April 1, 2008

Pixar Animator To Hold Master Class in Hollywood North

The class is designed for professional animators, game artists, and students, and will explore the ins and outs of creating high-quality feature animation. The event is being hosted by Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts).  
 
The skill sets to be covered are not software-specific, and topics range from animation principles, design, acting, and blocking techniques to facial animation and polish techniques.  
 
Andrew Gordon has been creating character animation professionally for more than 12 years. He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1997, where he has been an animator on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. His work also includes directing several promotional spots for broadcast, Web, and Blu-ray content. Currently, he is a supervising animator for Pixar's new short film to be released with WALL•E.  
 
The Master Class will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20 in the VanCity Theater at 1181 Seymour Street (at Davie) in Vancouver, B.C.
 
To register and view Gordon’s demo reel, go to www.vanarts.com/pixar.