Paul DeNigris | Chief Pixel Pusher
is an award-winning filmmaker and visual effects artist with over two decades of experience in making moving images for screens both big and small. Paul's body of work combines a passion for storytelling with a mastery of digital filmmaking technologies, and ranges from epic computer-generated adventures to intimate character portraits, from short comedies to feature-length film noir, and from commissioned video art installations to surreal rock and roll fantasies.
During a brief stint at Encore Hollywood, Paul worked as a compositor in a high-pressure network television environment. Projects included: Revenge, Castle, Wicked City (ABC), Scorpion, NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, Extant (CBS), Veep (HBO) and more.
For 15 years Paul was Professor of Digital Video at Tempe’s University of Advancing Technology, where he developed the digital video curriculum from the ground up. Many of Paul’s former students can be found in Hollywood working on productions like Ender's Game, Under the Dome, Castle, Avatar, The Avengers, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim and many, many more.
Paul is now Professor of Post-Production in the School of Film, Dance and Theater at Arizona State University.