The Art of Home Book Event
May 31

  • Show Title:
    The Art of Home Book Event
  • Artist:
    Dreamworks Animation Artists
  • Show Schedule:
    May 31, 1:00 - 4:00


The Art of Home Book Signing and Presentation Event.
RSVP for this event and/or Pre-Order your book now

Sunday May 31st
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Join Dreamworks Animation Art Director Emil Mitev and the Head of Character Animation Jason Reisig with author Ramin Zahed in a round table discussion regarding their careers as artists and their contributions to the recent hit feature film from Dreamworks Animation Studios, “Home”. A special presentation and portfolio review is also included.

You can pre-order a copy of the book for just $27.25 (Tax Included in the Price) or pick one up at the event.

Sunday May 31st, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm Round Table discussion and Presentation
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break and Snacks
3:00pm – 4:00pm Book Signing/ Meet & Greet / Portfolio Critique

PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE: Sign Up is separate for the portfolio critiques CLICK HERE. You pre-apply for a critique and the artist will select up to 5 portfolios to critique. Those who are selected to have their portfolio critiqued will receive a free Ellie Tote Bag. You must have already rsvp’d for this event and know your CTNEVT order ID number.

“The Art of Home”
10” x 11”
Full Color
156 Pages
NOTE: Book also available on site at the event

Meet the Speakers:
Emil Mitev is an art director at DreamWorks Animation, and has worked as a visual devleopment artist on four of their feature films. Emil’s work can seen in the official art book, The Art of Rise of the Guardians.
He studied MFA, Set and Costume Design at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, and previously worked as a conceptual designer and visual development artist at DreamWorks (2006-2008), a location designer, layout supervisor, and workbook supervisor at Universal Studios (2003-2006), a layout artist and workbook artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (2000-2003), and a visual development artist, layout artist, and workbook artist at Warner Bros. Animation (1995-2000).

Jason Reisig graduated from Art Center, College of Design and began his production career in 1996 at PDI/DreamWorks, where he animated the studio’s first feature “ANTZ” and the Academy Award-winning “Shrek”. He was nominated for an Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Character Animation” for his work on the original “Shrek”
In 2002 he moved to Sony Pictures Imageworks and was the lead character animator on the Academy Award-winning “Spider-Man 2″. In 2008 he went back to DreamWorks as Supervising Animator on “Over the Hedge” and “Kung Fu Panda” then he was made Head of Animation for “Shrek IV”
For the film “Home” Jason was instrumental in the re-design of the studios animation software.

Book Overview
Packed with concept art, character backgrounds, design inspirations, and interviews with key animation talent, The Art of Home provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the comedy/adventure movie. This in-depth look at how the film was brought to life reveals the undeniable talent and skill of the creative team. Celebrating the hard work, expertise, and imagination that have gone into the creation of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film, The Art of Home is a treat for fans of all ages. On November 26, 2014, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences an entirely new alien race in their next hilarious animated movie event, Home. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

About the Author
Ramin Zahed is the editor in chief of Animation Magazine. A journalist who has covered the film and television industries for over 20 years, his writing has appeared in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, and Movieline. He is also the author of The Art of Puss in Boots, The Art of Rise of the Guardians, and The Art of DreamWorks. He lives in Los Angeles.

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