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Dan Lane

Dan Lane

Senior Character Animator / Senior Previs Artist

Northamptonshire, UK

  • 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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  • 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