Jason is an award-winning animator, cinematographer, and his personal animated films have been showcased internationally at Festivals and conferences including SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, Ani Mundi 1999 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), Seoul Film Festival 1999 (Seoul, Korea) and ASIFA East 1999 & 2000. Donati is also a long-time member of ACM/SIGGRAPH as well as the Association Internationale du Film Animation (ASIFA East).
In 2007, Donati published his first book, Exploring Digital Cinematography: An Introduction to the Essential Concepts and Technologies of Digital Cinematography, with Cengage Learning.
Jason has an M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Most recently, Jason has taught courses in Textures, Lights & Rendering and Special Topics in Games at Mount Ida College.