CEO & Creative Director, The Third Floor, Inc.

After 5 years as a Layout Artist and Character Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Chris joined a team of digital artists at Lucasfilm tasked with previsualizing Star Wars: Episode III from the "third floor" of
George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch mansion.  In October 2004, Edwards spearheaded the creation of THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. in Los Angeles, which has become the world's largest international previs company.
 
As CEO and Creative Director, Edwards has helped design many feature films, commercials, and video game cinematics.  Theatrical credits include Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, War Horse, Iron Man 2, Thor & The Avengers.  Cinematic credits include Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet 2, Starcraft II & Diablo III.

Chris Edwards has established a branch of THE THIRD FLOOR in London and Montreal and he is one of the founders of the Previsualization Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the artform of previs.  In 2011 Edwards co-founded HYDRA Entertainment to develop original content and produce strong, story-driven franchises.

Speaker years: 
2013