At AW we are pretty excited to have Ere Santos join our experts' roaster of instructors. With a 6 year experience in Stand Up Comedy and 3+ year experience as a Character Animator in featured films. So there is a wealth of creative knowledge that Ere wants to share with AW students this Fall with new live course "Improv for 3D Animators".
Check intro teaser with Ere Santos down below:
Not only that, Ere started out by studying Mathematics and Computer Science at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, Canada. Due to his love of film, computers, and performance, he decided to teach himself animation.
After years of painstaking effort, he was lucky enough to be accepted into an animation internship at Pixar Animation Studio, where he was truly able to hone his skills as an animator.
He's had the privilege of working all over the world in studios like Pixar in the USA, Sony in Canada, And DNEG, and MPC in England. Currently a Senior Animator at Jellyfish Pictures on their first feature film project.
Having worked in a variety of styles ranging from ultra realistic to ultra cartoony, and the one thing he's noticed is that the backbone of every great animation is a solid grasp of entertainment and performance. This is where his skills as an improviser and actor played a central role in every single one of his jobs from a professional right down to a creative standpoint.
Understanding that with animation, he will never animate the perfect animation or craft the perfect performance, so that also means he will never stop learning! The same thing exists with improv, spontaneous imperfections add so much life to a performance. Perfection is found in the imperfections. It excites him to keep pushing his artistic and technical skills and continue to strive to tell the most compelling stories that he can tell through the use of film and animation! Now you may learn his tips & techniques as well!
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Join Ere this Fall for "Improv for 3d Animators" starting this October 20. 18 Sessions in total, every Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm (Vancouver GMT-7). ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!