The successful VanArts Pixar Artists Masterclass is coming to the United States, with stops in New York City and Austin before heading back up north to Montreal. Pixar employees Matthew Luhn and Andrew Gordon are the instructors for the in-depth 2-day course. In collaboration with VanArts (Vancouver Institute of Media Arts), the class focuses on animation and story development. The course is open to beginners and the more experienced, making it a fantastic option for those interested in animation. Read on for more details about the masterclass!
The 2-day curriculum:
Animation (Instructor Andrew Gordon)
- Principles of Animation
- Staging & Pose Design
- Acting for Animation
- Facial Animation
- Q & A
Story Development (Instructor Matthew Luhn)
- Storyboarding & the Story Artist
- Preliminary Storyboards
- 3-Act Story Structure
- Sequence Boards & Character Development
- Storyboarding from a Script
- Composing Your Storyboards
- Line & Value
- Q & A
The tuition for the 2-day class is $499 (with some of the proceeds going towards the Red Cross for Japan Earthquake Relief). Besides the coursework, the tuition price also includes:
- Workbook with notes from Matthew & Andrew
- Custom class t-shirt
- Refreshments during morning & afternoon coffee breaks
- Draws for prizes & giveaways
The New York City class is scheduled to be held June 24-25 at the Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, while the class in Austin, Texas is to be held on July 8-9 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Heading back to Canada, the class in Montreal is on July 29-30 at the Cinematheque Quebecoise.
For those who are interested in animation, you have a chance to learn from those in the industry. It is almost like attending the famed Pixar University for a few days! To register and view more details on the Pixar Artists Masterclass, visit the official website.