Scott Peterson: 3 DVD SET

Scott Peterson: 3 DVD SET
SKU: SKU00313

Whether you’ve been animating for years or are just starting today,
it’s important that you learn well these first basic principles.
There are animators who have been working in the industry
for over 20 years but still struggle with the basics.
They have gaps in their education. Don't let that happen to you.
If you do not have a good understanding of the basics
then you have nothing to build upon and
you’ll keep making the same mistakes year after year
and your animation will be just typical or mediocre.
The goal of this training series is to give you strong foundation
which you can continue to build upon, on your own.
It doesn't matter if you are working in computer animation, flash,
claymation or traditional.
The same principles apply.

In this DVD, The Essential Basics, Scott teaches the fundamentals
of movement and the art of the 15 to 30 second gesture.
The following topics are covered there in…

* Foundational Philosophy for Animators
*Necessary equipment
*Basics in Movement: (Timing and spacing, following arcs,
squash and stretch, & maintaining volumes)
*Gesture and figure drawing basics
*How to properly "flip" your drawing
*Animation and drawing assignments are given.
*Bonus footage is included of figure models
(male and female) to draw from.

Scott T. Petersen is an animator and studio owner
who has worked for several Hollywood studios
including, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal,
Columbia/Tri-star and several foreign companies.
In addition he has taught animation and drawing
at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts),
in Valencia California for four years and later at BYU in Provo Utah.
Before starting he worked with Toon City in Manila.
Originally sent there by Walt Disney studios,
he has supervised and trained thousands of artists
and became head of training and artist development.
He has become an expert on overseas productions
and has supervised in Japan,
Taiwan/Republic of China, the Philippines, and Mexico as of this writing.
Scott is known for his enthusiasm for the art of high quality animation
and his ability to teach the principles of drawing and animation
in a very clear and easy to understand fashion.

If you only buy 1 DVD to start your new career...this is it.
Watch for more lessons from Scott T. Petersen coming soon !

Lesson 2: The Power of Anticipation and other Gems by Scott Peterson

In this Lesson Scott teaches about all facets of the principle of Anticipation in detail.
He also demonstrates how to make a character jump across the page.
Other principles of animation are mentioned like "Straight ahead" vs. "Pose to Pose."
There is also a section about how to create proper in-betweens and follow timing charts.
Scott continues to teach another figure drawing lesson about adding forms to the gesture.
3 new assignments are given and as BONUS footage Scott interviews 2 professional animators,
Dave Block and Jared Beckstrand who give advice and talk about their own careers.

Running time is 112 minutes. Dynamic Posing for Gesture Drawing, vol. 1

It's always better to draw from a live model in a classroom setting,
but this is the next best thing if you do not have those other things available to you.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a beginner, it's a great
way to warm up every day and keep your skills sharp by gesture
drawing to these models.

Included in this DVD are 4 separate models posing for 15 to 30 seconds
during the first hour and the second hour the posing is extended to 1 minute per pose.

Note: This DVD is meant to go along with and compliment the gesture
drawing and animation lessons taught by Scott Petersen in
his "Animation & Drawing Excellence" training series.