Monday, March 26, 2012

Animation Master Class in Montreal

I will be in Montreal for a couple days of classes on June 2 and 3.  It will be fun to share my "animated experiences" and cover all aspects of character animation, technical as well as artistic.
Thanks to Samantha Youssef for inviting me.

If you are interested in attending, here is the official link:

45 comments:

  1. I want it!!!!! would you like to come to South America? We love your drawings!!! :)

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    1. I would love to come back to South America sometime. Last time I visited was to promote the movie Hercules.
      Perhaps after I finish my short film.

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  2. Oh my God! I wish I could go to this. I'm so envious of everyone that is attending.

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  3. I wish I had enough money for this! Sounds like a great presentation.

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  4. I signed up the week it was announced! :D

    It will be an 11 hour drive from Pittsburgh, but worth it I'm sure. I WISH I could afford the life drawing Day 2 class... sigh... but I'll be content with the first half I guess!

    I can't wait to meet you and hear all you have to share! As a young(ish) 2D animator it's getting harder and harder to find mentors who are based in the realm of hand drawn vs. 3D CG. I feel like I have so much to learn.

    I hope I can ask a few questions regarding drawing/draftsmanship, even though the life drawing class is Sunday. I feel like I have a decent handle on timing and motion, but frankly my drawing skills are pretty terrible. I try to get in 20 minutes - 1 hour of drawing from life (photos) daily. I feel like I need to be drawing 24/7 to make up for my late start. (Wish I had been practicing since I was a teenager instead of wasting time on other stuff.) It seems like I draw and draw and draw without seeing much improvement. Maybe I'm just missing the progress since it's gradual and I see my own work every day.

    Anyway, I'm extremely excited about the workshop!

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  5. Wow!I wish I lived in Canada! Would you ever consider doing this anywhere else in the world Andreas? A bit like Richard Williams' masterclasses? It'd be great to have one in England :)

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    1. By the time I'll do this in London I'll have all the kinks worked out.
      I'll get to your email question tomorrow, Andy.

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  6. I am from England as well, so it will be a little pricey to travel that far.
    But if you ever wanted to visit England, it would be amazing if you could come to our university. Central Saint Martins just opened up their new building at Kings Cross this year and its amazing, i am sure you would love it. It has so much space and so many lovely hardworking people. So if you ever wanted to explore England, please come and visit us.

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    1. Who knows....I've always wanted to visit a tiger reserve anyway.

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  8. Gah, I'm in Halifax! So wish I had the money to drive up! :( And damnit, I'll probably be in Toronto then.

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  9. Are there any age restrictions? I didn't see anything when reading over the official page, but I figured I'd ask just to be sure before considering signing up. Your work is amazing - hope to attend!

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    1. Emma, I don't know of any age restrictions.
      Maybe you can ask on the web page.

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  10. You are going to love Montreal!!! It is such a wonderfull city. Viva La Canada. Viva La Andreas!!!!!

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  11. hahahaha so many calls of 'come to England' already. Call me a sheep, but I would totally be there if you did. (Envious of all people living in and around canada right now) Hope it goes well anyhow. As well as central saint martins doesnt, I know a great arts university down in Bournemouth that still does traditional 2D animation. Im 100% sure you would be wholeheartedly welcomed by everyone. (And its by the sea).
    :)

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  12. Oh if only. Come a little more south to Minnesota and I'd attend in a heartbeat!

    http://thedisneyfreakblog.blogspot.com

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  13. if I was in Montreal I'd be all over this!!

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  14. I'm so happy to have you in Montreal, thank you for coming and sharing with us, it's such a gift!

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  15. I think these comments all boil down to: I wish I lived in Montreal! :D Have fun teaching! And to those lucky people who are attending, enjoy!

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  16. Deja, This is a very odd request but do you have an email address? I cannot find any other way to contact you other than in a comment. You don't know me but I need your help. If you haven't already received it, you'll be getting a letter in the mail some time soon that was originally mailed to the Disney Animation Studios from me, Pierce Horvath. In this letter you weren't the only one addressed to receive it. The letter was also to Glen Keane and Mark Henn. As you may know, Glen retired recently so that is why I need your help. If you think you can help me here is my email address: piercesarah88@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  17. awww I wish you could do this at Chapman University we enjoyed having you here immensely.

