USA, 1961


Chris Landreth is one of the animation directors

most celebrated of Canada and creator of the style to which

he calls "psychorealism." Landreth studied theory and

applied mechanics before starting to do animation.

His first short film, The Listener (The Hearer) was

released in 1991. Followed by The end (Fin), nominated

to Oscar in 1995 and Bingo in 1998.

In 2004 the National Film Board of Canada produced its

movie Ryan, with which he won more than 60 awards

including the Oscar of the Academy to the best animated

short film, as well as prizes at Cannes and at the Ottawa

International Animation Festival.

The animated short film The Spine of 2009 continues the exploration of the human psyche, was nominated for a Genie and was named one of the 10 best films of the year in Canada by the Toronto International Film Festival. With a lighter tone than his previous films, Subconscious Password, continues to demonstrate his remarkable evolution as an artist achieving the Crystal Award for Best Short at the Annecy Festival.



The anatomy of the face and its behavior

Taught by Chris Landreth

Friday, December 1

12:00 - 15:00 hours

SAE Institute

(Fernando Montes de Oca 126, Countess.

corner with Zamora street)

Free admission




Making Faces is a masterclass of Oscar®-winning animator Chris Landreth, for animators and creators of characters who want to master the art of facial animation.

Since we were born, we have been programmed to see the small details of human faces. When we see an animated CGI character, we immediately know if his face is "right" or "wrong" at the moment of looking at it.

This course focuses on creating and animating faces of human characters that are "correct": realistic, credible and convincing. You will learn about the appearance and behavior of the faces, then these details will be applied to the faces of the CGI characters.

You will learn the alphabet of the language of human faces. This alphabet is known as FACS, the facial action coding system, developed by pioneering psychologist Paul Ekman 40 years ago, a system used by character animators and animation studios universally up to these days. With this alphabet, you will write your own facial acting poetry.

During this course, you will create animations of character faces that will amaze you and make your character animation skills immeasurable.

Chris teaches this class in a variety of formats, from 3-hour classes to 42-hour courses with intensive and hands-on learning. "



Retrospective of Chris Landreth.

National Cineteca

Room "TBC"

Special screening: Retrospective of Chris Landreth. The Psychrealism of Chris Landreth

Wednesday November 29

8:30 p.m.

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