Two days of intensive training with Daniel Holland, Art Director at Pixar, and Andrew Gordon, Animation Director at Pixar. The masterclass is suitable both for professionals and students who wants to learn and update the art of creating and giving life to memorable characters.

Over the two days, are planned lectures, examples images and excerpts from live action and animated films, and workshops to put into practice some of the principles discussed during the lecture.

Masterclass with simultaneous translation in Italian, it is not required to be able to draw or animate and not have PC / Mac.


Daniel Holland

Art Dicrector/Character Designer

Daniel Holland currently works at Pixar Animation Studios. His latest project was as sets art director on the feature film Inside Out. Dan studied art and film at Brigham Young University and animation at The Vancouver Film School. He has a BFA in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts. Dan has worked as an animator, sketch artist, and art director at Pixar over the last 12 years. He has taught and lectured for the past 10 years on character and animation design traveling the world, teaching also at The Animation Collaborative and The One Academy.

Daniel love children’s book illustration, steam engines, and animation.

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Andrew Gordon

Directing Animator

Andrew Gordon has been animating characters professionally for over 20 years. He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 where he has animated on A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and 3, Monsters Inc, Monster U. Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, The Incredibles and Ratatouille among others. The characters he has helped lead include Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Gill, from finding Nemo and Edna Mode, the costume designer in “The Incredibles”.
He was Supervising animator for the academy award nominated short “Presto”. Andrew was a directing animator on Monsters University and currently a director in the promo group creating material for Incredibles 2.
He was awarded “Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture” by the Visual Effects Society for his work in Finding Nemo.

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