Event Name: How They Make It: Creating Story At DreamWorks
Location: Auditorium - E.A. Johnston
Event Date: Thursday, 8/18/2022
Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours

Presenter: Storyboard Artist and Animation Film Director Joel Crawford

When: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6 pm

Cost: $10, suggested donation

Location: Eric A. Johnston Auditorium

DreamWorks Films Animation storyboard artist and film director Joel Crawford visits the MAC to discuss how DreamWorks Animators create their animated characters from the professional sketch artist perspective. Following his talk, we will be screening the recently released DreamWorks movie The Croods: A New Age (2020), in which Crawford served as the film's director. Time for questions, and a book selling and signing opportunity with Mr. Crawford follows the movie screening.

About Joel Crawford: 

Joel Crawford joined DreamWorks Animation in 2006 and quickly became one of their integral storyboard artists on such popular films as Trolls, Shrek Forever After, Rise of the Guardians, Bee Movie, and all three Kung Fu Panda films. Prior to joining DreamWorks, his story artist credits included The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. 

Currently Crawford is in production directing the upcoming fall of 2022 release of the American computer-animated adventure comedy Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, a sequel to Puss in Boots (2011). He is an alumnus of The California Institute of the Arts.