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Lauren Carr has an MFA in 3D Animation from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. After receiving her MFA in 2000, Lauren taught Autodesk Maya to the traditional animators at DreamWorks Feature Animation in Glendale, CA.
Professor Carr transitioned to a technical director in the crowd simulation department during the production of "Spirit" at DreamWorks. Professor Carr later worked for Sony Pictures Imageworks as a character rigger on the Oscar-winning animated short, "Chubb Chubbs."
Professor Carr rigged the Night Crawler in "X-Men 2" at Kodak's Cinesite in Hollywood, California. Following Cinesite, Professor Carr was a character technical director on "Chicken Little," "Meet The Robinsons," "American Dog" / "Bolt," "Christmas Carol" and "Tangled" at Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA.
In 2010, Professor Carr worked as a character cloth simulation technical director on "Rio," "Ice Age," "Epic" and "Rio 2" for Fox's Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, CT. While she worked at Blue Sky, she taught 3D character modeling and rigging, using Maya, in the BFA Computer Art Department at SVA in New York, NY.
Professor Carr is an Associate Professor and Director of the BFA Animation /Illustration department at Montclair State University. She also holds a seat on the NYC chapter board for the Visual Effects Society.