Where would Daniel La Russo, Marty McFly, and the Ninja Turtles be with out their mentors?
Mr. Miyagi, Doc Emmett Brown, and Master Splinter all provide the key skills and knowledge that a young grasshopper would need to know to succeed in their chosen area of interest.
The NW Film Center is proud to have the master and creator of Claymation, Will Vinton, molding the animators of tomorrow.
Vinton’s debuting award winning claymation creation was “Closed Mondays” a story depicting a drunk who wanders into a museum and witnesses art and sculptures “coming to life.” The surreal storyline and twisting imagination was so innovative that it served as a launch to the unique company of clay animators working under Will Vinton known as Will Vinton Studios. Since then Vinton has created and produced many more popular shorts such as The Adventures of Mark Twain, The Great Cognito, Rip Van Winkle, and many more.
For the past three years Vinton has been passing on his craft to young animators at the NW Film Center School of Film with his Stop-Motion Animation/Claymation class. Students will learn make their own claymation creation come to life in a stop-motion animation short. Former student, Dorn Roberts created Jack Rabbit Jitters a little rabbit learning the values of traffic safety. Another pupil of Vinton’s, Nicholas Mahon, brought the Godfather to Career Day in his stop-motion short.
The School of Film is eager to see what journey Vinton’s students will take us on next with their claymation creations.
Sign up here, young grasshopper.