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Paul Kanyuk is a Second Unit and Crowds Technical Supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios with credits on "Cars", "Ratatouille", "Wall-E", "Up", "Cars 2", "Brave", "Monster’s University", "Lava", "The Good Dinosaur", and "Finding Dory".  His specialty is crowd simulation, shading, and rendering, and he is responsible for the procedural animation and rendering of numerous crowd spectacles, including the hordes of rats in "Ratatouille", the deluge of  falling passengers in "Wall-E", and the vicious pack of talking dogs in "Up". Paul earned his BSE in Digital Media Design at the University of  Pennsylvania and teaches courses in RenderMan and Crowd Simulation at  the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  He is also an avid musician and plays bass guitar in Bay Area rock bands.


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