Visual effects artist Dana Murray has done an incredible job in the films ‘Cars 3’ and ‘Finding Nemo’. Read everything about her, including her net worth.
Who is Dana Murray?
Dana Leigh Murray is an American special effects supervisor. She is best known for her computer-animated short film, Lou, released in 2017. She has received critical acclaim for the film and has been nominated for an Oscar 2018 award for Best Animated Short Film. Oscar 2018 will be held on March 4th this year.
Net worth of the visual effects artist
Dana Murray has a net worth of $10 million.
A brief about her films
Dana Murray started her career in 2003 and she gradually rose from being a visual effects artist to the producer of the film, Lou. Here we have a short brief on all the films she has worked upon since 2003: * Finding Nemo Dana Murray was the unit co-ordinator for the film. Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written and directed by Andrew Stanton. Finding Nemo tells the story of the overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself. * Jack-Jack Attack Dana Murray was the production coordinator of the video short, Jack-Jack Attack. Jack-Jack Attack is a 2005 computer animated short film produced by Pixar based on their film The Incredibles, and directed by Brad Bird. Unlike many of their previous shorts, it was not given a theatrical release, but was included on the DVD release of the film. Jack-Jack Attack is about the babysitter Kari who is asked to look after Jack-Jack Parr in the absence of his parents. Things go crazy when Jack-Jack Parr shows his superpowers under the care of Kari. * One Man Band Dana Murray was the production coordinator of this video short. One Man Band is a 2005 Pixar computer animated short musical comedy film. It tells the story of two street performers, Bass and Treble who try to attract Tippy’s attention when they see her with a big gold coin. However, when she loses the coin, she performs a solo to get it back. * Lifted Dana Murray was the production coordinator of this video short. Lifted is a 2006 Pixar computer-animated short film directed by Gary Rydstrom. The animated film tells the story when things go horribly awry when a young alien tries to pass his “abduction test” under the watchful eye of his instructor. * Ratatouille Dana Murray was the lighting manager for this animated film. Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar and was co-written and directed by Brad Bird. It tells the story of Remy, a rat, who aspires to become a renowned French chef. He doesn’t realise that people despise rodents and will never enjoy a meal cooked by him. * Up Dana Murray was the layout manager for the film Up in 2009. Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Up tells the story of Carl, an old widower, who goes off on an adventure in his flying house in search of Paradise Falls, his wife’s dream destination. * Kilo Dana Murray was the production manager for this video short released in 2010. * Inside Out Dana Murray was the production manager of the short film, Inside Out released in 2010. * Brave Dana Murray was the art manager for the film Brave released in 2012. Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It tells the story of Merida who is an independent archer. She disobeys an ancient custom which unleashes a dark force. After meeting an elderly witch, as she journeys to reverse the curse, she discovers the real meaning of bravery. * Lou Dana Murray produced the film Lou with the director Dave Mullins. Lou is a 2017 computer-animated short film by Pixar Animation Studios. Lou tells the story of what happens when a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids.
Up, close and personal with Dana Murray
Dana Murray had to coordinate the entire production department, including animation; lighting and layout, strategic teams, and trouble shoot during the release of the film Inside Out. Murray joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 2001 to work on Finding Nemo, and since then has been involved in each of their classic films. Murray also held a management position for the Academy Award-winning films Ratatouille, Up, and Brave. Here is a short interview taken with the visual effects artist prior to the release of Inside Out in 2010: When asked about the biggest challenge she faced while working on the film, she said,
“The greatest challenge was not getting fatigued. Inside Out was a five year journey, which is a good chunk of time! I had my two daughters during that time span, so coming to work every day, sometimes sleep deprived, definitely made leading a team challenging at times!” She added that while working, she found that every day was very funny. The team made the film fun to work on and they had had a good laugh at least once a day. In the film, she says that Bing Bong is her favorite character as he has a heart of gold. Dana Murray said in the interview that she loves to spend time with friends and family on the weekend and loves to take her kids to Discovery museum. Murray loves to have her lunch at Cavello point and her favorite is the tuna from Michael Mina.