Monika Salter comes to us from the animated feature film industry where she has spent 14 years working in Character Effects and Lighting. Known as Monika Sawyer in the profession, her film credits include Blue Sky Studios’ Epic, Rio, Horton Hears a Who, and several Ice Age sequels including Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Monika has spent the last six years working with Dallas-based film studio, Reel FX Creative Studios, as Character Effects Supervisor where she has helped the studio establish and grow a new Character Effects department for their latest feature film pipeline. Her film projects with Reel FX include Free Birds, Rock Dog, and their Golden-Globe nominated film Book of Life. Monika received her MFA in Computer Art from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA and her MA from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.