TUES, JULY 25
Industrial Light and Magic
From Idea to Final Animation
The talk is going to cover how to build a fast and creative workflow, starting with your concept and idea, to layout, blocking and polished animation, based on production and teaching experiences over the last 20 years in the industry.
THUR, JULY 27
Freelance / Laika / Shadow Machine
LAV vs Classical Animation
Comparing live action video references (LAVs) for stop-motion animation, to developing strong classical animation skills lets the character speak to you too. We will talk about the status of contemporary stop-motion animation, covering some popular industry tools and methodology, how artists get results, and questioning the goals, technics and creativity involved in that specific filmmaking process. Comparing also styles.
Peggy Arel is a Montreal born stop-motion animator, supervisor, scheduler, and director who has worked in countries around the globe since 2001. She has worked on projects ranging from short films, tv series, to feature films including « O’ Apostolo », « Anomalisa », « Missing Link » and most recently Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinnochio ». She specializes in character animation and facial expression.
TUES, AUG 1
Making your Small Budget Short Film
Frank Abney walks you through how he created his award winning Netflix short film, “Canvas”, and how to build your short film from the ground up, on a small budget.
Frank Abney began working as an animator on game, film and TV projects like Tomb Raider, Disney’s Academy Award winning Frozen and Big Hero 6, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Boss Baby. He then joined the team at Pixar, where he has collaborated on Academy Award winning Coco, Incredibles 2, as well as the Academy Award winning films Toy Story 4, and Soul. Abney executive produced Sony Pictures Animation’s Academy Award-winning short “Hair Love” with Issa Rae. Most recently, Abney wrote and directed Netflix’s “Canvas,” which was honored with the first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Animated Short, and lent his talents to develop an original animated feature for Netflix.
THUR, AUG 3
Workflows and Shot Progressions
Breaking down some of my shots from The Bad Guys and Puss in Boots The Last Wish to discuss choices and creative and technical challenges.
Prashanth Cavale is a Lead Animator at DreamWorks Animation with 13 years of industry experience working as Supervisor/Lead/Animator in Feature Animation, VFX Animation, and DVD specials that include Puss in Boots The Last Wish, The Bad Guys, Kung Fu Panda 3, Paddington 2, Madagascar and Trolls and franchises and a Mentor for budding Animators.
TUES, AUG 8
The final 10% of the shot’s life can make all the difference in the perceived level of quality and craftsmanship of the animation. Take a deep dive into feature-level polish and shot refinement and learn tangible tricks to further refine your animation curves.
Gwendelyn Enderoglu has worked in the animation industry since 2006, starting her career at Sony Pictures Imageworks where she animated on wide ranging projects including Surf’s Up, Beowulf, I am Legend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania. She has spent the last decade at Pixar Animation Studios contributing to such films as Inside Out, Coco, Onward and Luca. Gwendelyn most recently served as Directing Animator on the upcoming release Elemental.
THUR, AUG 10
Animating a Musical Performance
There are incredible opportunities for nuance in performance to be found when animating a character singing. Join Michael as he breaks down his philosophy when crafting a musical performance in animation.
Michael is an animator who has been working in the industry for 15 years. Currently at Walt Disney Animation Studios, he has contributed as an Animator on films that include Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. He was an Animation Supervisor for Frozen 2 and Encanto, helping to shepherd the musical sequences through Animation. In 2022, Michael received the VES Award for Virtual Cinematography for his participation in the construction of the “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” sequence.
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Ticket purchase fee includes non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 USD. Cancellations for refund of remainder of ticket purchase fee will be accepted up to 3 weeks before the event. From 20-10 days before the event, a cancellation fee of $100 USD will apply. From 9 days before the event and after, refunds cannot be provided. Event tickets are non-transferable.
The Animation Collaborative reserves the right to Cancel the Event if a minimum number of attendees is not reached by two-weeks before the event start date (minimum attendee deadline Jan 24th, 2023)
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