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Eric Hanson, B.A.

Associate Professor of Cinematic Practice

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts

Work Phone: 213.821.4387
Office: SCB 210P

Eric Hanson is a faculty member at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in the Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, and CEO of Blueplanet VR. With a background in design, architecture, photography, and feature film visual effects, Eric currently creates volumetric VR content for the Meta Quest spanning landscape, natural history, and cultural heritage. His VFX work can be seen in “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Fantasia 2000”, and “The Fifth Element”, among others. Recent work has led to collaborations with The Dunhaung Foundation, Frontline/ PBS, Björk, Ai Weiwei, and the Onward Project. At USC he leads curriculum in Cinematic VR and Visual Effects, but mostly wishes he could sleep more.