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Oren Jacob

Fil Producer, Founder & CEO at ToyTalk Company & Former CTO at Pixar

Fil Producer, Founder & CEO at ToyTalk Company & Former CTO at Pixar

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Oren Jacob Biography

Oren Jacob was born February 26, 1971 and grew up in Irvine, California. His interests growing up included the Apple 2 computer, video games, soccer and skiing. Oren saw Star Wars and yearned to work on similar films. In 1987, he attended Spike and Mike’s Sick & Twisted Animation Festival and saw John Lasseter’s, Luxo Jr. He had a new goal now, work at Pixar Animation Studios.

In 1990 as a College of Engineering freshman at Berkeley, he saw "Tin Toy". Afterward he noticed a computer graphics internship on a Macintosh software project advertised on campus. He applied and got one of the four available intern spots.

He quickly rose in the ranks to become a technical director on several of the commercials Pixar produced in the early 1990s, including Levi’s and Hallmark. The Listerine commercial Arrows won a Gold Clio in 1994.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He followed that up with his master’s degree.

Among Oren’s contributions to Pixar include serving as technical director on early commercials for Listerine, Hallmark, Levi’s and TetraPak. His feature film work include lighting and special effects work for "Toy Story", the amazing, opening shot of "A Bug’s Life", visual effects lead on "Toy Story 2" and supervising technical director on "Finding Nemo".

Oren also executive produced the non-Pixar related documentary, "Ready, Set, Bag!". The idea began from a conversation Oren was having with friends about first jobs. He learned of a grocery bagger competition (which became the basis of the film) and the rest is history. The documentary is produced and directed by Oren’s wife, Justine Jacob.

He is currently the Director of the Studio Tools group at Pixar. Amongst his primary duties is the creation of the latest version of Marionette™. This proprietary animation software is used for modeling, animating and lighting. The Studio Tools group has incorporate technical innovations, artist feedback to enhance the software to help achieve the director’s vision and tell the best story possible.

Oren is also one of three Chief Technical Officers at Pixar and helped found Pixar University, the studio’s internal training and education division, and he taught Animated Short Film at the Academy of Art College for seven years.

Oren teaches "Lean Launchpad" courses with Steve Blank at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and for the NSF. He has been a speaker on panels at SXSW, Sundance, and ToyFair. And Oren plans to drop all of this in a heartbeat to become a pro snowboarder the minute that first sponsor shows up.

Oren Jacob Speaking Topics

    • Storytelling
    • Universal language of play
    • Importance of meaningful characters in a new medium
    • Interactivity and engagement with digital apps and toys
    • Entrepreneurship
    • How technology is essential to innovation, creativity and imagination

Oren Jacob Videos

  • Twilio Conference 2011: Oren Jacob, former CTO Pixar on Vimeo
  • Triangulation 179: Oren Jacob of ToyTalk - YouTube
  • Oren Jacob: The Future of Interactive Entertainment - YouTube

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