Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) has launched a series of online lessons and lectures featuring the late Academy-Award winning animator Lee Mishkin.
The Lee Mishkin Lecture Series is a rare and recently edited collection of lectures given by the animator and founding director of VanArts Classical Animation Program. The lectures cover a wide range of fundamental animation principles. Each can be viewed on a pay-per-view basis through the VanArts web site (vanarts.com/online/), and will also be available as a DVD or VHS box set.
Also offered online is Introduction to Classical Animation; a series of lessons developed by the late Lee Mishkin and senior faculty at VanArts, in consultation with the University of British Columbia, Distance Education & Technology Unit. These lessons cover the basic principles of classical animation including the bouncing ball, inbetweening, sack jump, character design, action analysis and the walk cycle. The bouncing ball lesson is now available, with additional lessons to be released on a regular basis throughout the year.