Faculty Adjunct Professor

B.S. Electrical Engineering
UC Davis

Pic 2
Pacific Data Images
Dreamworks Animation

Professor Richard Chuang serves as Chief Executive Officer of PIC2. Mr. Chuang is a Co-Founder of Pacific Digital Image (PDI) Dreamworks Animation Studios.

Professor Chuang pioneered PDI’s powerful proprietary animation system, which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized with two Technical Achievement Awards in 1997 and in 2016. This animation system has been used on countless commercials, live-action feature films including: Antz, the Academy Award-winning Shrek, and Shrek 2. He also led the team that created digital superheroes in the Warner Bros. blockbuster Batman and Robin. He has 16 live action film credits as visual effects supervisor through 2002. Professor Chuang planned and guided the CG production for Father of the Pride, DreamWorks’ first all computer animated primetime TV show.  Professor Chuang serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at University of Silicon Valley. He has over 30 years of experience in the animation and visual effects industry in Hollywood and worldwide. His credits range from directing TV commercials to winning an Emmy Award for graphics.

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