Director of Cinematography, Layout
Rob Dressel started at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 supervising layout for the ABC Christmas special, Prep & Landing. He has since been the director of cinematography, layout for Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Moana, Raya and the Last Dragon and the soon to be released Wish. Rob got his start in visual effects as a generalist and then specialised in character animation and rigging. He supervised animation on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and also did previs and layout. From this experience, he was hooked on telling stories through staging and cinematography and continued working for eight years in live-action previs before crossing over to animation to do layout for Disney.
Events featuring Rob Dressel
Layout and story driven cinematography from Raya and the Last Dragon
Since story is the number one goal at Disney Animation, you'll look at how it motivates the cinematography of an animated film. You explore how Layout creates the cinematography for a film and then explore how cinematic styles and choices were driven by the story on Raya and the Last Dragon.Animex AVFX