Comedic Animation (ages 14-17)
Starts July 9
Monday–Friday, July 9–13, 12–4 pm
In this course you’ll learn how to draw a caricature of yourself and the fundamentals of character design for animation. You’ll then design your character and animate it by using camera facial recognition technology through Adobe Character Animation CC. Lastly, you’ll make your character talk, act, and copy your own facial expressions in real time!
Carlos Merino is a full-time storyboard artist. He has worked in many different genres for short films, animated series, video games, and commercials. He started as an art director in Spain for various animation studios and co-published “Gutter,” an award-winning comic anthology. Carlos has directed an animated series produced by universities in Spain and Mexico. He currently works as a board artist for an Amazon original show and teaches storyboarding, visual narrative, and animation to college students. View his portfolio at storyboardmn.com and rentapencil.com.
Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy
- Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at FilmNorth, or by phone with a credit/debit card at 651.644.1912, x2 or x3. Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Completing the online registration form without payment DOES NOT reserve a space in a camp. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
- If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
- For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
- Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.