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Henry S.

Expert Animation and Art Tutoring

Expert Animation and Art Tutoring

$75/hour

  • 144 hours tutoring

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Hello. My name is Henry S. and I look forward to helping you with all of your animation or artistic needs!

To tell you a little about myself, I am an artist, animator, illustrator and art/animation instructor who has lived in Southern California my entire life. I studied art at California State University Northridge graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art 2D Media specializing in illustration. I continued my studies and honed my drawing skills at the California Art Institute...

Hello. My name is Henry S. and I look forward to helping you with all of your animation or artistic needs!

To tell you a little about myself, I am an artist, animator, illustrator and art/animation instructor who has lived in Southern California my entire life. I studied art at California State University Northridge graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art 2D Media specializing in illustration. I continued my studies and honed my drawing skills at the California Art Institute where I studied figure drawing and figure drawing quick sketch. I was then invited to attend the internship program at Walt Disney Feature Animation and was hired shortly thereafter. At Disney I continued honing my animation and artistic skills working on films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the Lion King and eventually transitioning into computer animation working on films such as Pocahontas and Dinosaur.

After working at Disney for almost 10 years I moved on to work at Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Animator working on a variety of animated and live action films such as Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Spiderman 2, Open Season and Surf’s Up. After 9 years at Sony I have worked at numerous studios working on a variety of projects from full CG Animated feature films to CG with live action films and Motion Capture with live action films. I have also worked in Previsualization for film and as a senior animator at gaming studios. During this time I mentored many junior animators at the studios. More recently I have taught art to High School students as well as teaching animation to adults hoping for careers in the animation industry.

I would welcome the opportunity to use my knowledge and years of experience to help you achieve your animation or artistic goals!

After 30+ years as an artist in the animation/film industry I am looking forward to transitioning into a more mentor/tutoring based role. During my time at the major studios I have mentored many junior animators. I have also taught animation online


Education

California State University Northridge
Art
California Art Institute
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Art

Drawing

Drawing

I studied art at California State University Northridge and got my Bachelor's Degree in Art 2D media specializing in illustration. I then studied figure drawing and quick sketch at the California Art Institute learning from such great instructors as Mark Westermoe and Glen Orpik. Drawing skills were a must as an artist at Disney and that experience allowed me to hone my drawing skills even more. SInce and during my time as an animator I have always worked on honing my drawing skills.

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Animation

Animation

I started my career in 2D animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation where I learned animation and honed my drawing skills. I then transitioned into 3D animation and worked on films ranging from full 3D animation, 3D animation with live action and 3D animation with motion capture. have also done cinematic animation for games as well as previsualization for film.

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An Amazing Tutor!

Loved my first lesson with Professor Henry, went over the basic of figure gestures and perspective. Just by going over the pieces I’ve done in the past, I was already able to see the mistakes I’ve made. His recommendations and the way he breaks things down made it so much easier for me to understand. I’ll definitely tutor with him again!

Alexis, 4 lessons with Henry

Strong guiding hand on your journey through art/illustration/animation

As a veteran of the animation industry, Sensei Sato provides knowledgeable critique and breaks down the pathway in an easy to understand way! His skill as an artist/illustrator are a testament to his dedication to the trade. I highly recommend trying a lesson out and encourage you to put everything you have into accepting the wisdom bestowed. Don't sit on your hands and get drawing!

Jarret, 23 lessons with Henry

Excellent professional impressive animation tutor

Henry is teaching animation to our three kids he is great. Henry is organized, has an agenda and assignment for every class and each session is productive. In addition he’s knowledgeable but not overly pedantic, and fun!

Don, 21 lessons with Henry
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$75/hour

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Response time: 22 minutes