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Rob Shaw

Director, “Portlandia Rats Book” and “The Uncluded, ‘Organs’”

Rob Shaw is a director originally from Philadelphia PA who now lives and works in Portland OR.

After graduating from the University of the Arts with his award winning animated short “Dirty Summer Fridays” Shaw moved to the west coast to animate on various television shows, video games and music videos, always working on his own projects after hours. 

After five years as a professional animator, Shaw made the jump to commercial director at Bent Image Lab. There he began directing numerous animated commercials for clients like Zune, Guitar Hero, Fruity Pebbles and Verizon to name a few. He has also directed numerous music videos like They Might Be Giant's “I'm Impressed” which won a Gold Plaque at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival. In 2010 his film “the Machine” won best animated short at the Atlanta Film Festival.

Rob Shaw worked with Taxi Two on the Koodo “El Tabador” campaign which Strategy Magazine named one of five brands of the Year in 2010. Most recently Shaw has just finished up an animated segment for Portlandia season three and two music videos for the band “the Uncluded.”

My Directors Sessions

Saturday, August 30

11:00am PDT