. The studio's commitment to research and development has brought Blue Sky Studios to prominence as one of the top computer animation studios in the world.
Wedge's latest release, Bunny, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, is the first film to use Radiosity, a complex computer application that recreates the most subtle properties of natural and ambient light. Its warm, cinematic style showcases Wedge's strong cinematic sensibility and sets new cinematic standards for the CGI community.
He has also directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films Production Joe's Apartment, and was a supervising creative on the feature films Alien Resurrection (Twentieth Century Fox), A Simple Wish (The Bubble Factory) and Star Trek Insurrection (Paramount) as well as numerous commercials.
Beginning his career as a stop-motion animator, Wedge later joined MAGI/SynthaVision, where he was one of the principal animators for the groundbreaking Disney movie Tron. Wedge has taught animation at The School of Visual Arts (NY) at the MFA Computer Lab.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Ice Age" (11-Aug-2002)