Dane Smith

General Manager/Head
The Third Floor, Inc.

With over 18 years of experience as a producer and innovator in visual effects and digital production, Dane Smith has curated an expansive track record full of episodic adventures, big budget features and independent endeavors. He’s ushered in over 100 projects featuring: Deadpool, The Last Jedi, and even the acclaimed stop-motion feature Anomalisa. In TV, he’s worked on Game of Thrones, The Man in the High Castle, and even Star Trek as an OTT Production Manager.

Eager to share his experience with others, Dane teaches the next generation of digital artists at Gnomon School of Visual effects. When he’s not busy teaching, he stays involved as a managing member of the VES and Producers Guild of America. Currently Smith is exercising his writing muscle as an author and editor of the 2020 VES Handbook, an industry text for working professionals.

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