Rob O'Neill is a director, writer, and animator, born in Brooklyn and based in Los Angeles.
He has directed projects for clients such as Kidrobot and Google, exhibited films at Eyebeam, Exit Art, and the Chelsea Art Museum, and collaborated on a series of music videos with Starcadian. He is the director of the award winning animated short film Follow Your Heart. Currently in production on his live action horror/western short film, The Ballad of John St. George. He is a founder of Inklings Creative Animation and Parallax Pictures. He is currently a Character Technical Direction Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation with credits on Shrek 2, Madagascar, Turbo, The Croods, Peabody and Mr. Sherman, The Penguins of Madagascar, and the upcoming Larrikins. Previous professional experience includes: Researcher in Cultural Resources in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History; Character and Research Technical Director at Charlex/Launch; Studio Technical Director at Eyebeam; and Director of the Digital Arts Research Laboratory at Pratt Institute. He has a BA from Brooklyn College in Anthropology and Archaeology and a MFA in Digital Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design.
Rob is the author of Digital Character Development: Theory and Practice, Second Edition published by AK Peters/CRC Press and is the creator of OpenPipeline, the widely-used, open-source, framework for animation production.