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Courses

SPring Session 2020

April 20 – July 9th

ANIMATION: ADVANCED BODY MECHANICS

Pixar Animator Robb Denovan

Robb Denovan

Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Wednesdays starting April 22nd, 2020
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $1.900 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Advanced Body Mechanics picks up where Introduction to Body Mechanics leaves off.  This class will guide students in continuing to build on their physicality and body mechanics skills; while alongside being introduced to the extremely important concept of pantomime acting.  No longer just about “How” to move something, we really start diving into thought process and the  “why” of movement. This class holds a strong emphasis on character motivated exercises.

The goal of Advanced Body Mechanics is to learn how to convey a story, through process and emotions using clear and mechanically correct body language.

CURRICULUM:

  • Character Walk
  • Run to a Stop
  • Balance assignment  (Cups, Ladder, on a BALL! )
  • Waiting assignment (180 Frames)  Full Body or Bust Up
  • Gear Change
  • Physical interaction between 2 characters

PREREQUISITE:

We recommend that students take Introduction to Body Mechanics before taking Advanced Body Mechanics.

A link to your demo reel is required with your registration.

 *Advanced Body Mechanics is limited to 8 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.