An Evening with Dr. Stuart Sumida From Stones and Bones to Balloons and Toons: Articulating the Anatomical Sciences with Animation and Digital Effects

March 25, 2008 6:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Doors open at 6pm
Lecture starts at 6:30pm
Come and join us for an exciting and intellectually stimulating lecture given by Dr. Stuart Sumida, professor of Biology at California State University San Bernardino.
A frequent consultant for animated films and special effects projects for studios such as Walt Disney Animation, DreamWorks, SONY Pictures ImageWorks, Pixar, and others, he is a comparative anatomist and paleontologist who specializes in the biomechanics and evolution of locomotion.
Using a wide variety of examples from the many films he has worked with, Dr. Sumida will describe the potent tools available to artists if they consider some basic rules of animal and human biology. In a qualitative fashion, he will guide listeners/viewers through how what an animal eats and/or its size can account for the vast majority of the structural diversity important to animators and digital effects artists in the animal world. He will then move from real animals, and show how with relatively little new information, the same rules can be applied to mythical and fantastic beasts.
Please see Dr. Sumida’s web site for further information:
Networking and social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby,
with the lecture starting at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

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