Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tonight is Acme night

Just a quick reminder!
Tonight Tuesday, Oct.12 from 6-8 in L151 Acme Night.
Bring your sketchbooks... for a special drawing project.

Here is some info on tonights animator.

Sony Pictures Imageworks' Marco Marenghi just completed his time as an animation supervisor on Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, working on the pre-visualization for the final battle scenes and several key characters for the movie. Most recently, Marenghi contributed to the animation for Roland Emmerich's 2012, Zack Snyder's WATCHMEN, and Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE. Marenghi previously worked as the animation supervisor on SPEED RACER where he oversaw all the animation for the desert and mountain rally sequences in the movie. A former rally driver himself, this was a match made in heaven!
Prior to SPEED RACER, Marenghi completed work as the animation supervisor on the blockbuster film I AM LEGEND, which was nominated for Best Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture at the 2008 VES awards. Marenghi worked closely with his animation team to create the look and feel of the infected humans and animals in the film. For this highly anticipated project, Marenghi oversaw the modeling process, character setup, motion capture and animation support processes, and was instrumental in producing the animation tests and behavioral studies for the entirely CG "infected" human characters.
Prior to I AM LEGEND, Marenghi served as animation supervisor on GHOST RIDER. Marenghi worked closely with both the visual effects supervisor and the film's director to create all motion-related elements of the film. In addition, he oversaw the pipeline, modeling, rigging, and animation departments for every CG element in the film. GHOST RIDER received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film of 2007.
Prior to his work on GHOST RIDER, Marenghi was a lead animator on BEWITCHED, where he was responsible for all animation on the show. He also worked closely with the film's director and visual effects supervisor to create previsualization, final shots and a camera data system for motion control rigs on the set.
Marenghi joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in July of 2003 as an animator on the ground breaking film THE POLAR EXPRESS. Prior to joining Imageworks, Marenghi worked on MINORITY REPORT, reporting directly to Steven Spielberg, as well as EVOLUTION, TIME MACHINE and the Emmy-winning series "Walking with Dinosaurs" in the UK. Marenghi also spent time at Framestore CFC where he was an animator on LOST IN SPACE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Marenghi has also worked on numerous television commercials and video games including The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and James Bond 007: Nightfire for Electronic Arts. In 2008, he was awarded the "Friz Frieling 'Friz Award' for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Animation and Visual Effects" by the International Family Film Festival. In 2000, he received the UK's Gold Award for Excellence in Industry. He was also the subject of a 2004 BBC documentary entitled "The Marco Marenghi Story". Marenghi holds an HNC in Electronics from the University of Wales and an HND in animation from the University of Glamorgan. In July 2009, Marenghi was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his former University in Wales. He is originally from Rhondda Valley, South Wales, United Kingdom.
See you tonight!

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