Digital Event | "Before the Screen": Sketching, Play, and Creativity in the Making of Disney Animation

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 16:30to17:30
McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor, Colgate Room, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Join former Disney artist Mike Wiesmeier for a family-friendly virtual event on the creative and experimental world of animation. Drawing on his experience working on classic Disney films like Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules, Wiesmeier will explore the evolution of animation since the 19th century. He will also explain his technique of using loose sketching and a sense of play to bring animated characters to life on screen.

Presented as part of the McGill Library’s Play On! 2020 initiative, the event will introduce participants to McGill's animation and caricature collections, and will illuminate the creative processes that went into their production.

Looking to get acquainted with ROAAr’s collections in advance of the event? We invite you to explore ROAAr’s digital caricature exhibition space here.

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Mike Wiesmeier has 29 years of experience as a 2D and 3D animator and teacher. His career has spanned the television, film, and gaming industries, and he has worked on projects for major companies like Disney, Netflix, and Eidos. He is currently a 2D animation instructor at CG Spectrum College of Digital Art and Animation and the owner of thesketchEXPERIENCE.

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