Jason Schleifer is currently a creative director at AWS. Previously, he co-founded Nimble Collective, a cloud-based animation platform with the goal of revolutionizing the animation industry by making it easy for animators around the world to create, collaborate, and prosper.
Before that, he was the Head of Character Animation on Dreamworks Animation's films Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Megamind, and the 2014 Short film Rocky and Bullwinkle. He was a Supervising Animator on Night of the Living Carrots and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Schleifer also animated on Madagascar, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Over the Hedge, and Shrek the Third. Prior to his career at Dreamworks Animation, Schleifer had extensive involvement at Weta Digital beginning as a Creature Technical Director, and later as animation lead on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, animating characters like Gollum, the Witch King, and Shelob.
In addition to his work on films, Jason has created numerous training materials on character rigging, taught courses on character animation, mentored animation students and co-authored and presented courses at Siggraph 2001 and 2002 on rigging for animators.
Schleifer has a B.A. in High Honors from the University of Califorina, Santa Barbara and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Animation from the Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, Florida .
Jason Schleifer on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0772192/