Animals & Creatures Animation Breakdown
Title: Animals & Creatures Animation Breakdown
Sponsored by Animation Mentor
In this panel, animators will provide an inspiring overview of what makes visual effects and creatures animation awesome and unique. Panelists will breakdown a shot and discuss their process for breathing life into their characters. You’ll see video reference and behind-the-scenes footage (woot!). Panelists will discuss animation of animals and creatures in several films, including The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Terminator Salvation.
Moderated by Bobby Beck, Cofounder and CEO at Animation Mentor
Bobby Beck is the cofounder and CEO of Animation Mentor. Bobby was an animator at Tippett Studio, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar Animation Studios. Bobby created Animation Mentor with longtime friends Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena to help people who love animation reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams.
Panelist: Pete Kelly, Animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
Pete Kelly is an animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and a mentor at Animation Mentor. Pete has worked on several films, including Terminator Salvation, Rush Hour 3, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Panelist: Brian Mendenhall, Animator at Tippett Studio
Brian Mendenhall is a senior animator at Tippett Studio and lecturer and mentor at Animation Mentor. Brian’s credits include Hellboy, Charlotte’s Web, Spiderwick Chronicles, Enchanted and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. He was the supervising animator on Cats and Dogs 2.
Panelist: Jean-Denis Haas, Senior Animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
Jean-Denis Haas is a senior animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and mentor at Animation Mentor. Jean-Denis has worked on several films, including Rango, Iron Man 2, Avatar, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Star Trek.
Panelist: Jim Brown, Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio
Jin Brown is currently an Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio, lecturer at Animation Mentor and former mentor at Animation Mentor. Jim’s credits include Priest, Season of the Witch, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen and Enchanted.