David Krentz

David Krentz

Director, Artist, Storyboards for Live-Action, Animation and Video Games

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, David Krentz graduated from the Character Animation program at California Institute of the Arts in 1993. He was immediately hired into Walt Disney Feature Animation as a Layout Artist. He migrated into a Lead Character Designer position for a four year stint on Disney’s Dinosaur. His love for dinosaurs, anatomy and character proved a valuable asset to that benchmark CG film. After leaving Disney he went on to pursue a freelance career, where he stretched his creative wings doing many different kinds of jobs on many different projects. He enjoys sculpture (digital & clay), storyboarding, creature/character design and concept illustration. He maintains ties to the scientific community, where he often lectures on developing performance-centric creatures for film and recreates new dinosaur finds from the bones up. David is one of the founding members of Ninth Ray Studios, a super-group of story driven concept artists. He contributed to such movies as Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, Spider-Man 2, Valiant, The Ant Bully, John Carter of Mars and Outlander as well as many other live-action and animated films currently in pre-production.

  • "This is the dinosaur demo I have been waiting for all my life. David Krentz has the rare ability to turn science into art, and infuse dinosaurs with soul."

    - Iain McCaig
    Illustrator