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Pauline Ts'o lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two rambunctious, 11-year old twins.  She works at Rhythm and Hues Studios (www.rhythm.com), a computer animation and visual effects company she co-founded in 1987 and a winner of multiple Academy Awards® (Life of Pi, Babe and The Golden Compass - Best Visual Effects).  At various times, her titles there have included software programmer, digital artist, lighting director, art director, recruiter, CFO, VP of Development and HR Manager.  She is also an optioned screenwriter.

Pauline's production credits as digital artist or lighting/art director include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Disney's theme park attraction It's Tough to be a Bug, and various commercials, including the first Coca-Cola Polar Bear spot.

She has co-led nature photography workshops through various areas of the West and Southwest, including many trips to the Four Corners region, the home of the Hopi and other Pueblo Indians.

Her photographs and artwork have been in juried and non-juried exhibits, including the Biota Gallery, the Brandstater Gallery at Loma Linda University, and the University of Southern California, and is part of several private collections.  Pauline has also served as a jury member for numerous competitions including the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmys, the International Monitor Awards, the World Animation Celebration, and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

You can contact her at: hello@paulinetso.com


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Possible Photos to Accompany Biography

     headshotBasic headshot.  This is 300 dpi at 8.3" x 11".

           horses As a child at a friend's farm, indulging in one of my childhood passions

          ghost town At a ghost town somewhere in the Southwest while on a photography workshop


blue cornI took 2 pottery classes with Blue Corn (right) and her family.  She was a famous traditional potter from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico.  Unfortunately, the quality of the photo isn't all that great.

pottery making at IdyllwildWorking on my pot during class with Blue Corn.


rose paradeWhile serving as one of three float judges for the 1999 Pasadena Tournament of Roses (aka the Rose Parade), I also got to hold this avian beauty!



outdoor photographerOn another one of my nature photography workshops.