Dane currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of The Third Floor and oversees projects where previsualization, virtual production, and real-time content creation are making significant inroads. Dane's evaluation of emergent technology, combined with the design of cross-functional teams, drives the development of practical technical applications and creative solutions for clients. I’m addition Dane is the Author of the upcoming publication THE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION HANDBOOK and serves on executive committees involved in advocacy for best practices in emerging technology at the Visual Effects Society, Producers Guild, and BAFTA among others.


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

Work Experience

Chief Strategy Officer, The Third Floor, Inc
Founder, Ember Immersive VR
VFX Producer, Deluxe
VFX Producer, Siren
VFX Producer, Fox Searchlab


Avatar - Way of the Water
The Mandalorian
The Avengers - Endgame
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Pt 1 & 2