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    1. Thank you, I had fun visiting Chapman.

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  18. Have fun in Montreal!I've family who live there,but i won't be able to make it-work schedule.Be sure to walk down St. Catherine's(for librairie Archambault and their "bande dessinee") and skip the poutine!

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  19. I wish I had the money, you're one of my favorite animators at Disney

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  20. Andreas, you should go on tour!!! :)

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  21. Hi Mr Deja,my name is Nelson and I´am studying in ESDIP,an animation school in Madrid.I like too much your work and like many others i admire you.I know you are very busy in this moment,but I would like to know if you would like to give a chat.If it was not possible it doesn´t matter but if you were interested this is my blog:

    http://ani-emotion.blogspot.com.es/

    Thank you very very much.

    ¡Viva la animacion!

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  22. This is so amazing !
    Do you think you can come and visit Iran too ?!
    We can manage everything for you .
    I would give my all to make this dream come true and visitig you ! :)
    You have so many fans in here .

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    1. I would love to. Maybe some time.

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    2. Hi Mr Deja,my name is Nelson and I´am studying in ESDIP,an animation school in Madrid.I like too much your work and like many others i admire you.I know you are very busy in this moment,but I would like to know if you would like to give a chat.If it was not possible it doesn´t matter but if you were interested this is my blog:

      http://ani-emotion.blogspot.com.es/

      Thank you very very much.

      ¡Viva la animacion!

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    3. I really would love to make it come true !
      That would be like heaven on the earth :)

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  23. sigh, why can't I be there? oh yeah, other continent. South America. You should consider going there (like a tour). I'll look forward to more of your magnificent works.

    oh and I wish you a Happy Birthday Mr Deja!

    greetings from Peru! :D

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  24. Hallo Herr Deja,

    ich gehöre zum aktuellen Jahrgang der Animation School Hamburg und ich und meine Komilitonen sind durch Tobias Schwarz auf die Masterclass aufmerksam geworden.
    Wir würden wirklich gerne teilnehmen, allerdings kam ich dann auf die Idee, daß es ja viel teurer ist, wenn 5 Leute Flug, Hotel und Masterclass finanzieren müssen, als eine Person über den großen Teich zu holen.
    Deshalb meine Frage: Bestünde die Chance eine Masterclass mit Ihnen in Deutschland, bzw. Hamburg zu organisieren? Nur mal so in den Raum gefragt ;)

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    1. Ich sehe, meine Antwort vor einigen Tagen wurde nicht veröffentlicht. Hier also noch einmal.
      In diesem Jahr bin ich ziemlich beschäftigt, aber vielleicht können
      wir einen Besuch zur Schule im nächsten Jahr planen.
      Jetzt schaue ich einmal, was ich online über Eure Schule erfahren kann.
      Gruss
      Andreas

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    2. Das klingt doch sehr gut!

      Hier der Link zur Website der ASH:

      http://animation-school-hamburg.de/willkommen.html

      Wenn du "Insider"-Informationen brauchst, könntest du auch Harald fragen, der lehrt hier Storytelling und Characterdesign. Vielleicht könnten wir über ihn ja auch einen Kontakt herstellen, ich mag ungern meine Mail-Adresse hier posten.
      Es wäre schön, wenn das klappen könnte!

      Und vielen dank für die Antwort!

      Viele Grüße,
      Basti

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  26. What a shame I'm not able to make it since I live in Brazil... I take the opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate your work and that your drawings are a significant part of my life. :)

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  28. was brauche ich um ein Disney-Animator zu werden?Herzlichst Bia

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  29. Hi Andreas, I'm really inspired by your work and your journey of becoming animator. I have been aware of your work for some years now but it was only just recently I listened to an interview podcast and I would love to be able to speak to you and ask you some questions, as I am in a similar situation as you were in, as I live in the UK. I would really like to ask you your advice.

    Please if you could email me at same_sky@hotmail.co.uk I would be very grateful :)

    Look forward to hearing from you :) Thank you x

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