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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

August 16, 2021 – August 20, 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 6-7:30p.m. | 3 Sessions

Instructor: Teresa Drilling

Location: Online

     “Consonants, vowels, and schwas, oh my!”

How do animators create the illusion of speech? Why does it work? What DOES the fox say? 

Lip-Sync is the technique used to put words into the mouths of animated characters. From Coraline to Jake the Dog, it’s a key element applied to character dialog in all forms: Anime, 3D Computer, Stop Motion, Gaming, Traditional 2D, VFX, and even robotics. Check out this angle on the medium with Emmy Award-winning animator Teresa Drilling. This is a chance to observe, explore, and learn more about the basic tools, techniques, and stylizations of putting a mouth on the magic with a master of the form. All experience and interest levels are welcome!


Date: Aug 16, 18, 20, 6pm – 7:30pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 14 years and older

Instructor: Teresa Drilling
Teresa Drilling is an animator, director and designer. She’s animated on CHICKEN RUN, ELF, CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT, CORALINE, ANOMALISA, and THE WATERMAN, has directed over 25 commercial spots, and animation directed on NBC’s Emmy-nominated COMMUNITY episode, “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas.” Other work includes animation for THE SIMPSONS, ADULT SWIM, AMAZON, NETFLIX, CBS, ABC, THE DISNEY CHANNEL and THE HALLMARK CHANNEL. She won Emmys for her work at Vinton Studios (A CLAYMATION COMEDY OF HORRORS) and her work at Aardman Animations (CREATURE COMFORTS AMERICA). She was nominated for an Annie Award for her series work for Amazon (TUMBLE LEAF), and created and co-developed “Cecille” for SESAME STREET. Her independent work has been shown internationally, she has contributed to four books on animation, and samples of her professional designs are part of THE SMITHSONIAN’s permanent collection. Teresa is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and teaches, workshops and lectures throughout the US.


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