As some of you may have seen, we've got a fantastic event coming up in March - a two day masterclass with the doyens of CG animation, Pixar.
On 18th and 19th March we've got Pixar Animation Studios' senior animator Andrew Gordon and story artist Matthew Luhn going through what's needed to become a great animator. With contributions to almost all of Pixar's films over the last decade, from A Bug's Life to Up, Andrew and Matthew are perfectly placed to take both professional and student animators through the principles and practices of CG animation.
Andrew will be leading the Animation Masterclass on Thursday, covering animation principles, staging and pose design, locomotion, acting for animation, scene planning, blocking and high level polishing techniques. Matthew will be leading the story masterclass on Friday, looking at the role of the story artist, preliminary storyboards, three act story structure, gags, storyboarding from scripts, composing storyboards and line and value. Both will have Q&A sessions to cover specific issues.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close with two of the world's top animation talents. The two day course will cost £375, including VAT, and tickets are available from us. The masterclasses will be held at the Apollo Cinema in Picadilly, and we're expecting a flood of interest, so make sure you book early to avoid missing out.