MYRNA GAWRYN CHARACTER PERFORMANCE FOR ANIMATION STUDIOS SCHOOLS INDUSTRY EVENTS
MYRNA GAWRYNCHARACTER PERFORMANCE FOR ANIMATION  STUDIOS     SCHOOLS     INDUSTRY EVENTS

MYRNA GAWRYN

Character Performance

for Animation

myrnnn@gmail.com

310.837.9388 los angeles

 

 

 

 

DREAMWORKS

 

DISNEY

 

LUCASFILM

 

GOBELINS, PARIS

 

CARTOON SALOON, KILKENNY, IRELAND

 

SKILLNET, DUBLIN, IRELAND

 

GOBELINS, ANNECY

 

GOBELINS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASS PROGRAM

 

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

 

CG PROTEGE, SINGAPORE

 

THE ONE ACADEMY, MALAYSIA

 

GRIFFITH FILM SCHOOL, AUSTRALIA

 

THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN

 

LEMIAFF/ANIMAZE, MONTREAL, CANADA

 

BAROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, BANDUNG, INDONESIA

 

FILMAKADEMIE, LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY

 

MOME, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS 

 

"To help our students and trainees here at Gobelins breathe life into character with a wide range of emotions, Myrna Gawryn has played a valuable role at our two French campuses, as well as for our master classes in Asia. Her combined background in dance and acting is a precious asset, not only in working with animators and directors to develop physical behavior to give credibility to a scene, but also to intimately understand the narrative thrust of a scene.   At Gobelins, Myrna is our Pygmalion!" 

--  Eric Riewer, International Relations Consultant, Gobelins. Former Head of Animation, Gobelins.

 

" 'Character is action',  say Aristotle and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is what Myrna Gawryn achieves with movement, expression and behaviour in her craft.  She turns body language into artform and gives animators exactly what they need to bring their characters to life with genuine emotion and authenticity.”                                                                    --  James V. Hart, Writer - ‘Hook’, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, ‘August Rush’, ‘Epic’.

 

"Here is Myrna Gawryn, brilliant designer, assembler and teacher of human and creature movement for stage, film and animation. Myrna and I have worked together on many stage projects and the collaboration has been thrilling for me, lifting my work high above what I might have been able to accomplish alone. She has been an enormous asset to my work and I look forward to when we will work together again."                                                                                                  --  Mark W. Travis. Director, Writer, Author.

 

 "Myrna has provided several workshops for our students here at Gobelins… and each time it was a great success! She really knows how to capture her audience, and strongly involve all the students. As a result of her courses, our students come to realize the infinite possibilities of acting for animation… and that is exactly what we hoped for!"     --  Moira Marguin, Head of Animation, Gobelins.

 

"In a world where the digital, the technical, and new-fangled softwares and hardwares seem to be taking over our whole approach to teaching animation, Myrna's workshops address the real core of developing profound talent. Myrna's energy, passion, knowledge and commitment has been a huge bonus for our program. Her ability to tap into still-forming ideas is extremely valuable, and her discussion and feedback are succinct and embracing. The students loved the opportunity to shake their long-held, and often limited beliefs on what makes great character!"                                                                                         --  Andi Spark, Head of Animation, Griffith Film School, Brisbane, Australia 

 

"The animators here at CG Protege had a wonderful time in Myrna’s sessions. They enjoyed the work very much and took away a terrific learning experience."                                                                         --  David Kwok, CEO/Director CG Protege, Singapore

 

"It was lovely as always to work with Myrna, and fantastic to see her loving and insightful directing approach yield such clear results in performance. After  her class there was a real excitement among  our young  directors.  In her workshop they observed a tangible way to extract believable  and exciting performances.  We see that they understood it, and have been  applying it themselves to  their work with great and good success!"

 --  Peter Rasmussen, Live Action Acting/Directing Professor, Griffith Film School

 

 

"Myrna is a very strong and detailed artist. She was able to make me understand animation and character from the inside out. As animators, sometimes the acting choices we make may seem unclear. Myrna’s workshop focuses on all the little intricate thoughts behind every line of dialogue. Every motion and gesture is now coupled with a better understanding of a character's state of mind. I now know how to pick better acting choices for my animation thanks to Myrna's workshop. Simply put, her workshop is method acting revamped for the modern animation artist."                                                                               -- Tan Pang Ren, Animator, CG Protege, Singapore

" It was really fascinating to see how Myrna approached animation to include such strong performance skills. With the direction and ideas she gave, I am now able to approach my character with deeper thoughts about his world. So unique and interesting. I love Myrna’s class!"            --  Mable Tan, Animator, CG Protege, Singapore

"With an inexhaustable supply of character teaching methods, Myrna invites animation artists to sense motion and thought from within, bringing new insight as to how the body works. Myrna also possesses the critical eye and vocabulary to add dimension to an animator's performance, junior or advanced.  Working with her has been an absolute delight. It would be an opportunity missed to not learn from a teacher of such phenomenal ability."                                                   --  Billy Yong, Animator, CG Protege, Singapore

"Definitely one of the most interesting classes I've ever attended. A deep 'character-soul' searching class." 

-- John Son,  Animator, CG Protege, Singapore



“I learned to think and question deeper into the character’s thinking and behavior, which really helped to push my animation further” 

-- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

“Very helpful to have this hands-on while working on a shot, and taking the character in that shot to a fuller performance”

-- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

“The one-on-one time discussing my work and exploring the character really helped to develop my digital character’s personality, behavior and emotion.  The application of concepts taught in the group session, to actual work being done was great"  

-- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

“Really helped with the thought process when starting a shot, breaking down movement and working on character acting"          

-- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

“Very good pointers when I have trouble in my work. She nails down my problem and very quickly I get a clearer idea about how to solve/improve my work”                                                                     -- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

 “Helped me to learn more about a character’s background, and how to keep asking myself the right questions regarding the character, in order to enhance my shot”                                                                            -- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

 “The focus on internalizing the emotion before expressing it physically is great.. especially when we hit a wall trying to come up with ideas”  

-- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 

“Thank you for doing this… It would be great to have this kind of training a couple of times a year”                                                         -- LucasFilm Animator feedback, post training.

 



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