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Gobelins Offers Summer Character Animation Course

GOBELINS is organizing for the fifth time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.

Press Release from GOBELINS

GOBELINS, l'ecole de l'image, an applied arts, print and digital media school in Paris, is known for its award-winning student films that have won many international prizes including an Academy Awards nomination for OKTAPODI in 2009.

GOBELINS is organizing for the fifth time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.

The 2010 program "Character Animation" will offer master classes and workshop activities with instructors who teach at GOBELINS, including animation professor Fred Nagorny who has taught many animation professionals, as well as Kyle Balda, 3D animator who has in the past worked for ILM and Pixar before moving to Europe where has worked mainly for Mac Guff. Also, former DreamWorks animator Alexandre Heboyan (KUNG FU PANDA, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS), now directing an animation feature film in France, will also share his tips on acting and performance in character animation. They will be joined by Kristof Serrand of DreamWorks, and Louis Clichy who recently returned to France after working on RATATOUILLE and UP at Pixar.

The master classes will be given in English or in French with simultaneous translation in English.

The course runs in Paris from July 2nd to July 16th, 2010. For more information, visit www.gobelins.fr/summerschool.

GOBELINS will also be celebrating in Annecy next June its 25th anniversary of its collaboration with the International Animation Film Festival by a retrospective screening of its festival bumper films.

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