Cameron Hood is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and animator best known for directing DreamWork's multi award-winning short "First Flight." Beginning in 1997, while at DreamWorks Animation, Cameron contributed on "The Prince of Egypt," continuing on to other titles, such as "Kung Fu Panda 2." He also played a major role co-creating and bringing DreamWorks Animation's "Megamind" to the big screen.
After leaving DreamWork's in 2011, Cameron has been a story artist at Illumination Entertainment. Adding his talents to the world wide, box office hit "Despicable Me 2" and the recent smash "Minions Movie."
Most recently, Cameron founded Cameron Hood Studios, which has helped develop animated features such as "Groove Tails" with Imprint Entertainment, "Higher Ground" with Unified Pictures, and "Born To Be Wild" with Route One Films.
Cameron is also hard at work developing his own slate of original animated features and television projects, soon to be beloved by audiences everywhere.
Cameron graduated from Sheridan College in 1997 from the prestigious Classical Animation Program. Upon graduation Cameron was hired by DreamWorks Animation Studios. In 2002 Cameron began teaching at the world-renowned Gnomon School of Visual Effects. He hosted Gnomon's best-selling Character Animation Lecture Series, teaching students and professionals the art of feature animation, the world over.
Hood, an avid Looney Tunes aficionado, started his career in the summer of 1996 when Warner Bros. invited him to study under animation legend Chuck Jones. It was a dream come for the Toronto native. Cameron Hood has been living in Los Angeles since 1997.