David Hubert and Pierre Perifel (Dreamworks) are guest masters for ELITE 2012

13 March 2012

David Hubert, who was an guest master at ELITE 2011, comes back with his collegue, Pierre Perifel, for a whole new master class in bio-mechanical animation.

The workshop will be about the human body bio-mechanical and it visual interpretation in the realization of a character 3D animation. Deep knowledge of human anatomy, as well as the laws of physics, are essentials to create a realistic and credible animation. Since the art of animation is to interpret and to push reality further, this knowledge must be combined to the rules and techniques of traditional animation, to be fully used. This master class will develop a better understanding and a better grasp of the human body mechanical movement and its visual interpretation.

Since a young age, David was passionate about cinema. Graduated from Inter-Dec College, he first worked as an animator at TVA International, then at 4Elements Studios before directing a character animation team on the movie Pinocchio 3000, at Cinegroupe. David worked in Marseille, Sydney and London, before moving to Los Angeles to work at Dreamworks Animation. During those years, he worked on many feature films and 3D animation movies such as Happy Feet, Hellboy II, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, The Croods and Madagascar 3 – Europe Most Wanted.

Born in Lyon, Pierre currently lives in Los Angeles where he works at Dreamworks Animation since 2008. He get his diploma in 2005 at the Gobelins, the Ecole de l’Image in Paris and coproduce the short film Le Building which receive many awards. At Dreamworks, he works as an animator on Monsters VS Aliens and on Shrek Forever After, then as a lead animator on Kung Fu Panda 2. He now works as a supervising  animator on Rise of the Guardians, which should be out in the theaters by November 2012.

Pierre receive many awards during his careers including an Annie Award in 2009 for his work on the short animated film Secret of the Furious Five and a nomination, also at the Annie Award, in 2012, for his contribution to Kung Fu Panda 2.

The master class will take place on May 24th, from 9AM to 5PM.