Animation Mentor, Autodesk Offer Shot Breakdown Workshop

Animation Mentor will host an all-day workshop with Autodesk, Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut, June 30 at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The participants will include:

Pixar Animation Studios: Victor Navone, Animator
DreamWorks Animation:
Peer Lemmers, Animator | Robyne Powell, Animator | Sean Sexton, Animator
Tippett Studio:
Will Groebe, Animation Supervisor | Chris Mullins, Animator
Marcel de Jong, Concept Designer/Sr. Solution Engineer

The presentations will combine in-depth demonstrations with detailed descriptions of the challenges, solutions, and overall results. Specific topics include planning, staging, blocking, and reference. The professional animators will also present behind-the-scenes studio feedback and director notes from current and past animated features, including Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, Toy Story 3, and Monsters vs. Aliens.

“From day one, we asked ourselves: ‘If we were to start over again, how would we want to learn?’” says Bobby Beck, Animation Mentor’s CEO and cofounder. “We wanted to learn from the same people who are creating the animation we love! So it’s amazing for us to gather our peers and to have them share their knowledge and passion for animation! We can’t wait to break it down!”

Workshop Details

For complete information on Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut, including speaker bios and a working Maya® demonstration from Marcel de Jong of Autodesk, please visit

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Education, Events, Movies, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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