Happy Hour with Pixar

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • March 8, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8pm

About our panelists

Danielle Feinberg

Danielle Feinberg
Director of Photography – Lighting
Pixar Animation Studios

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997, and in the 18 years since then, she has worked on nine of Pixar’s 14 feature films – “A Bug’s Life, “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” and “Ratatouille.” Feinberg was the director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award®- winning features “WALL•E” and “Brave.” She recently worked in the same role on Disney•Pixar’s newest feature “Coco,” released in November 2017.

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began when she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Harvard University. Now, in addition to her Pixar work, she enjoys photographing the real world with its ornery, non-virtual light, and works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue math and science by demonstrating to them the same beautiful simplicity she found with the programmed art of the Logo turtle.

Jay Shuste

Jay Shuster
Production Designer
Pixar Animation Studios

Jay Shuster joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2002 as a concept designer on the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars,” where he translated the ideas of director John Lasseter into characters and environments for the film. Shuster went on to work as a character designer on the Academy Award® winning feature “WALL•E,” and Golden Globe®-nominated “Cars 2.” Shuster stepped back into the Cars World as a Production Designer on Disney•Pixar’s recent feature film, “Cars 3,”  released on June 16, 2017.

Before finding his place at Pixar, Shuster began his film career at Lucasfilm, where he worked as a concept artist. In this role, he designed a variety of vehicles and environments for “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.”

Born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, Shuster graduated in 1993 from the Industrial Design program at College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He currently lives in Emeryville, CA.

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