Reel includes: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Life of Pi, Percy Jackson II, Lost in Space, X-Files, The Mist


Dan began work in computer graphics (CG) and post production in 1994. He has been working in post production for approximately twenty years.

Productions include: Land of the Lost, Cabin in the Woods, The Incredible Hulk, Minority Report, The Vampire’s Apprentice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Star Trek Voyager, as well as many others.

He has also provided on-set FX supervision on various music videos.

Tools include: Nuke, Cinema 4D, Avid, Maya, After Effects, Houdini, Adobe Premiere, and in the past, Soft Image.


Dan began work on set as an art director, props master, and on set stills photographer in 1994. His first assignment was on the film After the Game, as assistant props master and stills photographer. Later, he went on to become art director and production designer on various independent films and cable shows, such as ESPN’s “Portraits of Courage”, History Channel’s Rivals, A&E’s Biography, and more.


Dan has also had past experience in pre-production working for Pixel Liberation Front on Minority Report, as well as various independent productions including a project for Syd Mead.


  • Angel
  • A-Team
  • Bones
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Birds of Prey
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Carnival Row
  • Ford Fusion
  • Game of Thrones (Emmy Awards)
  • GAP
  • Golden Compass (Academy Award)
  • Incredible Hulk
  • Land of the Lost
  • Life of Pi (Academy Award)
  • Lost in Space (Emmy nomination/Netflix)
  • Minority Report
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Slender Man
  • Species II
  • Star Trek Voyager
  • Target
  • Teenage Caveman (HBO)
  • The Mist (tv)
  • The Orville
  • Toyota
  • Walking Dead (Emmy nomination)
  • Wes Craven’s Wishmaster
  • XBOX
  • X Files


Dan has worked on two Academy Award winning films: The Golden Compass and Life Of Pi.

Dan’s awards also include projects with Rhythm & Hues Studios, an Academy Award-winning character animation, visual effects and design studio.

2018 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2018 Lost in Space – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2016 The Walking Dead – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2015-16 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Dan Santoni - Emmy Award, Game of Thrones
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