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Seth Holladay

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Seth Holladay
BornSeth Richins Holladay
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Effects Artist, Pixar
📆 Years active  2006 - 2009
👩 Spouse(s)Kira Holladay (2001- )

Seth Richins Holladay is an American graphics and effects artist. He is best known for his effect art in Ratatouille and WALL-E. He was also a technical director for the 2006 movie Cars.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Seth Holladay is the second born of eight children in his family. At the age of one, his family moved to Tampa, Florida and then to Longwood, Florida at three where he lived until he was nineteen years old. Holladay Married Kira in 2001 and lived in California with his wife, and 4 children. He now lives in Utah and teaches at Brigham Young University. His interest in art started when he was a young child and often dreamed of animating for Disney. Returning to Brigham Young University after a 7-month internship at Pixar in 2005, Holladay said "I've always had an interest in animals and arts. When I was 3, I loved Donald Duck." [2] Holladay studied to receive his MA from BYU while at the same time working for Pixar. On May 29, 2007 he defended his thesis which was titled "Intelligent Rotoscoping: A Semi-Automated Interactive Boundary Tracking Approach to Video Segmentation".[3]

Holladay is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served an LDS mission (1997-1999) in Córdoba, Argentina, where he learned to speak Spanish.

Career[edit]

Holladay started his career in animation as an intern at Pixar in 2005. Following his 7-month internship he finished his master's degree at BYU. In 2006, Holladay returned to Pixar as a full-time employee as an effects artist.[4]

Since his time at Pixar, Holladay has continued to be a major influence in animation. Currently, he heads the Emmy award-winning[5] gaming animation track.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2006 Cars Technical Director
2007 Ratatouille Effects Artist
2008 WALL-E Effects Artist
2009 Up Effects Artist

References[edit]

  1. Seth's Professional History from imdb.com
  2. Quote from Deseret News from deseretnews.com
  3. Thesis Defense Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine from byu.edu
  4. Filmography from imdb.com
  5. BYU Awards from BYU Center for Animation
  6. In the Game from Computer Graphics World Article



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