Poses by Chris Hatala.
Lecture Title: Creating Dynamic Poses, Gestures and Communicating Body Language for Concept Art, Illustration and Animation.
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 10am-1pm (PST)
Brief: An In-Depth Presentation on the Art of Posing from Imagination
Prerequisites: No previous art or animation experience required to attend.
Duration: 2 hr Presentation + 1 hr Q&A
How Much??: Tuition is 75 USD and will be available by clicking the SHOP button in the top toolbar of the site here.
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Christopher Hatala began his career at Tippett Studio in Berkeley, California where he animated on two films, Cats & Dogs (2001) and Evolution (2001). Late 2001, he moved to Wellington, New Zealand to animate with Weta Digital on the feature films: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), I, Robot (2004), and King Kong (2005). Since 2005, Chris has been living in San Francisco working as Animation Director / Co-Founder of Massive Black Inc and has been working on some of the biggest games and projects in the business.
This lecture is geared for all audiences, regardless of your drawing, painting, or animation knowledge and skill set. Chris will be sharing his knowledge from creating some of the most well known shots in film and games. Posing your characters in your work is a key challenge we all face as artists, whether we are drawing, painting or, posing 3d or animating. Communication of body language, emotion, and expression will be covered as well as capturing moments of drama and acting pose principles. Your work and knowledge will improve with this information in hand.
Selected demo reel animation shots from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and King Kong will be shown and discussed. Also, the demo reel shots to be discussed in this lecture have been keyframe animated by Chris. He gives very thorough presentations and you will find it entertaining and informative.
Along with the presentation, Chris will also be discussing his work on some of the following shots in Academy Award winning films.
Shelob Cocoons Frodo – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Animated Elements: CG Spider (Shelob), CG digital double (Frodo)
Kong attacked by bats – King Kong.
Animated Elements: CG Gorilla (King Kong), CG bats (15+)
Felbeast grasps Gondorians – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Animated Elements: CG Flying Creature (Felbest), CG digital double
(Ring Wraith, Gondorian Soldiers 5+)
Bats crawling/hanging in cave – King Kong
Animated Elements: CG Hero bat, CG background bats (12+)
Cave Troll Walk Cycle/Muscle Test – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Animated Elements: CG Creature (Cave Troll)
Kong protects his new toy – King Kong
Animated Elements: CG Gorilla (King Kong), CG digital double (Ann’s
As usual, conceptart.org proceeds are going directly to the community including helping to pay for the 25,000 dollars in servers we just had to buy for this year, as well as the upcoming major tech additions to the site. Thank you all for the support and thanks to Chris too!!!
See you soon!