Animation Masterclass with Jazno Francoeur

  • Digital Media, Computer Animation
Jul 12 2021
Jul 23 2021


07/12/2021 - 07/23/2021

Animation Masterclass with Jazno Francoeur
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  • Tue9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  • Wed9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  • Thu9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  • Fri9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 02/22/2021 and ends on 07/08/2021


Participants must be 13 to 18 when the program starts.

Location online



This masterclass is a unique opportunity for future animators to learn from a former Disney animator about the principles and processes used to create the amazing work seen in today's video games and films. While at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Jazno Francoeur worked on a number of films, including Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, Mulan, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Brother Bear, John Henry, and Roger Rabbit’s “Trail Mix-Up.” Jazno now works as DigiPen's program director for our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation, so he will also be able to provide guidance about post-secondary education opportunities.  

You will learn:

  • The main stages of the animation production pipeline
  • Principles of timing and character animation
  • Different traditional and digital media used to create animation


  • Students will have structured class between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Pacific time. There is an added lab that runs between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Pacific time when teaching assistants will be available to assist students on their project work.

Tuition includes:

  • Basic art and animation supplies


  • No prior experience or knowledge is required however, to gain the most from this opportunity, you should have some basic art skills and familiarity with fundamental animation concepts.

Technical Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.

  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to have a second monitor connected to the computer to extend the desktop. This allows the student to more easily follow what the instructor is demonstrating while concurrently being able to see the software environment that the student is working within.
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current, major internet browser (Chrome, Firefox)
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Printer

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