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Oregon3D and Discreet Provide Animation Seminars at GDC

Oregon3D, The Academy for Digital Arts & Sciences, and Discreet will sponsor upcoming "Storytelling and Animation" seminars at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California. Scheduled for March 25, 2004, this two-part class will explore the world of animation from a general overview to the current state of animation as a career. Taught by distinguished industry professionals Andrew Gordon, animator from Pixar Animation Studios, and Mike Wellins, award-winning former director from Will Vinton Studios currently at Happy Hour Ent. in Portland, this class will include minute details on creating great animation, dynamic filmmaking and editing.

During this two-part class, Gordon and Wellins will discuss animation fundamentals and principles, animation directing, the basics of performance staging, blocking and storytelling, editing for emotion and classic character animation, while incorporating specific examples from films and television. Part 1 will focus on animation principles, weight and balance, and acting for animators. Part 2 will focus on storytelling and directing with demonstrative examples of both good and bad.

The Oregon 3D Storytelling and Animation Seminar is a two-part course taking place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on March 25 at GDC in the San Jose Hall -Room #C3. For information on additional classes, pricing and class registration, visit the Discreet Web site at

Oregon3D Inc., The Academy for Digital Arts & Sciences (, is located in Portland, Ore., where the premier 10,000 square foot facility offers professionals a collaborative learning environment for 3D animation, compositing, vfx, editing and more. Oregon3D also provides visualization services in the fields of medical/scientific research presentations and urban simulations.