Student Success – Meet Dan Pool

Dan Pool, Yoobee animation graduate, is breaking boundaries with Wētā FX – the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation.

Wētā FX is comprised of New Zealand’s best visual artists with various awards under its belt; including, six visual effects Academy Awards.

Dan’s most impressive creative project to date is the Avatar sequel – the highest grossing film of all time with over 2 billion dollars in sales. As the Lead Virtual Art Department Artist at Wētā FX, Dan is driven to achieve the impossible for his globally renowned clients and put New Zealand's creatives on the map.

Dan’s other block-buster projects include: War for the Planet of the Apes, Guardian of the Galaxy: Vol.2, The Jungle Book, The BFG, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and more.


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