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Here you'll find some testimonials and recommendations that co-workers and employers have kindly given me. Hold on to your hats, here they are:

Rob Coleman
Head of Animation at Animal Logic
Dan Lane is a truly gifted animator. It is a joy to watch him working through his animation because his shots always have strong poses with excellent timing choices - sophisticated, and yet so simple and pure at the same time. Dan’s work on The LEGO Movie helped set the style of animation, the tone of the performances and the range of the motions. He interacts really well with the animation director, discussing and critiquing his performances and then addressing any resulting notes quickly. Next time I am crewing for an animated feature film, I will definitely be giving Dan a call.
Senior Research Engineer at HP Labs
Dan was one of the independent animators that used our rendering service to produce Two Fellas. It was a great short film and when we needed to commission a film of our own he was out first choice. Dan is great to work with, full of creative ideas given the vaguest of briefs, punctual and diplomatic! And most importantly the end product is always high quality, delivered on time and in budget.
In fact he's worked on two productions for us now and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
June 4, 2009, Rycharde was Dan's client

Wee Brian
Animator at Blue Sky Studios
Dan truly is an all round master. He can take a concept right through, from his excellent design & art direction skills, to modeling, to animation setup, character performance - right up to final composition, ready for broadcast in any medium.
Whether it's as an auteur, producing his own short films, to choosing any one discipline (or seven) to collaborate on projects, Dan is first class.
What is superb about Dan is NOT that he can do each of these disciplines, but that he can EXCEL at each and every one.
Dan's sense of humour and performance skills are one in a million. No, one in two million in fact ....
These are all reasons why I greatly miss working with Dan every single day, and wouldn't hesitate to do so given the opportunity.
Vote Dan for president of animation.
He's THAT good.
May 23, 2009, Wee worked directly with Dan at Skylounge Ltd

Rick Stringfellow
Executive Art Director - EAC
Basically Dan is one of the most creative guys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. When I went to work for Aardman I wondered what it was that enabled them to produce such uniquely creative work - it was people like Dan. He can understand what your challenge is and offer a unique perspective or solution. He also understand the technology behind the scenes as well which always helps!
March 9, 2009, Rick worked directly with Dan at Skylounge Ltd

Michael Carter
Program Coordinator, Digital Specialization Program / Academic Coordinator, Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University
I have had the pleasure of working with Dan for over 5 years, first in the capacity of his direct manager, then as a production partner. Dan is by far one of the best creative minds I have worked with in the 15 years in the Animation Industry. As a Director, Dan's imagination, storytelling and creative approach is unique and effectively executed. He is not only a wonderful character designer, but a highly skilled lighting and compositing expert. Dan is a credit to the industry with a highly influential set of styles. Smart and unassuming, he is a pleasure to work with and will continue to provide brilliant animation.
March 2, 2009, Michael managed Dan at Skylounge Ltd

Steven Elford
Studio CG Supervisor at Rainmaker Entertainment Inc
Dan has excelled in his work in which ever field he lends his hand to. 
His story boarding and design experience has given him a solid background in animation. He is a great Director and a top notch Character Animator. He is also a excellent modeller, rigger and lighter.
During our time working together at Aardman Dan was held in the highest regard by all his colleagues and as I worked closely with him on a daily basis I have the utmost respect for his knowledge, adaptability and professionalism.I would work with Dan again in a heart beat.
March 1, 2009, Steven worked directly with Dan at Skylounge Ltd

Jake Rayson
Freelance front end designer
I was drafted in by Dan for the web site build of the original Skylounge, based on his designs. Not only is he a talented and humourous animator and a gifted illustrator, he can also wield his numberable skills in the field of graphic design as well! To boot, he's also a joy to work with, the epitome of clarity and calm.
March 24, 2009, Jake was with another company when working with Dan at Skylounge Ltd