Press release from Animation Mentor:
Emeryville, CA – Online animation school Animation Mentor  announced that it has partnered with Autodesk  to host an all-day animation workshop — highlighted by advanced breakdowns of animated feature film shots — with:
Pixar Animation Studios: Victor Navone, Animator
DreamWorks Animation: Peer Lemmers, Animator | Robyne Powell, Animator | Sean Sexton, Animator
Tippett Studio: Will Groebe, Animation Supervisor | Chris Mullins, Animator
Autodesk: Marcel de Jong, Concept Designer/Sr. Solution Engineer
These esteemed industry professionals will be featured in the live event — Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut — at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Workshop Summary — Animated Feature Film Shot Breakdowns
The professional animators will provide advanced breakdowns of their animated feature film shots — vital insights that are invaluable to beginning and skilled animators. These presentations will combine in-depth demonstrations with detailed descriptions of the challenges, solutions, and overall results. Specific topics include planning, staging, blocking, and reference. The professional animators will also present behind-the-scenes studio feedback and director notes from current and past animated features, including Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, Toy Story 3, and Monsters vs. Aliens.
“From day one, we asked ourselves: ‘If we were to start over again, how would we want to learn?’” says Bobby Beck, Animation Mentor’s CEO and cofounder. “We wanted to learn from the same people who are creating the animation we love! So it’s amazing for us to gather our peers and to have them share their knowledge and passion for animation! We can’t wait to break it down!”
For complete information on Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut, including speaker bios and a working Maya® demonstration from Marcel de Jong of Autodesk, please visit www.animationmentor.com/seminar .