The Great Mouse Detective

Walt Disney Pictures

The Iron Giant

Warner Bros. Pictures

Monster House

Sony Pictures

For over thirty years, Tad has been involved in the production of over twenty feature films. He has worked on some of the most complex visual effects scenes in recent history, including the Spider Man Series, Men in Black III, Green Lantern and Arthur Christmas and many of the most beloved animated movies of all time – including Mulan, The Iron Giant and Aladdin.


He held a key role at Disney Animation developing and integrating computer graphics into the production process, including the groundbreaking clock sequence in The Great Mouse Detective.


Take a moment to enjoy the highlight reel below.

Tad's passion for photography and love of the outdoors began as a youngster camping all over the western United States in the family trailer. It grew signifcantly during the many hiking and backpacking trips in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada mountains, many of which were in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


He always packed a camera of some sort, but it was his first SLR, a fully manual Pentax MX, that opened the door to new photography possibilities. Since then, photography has became a passion and a personal creative outlet.


When not in the field photographing, he is propably integrating computer graphics into feature films.


Tad Gielow  Photography / Animation