A successful career in animation starts with special place to create your first project.

For Derrick Auyoung, animation technical director at WETA Digital in New Zealand, that place was Palos Verdes on the Net.

What Does AVATAR have to do with PVNET?
Having worked on the critically acclaimed film, "Avatar," for the past three years, listen to what Derrick Auyoung has to say about the opportunity to become an animator.
Listen to Derrick
Past animation students have collaborated to create short films that have won international awards and have gone on to work on major productions and with top companies in the movie industry, including "Garfield," "Lord of the Rings," "Spiderman" and more.....
Teens interested in 3-D animation are invited to work together to gain experience in a simulated working environment, which includes software such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, AVID, Sound Forge and Premiere. Students also will practice video recording, editing and production using green screen (chroma key), and other programs while collaborating on story ideas and animations. Participants will develop many skills necessary to pursue a career in this field.



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Are you fascinated with 3-D animation? Have you always wanted to master the computer programs that the professionals use? Do you enjoy learning in a fun group setting?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you're in luck. Join our intensive summer 3-D animation classes to learn the skills you need to kick start your animation career.

The PV Net summer animation program is a unique opportunity for students to receive instruction in the mechanics of creating high quality animated film like that from Pixar and other professional studios.  In these intensive classes, students are taught sophisticated basics of 3-D modeling, character design, rigging, animation, and rendering; all in a professional environment crafted for maximum learning. By the end of each session students receive instruction leading to a completed product suitable for a demo reel. The quality of instruction is verified by several PV Net animation camp graduates now working for major animation studios around the world.

Where:Palos Verdes on the Net 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. 90275 (located at RPV City Hall)

Contact: education@palosverdes.com