T. Dan Hofstedt Animator
Title: Let’s Talk!: Animating Dialogue
Description: Animating Between the Lines: An anti-phoneme holistic approach to dialog.
There’s more to animating dialog than just plugging in shapes that allegedly correspond to words on an x-sheet. With nearly 30 years professional animation experience on over 20 feature films, T. Dan shares some of his insights into the art of animating dialog.
Title: Caricature: People Just Look Funny to Me
Description: A philosophy and approach to caricature and how it applies not only to single drawings but to the art animation.
T. Dan will share some drawings from his sketchbooks and archives and talk about some of what he learned from his Dad, Tom “Huf” Hofstedt (legendary Disneyland caricaturist and “The Fastest Pen Alive”) and from his Cal Arts mentor T. Hee. With nearly 30 years professional animation experience on over 20 feature films at Bluth, Disney, Sony and Warner Brothers, T. Dan’s spot on caricatures are well known throughout the industry.
Title: Going the Extra Mile in Animation
Examples of times I did more than I was asked to do and how it paid off in my career.
No matter what career path you take, look for opportunities to do more than expected of you. Be pro-active, versatile, adaptable and industrious and you will go far.