Speakers

Joseph Gilland

Special Effects Animator, Elemental Magic


Speaking at Animex Talk

Joseph Gilland is an animation director, special effects animator, journalist, author and musician. His most recent book Elemental Magic - The Art of Special Effects Animation, has quickly become a sensation in the global animation community.

While creating Elemental Magic, he worked on his workshop series ‘An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation’. The result is a book containing Joseph’s expertise but also reflects the feedback of animation artists and students from around the world.

Joseph has worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Don Bluth Animation, and the National Film Board of Canada. He has worked on Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear. Kingdom of the Sun, and Tarzan, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, James and the Giant Peach, Hercules and Mulan. He has animated short films and directed television commercials and headed up the world renowned animation program at the Vancouver Film School.

Joseph is currently at work on an independent short film and is writing a follow up volume to Elemental Magic – to include a DVD with real time step by step ‘how-to’ footage from live workshops.

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