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Why do I get the feeling you’re going to be the death of me?

– Obi-Wan Kenobi, Attack of the Clones

Today we celebrate David Dozoretz at his 44th birthday (born 1971)

David Dozoretz was born in Arizona, USA and was the pre-visualization supervisor for The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the Special Edition versions of the Original Trilogy. David Dozoretz studied Film Production at the University of Arizona in Media Arts. The first time CG animatics had been used to pre-visualize an entire sequence was for Mission: Impossible and David Dozoretz was there and thats how David Dozoretz became an Animatics Supervisor.

Animatics, also called “Pre-Visualization”, is the use of low-end, quickly rendered computer animation to test out a shot or scene before it is actually filmed. It’s the next logical extension of the storyboarding process.

Read more about David Dozoretz’ work and about animatics at Persistence of Vision.