Apurva Shah

Apurva Shah

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Visual Effects Supervisor

The Wisdom Tree (2015)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

Marionette Engineering

Brave (2012)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cars 2 (2011)

Global Technology Engineer

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Supervising Technical Director / Visual Effects Supervisor

Tokyo Mater (2008)

Supervising Technical Director

Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales (2008)

Renderman Support

Tinker Bell (2008)

Supervising Technical Director

Your Friend the Rat (2007)

Effects Supervisor

Ratatouille (2007)

CGI Artist

Finding Nemo (2003)

Sequence Supervisor

Shrek (2001)


Antz (1998)

Computer Graphics Supervisor/animator

A Simple Wish (1997)


The Arrival (1996)


Broken Arrow (1996)

Technical Animator

Batman Forever (1995)

Work History
  • Founder


    2012 - Present

    The Swik platform, developed by Whamix, is a disruptive content authoring and distribution solution. It allows for interactive markup of content and delivery in a way that fully captures the promise of tablets -- without writing code. The platform is maturing in collaboration with a distinctive group of early adopters including Disney Publishing and Kal Kallaugher, chief cartoonist of the Economist.
    We recently started beta on our DIY solution www.swikshare.com. Check it out!

  • Chief Visual Officer & SVP Global Technology

    Prana, Rhythm & Hues Studios

    September 2013 - February 2015
    San Francisco, Mumbai, LA

    Broad mandate to improve the visual quality of all of the work produced by the studio ranging from working closely with clients; to shaping the technology & pipeline; and instituting hiring and training practices for new talent.
    Formed Rhythm & Hues Labs to harness studio's team and technology for adoption at Prana and also look at productization opportunities in realtime characters, production pipeline tools and open source initiatives.

  • Visual Effects Supervisor


    2001 - August 2013

    Visual effects supervisor for Cars2 directed by John Lasseter. Effects supervisor on Ratatouille which won the VES award for best supporting effects and which also bagged an Academy Award® for Best Animated Film. Other Pixar credits include Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Finding Dory, Brave, Tokyo Mater and Your Friend the Rat.

  • Instructor

    Art Institute of San Francisco

    January 2005 - December 2005

    Taught classes in visual effects and motion capture.

  • Sequence Supervisor

    DreamWorks Animation

    1994 - 2000
    Sunnyvale and Palo Alto

    Sequence supervisor on Shrek and Effects lead for Antz. Other credits include Broken Arrow, The Arrival, A Simple Wish and Batman Forever

  • Instructor & Systems Administrator

    Ringling College of Art + Design

    August 1993 - July 1994

    Bootstrap technology for a nascent animation program and also taught classes in computer graphics and programming.

  • University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haa

    2010 - 2010
  • Texas A & M University

    1990 - 1993
  • Bombay University

    1986 - 1990