Scott Caple, an environment designer and art director who contributed to the Disney/Pixar megahit, The Incredibles, has joined longtime friend and animation director Tina Seemann on the faculty of Max the Mutt Animation School.
From 2000 to 2003, Caple was involved in the concept and production design of the Incredibles. During his time at Pixar, he was responsible for both environment/background design and art direction. He will share lessons learned on the film and many others throughout his career as he teaches advanced storyboarding for Max students.
Caple’s wide-ranging experience in layout and cinematography includes a turn at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he worked on blockbusters such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fantasia, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove and Atlantis. At ILM, he contributed to Raiders of the Lost Ark, doing hand-drawn special effects and rotoscope animation.
When he’s not teaching, Caple will continue to work in the industry. His latest project is Disney’s The Wild, a major animated feature being designed and produced in Toronto.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s art and animation district, Max the Mutt offers students a foundation in fundamental drawing skills, animation (2D, 3D, classical), portfolio development and other skills. The school has added a fourth year to its three-year diploma program in Animation Basics. Students who go on to the advanced diploma program work on a film project with an animation company in a cooperative work/study program. More information on the school can be found at www.maxthemutt.com.