Disney Feature Animators/Directors Headline ProWeekend Animation Seminar
Have you ever wondered how animated films are made? Get the inside scoop when animators and animator/directors who have worked at Disney, Universal Studios and Don Bluth Productions describe their experience and demonstrate their craft at the ProWeekend Animation Seminar.
The weekend of June 12-13, Disney animators and directors will be lecturing in Nashville. These educational ProWeekend lectures are presented by TaughtByAPro.com, a Nashville online art and animation training company. It will feature animators who have worked on some of the best animated films of all times.
Headlining the event are:
- Eric Goldberg – Disney Animator/Director
- Aaron Blaise – Disney Animator/Director
- John Pomeroy – Disney Supervising Animator, Animation Director/ Producer
Eric Goldberg – Disney Animator/Director
Eric Goldberg is a Disney Animator/Director who was the Supervising Animator of Aladdin’s wise-cracking Genie. In addition, Eric co-directed the successful Pocahontas, animated the satyr Phil in Hercules and directed, wrote and animated two critically-acclaimed sequences: “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue” in Fantasia/2000. Eric also spent a year at Universal Studios developing Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are.
Eric Goldberg will give an overview of his career and also discuss “Creating Memorable Characters,” which is largely about character conception, acting choices, and finding unique behaviors and movements for your characters.
Aaron Blaise – Disney Animator/Director
Aaron Blaise spent 21 years at Disney Animation helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas” and ”Mulan”. In 2003 he was co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
Aaron Blaise will give a career overview and then discuss the process of finding the path of your story for a major feature film in a lecture called “Creating a Story for an Animated Feature”.
John Pomeroy – Disney Supervising Animator, Animation Director/ Producer
John Pomeroy, animator and directing animator, began working at The Walt Disney Company in 1973 and became a full animator in 1974 to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. In 1979 John Pomeroy and others left Disney to form the independent studio Don Bluth Productions, which produced the film Secret of NIMH. Pomeroy returned to Disney to work as the supervising animator of John Smith in Pocahontas. He then continued on to create masterful animation for Disney like: the Firebird in Fantasia 2000, Rabbit in The Tigger Movie, the lead character Milo in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Captain Flint and His Crew for Treasure Planet.
John Pomeroy will talk about his long career at both Disney Animation and as co-founder at Don Bluth Productions. He will give a talk called “The Process of Making An Animated Feature Film” that will include many never-before seen clips, rough animation, storyboards, and more.
In addition to these great lectures, the weekend events will also include a character design contest, Q & A and autograph opportunities. A VIP dinner will be help on Friday night.
For more details see the ProWeekend information at http://taughtbyapro.com/proweekend/