Oren Jacob

by Jason Preston on January 17, 2011

CEO ToyTalk, former CTO at Pixar, Executive Producer for Ready, Set, Bag.

Oren Jacob is the Executive Producer of “Ready, Set, Bag!”, a documentary film about the National Grocery Bagging Competition which is playing in select theatres across the country and helping raise money for food banks along the way.

Over a 20 year career at Pixar, Oren’s responsibilities have ranged from Chief Technical Officer to Supervising Technical Director of the Academy Award winning “Finding Nemo”, visual effects on the original “Toy Story”, and the founding of Pixar University, the studio’s internal training and education division. In addition to being a regular guest lecturer on topics ranging from story structure to physical simulation in computer graphics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other institutions, Oren also taught Animated Short Film at the Academy of Art College for 7 years. Oren holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and, with his 3 children, grows competitive pumpkins in their backyard garden.

Twitter: @orenjacob

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