Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced Becoming a World-Class Animator, a free event hosted by veteran animation director Marco Marenghi on Thursday 17 September.
Currently senior animator at EA DICE, Marenghi originally trained as an electronics engineer, but switched careers after a redundancy gave him space to re-evaluate his life.
He went on to work as animation supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks on movies like Alice in Wonderland and Green Lantern, and at Animal Logic on Walking With Dinosaurs 3D.
In his presentation, Marenghi will draw on his own career history to discuss lessons in dealing with rejection, and share advice on how to stay motivated.
He will also reveal what he looks for in aspiring animators, and how to stand out from the crowd.
Becoming a World-Class Animator runs from 7-9pm at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects on Thursday 17 September. Entry is free, but you need to register in advance online.
If you can’t make it to LA, the event will also be broadcast free on Gnomon’s livestream.
Read more about Becoming a World-Class Animator on Gnomon’s website
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Watch the livestream of Becoming a World-Class Animator