Nancy Beiman

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Nancy Beiman is a director, character designer, teacher, and animator. She attended the Character Animation program at CalArts.

Career[edit]

Animation[edit]

In 1986, Beiman cofounded Caged Beagle Productions with business partner Dean Yeagle. She then moved to Berlin, Germany where she directed and animated for Gerhard Hahn Film Productions. In 1989, she was a supervising animator at Steven Spielberg's Amblin' studio in London.

Beiman joined the Walt Disney Company as a supervising animator and development artist for A Goofy Movie (1995), Hercules (1997) and Treasure Planet (2002).

Nancy Beiman was also served as animator for the movie The Brave Little Toaster (1987), the television movie Snoopy: The Musical (1988), the movie Jetsons: The Movie (1990), the television series Bobby's World was produced by Film Roman, Lee Mendelson Film Productions and Alevy Productions, Inc., and the movie Asterix Conquers America (1994).

Teaching[edit]

Beiman currently teaches storyboard at Sheridan College's Animation department in Canada.[1] Beiman previously taught animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, and taught animation, character design, layout, storyboard and gesture drawing at Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Film & Animation from 2004 to 2008.

Books[edit]

Beiman is the author of two books on animation acting and storyboard: Prepare to Board![2] and Animated Performance.[3] Her interviews with animation artists appeared in Cartoonist Profiles magazine from 1982 to 1995.

Awards[edit]

Beiman was awarded a Golden Pencil for outstanding teaching at the 2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival in 2007.[4] In 1984 she was awarded with the NCS Division Award in the field of Feature Animation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winsa, Patty (30 April 2010). "Wonderland swaps Scooby Doo for Snoopy". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Murdock, Kelly L (April 16, 2007). "Book Reviews: Storyboards, Motion in Art & Prepare to Board!". awn.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Krause, Fran (October 19, 2010). "Book Review: Animated Performance". awn.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Borgna, Brandon (5 January 2007). "RIT Student Filmmakers Recognized at International Animation Festival". RIT University News. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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