Free Saturday Lecture Features Insights from Animation Industry Veteran

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The Art Connection Academy is hosting a free public lecture led by acclaimed professional storyboard artist Sam Hood. The lecture is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at 1:00 pm CT. 

Space is limited, so attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture. To sign up for this free lecture, click here.

During the lecture, Sam Hood will demonstrate the timesaving power of animating in Flash while keeping the hand-drawn appeal of traditional 2D animation. He will also demonstrate how traditional animators use Flash – focusing on learning workflows that top working professionals consider the staples of solid Flash animation. 

The lecture will also focus on a basic hand-drawn workflow – helping even those planning on animating mostly with puppeting to be expressive and maintain a natural organic feel to their animation.

Sam Hood is an Annie Award-winning animation artist. He has worked with some of the top animation studios in the US, including Wildbrain, Blue Sky Studios, Laika, Leapfrog, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. For the past three years, Sam has been a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Art Connection Academy is an online art school focused on the development and training of artists striving to enter the professional art world. In addition to offering Free Saturday Lectures that are open to the public, the academy is dedicated to offering a high-end education at an affordable price for students pursuing a career in the creative industry. At Art Connection Academy, we work to teach the skills and techniques required for our students to succeed in building successful careers in the arts and entertainment field.

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