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Free Lecture: With Storyboard Artist Sam Hood
April 26, 2014, 1:00pm, Central Time
Art Connection Academy is hosting a free public lecture led by highly acclaimed storyboard artist, Sam Hood. During this lecture, Sam Hood will demonstrate the time saving power of animating in Flash while keeping the hand drawn appeal of traditional 2D animation. Sam will also demonstrate how traditional animators use Flash, focusing on learning workflows that top working professionals consider the staples of solid Flash Animation.
The lecture will also focus on a basic hand drawn workflow – helping even those planning on animating mostly with puppeting to be expressive and maintain a natural organic feel to their animation.
About // Sam Hood
Sam Hood is an Annie Award-winning animation artist. He has worked with some of the top animation studios in the United States, including Wildbrain, Blue Sky Studios, Laika, Leapfrog, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. For the past three years, Sam has been working as a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios.