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Lee Lanier has worked as a professional computer animator and visual effects artist since 1994.
While at Walt Disney Studios, Lee created visual effects (VFX) for numerous feature films. While at PDI/DreamWorks, he served as a senior animator on Antz and Shrek. Along the way, Lee directed a series of independent, animated short films that went on to play 200+ film festivals, museums, and art galleries worldwide. His work has been featured at such venues as Sundance, SXSW, and the Smithsonian Institution. As a world-renowned expert in the VFX field, Lee has written a dozen software books and has taught at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society. He cofounded the Dam Short Film Festival and has an art gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada.