Clara Chan is a CG Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. She has contributed to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, THE EMOJI MOVIE, and STORKS.
Previously Chan served as a senior technical director at Imageworks. Her credits include:
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, CATS & DOGS 2, G-FORCE, BEOWULF, MONSTER HOUSE, POLAR EXPRESS, EARLY BLOOMER, and STUART LITTLE 2.
Earlier in her career, Chan worked as a software engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
Chan earned a B.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in visualization sciences from Texas A & M University.
Name your three favorite movies:
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, CASTLE IN THE SKY, and DEAD POETS SOCIETY
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
When THE EMOJI MOVIE wrapped, my team gave me flowers and a card, telling me how wonderful their experience was on the team. Even though everyone had to work long hours, I was proud to see how everyone had grown as an artist and had enjoyed working together as a team.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
I have always been interested in both art and science. Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do. When I learned about the field of animation and visual effects, it fit perfectly with my interests and skill set. Also, making movies is such a collaborative and creative process which I truly enjoy.