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A workshop for creatives and everyone looking to show, tell and sell

As DreamWorks new animated feature 'Trolls' hits movie screens, take part in a free workshop with Dave Burgess, head of character animation for DreamWorks. The workshop is presented by The Animation Centrifuge, leading games company Outplay Entertainment and new EU project Create Converge.

The workshop follows a free 3D screening of 'Trolls' and Q&A session with Dave. The screening takes place at the DCA Cinema. (To register for that you need to go to the DCA Cinema booking site and scroll down to 'Trolls 3D'. A ticket for this workshop will not get you into the movie.)

Dave Burgess

Head of Character Animation, Dreamworks and Animation Mentor

Dave Burgess has been a Supervising Animator at DreamWorks Animation for the last 15 years on films such as 'Over the Hedge', 'Monsters vs Aliens' and, most recently 'Trolls''. Prior to that he was responsible, at Disney, for animating the Hyenas in 'Lion King', was part of the Genie animation team for 'Aladdin' and lead animator for Professor Porter in 'Tarzan'.

To cap it all, early in his traditional animation career Dave was mentored by none other than Chuck Jones! Dave has also been a key Instructor for character animation with Animation Mentor for many years.

The Workshop

This will be led by The Animation Centrifuge and Dave Burgess. Also presenting ground-breaking work on visualisation for medicine will be Jim Bown, Professor of Systems Biology in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Create Converge partner, Abertay University.

Who should attend?

If you're a creative working in animation, games, and visual effects this is a great chance to interact with a true master of animation.

If you work in a sector like medicine, energy or construction and are keen to explore visualisation to show, tell and sell - for promotion, sales, training and service delivery - this will be a fun way to start understanding key concepts and principles.

Outplay Entertainment is the UK’s - and one of Europe’s - largest independent mobile games studios, with over 150 staff and over 50 million fun-loving players around the world. Having recently won the “Outstanding Growth” TIGA award and nominated for Growth Champion of the Year for the 2016 Growth Investor Awards, they’re on a mission to deliver fun, free and innovative social games for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. Founded in 2010 by Richard and Douglas Hare, Outplay Entertainment is based in Dundee, Scotland. With recent successes including chart hits such as Bubble Genius and Crafty Candy, their games are created in a relaxed and enthusiastic environment by a dedicated and ambitious team, with a focus on quality content and original IP.

The Animation Centrifuge – Encouraging Excellence in Animation Education

The Animation Centrifuge is the brain-child of Fraser MacLean (formerly of Disney and Warner Bros.) and James Williams (Sony Pictures Animation). Established in 2016, it is an ‘animation dating agency’ created to encourage the transfer of knowledge between industry and education.

The Animation Centrifuge provides access to a network of experienced Animation and Visual Effects professionals who are keen to share their knowledge, experience and skills with students and other aspiring Animation and VFX artists, technicians and producers.

By emphasising practical, vocational teaching, based on industry models, we aim to boost skills, improve employability, encourage excellence and stimulate the moving image industries; from Movies, TV and Games, through to motion and information graphics used in manufacturing, design and other industries.

The Animation Centrifuge has been established in collaboration with Once Were Farmers animation studio and freelance character designer, Ryan Adams.