Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CTN Animation Expo

Headed down to Burbank this past weekend to check out the second annual CTN Animation Expo. It was a blast and a great shot of inspiration! It was great to see so many of my friends from the industry and from Animation Mentor. The presentations were fascinating all around, including a Megamind presentation by Jason Schleifer! Here are a few other highlights:
Got to visit and get a tour of Dreamworks' beautiful Glendale campus.
Caught a presentation by legendary drawing instructor Glen Vilppu.
Fascinating "How to Train Your Dragon" Flight School panel with Professor of Biology Stuart Sumida, and Dragon's head of character animation, Simon Otto.

THE Eric Goldberg (The Genie, Louis the Gator, etc.) working on an actual Rabbit shot from "Winnie the Pooh"!!!

"Untangling the Look of 'Tangled'" panel, including directing animators John Kahrs and Clay Katis.

Animation LEGEND Andreas Deja. Roger Rabbit, Gaston, Scar, Jafar, Lilo, Mama Odie, and more. This guy drew my childhood! I couldn't have been any more of a geek.

Andreas animating some Tigger poses. Can't wait for "Pooh"
Pixar animators panel with Carlos Baena, Aaron Hartline, Michael Makarewicz, and Victor Navone. Moderated by Andreas Deja.
Two of my favorite character designers, Carter Goodrich and Peter de Seve
Wrapped up the weekend with a screening of Tangled at Walt Disney Animation Studios! Such a fun and beautiful film. Sure to be a new Disney classic and chock full of gorgeous animation!

With my brain all packed with all kinds of inspiration, set off for a late night drive back up north.

Happy Thanksgiving all!