Story, Character & Animation Masterclass - 2014 TOUR

Aug 1, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014

STORY, CHARACTER & ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

2014 WORLD TOUR NOW UNDERWAY!

VanArts proudly presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation, featuring instructors Andrew Gordon (Directing Animator), Matthew Luhn (Story Supervisor) and Ricky Nierva (Lead Production Designer) -- all from Pixar Animation Studios.

Paris   •   London   •   Chicago   •   Vancouver   •   Montreal   •   Austin

This exceptional class offers participants a truly rare and exciting opportunity to learn from the industry's top talent. It provides you with the tools needed to help create your own stories, characters and feature-quality animation, plus offers a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry.

Offered in the classic 2-day version (Story & Animation), or special extended 3-day version (Story, Character & Animation) in some locations. Check each event info page for details.

Following on the heels of last year's highly popular sessions in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Mexico and Canada, the 2014 Masterclass Tour will be stopping in these locations. Click on the links below to view complete details and register for your preferred location:
  

TOUR DATES

DATE LOCATION MORE INFO FB STATUS
August
1/2/3
Paris, France
Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS
3-day class
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August
8/9/10
London, UK
Natural History Museum
3-day class
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August
22/23
Chicago, USA
Ruth Page Centre for the Arts
2-day class
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September
26/27
Vancouver, Canada
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
2-day class
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October
24/25
Montreal, Canada
Cinémathèque Québécoise
2-day class
 
FB ON HOLD
 
November
7/8
Austin, USA
Long Center
2-day class
 
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INSTRUCTORS

Andrew Gordon, Matthew Luhn, Rick Nierva - artists from Pixar

Pixar Artists Andrew Gordon, Matthew Luhn, Ricky Nierva

Andrew, Matthew and Ricky are first-class educators who thoroughly enjoy sharing their incredible knowledge, wide-ranging experiences, and strong passion for what they do. Most importantly, they're all working professionals, currently involved in producing some of the finest feature films on the planet.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you have any interest or aspirations in the fields of story, character, animation or animated films, you definitely won't want to miss this unique event. This masterclass would be of great interest and value to a range of participants, including:

  • professionals at all levels of skill & experience including:
      - 2D/3D animators
      - character designers & artists
      - story & script writers, storytellers, storyboarders
  • filmmakers & developers of feature films, short films, online works, websites
  • developers & designers of video games, online games, mobile apps
  • book writers, authors & publishers... anyone who needs to tell a good story!
  • artists, including: storyboard artists, cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers
  • software developers (especially pertaining to 2D/3D animation, modeling,
    compositing, motion, VFX, simulation, rendering)
  • students, enthusiasts & hobbyists of animation & story, including those who
    want to “get a taste of what's involved” to help make career choices (although
    this is not a beginner-level class)
  • working pros, students, trainers & educators
      

Pixar Animation Studios characters

About Pixar Animation Studios

Disney's Pixar Animation Studios is arguably the industry's most successful and respected production studio for animated feature films. Over the years, Pixar has produced some of the most loved animated films of all time, including hits like Toy StoryFinding NemoUpWall-EMonsters Inc, RatatouilleCars and more! We're thrilled to have instructors onboard for the masterclass who have all contributed to this success, and continue to do so.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...
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