Internship with
Andreas Deja August 1

  • Show Title:
    Internship with Andreas Deja
  • Artist:
    Andreas Deja
  • Show Schedule:
    4:00pm - 6:00pm 8/1, 8/8, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12

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Work directly with Andreas Deja one on one.

Historically on feature animated films artists would work in “units” with a lead animator. The unit system worked as a team with each artist learning from each other and growing together under the guidance of their lead.
Now you have an opportunity to be selected to participate in the unit system with legendary animator Andreas Deja at no charge. Artists are pre-selected to participate by Andreas Deja.
• Must live local to the Los Angeles area and have show a passion and ability to work with a small team creating full animation.
• Andreas will review the portfolios to select candidates.
• Artists will be notified of their status.
• Those selected will meet with Andreas Deja every Saturday for 6 sessions.
• Sessions include assignments, and having your work evaluated.
• Submissions close July 24th, and you will be notified on or before July 28 if you have been accepted.
Session dates: Saturdays 4:00pm – 6:00pm 8/1, 8/8, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12
Session location: Center Stage Gallery 847 Hollywood Way Burbank CA 91505
About Andreas Deja
Andreas Deja was born 1957 in Gdansk, Poland. Deja moved with his family to Dinslaken, Germany in 1958. After graduating Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium (secondary school), he studied graphic design at the Folkwang-Schule in Essen, Germany. A lifelong fan of Disney animated films, Deja was hired by the studio in 1980 after he had corresponded with Eric Larson. The first film on which he worked was The Black Cauldron, during which time he shared a cubicle with the film director Tim Burton.
During his rookie days at Disney, Deja sought mentorship and practical advice seven of the then-living Nine Old Men (who were already retired before his tenure). On an interview with Clay Katis on the Animation Podcast, Deja stated that if the podcast needed anything on the Nine Old Men, to refer to him because of the vast amount of information he has collected over the years. He later revealed that one of his ambitions is to publish one book for each of the Nine Old Men.
Deja is best known as the supervising animator of some of the most memorable Disney villains: Gaston Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin and Scar The Lion King. He also animated Roger Rabbit Who Framed Roger Rabbit, King Triton The Little Mermaid, the title character Hercules and Lilo Lilo & Stitch. In addition, he is the owner of Deja View the amazing blog that he contributes to daily.
In 2006, at the 35th Annie Awards, Deja was awarded the Winsor McCay Award for outstanding contribution to the art of animation.
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