School of Music Visiting Artist
Daniel will be doing a Tech Forum Talk on creative producing and technology development for themed entertainment.
Daniel Baker is a Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Daniel is currently the Producer for the "Play Disney Parks" app, which turns wait time into play time with interactive in-park adventures, attraction-themed fun, Disney trivia, achievements and unique experiences that bring surrounding environments to life. Most recently, Daniel was a Producer on the WDI Marvel Global Portfolio, where he led the creative development of a new Marvel-themed land as well as an unannounced interactive attraction. Prior to that, Daniel helped manage the WDI Creative Technology Studio managing several teams of technologists, artists, programmers and innovators working on projects spanning Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), PreVisualization, Digital Media Pipeline and Multimedia Projection. Daniel graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Design and Production and a minor in Cognitive Science.