For your convenience, I’ve listed some upcoming opportunities to interact with leading talent in the industry. The events mentioned below are guaranteed to sell out soon, so be sure to register quickly:
Thursday, August 19th
Voices of Character w/ Bob Peterson
Up co-director, Bob Peterson, is set to present among legends such as Russi Taylor (Minnie Mouse) and Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh) in a panel celebrating the voices behind some of the world’s most beloved animated personalities. A.M.P.A.S.‘s ‘Voices of Character’ event will be moderated by Charles Solomon (Art of TS3) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Academy’s official site. In the area? Grab your spot ASAP! General Admission: $5 Students/AMPAS Members: $2
Friday, September 24th
VanArts Animation Masterclass w/ Andrew Gordon
The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) presents world class Pixar animator, Andrew Gordon, in an exclusive Animation Masterclass. If you’re as passionate as he is about the art form, this 9 to 5 curriculum will surely be beneficial. Andrew Gordon’s work can be seen in multiple Pixar films; from A Bug’s Life to this year’s Toy Story 3.
Enrollment (including material and coursework) will run each participant CDN $499 and includes the Storytelling Masterclass mentioned below. For more information, including the full curriculum, please visit the official site. Spaces are almost gone, so register today!
Saturday, September 25th
VanArts Storytelling Masterclass w/ Matthew Luhn
Also from the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Pixar story artist Matthew Luhn will be presenting a full day class on storytelling. As Pixar fans, we know that the best animation will never be able to support a bad narrative. How can we fix it? Hear from Luhn as he takes you through the story process — as a pro, he’s contributed to Toy Story 2, Up and beyond.
Enrollment (including material and coursework) will run each participant CDN $499 and includes the Animation Masterclass mentioned above. For more information, including the full curriculum, please visit the official site. Spaces are almost gone, so register today!
Let us know if you have the chance to attend any of these wonderful events!