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RMIT is proud to host Pixar's Andrew Gordon and Chris Sasaki for a three day masterclass in animation and character design. Chris and Andrew will also share their stories of working in the industry.
Day one: You will learn skills to find and develop character, the ability to use your research to drive design decisions and tell you about your role as a designer in production.
Day two: Through a mixture of lectures and practical exercises you will learn the techniques used to animate a scene and character.
Day three: You will have a unique opportunity to receive feedback on your work. You will have the chance to publicly share a two minute reel and receive real time feedback from Andrew and Chris. Having your reel reviewed by industry professionals and being able to ask them questions is an invaluable experience and this personal feedback session is a first time for a masterclass.
Due to time restrictions, places are limited to 40.
Andrew Gordon - Pixar Animation Department, Director and Producer
Andrew Gordon has been animating for over 20 years. Since 1997 Andrew has been a character animator at Pixar where he has worked on features such as A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and 3, Ratatouille and many others. He was directing animator for the Oscar winning short Presto and was awarded for his work on Finding Nemo. Andrew’s latest work The Good Dinosaur will be released on Boxing Day. Andrew has been teaching animation for a number of years internationally and at Pixar where he heads the internship programme.
Chris Sasaki - Pixar Animation Department, Character Artist
Chris Sasaki has worked as character designer at a number of studios including Disney, Laika and Jim Henson. Since 2009 Chris has worked at Pixar where recently he has been character designer for Inside Out and Sanjay's Super Team, both of which have recently received Oscar nominations.
Transport and access
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.