Sequence 300: AWOL
Jun 14, 2014

Title: Sequence 300: AWOL
Extremely Limited seating
Date: June 14th 1:00 – 5:00
Price: $35.00


Presentation Artists in Attendance
Tron Mai Story/Visual Development Artist at DreamWorks Animation
Robert Crawford  A Head of Layout at DreamWorks Animation
Thomas Grummt Animator at DreamWorks Animation

Additional Artists in Attendance signing Artwork Prints

Elaine Bogan - “Defenders of Berk”
Louie Del Carmen ”Soulmates: Hiccup” and “Soulmates: Astrid”
Megan Dong ”Stormfly Versus Branch”
Andy Erekson - “How to Train Your Viking”
Nico Marlet - “Gobber”
Januel Mercado - “Alphabet”
Ryan Savas – “toothless on Top”
Le Tang - “B/W Movie Poster”

Join in this opportunity to walk into the creative mindset with three production artists from DreamWorks Animation Studios as they take you through their individual process of working and how they work together on Sequence 300 from “How to Train Your Dragon 2″. Creating an animated film is one of the most collaborative production experiences for an artist. During this presentation you will see how inter-connected each creative role is as they take you from script, through development, layout and animation. Extremely limited seating.

Saturday June 14th, 1:00 – 3:30

Presentation: Seq. 300 AWOL
Led by Tron Mai Story/Visual Development Artist at DreamWorks Animation
Description: Story process, from script to Jeffery Katzenberg Pitch

Bio: Tron Mai is currently a Story/Visual Development Artist at DreamWorks Animation. Attended Ringling School of art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. In 2000 he worked as a storyboard artist for Klasky Csupo before moving to Walt Disney Feature Animation in 2005. He is currently working at DreamWorks Animation as a Story/Visual Development Artist.

Presentation: Layout, a work in progress. Just one shot at a time.
Led by Robert Crawford Head of Layout at DreamWorks Animation
Description: The nature of layout/previs on animated features, an artists viewpoint.

Bio: Robert Crawford is currently Head of Layout at DreamWorks Animation. He studied animation in the UK then went on to specialize as a film Optical and Rostrum Camera operator. He has worked on over 500 commercials, 70 documentaries, 4 feature films and 24 animated films. He is currently Head of Layout at DreamWorks Animation.

Presentation: Bringing a dragon to life
Led by Thomas Grummt Animator at DreamWorks Animation
Description: Thomas will talk about his role as lead animator for one of the films main new dragons – the proud four-winged Cloudjumper. Using examples from the movie, he will explain his process, show how the character was developed and came to life in animation.

Bio: Thomas Grummt has been working in the animation industry for 9 years, his portfolio includes feature animation, visual effects, short films, commercials and hand-drawn animation. After he graduated from Stuttgart Media University in Germany, he worked in Munich as a freelance animator. Thomas also taught animation classes and workshops at colleges in Munich and Stuttgart.

After refining his skill-set through online animation studies, he moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to start animating for DreamWorks. His credits include Kung Fu Panda 2, The Croods, Puss in Boots and How To Train Your Dragon 2. For the latter, he was lead character animator for Cloudjumper, one of the films main new dragons. Thomas just started working on his first musical, DreamWorks’ ‘The Monkeys of Mumbai’.

3:30 – 4:00 Group Q+A
4:00 – 5:00 Print and book signing plus networking

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