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Creative Breakthrough with Pixar Expert this 4 March 2014 to 6 March 2014!
Updated 2014-02-07

Discover the Turning Point of your Creative Career!

In line with the Masters Train Masters teaching philosophy, The One Academy once again presents an unprecedented learning opportunity to professionals and students by inviting a synamic team of insightful experts from Pixar Animation Studios, USA to Kuala Lumpur.

Geared towards animators, story writers, students and animation enthusiasts alike, the Masterclass Workshop will cover a wide range of topics. The experts will enlighten professionals and students on the technique of Animation, including ways to bring characters to life, Story Development, Character Design etc, as well as the creation of a story as the creation of a story as the foundation of filmmaking, allowing you to discover the techniques of creating breathtaking blockbusters.

This unexceptional 3-day programme offers participants an extremely rare and exciting opportunity to learn from the industry's top talents, providing you the tools needed to help create your own stories and feature-quality animation, besides allowing you a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry.


Pixar Animation Director
An expert with more than 10 years of teaching experience

Andrew Gordon is the Animation Director of Pixar Animation Studios, whose portfolio included A Bug's Life, The Incredibels & Ratatouille etc. He is also famous for animating the characters such as Mike Wazowki in Monsters, Inc., Gill in Finding Nemo and Edna Mode in The Incredibles as well as Linguini in Ratatoille.

Gordon has led many of Pixar's animated films, including Oscar and Annie Awards nominated short film 'Presto' as Animation Supervisor. In the masterclass, he will explore the topics of Pose Design, Locomotion, Acting & Gestures, Planning and Facial Animation. There will also be case studies focusing on the Animation workflow of Pixar animated feature films.


Pixar Head of Story
An expert with more than 20 years of experience

With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Matthew Luhn is the Head of Story of Pixar Animation Studios, and has involved in the production of Monsters Inc., Cars and Toy Story 3 etc.

His talk will mainly focus on topics such as Storyboarding, 3-Act Story Structure, Sequence Boards & Character Development, Composing Your Storyboards, as well as Line & Value.

The group discussion and case studies for this session will centre on the Storyboarding workflow, with Pixar animated films showcased as examples.


Pixar Art Director and Lead of Production Design
A veteran Pixar Artist since 1997

Ricky Nierva is the Art Director and Lead if Production Design of Pixar Animation Studios. His signature animations involved Finding Nemo, which earned him Annie Awards, as well as Oscar-winning Up and Annie Award-winning Monsters University.

Nierva will elaborate on the topics of Character Design, Story is King, Character Design Process, Simplicity, Caricature and Making mistakes. To deepen participants' understanding of the topics, a discussion and critique session on Character Design will be held too.



The main objective of the Masterclass Workshop is to demonstrate:

  • How to turn great ideas into box office best sellers through efficient use of storyboard.
  • How to produce exhilarating animations by creating realistic locomotion and postures.
  • How to bring a character to life.
  • How to produce quality blockbusters by blending together the unique story, background, environment, knowledge and characters.
  • How does our experience shape the acting decision, the stories we will tell and the style of animation choices.
  • How to draw poses that reflect not just character, but attitude as well.
  • How to create successful caricatures that captures the essence of the person honestly.
  • How to breakthrough obstacles in story development and production design.
  • How to build on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.
Date : 4th, 5th & 6th March 2014 (Tue - Thu)
Time : 9am – 6pm (Registration starts at 8.30am)
Venue: Auditorium Level 1, Enterprise 4, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
Fee : RM2800* (3 days) | RM1200 (1 day)

*College students, The One Academy Alumni and any group of 5 are entitled to a 10% discount for a 3-full-day Masterclass Workshop!

Make this intensive Masterclass Workshop the turning point of your professional career! Learn directly from Pixar masters the secrets to create the breakthrough in your life!

Seats are limited, secure yours right now!