CALLING ALL YOUNG ANIMATORS
Teen CTN Summer Camp 2019
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Please email TeenCTN@ctnexpo.com to find out if space is still available for this session or information about our next session.

 

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TEEN CTN SUMMER CAMP
June 25 - August 9
Ages 13  - 18
Open House June 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Animation and Design Camp - Where Creative Skills Thrive
Beginning June 2019, middle school, high school and home-schooled artists are invited to explore having a career in animation and design. 
 
Our goal is to design and implement a sustainable community of growing programs which have a distinctive and direct positive impact on student participation and learning in the fields of animation, comic books, video games and filmmaking.  An emphasis on high quality and strong curricular relevance and meeting the right people in this industry are key criteria for all program investments.  Another key objective is that these programs are scalable to improve both the breadth of content and total student support over time. CTN’s core competency in this field is their direct connection with the largest key influencers in the animation, visual efx and video game industries.
 
Returning alumni should fill out the application but are automatically accepted and will receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount.
 
Pre-college students from around the world, ages 13 - 18, are invited in the summer to discover Animation, Art and Design in an intensive experience. Young artists are given an opportunity to explore the fundamentals and options to having a career in this industry. Led by leading professionals the student experiences talks, screenings and open drawing sessions and workshops and group project assignments. Weekly life drawing sessions with live, costumed models allow artists to heighten their drawing skills no matter what place they are starting from--beginners on up. 
 
Put your artist child or your creative self at the heart of the animation community with Teen CTN Summer Camp. This summer camp is held in an inspirational gallery/studio environment over the course of 6 weeks and was created for young artists who are already showing an interest in or who might have potential for a career in animation. In a conservatory setting and taught from an artist point of view, this camp will total 90 hours and be held three times a week over six weeks. Designed specifically to give young creators the tools and connections they need through presentations, live demonstrations, hands-on experience while rotating around separate work areas combined with problem-solving exercises that are critical to building the creative thinking mind and powerful skill set needed to enter the world of animation.
 
 
Lectures introduce students to the history of animated works, both 2D and 3D, and workshops are selected to coax students out of their comfort zone where they can hone new skills and explore what it takes to develop stories, characters and worlds. The program is designed to open young artists' minds to the vast possibilities of animation and to help them develop a richer and more impactful portfolio of work suitable for college application.
 
Special guest industry professionals  will be guide students through this amazing program as they experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to join this community and to generate the work necessary to propel them in either their creative careers or college application portfolios.  Followed with a Certificate of Completion and their work being featured in a final live review open house event. 
 
 
Having the ability to meet and learn from industry professionals in a privileged mentored approach is at the core of this camp. When this camp is completed the relationships made and the community joined will live on beyond the end date. An artist is an artist for the rest of their life and this community is always there to help.
 
About Us: Our goal is to design and implement sustainable and growing programs which have a distinctive and direct positive impact on student participation and learning in the fields of animation, comic books, video games, and filmmaking.  An emphasis on high quality and strong curricular relevance and meeting the right people in this industry are key criteria for all program investments. Another key objective is that these programs are scalable to improve both the breadth of content and total student reach over time and live on beyond the program end date. CTN’s core competency in this field is their direct connection with the largest group of key influencers in the animation, visual efx and video game industries. 
 
 
 

How to Apply
We ask that all students be reviewed prior to being accepted. (Returning alumni are automatically accepted and receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount) We hope you understand and appreciate our efforts in creating a premiere educational experience that is both memorable and enjoyable for everyone as we reserve the right to refuse applications. 

 

Click link and sign up. The application form will be emailed to you. Please fill it out and email any samples to teenctn@ctnexpo.com or just give us a call at 818 827 7138.

https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event.php?eid=269&cid=2

 

Returning alumni should fille out the application but are automatically accepted and will receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount.

 
This Camp will cover the following topics.
 
Session 1 June 25 - June 28
 

Animation Basics

Learning to think in animation terms.

Animation Exercises

Flip books

Observations from life

Gesture drawing

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

 
Session 2 July 9 - July 12 
 

Character Design and Construction

Learning to define your character

Creating attitude poses

Classic character construction

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
 
Session 3 July 16 - July 19
 

Working from script/ Writing while boarding

Communicating directly with your boards, pitching your boards

Frame composition

Understanding film grammar

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
 
Session 4 July 23 - July 26
 

Visual Development and Art Direction

Exploring styles in Vis dev to fit the content, tone, fit the character, illuminate the stories in a

unique way

Art Direction

Choosing the color direction for the film project, using color for emotional value, lighting, darks

and lights for storytelling

Costume design and environmental design

Researching

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

 
Session 5 July 30 - August 2
 

Layout/Background

Designing a shot for storytelling

Composition using characters and elements

Perspective

Leading the audience’s eye

Background painting

Using the design conceits to create the environments

Various mediums and techniques

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
 
Session 6 August 6 - August 9
 

Portfolio Showcase and Career Day

Now what?

Review of work, preparing a portfolio for art school

What jobs, what studios, internships, ELS programs

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

 
When
❏  6 Weeks / Three Times a Week 
❏  Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays. (Wednesdays are open Lab Days)
❏  June 26 - August 9
❏  10 am - 3 pm 
❏  *30 Minute Meal Period No Lunch Provided 
❏  No Class the week of July 2 - July 6
 
When
❏  6 Weeks / Three Times a Week 
❏  Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays. (Wednesdays are open Lab Days)
❏  June 26 - August 9
❏  10 am - 3 pm 
❏  *30 Minute Meal Period No Lunch Provided 
❏  No Class the week of July 2 - July 6
 
Special Event
❏ Teen CTN Wrap Party August 10th 4:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Location
Held in the animation capital of the world 
At the CTN Studio
847 Hollywood Way Space 100
Burbank, CA 91505
Unless otherwise noted 
 
Cost
❏  Full Program Fee $950 (90 hours)
❏  Weekly Fee $200 (15 hours)
❏  Students will be supplied with a list of supplies prior to the first class 
 
Full 6-week Program Fee includes
❏  Discounts on other CTN workshops and events 
❏  Family Pass to the CTN animation eXpo Event for 3.
❏  Studio Tour or Screening (Dependent on studio schedules)
❏  Mock Career Day
❏  By the end of this, you will have work for a portfolio or college 
❏  Certificate of Completion 
❏  Membership with CTN community
❏  Use of CTN Creator Space lab with Hardware and Software 
 

Through out the 6 weeks we will look at different types of animation, silent films, and other films that can be used for influence in film making. We will look at other artists, illustrators, cartoonist, and animators to broaden their perspectives in the animation medium whether traditional or digital.

 
Not Included 
❏  Meals 
❏  Art Supplies 
 
Thank you to our partners Mac Hollywood, Wacom, Zbrush, Adobe