Justin Maynard

Technical Director

Film Projects Include:

The Wolf of Wall Street, Tower Heist, Robot & Frank, I’m Here, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Advanced Modeling and Rigging Concepts

Creating distinct animated characters is one of the most challenging aspects of modern cinema. This course will explore how to create 3D characters from design to modeling and setup through the development of a character pipeline. Considerations in character design will be covered from art direction, visual references, concept art, the maquette and 3D modeling to rigging techniques. Professional criticism to enhance creativity when working in a collaborative environment will be emphasized. By the end of the course, students will have created both a character they can easily animate and a document to illustrate their creative choices made throughout the character development process. Prerequisite: 3D Modeling and Animation.


  • BA, Boston College; MFA, Pratt Institute



Imaginary Forces, Tronic Studios, Ataboy Studios, Dorian Orange, Quiet Man, The Wilderness, The Mill, Method Studios, Brand New School, Red Car, Stardust, Resident, Nailgun, 1stAveMachine, Edit One, Visual Goodness