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Animation Bootcamp – “Principles of Animation” with Award Winning Animator and Director Chris Bailey

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - July 12 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for the “Principles of Animation” Bootcamp @ MAGIC – An initiative of the Miami Animation Incentive Program.


Unlock the secrets of creating lifelike and captivating animations in our Principles of Animation Workshop. Designed for both beginners and those with some animation experience, this workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the foundational principles that bring characters and stories to life. Participants will gain hands-on experience and learn techniques that are essential for crafting professional-quality animations.

What You’ll Gain:

  • A thorough understanding of the 12 principles of animation.
  • Hands-on experience creating animations from concept to completion.
  • Enhanced skills in character design and storytelling.
  • Familiarity with key animation tools and software.
  • Valuable feedback to refine your technique and style.
  • Insights into the animation industry and potential career paths.

Materials Needed:

  • Toon Boom Harmony


  • Two-hour sessions daily over one week – July 8th – 12th, from 12 – 2pm EST.


  • Online for students with access to Toon Boom Harmony, or in-person at MAGIC.


  • Chris Bailey

    An Animator/Director/Showrunner with vast experience in both traditional and CG character animation. His career began as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation and grew into directing features, TV series, shorts, and theme park ride films. His first short film, Runaway Brain, was nominated for an Academy Award. At Disney, he worked as an animator for The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1987), Oliver & Company (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), The Lion King (1994), and Hercules (1997). He also animated the children for the World Chorus post-show area for It’s a Small World at Disneyland Paris.

    As Animation Supervisor on live-action/animation hybrids, Chris contributes to all aspects of the process from storyboarding through post-production. He works closely with directors and visual effects studios to create convincing characters that resonate with an audience. Chris works with both above-the-line and below-the-line talent to ensure the best possible performance of the animated characters. He served as animation director for Garfield: The MovieGarfield: A Tail of Two KittiesAlvin and the Chipmunks, and 2 Stupid Dogs, supervising producer and supervising director for Clerks: The Animated Series and animation supervisor for Inspector GadgetMighty Joe YoungFat Albert and X2.


Join us in this dynamic workshop and take a leap into the world of animation. Whether you aim to create your own animated films, work in the animation industry, or simply explore a new artistic avenue, this workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge to animate with confidence and creativity.

The Miami Media Film Market (MMFM), CAMACOL, in collaboration with CareerSource South Florida and the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) at Miami-Dade College (MDC), launched an innovative program to link our next generation of animation/gaming professionals, with animation companies worldwide. The program is also supported by the City of Miami and Miami Dade County.



July 8 @ 12:00 pm
July 12 @ 2:00 pm
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(305) 237-3560
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Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex @ MDC
315 NE 2nd Ave - Building 8
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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