Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Employer||Pixar Animation Studios (1997-present)|
Danielle Feinberg is an American cinematographer and Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She directed lighting for the Academy Award-winning films WALL-E, Brave and Coco.
Danielle Feinberg was born in Boulder, Colorado and graduated from Boulder High School. Growing up, she attended summer camps and after-school programs for students interested in computer programming and engineering. She attended Harvard University, where she was introduced to computer animation in a computer graphics course during her junior year. She graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science.
After graduating from Harvard, she started working at Pixar in February 1997 as a technician managing the large libraries of data and images for rendering A Bug's Life. She has since been credited for leading work in visual effects, technical direction, and graphics.
Outside of Pixar, she mentors girls to get them interested in STEM through groups like Girls Who Code. She says yes to every talk which provides a platform to inspire and encourage girls to dreams and pursue it by getting into STEM fields. In fact, the made with code, which is an initiative launched by Google, was kick started with her inspiring keynote.
In 2015, she appeared in the documentary Code: Debugging the Gender Gap. In November 2015, she delivered a talk on science and art at TED talks live at New York. It was also streamed by PBS.
|1998||A Bug's Life||lead render technical director|
|1999||Toy Story 2||master lighting artist|
|2001||Monsters, Inc||master lighting artist|
|2003||Finding Nemo||computer graphics supervisor||lead development on ocean graphics unit|
|2004||The Incredibles||lead lighting artist|
|2007||Ratatouille||master lighting artist|
|2008||WALL-E||director of photography in lighting|
|2012||Brave||director of photography in lighting|
|2015||Inside Out||master lighting artist|
|2017||Coco||director of photography in lighting|
|2003||Exploring the Reef||technical supervisor||short documentary film distributed with Finding Nemo|
|2006||Lifted||lighting artist||Initial theatrical release with Ratatouille|
|2009||Partly Cloudy||lighting||Initial theatrical release with UP|
|2018||Coco||Won Annie award||Outstanding achievement for product design in an animated feature production.|