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Summer 2019: 3D Animation Program / Body Acting
TERM DATES: Jun 30, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters, Body Mechanics, Introduction to 3D Lighting, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging, Body Mechanics
1. 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
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
Monday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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...
Mitchell Yager
Mitch is currently a Character Animator at Sony Imageworks. Originally from Toronto where he started his career in TV, He now works in feature film in Vancouver. He has been working in film for the past 9 years and has had the opportunity to work on projects like Angry Birds...
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