Ryan Woodward began his career in film and animation in 1995 as a traditional animator and has since held a variety of roles within the art/design/story stages of film production. Some of his Hollywood credits include, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, Cowboys and Aliens, The Avengers, Snow White and The Huntsman, Thor 2, and Captain America 2. As an independent studio, Ryan has produced a variety of content including, Bottom of the Ninth (an animated comic app), Amor a Vida (TV title sequence for Brazilian novela), Thought of You (2d animated short film), and animated content for, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Google, The Polynesian Cultural Center, and more. As an educator, Ryan reached academic tenure (2003-2013) at Brigham Young University before returning to industry to focus on film production. As a member of local 800, The Art Directors Guild, and 839, Ryan continues to provide storyboards, animation (2d and 3d), and animatics for Hollywood productions.
Panel: The Value of Personal Work in the Studio System