- Academy of Art UniversityAnimator, Film Maker, Teacher, present
- Pixar, Philips Interactive, Pee Wee's Playhouse
Steve Segal started his film career by opening a traditional animation studio in his hometown of Richmond, VA. There he and his staff made commercials and educational films for 10 years. At the same time he produced several independent short films that have won awards at international film festivals. Some of the festivals which have exhibited his works are The Cannes International Film Festival, Zagreb Animation Festival, Ottawa Animation Festival, The Sinking Creek Film Festival, and The Los Angeles Animation Celebration; these films have also been included in theatrical packages, such as The International Tournee of Animation, The Computer Animation Show, and Futuropolis and Timeless Tales of Fantasy.
In 1984 he moved to Hollywood and worked on a variety of projects. That same year he animated a CG character for a soft drink commercial. His fascination with computers continued as he used an early computer program to plan scenes for the Disney feature The Brave Little Toaster. He worked as an animator and cartoon curator for the innovative TV series Pee Wee's Playhouse. Later he directed Cartoon Jukebox, a series of cartoons based on children's music for an early form of CD-ROM called CD-I; he followed this with another series based on the music of the Beach Boys. In between major projects he created some smaller works like title sequences for the feature film Drop Dead Fred and the TV series The Best Of Comic Relief and a musical film for Sesame Street.
His big break came when he was asked to join the pioneering CG studio Pixar to work as an animator on the feature film Toy Story. After the film was finished he worked there on several projects including CD ROM's based on Toy Story, It’s Tough to be a Bug 3D film for Walt Disney World and California Adventure, the short film Geri's Game and some commercials, including one in which he acted as director and animator. The last project he did at Pixar was animating on A Bug's Life. Since leaving Pixar he has concentrated on teaching and raising his two children.
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