Pixar and Warner Bros' Alex Orrelle at Be there! Corfu Animation Festival

The Israeli Alex Orrelle has worked in the major outlets of Pixar from 2001-2004, and is responsible for the animation direction in Yogi Bear. He's also jointly responsible for the revival of  Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes series (the Road Runner and Coyote segment).

Alex Orrelle, who now has built his own studio crew972 at Israel, will give a masterclass at the 2nd Be there! Corfu Animation Festival (29 March-1 April 2012).

There’s a wealth of technical information online about how to produce believable character animation, but excellent theatrical animation is rooted in observing and understanding human behavior, a clear understanding of the story point in the scene, and of what makes most people laugh. In a two hour master class, animation director Alex Orrelle (Pixar, Warner Bros) will discuss and demonstrate the creative planning of an animated scene.The session will include a brief introduction about Alex’ experience in becoming an animator, and then a real-time demonstration of how to plan a shot with a line of dialogue: How to find the subtext of a dialogue line, the thought process and inspiration for acting choices and the practical steps for composing these ideas in animated sequence.

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