An Animation Masterclass

for students and professionals

Blue-Shuttle is proud to invite you to the fourth edition of the Animation Masterclass in Emeryville – California, this year with the acclaimed animator Victor Navone, Pixar Animation Studios.

A rare opportunity for artistic growth, meeting one of the best animators in the industry. The Masterclass offers students and professionals an in-depth look at Victor’s workflow, including LIVE demonstrations and lectures.



Victor Navone

Directing Animator, Pixar Animation Studios


Victor is a traditional artist and computer animator. He was hired at Pixar Animation Studios in 2000 after his personal short film “Alien Song” became a popular viral clip. “Monsters, Inc.” was his first feature project at the studio and he have worked on almost every Pixar feature film since then, including Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, Coco and Cars3.

He acted as Supervising Animator on Inside Out, and worked alongside John Lasseter and Rob Gibbs as co-director on a number of the “Cars Toon” short films.

Victor won an Award from the Visual Effects Society for his work on Wall-E.

He also teach animation on his spare time. Taught at for about 7 years and at The Animation Collaborative in Emeryville.

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“This is the clip that launched my animation career. I started teaching myself CG character animation back in 1998, and this was the third test I animated with my alien character, “Blit”. I posted it to the CG Char forum for feedback, and the next thing I knew it was going viral (by email; this was before YouTube). Among the thousands of emails I received about it was one from Pixar, asking if I would like to interview with them. The next thing I knew, I was a professional animator. It’s weird how things go!”

Victor Navone


animation Masterclass
Days: October, 5th and 6th, 2018


9am – 6pm with breaks

* Only 10 seats available *

The Animation Collaborative
1185 Park Avenue Emeryville


(In front of the Pixar’s main gate)


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Curriculum of the Days

October 5th & 6th, 2018 – San Francisco

DAY 1: Tours


  • Walt Disney Museum Tour
    at the Presidio


  • Meet Victor Navone
    at Emeryville

DAY2: The Masterclass

  • Body Mechanics Lecture
  • Timing in Animation
  • Acting Techniques
  • Facial Animation
  • Maya workflow DEMO
  • Demo Reel reviews

Enrolling you will receive

  • Participation in the activities of day 1
  • Access to the Masterclass on day 2
  • Submission of your Demo Reel for review
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Flight tickets
  • Accomodation
  • Transfers


Animation Masterclass with Victor Navone, Directing Animator at Pixar

October 5th & 6th 2018 – Emeryville (California)


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