VanArts Pixar Artist Masterclass – San Diego 2013 Event Registration Now Open

Pixar Masterclass VanArts San Diego

At the end of March, we noted that the Pixar Artist Masterclass (presented by VanArts) was coming to New York on June 14-16, 2013 and now the west coast has a course scheduled as well. You can now register for the San Diego, California course (on July 26-27 at the Horton Grand Theater) and experience the amazing story development presentation from Pixarians, Matthew Luhn, and Andrew Gordon.

So, how does the course break down –

  • DAY 1 – Friday Story Development Instructor Matthew Luhn 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Developing Ideas & Stories
    • 3-Act Story Structure
    • Character Development on Monsters University
    • Gags
    • Storyboarding from a Script
    • Composing Storyboards
    • Line & Value
    • Q & A
  • DAY 2 – Saturday Animation Instructor Andrew Gordon 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Pre-Production for Animation
    • Physicality & Locomotion
    • Pose Design in Animation
    • Planning & Blocking
    • Acting & Gesture for Animation
    • Dialogue for Animation
    • Polishing Techniques for Feature Animation
    • The Demo Reel
    • Q & A

If you haven’t read our review of the 2012 Chicago Pixar Artist Masterclass we attended, be sure to check it out here – this is an invaluable experience and I would absolutely recommend this event. Register for the San Diego event by clicking here.

Comments 4
  1. Do we know if they'll do the masterclass again next year? I would definitely want to attend, but with funds being a little short this year, I can't decide if I should splurge and just go, or wait until next year (also considering I live in WI so would prefer to go to a Chicago one)….any help? thank you very much!

  2. Hello – Of course we can't be sure, but I would guess that there will be another course next year as well. They do try and mix up the venues as well, but again, we can't be sure where next year's will be either. For the U.S., 2013 is of course New York and San Diego – 2012 was Seattle, Chicago and Miami – 2011 was in Austin and New York. 2009 & 2010 were only held in Canada. Hope this history helps a bit too.

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