- Assistant Professor of Animation
Dan Hale tells stories through the mediums of animation, film, and photography. His work on the animated short Phooled was awarded an Honorable Mention at the South Carolina Underground Film Festival (2018), and his films have been exhibited internationally at the Animation Marathon in Athens, Greece (Phooled, 2018), the Oaxaca FilmFest (The Boy Who Cried and Disconnect, 2019), and the Vancouver Badass Film Festival (Disconnect, 2020). He also received international accolades for his work in the field of photojournalism, most notably from the Associated Press (2008), National Press Photographers Association (2007), and Editor and Publisher Magazine (2007).
Dan holds a BA in Media Studies: Moving Image and Sound Production from UNC Greensboro (2001) and an AAS in Photographic Technology: Photojournalism from Randolph Community College (2005). In 2019, he received an MFA in Digital Production Arts from Clemson University where he was honored with the Ollie Johnson Excellence in Animation Award and was accepted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Computing and Information Disciplines.
Dan is delighted to return to UNCG as a Assistant Professor teaching animation and concept art. Previously he led courses in visual arts and animation at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina and taught image creation and manipulation at Clemson University.