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
 

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. PVNET, a computer technology center, is organizing a group of high school students, between the ages of 15 and 17, who are interested in animation, especially for game design and movies.
 

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.

  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.....


What:
Organizing a group of High School students who are interested in animation (for game design, TV, and movies). There are a limited number of seats, so don't delay


Qualifications:
Students who complete at least one PVNET Summer 2012 Animation Class automatically qualify for the Animation Club.

PV Net Computer Technology Center is sponsoring an animation work group where teens interested in 3-D animation can get together to gain experience in a simulated working environment which include software such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop and Aftereffects, AVID, Soundforge, Premiere, video recording, editing, and production using green screen (chroma key), and other programs while collaborating on stories ideas and animations. Teens will develop many skills necessary to pursue a career in this field.

Where: Palos Verdes on the Net 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. 90275 (located at RPV City Hall) When: 2 to 3 meetings a week after school and occasionally on weekends beginning when the class fills. Prerequisites: basic computer skills. (Animation background NOT required)

Student Requirements: Willingness to learn and agree to learn Maya, Mudbox, and Photoshop, do occasional short homework assignments, complete projects, attend 75% of the scheduled meetings, commit for a period of 1 year.

Parent’s requirements: through the course of of the program (12 months) must be willing to supervise 2 Friday and 2 Saturday evenings while students work late, purchase pizza for the class 3 times on a weekend), cover the costs related to hosting the class (estimated at $900 for the year).

How to Apply: Fill out the form Here

Contact: education@palosverdes.com