Masterclass with Kenny Roy


Direct from LA well renowned Character Animator Kenny Roy is winging his way to Auckland to conduct an animation masterclass at Animation College.

Kenny will be delivering a three day course covering the following topics:

  • Pipeline and being a professional animator
  • Working Like a Pro
  • Animation as Editing

Kenny's filmography thus far has included blockbuster movies such as King Kong (2005), Chronicle (2012), Garfield (2004) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monster Unleashed (2004).

As well as this he's well known throughout the animation industry for his online mentoring at, as a studio owner, an animation author, and as a passionate performance focused animator.

*Updated 16/06/2014*

Listen to Kenny Roy's Radio New Zealand National interview here.


Masterclass lesson content:

Day 1:
Pipeline and being a Professional Animator

We will start the workshop by going over the role of animators at the varying sizes and specialties of animation studios, and talk about push and pull workflows. I will demonstrate some methods of keeping ahead of pipeline and working in a way that compliments the rest of the studio's methods. We'll start a flour-sack shot together and bear in mind studio workflow.

Day 2:
Working Like A Pro

I will demonstrate "animating with tempo" - a method of applying advanced timing ideas to a shot early on in the process to be able to get really dynamic animation quickly. Students will then apply these methods to their flour-sack shots while I walk around and give feedback and direction on the process.

Day 3:
Animation as Editing

We'll start the day off by learning some of the best methods that great animators use to edit their shots, and keep their shots editable for as long as possible. We'll then apply these methods to our flour sack shots in the afternoon and cut them together in an interesting sequence for everyone to take with them.

There’s some real value for animators and studios alike and we’re really privileged to have Kenny coming to Auckland especially to deliver this Masterclass.

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To benefit from this workshop attendees must be proficient in Maya and have at least three years animation training or studio experience.

There are extremely limited places available for this one-off masterclass. Once full there will be no further ticket sales available.

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Please be aware that there no installment payments options available.

Students must be available to attend all three days - no refunds are available once places have been booked.

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