Dan Schaefer has contributed his skills as a concept/storyboard artist to film and television productions for more than 26 years. His list of projects varies from animation (Teen-Age Mutant Turtles animated TV series), advertising campaigns (NBA,
Microsoft, BMW, Adidas, Nike, Intel, HP, Clorox, Airwick, Cadillac) and feature films (for NBC/Universal, MGM, Lions Gate, Paramount, TNT). He has worked as a pre-visualization artist with Gus Van Sant (Paranoid Park, To Each His Own Cinema, Milk), Guillermo
Arriga (The Burning Plain) Ellory Elkayam (Without a Paddle 2), Jonathan Frakes and Frank Oz (Leverage). His diverse skill set has led him into art direction (Valley of Light for Hallmark), producing (associate producer on the film Deep Winter starring Michael
Madsen) and directing a series of documentaries(Mania, Kings of the Road, Figaro, and House By the Side of the Road). He works as a concept/storyboard artist on NBC's Grimm and TNT's Librarians.
You can see examples of Dan's work
here and here.
Dan will be working
with the 'Minding Mama' team on the graphic novel as primary artist and the animated feature as storyboard artist.