Mark Chavez, is an award-winning animator, artist, educator and entrepreneur and an animation industry veteran. He is a member of the ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation / International Animated Film Association), a former Art Gallery Chair of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 conference in Hong Kong and Educators Program Chair SIGGRAPH Asia 2008. In 2008 he was granted major funding from the National Research Foundation / Media Development Authority of Singapore to establish research in the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. The capstone of that work, an innovative short film [Vengeance + Vengeance] screened at 21 international film festivals and competitions. He received 12 awards for the film and supporting research.
Mark has developed systems and techniques for animation in many different media including laser light and computer graphics. He’s work at studios such as Tokyo Broadcasting System Vision, Acclaim Entertainment DreamWorks SKG and Rhythm and Hues Studios in Playa Vista. He has worked on numerous big budget, award winning animated and live-action films. Mark is currently based in Singapore and Los Angeles, and consults on game based Ed Tech start-up and creating interactive/reactive artworks for public art installations.