Dan Lane

Dan Lane

Senior Character Animator / Lead Previs Artist

Northamptonshire, UK

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Previs Artist

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Previsualization Artist

Aladdin (2019)

Lead Previs Artist

Black Widow (2020)

Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018)

Senior Previs Artist

Sunlit

Senior Previs Artist

The Red Cup

Senior Previs artist

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

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
  • Owner

    Skylounge Ltd

    September 2003 - Present

    Owner and Creative Director of animation company, with a strong emphasis on character, story and style

  • Senior Previs Artist

    Proof Inc

    March 2020 - March 2020
    Watford, United Kingdom
  • Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

    January 2019 - December 2019
    Pinewood Studios, Iver

    Senioring AND prevising at the same time even.

  • Senior Previs Artist

    Proof Inc

    November 2018 - November 2018
    Watford, United Kingdom
  • Senior Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

    January 2018 - July 2018
    UK
  • Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

    September 2017 - December 2017
  • Senior Previs Artist

    Proof Inc

    August 2017 - August 2017
    Longcross, Chertsey, UK
  • Senior Previs Artist

    The Third Floor

    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/ShotCreator

    The Third Floor

    July 2016 - September 2016
  • Senior Previs Artist

    Nvisible

    May 2016 - July 2016
    Shepperton, United Kingdom
  • Nviz

    May 2016 - June 2016

    Previs on "Life" (2017)

  • Previs Artist/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

    February 2016 - May 2016
    Warner Bros, Leavesden, UK
  • Previs Artis/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

    May 2015 - December 2015
    Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden, UK

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

  • Previs Artist/Shot Creator

    The Third Floor

    March 2015 - May 2015
    United Kingdom

    Creating pre-visualisations for KING ARTHUR, THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

  • Previs/Layout and Character Animator

    12 Guardians

    October 2014 - February 2015
    Bristol

    Animator on pilot episode of a children's TV series.

  • Previs Artist

    Proof Inc

    January 2014 - September 2014

    Previs Artist/Shot Creator on Pan (2015)

  • Animator

    Animal Logic

    August 2012 - November 2013

    Bringing Lego minifigs to life and to the big screen!

  • Aardman Features

    July 2009 - November 2011

    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.

  • Aardman Animations

    March 1998 - September 2003

    Included design and storyboard on commercials, storyboard on Chicken Run and senior member of CGI dept for 3 and a half years

  • Animation Assist

    Animation Works

    January 1996 - August 1997
Education
  • Griffith University

    1993 - 1995
  • Redeemer Lutheran College

    1988 - 1992
  • Mansfield State Primary

    1981 - 1987