Mr. Yong Duk JhunHead of Layout, DreamWorks Animation
Yong Duk Jhun is a well known digital cinematographer in the animation industry. He has been working at DreamWorks Animation since 2003 and has been a head of layout since 2005. He supervised the Layout team of Kung Fu Panda (2008, DreamWorks), Shrek Forever After (2010, DreamWorks) and currently is supervising The Croods (2012, DreamWorks). His work is closely related to what a cinematographer does in the live action film industry; telling the story through the camera. In addition to being the head of layout he also worked on two different DreamWorks projects as a layout artist, Over the Hedge (2005, DreamWorks) and Father of the Pride (12 Episodes, 2004, DreamWorks).
Yong Duk Jhun used his cultural background and his life in Korea to inspire and influence the cinematography of Kung Fu Panda. The result created one of the most inspiring films of the year. Kung Fu Panda received 15 Annie Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008. After Kung Fu Panda Yong Duk quickly joined to the production of Shrek Forever After (2010) as the head of layout to supervise the 3D (stereoscopic) film using cutting edge 3D technology from DreamWorks. Currently he is working on another 3D film, The Croods, as the head of layout which opens in theaters in 2012.
Yong Duk Jhun received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from University of Seoul(1996), Korea and a MFA degree in Computer Arts (Concentrated in Animation) from the School of Visual Arts, NY, USA(2000). Prior to Joining DreamWorks Animation, he was a Layout Artist and Animator at Big Idea Production in Chicago.
The Croods (2012) (post-production) (head of layout)
Shrek Forever After (2010) (head of layout)
… aka “Forever After: The Final Chapter” – USA (informal title)
… aka “Shrek Forever After: An IMAX 3D Experience” – USA (IMAX version)
… aka “Shrek: The Final Chapter” – USA (promotional title)
… aka “The Final Chapter” – USA (poster title)
… aka “Shrek Forever” – Japan (English title)
Monsters vs Aliens (2009) (layout artist)
… aka “Monsters vs Aliens: A Monstrous IMAX 3D Experience” – USA (IMAX version)
Kung Fu Panda (2008) (head of layout)
… aka “Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience” – USA (IMAX version)
Over the Hedge (2006) (rough layout artist/animatic)
“Father of the Pride” (layout artist) (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
– The Siegfried and Roy Fantasy Experience Movie (2005) TV episode (layout artist)
– Stage Fright (2005) TV episode (layout artist)
– Road Trip (2004) TV episode (layout artist)
– Sarmoti Moves In (2004) TV episode (layout artist)
– Thanksgiving Episode (2004) TV episode (layout artist)
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) (layout artist)
… aka “Big Idea’s Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie” – USA (promotional title)