Ben Sanders

Ben Sanders

Senior Animator / 16 yrs

San Francisco

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Animator

Rock Dog (2017)

Character Animator

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

Director

Sir Barksalot

Animator

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Animator

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Senior Animator

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Animator

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Animator

Avatar (2009)

Animator

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

Animator

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Animator

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Animator

The Golden Compass (2007)

Animator

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Animator

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Animator

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Animator

Happy Feet (2006)

Animator

The Ant Bully (2006)

Animator

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

I officially got into Animation back in 2003 and found that blending technical and creative art was my passion. Through the years I have worked on over a dozen feature films with eight companies throughout six countries. These wonderful experiences have helped to shape my unique insight to animation, film and game production, and the creative management process.

I enjoy working with dynamic, intelligent teams to develop creative solutions that solve major problems.
Work History
  • Lead Animator

    Pocket Gems

    November 2016 - Present
  • Executive Producer

    Sir Barksalot

    February 2016 - April 2016
  • Animator

    Weta Digital

    September 2010 - July 2011
    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Senior Animator

    MPC

    April 2010 - August 2010

    Animated for the feature film: Chronicles of Narnia 3

  • Animator

    Industrial Light & Magic

    November 2009 - April 2010

    Feature film: Iron Man 2

  • Animator

    Weta Digital

    June 2009 - November 2009

    Feature Film: Avatar

  • Animator

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    April 2007 - May 2009

    Feature films:
    The Golden Compass
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    The Incredible Hulk
    Aliens in the Attic - Supervised a team of Animators
    Night at the Museum 2 - Supervised a team of Animators

  • Animator

    Industrial Light & Magic

    January 2007 - March 2007

    Feature film: Pirates of the Caribbean 3

  • Animator

    Animal Logic

    May 2006 - September 2006

    Feature Film: Happy Feet

  • Animator

    DNA Productions

    January 2006 - April 2006

    Feature Film: The Ant Bully

  • Animator

    Blue Sky Studios

    August 2005 - January 2006

    Feature Film: Ice Age 2

Education
  • Vancouver Film School

    2004 - 2005