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Chris Eckardt

Chris Eckardt
Associate Professor
Teaches In
Digital Media
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With three decades of industry experience, Chris Eckardt has diverse experience as an on-set VFX and CG Supervisor, Cinematographer, Creative Director, and Director across film, television and commercial projects.

Originally joining as one of the founding members of Framestore’s Los Angeles office in 2013, he has since led some of the studio’s top creative campaigns including projects for Nike, Facebook, and Pepsi.

Prior to Framestore, Eckardt spent time at companies like Pysop in LA as a CG Supervisor, as well as Wavefront Technologies, Pixel Envy / Light Matters, and motion design studios such as Stardust, Prologue, and Imaginary Forces. He also co-founded commercial and music video specialist studio, Moneyshots Post, claiming a VMA for Best Visual Effects on OutKast’s famed hit, “Hey Ya!”

Eckardt also has over 25 years of experience as an educator focusing on the entertainment industry.  He has lectured and taught internationally on topics of vfx, design, and creative development.   Currently a Professor at Otis College of Art and Design in the Digital Media Department.  Eckardt is a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award.

With a Fine Arts degree from WSU in Pullman Washington and Executive Education in Business and Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, he enjoys crafting bronze and wood figurative sculptures and is a published architectural and commercial photographer in his spare time.