Dan Elder

Head of 2D FX, Jam Filled Entertainment

Dan Elder is the FX Supervisor at Jam Filled Entertainment. There he leads teams working on shows for Nickelodeon, Netflix, DC, and Marvel. He has worked on titles such as DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pinky Malinky. 

Dan brings VFX Apprentice over 15 years of professional experience in VFX. He has a broad range of experience in the animation industry, having worked on projects and commercial spots for Disney, Amazon, Facebook, Blizzard, Cartoon Network, and more.

He also brings perspective gained in years of VFX leadership roles, as well as broad experience working across the full animation pipeline.

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FX Design Principles

2D FX: Level One
Learn the design principles of FX animation. This course covers the fundamentals of effects animation to help you plan out your designs.

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FX Timing Principles

2D FX: Level One
Timing plays a big role in defining the look and feel of an effect! Learn about seven fundamental principles and how to use them to create world-class FX.

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Elemental Foundations Explained

2D FX: Level One
Learn about the different principles used in 2DFX animation. Level up the visual appeal of your effects with these lessons on fire, liquid, dust, debris, and more!

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Complex 2D FX - Explosion Masterclass

2D FX: Level Two
This 2D FX masterclass will guide you through a massive explosion project with animator Dan Elder. You will complete each phase of the stunning explosion effect inspired by the many FX Dan has created for television.

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