Gobelins Offers Summer Character Animation Course

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.

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.

GOBELINS is organizing for the sixth 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 2011 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 Louis Clichy who recently returned to France after working on RATATOUILLE and UP at Pixar and is now co-directing an animation feature film.

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

The course runs in Paris from July 4th to July 15th, 2011. For more information and sign-ups, visit www.gobelins-projets.fr/summerschool.

GOBELINS will also be organizing in Hong Kong a three day master class with DreamWorks animator Pierre Perifel (Annie Award winner) and the celebrated mime artist Robert Bennett from March 25 to 27 as part of the Animation Lab of the 16th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards festival (www.ifva.com). There will also be a lecture by Eric Riewer and screenings of Gobelins student films as well as works by former students such as Fabrice Joubert (French Roast) and Moritz Mayerhofer (URS).

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