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Chris Edwards

The Third Floor
CEO and Founder
For more than a decade, Chris Edwards has been promoting the evolution and use of visualization to support production of motion picture, episodic television, video game and themed entertainment content, as well as development of new markets including virtual reality.

After starting his career as a layout artist and character animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, he joined a team of digital artists at Lucasfilm who would collaborate with the filmmakers to previsualize Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith from the "third floor" of George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.

In October 2004, Chris spearheaded the founding of THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. as a dedicated visualization studio in Los Angeles.  Since then, the company has become the most prolific previs studio in the world, contributing to Hollywood projects from Avatar to Gravity with credits on wide-ranging film and television projects such as Game of Thrones, Ready Player One, Wonder Woman, The Jungle Book, recent and future Star Wars theatrical releases and dozens of movies within the Marvel Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity War, Captain America and Iron Man cinematic franchises.

Chris is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Visual Effects Society, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, BAFTA LA, The Themed Entertainment Association and Scientific and Technical Awards Committee.