Dane Smith has two decades of experience as a producer and innovator in visual effects and digital media production. Across his career, Smith has managed the delivery of over 100 studio and independent projects ranging from live-action and animated features to television series and innovative media techniques and platforms. In his role as Vice President at THE THIRD FLOOR, he continuously brings leadership, innovation, and strategies to provide clients with world-class visualization solutions. Besides his contributions at THE THIRD FLOOR, Dane continues to educate, inspire and mentor the next generation of digital artists as a faculty member at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Chapman University's Dodge College of Film Arts as well as his active roles as a managing member of the VES, BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America.


The Mandalorian
The Avengers; Endgame
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt1, 2

Work Experience

Head of Business Development, The Third Floor, Inc
Line Producer, Threshold Animation Studios
Producer, Stereo D
Producer, Gentle Giant
Producer, Pixel Magic


University of California Los Angeles, Certificate in Screenwriting for Animation, 2005
Santa Monica College, Certificate in Screenwriting Development and Analysis, 2005

Awards & Recognition

Grand Prize, Feature Category – Ottawa Animation Festival, 2008
Silver Gryphon Animated Feature Award – GIFFONI, 2008
Honorable Mention - Sundance Film Festival, 2004
Producers Guild
Visual Effects Society