Lucia Modesto

Lucia Modesto

Character Technical Director Supervisor – PDI/Dreamworks Animation


An overview of Facial Animation System utilized by Dreamworks Animation in most of it’s movies since 1997, from Antz and Shrek to The Croods and Turbo. This system received the Technical Academy of Motion Pictures Award in 2003.

The presentation will cover the concept utilized and its application in the creation of the system. As the requirements and challenges of each new movie change constantly, the evolution and adaptation of the system will also be discussed.

workshop: Rigging Principles for Animators


Lucia Modesto is a Character Technical Director Supervisor at Dreamworks Animation. Lucia has supervised a number of feature and short movies at Dreamworks: Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Madagascar, Shrek the Halls, Megamind and is currently supervising the Character TD group in Peabody & Sherman (to be released in 2014). As a Character TD, Lucia has also worked on Antz, Madagascar Return to Africa, How to Train your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Scared Shrekless, Rise of the Guardians and The Croods. Prior to joining Dreamworks, Lucia was at TV GLOBO and Globograph in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.