Isaac Kerlow is a director and animator with years of development and production experience, including over a decade at The Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles, California. He creates films and art projects working with interdisciplinary teams at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and is a longtime active member of SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society.
Currently Isaac is Artist-in-Residence and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Some of his recent projects include Sudden Nature, Mayon: The Volcano Princess, and Earth Girl.
Between 1995-2004 Isaac worked at Disney, in Los Angeles, experimenting with new media in entertainment, moviemaking, animation and games. In his early academic career Isaac was the Founding Chairman of the Department of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media at Pratt Institute in New York City, and the youngest full professor ever tenured at that institution. He is also the Founding Dean and full Professor in the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Isaac is also the author of several best-selling books, including the successful 4th edition of The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects published by Wiley and translated to Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese and Russian.
Isaac is an active participant in international seminars and festivals. He was Festival Director for the SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival, and has been on the Advisory Board of FMX, and the technology committee of the American Society of Cinematographers. During 2009 he was Artist-in-Residence at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China.