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TERM DATES: Sep 29, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters, Body Mechanics, Introduction to 3D Lighting, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging, Body Mechanics
Body Acting
Body kinematics are explored in the context of acting. Students learn rhythm, solidity, beats/phrasing, appeal, personality, structure, solid and malleable parts, simplicity of form, straights and curves, texture in timing, moving holds, and pantomime.

Multiple shot assignments focus on hookups, screen space, and cameras, knowing shot context and importance. Students begin to use the more advanced character rigs during this term.
1 - Brainstorm an idea for your multi-shot story animation.
2 - Confirm your story idea and begin planning the animation in detail.
3-7 - Blocking and blocking plus for your characters in the scene.
8-10 - Spline and polish.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
critique time *
class time
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Scott Guppy
Scott has spent the last 17 years animating for TV series, commercials and feature films. While at Sony Imageworks he worked on films that ranged from the realistic VFX animation of Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to full CG animated films like Smurfs: Th...
Yuri Lementy
Yuri has over 15 years of experience working with 3D Animation. Originally from Brazil, he moved to Canada in 2010 where he had the opportunity to work in studios like Sony Imageworks, Method Studios and now Relic Entertainment. His resume includes movies like Smallfoot, Sto...
Luke Randall
United States
 Luke is originally from Australia but now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works as a character animator at Dreamworks Feature Animation. He got his start TV and games before moving into features where he has completed animation on Shrek Forever After, Megam...
Timothy Suarez
United States
Timothy has been an animator at Blue Sky Studios for the past five years. He’s worked on films like The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age Collision Course, Ferdinand, Spies in Disguise, and most recently, Nimona. He’s also taught at the University of Connecticut where he developed curr...
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