Dave Walvoord is the Visual Effect Supervisor for DreamWorks Animation. Their Animated feature, How To Train Your Dragon 2 is nominated for Best Animated Feature. Best of luck to Dave Walvoord and the rest of the DreamWorks team tonight!
Dave Walvoord most recently served as visual effects supervisor on How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the 2010 Academy Award®–nominated blockbuster. Prior to his work on How to Train Your Dragon 2, Walvoord served as a CG supervisor on the Academy Award®–nominated film Kung Fu Panda, and as the head of lighting on the Academy Award®–nominated Kung Fu Panda 2. In addition, he worked as a CG supervisor on both Over the Hedge and the Academy Award®–nominated Shark Tale.
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, Walvoord worked at Blue Sky Studios as a supervising technical director on the animated feature Ice Age and as a digital effects supervisor on the Academy Award®–winning short “Bunny.” In the live-action realm, he has contributed his talents to Fight Club and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Walvoord received a master of science degree in visualization science and a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. He currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board at that institution.