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Oregon3D Sets Character Animation Camp

Oregon3D Inc., The Academy for Digital Arts & Sciences, is offering a six-week Oregon3D Character Animation Camp, June 6 thru July 16, 2004. It gives students a series of challenging courses designed to immerse participants into the world of character animation. Taught by certified instructors and renowned industry professionals such as Mike Wellins, award-winning former director from Vinton Studios, the Oregon3D Character Animation Camp offers a series of six, individual weeklong classes that range from the history of animation to creating a finished piece of high-quality animation.

The Oregon3D Character Animation Camp is a multi-week "camp experience." Students who cannot commit to the entire six weeks have the option to sign up for the Oregon3D Character Animation Camp's courses a-la-carte at regular course prices, or subset of classes for a discounted rate. Those students, who register for the whole six-week camp, can choose either a Maya or 3ds max specialty track. The Oregon3D Character Animation Camp courses are as follows:

A Brief History of Animation - June 7-11, 2004

Storyboarding and Directing for Animation - June 14-18, 2004

Character Design - June 21-25, 2004

Learning Maya or 3ds max 6 Fundamentals - June 28-July 2, 2004

Maya or 3ds max 6 Character Rigging and Animation - July 5-9, 2004

3D Character Animation Advanced - July 12-16, 2004

Instructor Wellins is a prolific independent filmmaker and commercial director of animation, now working at Happy Hour Entertainment in Portland, Oregon. Wellins' professional and independent work has earned numerous awards, including an Annie for best-animated commercial. His films have been featured in "The Sick and Twisted" and have appeared on Cartoon Network, MTV and the Sci-fi Channel. Mike has made more than 60 films (both long and short, live and animated), including two, low budget feature films.

The Oregon3D Character Animation Camp will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Oregon3Ds training facility, 735 SW 20th Place, Suite 230, Portland, Oregon. The cost is $2,949. For detailed course descriptions, instructor biographies, pricing and class registration, visit the Oregon3D Website at or contact Oregon3D's toll free number at (866) 626-9100.

Oregon3D was created to empower people to learn, access and benefit from visualization technologies. The premier 10,000-square-foot facility offers professionals a collaborative learning environment for 3D animation, compositing, special visual effects, editing and more. Oregon3D also provides visualization services in the fields of medical/scientific research presentations and urban simulations.