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Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Join Ryan in this passionate and inspiration session where he discusses his creative process. Animating from the heart and Logic vs Inspiration.

Ryan Woodward began his career as an animator/designer and storyboard artist in 1995.   He has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks Pictures on films such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2Cowboys and Aliens and The Avengers (2012).  Ryan has produced and directed a variety of short films including, Thought of You (2010), that have played in over 60 film festivals worldwide.   Ryan’s independent production company has provided short animated films for The Polynesian Cultural Center, The Monterey Bay Aquarium and is currently developing their own IP’s.  Ryan is an assistant professor of the Animation program at Brigham Young University where he teaches storyboarding, figure drawing, visual development and animation.  He is currently a member of IATSE local 800, The Art Directors Guild.  Ryan and his wife, Tiffany, have three little girls, and is an avid cyclist and mountainbiker.

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The birth of “Thought of You” came from Ryan Woodwards desire to unite several of his passions into one art piece. Figurative works, 2d animation, EFX animation, and contemporary dance. Put all three of these forms together to support a theme centered around the complexities of intimate relationships…and whalaa, “Thought of You” is born!

Rather than creating a narrative animated piece that communicates a well defined story, this piece allows for each individual who views it to to experience something unique and personal that touches their own sensibilities.

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