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ILM’s Shawn Kelly to Lead Advanced Animation Seminar

Shawn Kelly leads a series of educational lectures and conducts shot breakdowns with exclusive studio footage for online animation school, Animation Mentor.

Emeryville, CA -- Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, in partnership with Autodesk, hosts a special two-day educational event:

Advanced Animation Seminar with Shawn Kelly The Improv Centre | Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, November 3, to Sunday, November 4, 2012 | $499

Shawn Kelly — Animation Mentor cofounder and Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic — leads a series of educational lectures and conducts shot breakdowns with exclusive studio footage. A partial agenda includes instruction that goes beyond basic animation principles, a practical guide to planning and blocking, lessons to fine-tune acting performances and lip sync, an in-depth study of advanced locomotion, Animals & Creatures animation, key demo reel guidelines, and much more. Kelly personally designed the seminar to teach the advanced techniques required to elevate student work and make it stand out.

“I love teaching almost as much as animating. For me, there are few activities that are anywhere near as fun, challenging, and rewarding as passing on and teaching what I’ve learned — especially when it has to do with animation,” says Shawn Kelly. “And I do feel like I’ve soaked up a lot of knowledge over the years from my peers and my mentors. Animation is a never-ending journey of continual learning — and my hope for this seminar is that it will help animators push their work to the next level.”

Source: Animation Mentor

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