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Understand dynamic body mechanics
Understanding body mechanics is one of the most important aspects of animation. In this 8 week course Kyle will take you step by step through his process for creating appealing, dynamic body mechanic shots. Kyle will teach you many useful techniques to help further develop your animation skill set including: finding reference, creating dynamic poses, working out timing, polishing tips, and more!! You will create 2 shots during this workshop and Kyle will guide you along the way, critiquing your work to help you create the best shots possible.
Body Mechanics WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
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Lectures by Kyle Kenworthy
Kyle Kenworthy has been an animator in the industry for twelve years. He currently works at Schell Games in Pittsburgh PA. He has worked on numerous projects including Toy Story Midway Mania (where he worked directly with Pixar supervisors), Pirates of the Caribbean Online, & Disney's Toontown. He most recently was the Lead Animator on Star Wars Jedi Challenges. Past projects also include work for clients such as Disney, Pixar, Sea World, Raytheon, The Dallas Mavericks, and Jakks-Pacific. While in school at the Art Institute of Phoenix Kyle interned at Fatkat Animation where he worked on the short film Rindin the Puffer. He also worked on the feature film What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole doing additional animation.
spring TERM Registration
Feb 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Rex Abba-Abba / Fall 2017
Kyle is an amazing teacher and the course has really increased my confidence in body mechanics particularly and character animation in general. I struggled with body mechanics a lot before this course and I was on the verge of giving up. Now I feel a renewed love for the art of animation and I am poised to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a professional animator. I am very happy with the course and with Kyle’s mastery, dedication and attentiveness as a teacher and animator. Thank you
Neil Brooks / Fall 2017
Great instructor who has in-depth knowledge on animation. He was always willing to help and gave good and honest feedback about the work I produced.
Jeff Clements / summer 2017
Excellent instructor. Clearly knows the content and provides fantastic critiques on a timely basis. This was a great experience.
Wiebe Giebels / Spring 2017
Kyle did an amazing job. He's enthusiastic, has a lot of knowledge and he knows how to teach in a pleasant and efficient way.
Bryan Theriot / Spring 2017
Kyle is an awesome instructor and he shared a lot of useful information especially in his Q&As. I wish could of spent more time on the class.
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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