Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer 2014 Animation Workshop information at Laney College, Oakland

Workshops are on Thursdays: June 12, 19, & 26,  9 AM to 4 PM (with lunch break) at Laney College
 Building A-Graphic Arts, Room 152. Teacher: Tony Claar, 30 years professional experience.
 The cost is only $35. for each one-day workshop. Come to one, two, or all three!
 Students will learn to draw simple objects & characters and animate short exercises,  will do stop-motion with clay and humans (themselves), and will also get a crash course in Digicel Flipbook professional software. Great animated short films will be shown, too. All the principles and the basics of how to animate will be covered, including timing, squash & stretch, & anticipation. Students will also learn how to do special effects like explosions, smoke, water, etc. and can make their own short movie to take home! Students bring their own USB Flash drive & their own digital camera, if they have one ( a smart phone with built-in camera will work IF it has a hole in the bottom where a tripod can be secured).  Laney College will provide a few digital cameras & a scanner, plus Cintiqs.
It will be a fun introduction to animation from a professional animator with experience at Disney, Mtv, Hollywood movies and TV series, with hands-on training for beginning levels. The 2nd & 3rd workshops will offer more challenging exercises for those who want them. Each class will also stand alone for those who can only come once or twice. Any level of experience or no experience is OK.
Each all-day workshop is for anyone ages 14 & up and the cost is only $35. Register by emailing the teacher and you will be registered: Pay by check through regular mail or bring cash or check to the class.
For more information, email the teacher with questions:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pictures from Hollywood movies, TV shows, TV commercials, & specials that I worked on 1987-1992

Assistant Animation.  "The Chipmunk Adventure" feature film:. Bagdasarian Productions, Studio City, California
Assistant Animation.  "Rockin' Through The Decades; Alvin with Michael Jackson"  TV special: Bagdasarian Productions, Studio City, California
Layout for Animation.   "Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers"-"The Disney Afternoon" TV series:
Walt Disney Television, Woodland Hills, California
Animation and Assistant Animation.  "Cool World" feature film: Director: Ralph Bakshi.
Paramount Pictures, Burbank, California
Assistant Animation.   "FernGully-The Last Rainforest" feature film:  Kroyer Films, Burbank, California
Storyboards.   "Goof Troop"-"The Disney Afternoon" TV series.  Walt Disney Television,
North Hollywood, California.
Animation.   "Kurtz and Friends" TV commercials. Kurtz and Friends, Burbank, California