Animator, Dale Myers

Dale K. Myers is a 35 year veteran of radio and television who has been at home in the world of computer animation for more than twenty years.
Emmy ® award
Honored with four Emmy ® awards for his computer animation work, Myers is a reliable and talented freelance character animation artist near Detroit, Michigan, who has created performance art for a variety of clients around the country for more than 20 years. A disciplined writer, producer, and director, Myers continues to shape the art of animated storytelling in a digital age.

His stunning Emmy ® award-winning computer reconstruction of the JFK assassination, originally featured in the ABC News special Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy has been amazing audiences worldwide. An internationally recognized expert on the assassination, Myers authored the critically acclaimed book: With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit. His forensic animation work on the case can be found at Secrets of a Homicide: JFK Assassination.

Myers made a splash in the early 1990's with Robo Jr, one of the first computer animated short films, which earned 3 Emmy's ®, the Gold Camera Award from the 27th annual U.S. International Film and Video Festival, and a spot at SIGGRAPH's annual computer animation festival.

The success of Robo Jr led to a stint with Will Vinton Studios (now Laika Entertainment) in Portland, Oregon, where Myers served as Lead Animator on five of the first computer animated M&M spots, two of which were seen by over 17 million viewers during the 1996-97 Super Bowls.

A seasoned and entertaining public speaker, Myers has wowed college audiences with his "reality check" on what it really takes to be successful in the animation industry. Based on his street-smart guide, Computer Animation: Expert Advice on Breaking into the Business, Myers offers honest, anecdotal, straight-talk about the business of show business. Here's what audiences are saying:

4 Stars! Ė "The advice and presentation were stellar, extremely helpful." "A lot of points covered that I hadnít considered." "You touched on some stuff that the teachers here donít ever bring up." "Love that you were brutally honest!"

Myers has been an adjunct faculty member of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit for last 5 years where he teaches a course on advanced character animation techniques for Maya. He is available for career consulting through The Animator's Studio.

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