VFX Tutor at Escape Studios, Lee Danskin, has been confirmed as the speaker for the next Animation Forum WM day-long masterclass on 25th February 2010 in Stoke-on-Trent's Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation.
Lee has had an amazing 18 year career, and was honoured with the title of 'Maya Master' in 2007.Tickets for this intensive one-day animation masterclass are priced at £20 (£15 conc.) – or £15 (£10 conc.) if purchased before 15th January 2010. To grab yourself a ticket, please book your place via the Stoke Your Fires ticket office on 01782 232 323.The masterclass is joint-hosted between Animation Forum West Midlands and Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation.
Lee Danskin first worked at Alias Research all those years ago. He was on the development team for Maya 1.0 and supported Maya customers before getting to work on 'Lost in Space' at The Film Factory at VTR.
In 1995 Lee co-founded Smoke and Mirrors 3D, working on high-profile advertising campaigns and the James Bond title sequence for 'The World Is Not Enough'.
Next Lee moved on to become Deputy Head of 3D at The Moving Picture Company which had recently completed 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 'The Da Vinci Code'. Lee got busy on an assortment of award-winning commercials for clients like Volkswagen, BMW, Shell Oil, and Guinness, and films like 'Tomb Raider'.
Lee finally joined us at Escape in early 2006, getting to work designing and teaching our Visual Effects courses. Frankly, we can't think of anyone better qualified.
"Maya has helped me on pretty much every project I've been involved in. I was there at the beginning with version 1.0 and I have seen it become indispensable to any CG artist," said Lee.