Dan Lane

Dan Lane

Senior Character Animator / Senior Previs Artist

Northamptonshire, UK

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Senior Previs Artist

The Red Cup

Senior Previs artist

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Senior Previs Artist

Justice League (2017)

Senior Previs Artist

LIFE (2017)

Previs Shot Creator

Wonder Woman (2017)

Previs Artist/Shot Creator

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Previs Artist/Shot Creator

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Previs Artist

Pan (2015)

Character Animator

The LEGO Movie (2014)

Senior CG Character Animator and Previs Artist

The Pirates! Band of misfits (2012)

Storyboard Artist

Chicken Run (2000)

20 years industry experience in traditonal 2D and CGI animation production. Striving for fantastic character and story based animation and to inspire as I have been inspired. That's just "top hat" that is.
Work History
  • September 2003 - Present

    Owner

    Skylounge Ltd

    Owner and Creative Director of animation company, with a strong emphasis on character, story and style
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  • April 2017 - July 2017

    Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

  • January 2017 - March 2017

    Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

  • October 2016 - December 2016

    Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

  • July 2016 - September 2016

    Senior Previs Artist/ShotCreator

    The Third Floor

  • May 2016 - July 2016

    Senior Previs Artist

    Nvisible

  • May 2016 - June 2016

    Nvizage

    Previs on "Life" (2017)
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  • February 2016 - May 2016

    Previs Artist/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

  • May 2015 - December 2015

    Previs Artis/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

    Creating pre-visualisations for an up and coming release from a big franchise - stay tuned!
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  • March 2015 - May 2015

    Previs Artist/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

  • October 2014 - February 2015

    Previs/Layout and Character Animator

    12 Guardians

    Animator on pilot episode of a children's TV series.
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  • January 2014 - September 2014

    Previs Artist

    Proof Inc

    Previs Artist/Shot Creator on Pan (2015)
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  • August 2012 - November 2013

    Animator

    Animal Logic

    Bringing Lego minifigs to life and to the big screen!
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  • July 2009 - November 2011

    Aardman Features

    Animating CG characters and digital doubles to fit in with the stop motion animation footage and style and also creating pre-visualised scenes in Maya for shooting in stop motion on the studio floor.
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  • March 1998 - September 2003

    Aardman Animations

    Included design and storyboard on commercials, storyboard on Chicken Run and senior member of CGI dept for 3 and a half years
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  • January 1996 - August 1997

    Animation Assist

    Animation Works

Education
  • Griffith University

    1993 - 1995
  • Redeemer Lutheran College

    1988 - 1992
  • Mansfield State Primary

    1981 - 1987