Don began his career as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist and director in 1984 after graduating with Honours from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. He has been training artists for the animation industry for twenty-five years and has developed or co-developed industry-focused animation programs in universities in Malaysia, China and Mexico. Don taught and developed animation courses at Algonquin College (Ottawa) in 1990 and four years later, founded Capilano University’s animation department, in Vancouver. He has coordinated and taught in Capilano’s very successful classical animation program ever since. Don continues to work in the industry whenever possible, most recently as a consultant on 2D production pipelines for studios including, DHX Media, Bardel Entertainment, Slap Happy Cartoons, Jester Coyote and the National Film Board of Canada. He is a beta tester for TV Paint Development (France) and taught animation and design fundamentals in the inaugural “Train the Trainers” initiative, working with animation instructors from five Kingston institutions for the Government of Jamaica.
March 13, 2016
From Bugs Bunny to Danny Phantom and even Bart Simpson – these iconic characters have all made impressions that won’t soon be forgotten. Want YOUR character to be the next big impression? Join this heavy-hitting panel to hear the secrets of the pros.
Target audience: freelancers, students, writers
No prior knowledge required.