David Peng


Professional Experience Includes:
Animator: Blue Sky Studios, Double Negative

Animation Projects Includes:
Peanuts; Rio 2; Epic; John Carter of Mars; Ice Age; Ice Age: The Meltdown; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; Horton Hears a Who; Robots; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Twilight: New Moon; Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore; PAUL


Character Animation

This course provides students with a workshop setting in which to deepen their understanding of professional practice and solve complex animation problems. It will focus on techniques such as forward and inverse kinematics, lip-sync and facial expressions, model deformation (morphing), animating lights and camera movement, and rotoscoping. Acting techniques will be practiced so that students can better understand how to convey fluidity of movement and expression of emotion in animated characters. The course will be divided into lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, in-class exercises and critiques. Prerequisite: Advanced 3D Techniques.


  • BFA, Cornell University; MFA, School of Visual Arts