Dane Smith

Dane Smith has built a career as a producer and innovator in visual effects and digital entertainment production. Smith has successfully delivered hundreds of studio and independent projects ranging from live-action and animated features to television series and innovative media techniques and platforms. An early adopter of emerging technology, Dane has an excellent track record for monetizing new technology. He currently serves as Vice President at THE THIRD FLOOR, where he continuously brings leadership, innovation, and strategies to the company. In his spare time, he educates and inspires the next generation of digital artists as a faculty member at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Dodge School of Film/Chapman University. Dane serves on the VES, BAFTA, and the Producers Guild of America boards.


2017 Telly Awards Won, Bronze Telly Craft Virtual Reality /360 Video for Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders: VR Experience (2016) Daneiam, Legend Media Productions 2009 Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival Won, FirstGlance Award Short Film for Berni's Doll (2008) 2008 Giffoni Film Festival Won, Silver Gryphon First Feature Competition for Terra (2007) 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival Won, Grand Prize Feature Film for Terra (2007) 2007 Tehran International Film Festival Won, Golden Ibex Grand Prix for Terra (2003) 2000 New York International Film and TV Festival Won, Gold Medal Best Short Film for Ray Tracey in Full Tilt (2000) 2017 Telly Award * Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon 2019 2019 Promax Games Awards * GOLD- BEST PROMOTIONAL TRAILER - ANNOUNCEMENT/NEW RELEASE 2019 CLIO * Kait, Broken Games Award 2016 Academy Awards * Best Animated Feature Anomalisa 2004 Academy Award * Best Short Film, Animated Destino 2020 Telly Award * SILVER WINNER: CRAFT — IMMERSIVE & MIXED REALITY