Paul Lasaine

Paul Lasaine is an Annie Award winning production designer, art director and concept artist, whose career spans three decades. He began his career in live-action films as a traditional matte artist and matte painting supervisor. Later, he work as a concept artist and art director on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, Paul has focused on animation, and has worked on dozens of projects at studios such as DreamWorks, Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, and Laika. He is currently the production designer on the Marvel Studios series, What If...?

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 4:30PM - 6:00PM

The Production Designer’s Notebook

Room 104-105 | Justin K. Thompson, Patrick O'Keefe, Paul Lasaine, Sony Pictures Animation, Linda Chen

An insider's look at film style and design. Justin K. Thompson (Director, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse") moderates this round table discussion and takes you inside the minds of animation's most exciting Production Designers for an insightful look into their personal approach to designing incredible looking films and the unique challenges of the role within this ever-evolving medium. Panel guests include Production Designers: Linda Chen, Paul Lasaine, and Patrick O'Keefe.
Sunday 10/29 11:45AM - 12:45PM

Paul Lasaine: A Work in Progress

Room 204 | Paul Lasaine

In a world where if you throw a rock in any direction, you’ll hit a production designer…only one can say, “I designed The Eye of Sauron!” With a career spanning more than three decades, Paul Lasaine is one of the most awesome guys you’ll ever meet, and he’s a pretty good artist too. From Dick Tracy, to The Prince of Egypt, to The Spider-Verse, to What If…?, Paul Lasaine has worn a lot of different hats, and he’s seen a lot of s#*t go down! Come hear him talk about his storied career, his artwork, and quite possibly his adventures living in New Zealand, working on those little films about Hobbits.