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Lance Winkel
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Game and Entertainment Design

MFA - California Institute of the Arts


Award-winning filmmaker and animator. Ran the USC Viterbi School of Engineering animation program from 2008-2020.

Has taught at Otis since 2019 with Product Design, Foundation, Animation, and Game Design majors. Fostered the first USC/Otis product development collaboration in 2021.

Currently running the Digital Animation program at MWSU.

Directing an animated film in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Formlabs Ambassador
Former Program Director at NBFF

  • Best Animated Short Film, NBFF 2022 “Within an Endless Sky”
  • Grand Prize - Digital Cinema, Digital Art Awards, Keio Research Institute, Fujisawa Japan, 2022 “Within and Endless Sky”