Daniele Tosti brings over 30 years of broadcast and feature film experience to his role as Head of Lighting at Image Engine.
With a diverse educational background in both classical arts and biology, Daniele brings a keen eye and a solid understanding of the world to his work in visual effects.
While studying, Daniele discovered the world of computer science and graphics and decided to pursue it as a career. His first job was as a graphic operator for live television on an Italian station broadcasting to over 40 million people.
Daniele then spent years working for various production companies around the world at studios such as Artech, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Framestore, MPC, Animation Lab, and Weta, creating computer games, animation, and commercials and supervising one of the first feature animated films made in Canada.
During this time, Daniele contributed to such films as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Avatar, Iron Man 3, The Jungle Book, Rampage, and Mulan.
In 2020, drawn to Image Engine’s quality work, crew, and production culture, Daniele Tosti joined the studio as Head of Lighting. In this role, he facilitates an environment where his team can improve upon their craft, reach production goals, and ultimately do their best work.
Daniele has contributed to Image Engine productions such as Willow, The School for Good and Evil, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Snowpiercer season 2, The Book of Boba Fett, Hawkeye, Swan Song, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
His dedication to artists and the visual effects craft extends to his spare time where he hosts interviews with established artists and technicians in the industry on his YouTube channel, The CG Career.