Final Checklist for Animation Jam (March 6 & 7)


We are so excited to have 56 Sisler IDM & Winnipeg School Division students learning from Disney animator Trent Correy

March 6-7, 2017 checklist


MAniJam (Manitoba Animation Jam Out Session) is a creative challenge brought to you by Sisler IDM & Trent Correy. Student film-makers, animators & artists will be challenged to create animations in just 3 hours (sort of! remember School does end at 3:30 pm). 3 hours to create an animation from start to finish does sound crazy, but that’s the whole fun of it.  Every student’s animation must start and finish with the same Key-Frames.  Students may animate using any of the following tools:

  • pencils & paper,
  • Adobe Photoshop,
  • Adobe Flash/Animate,
  • Adobe After Effects,
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Animation Desk
  • etc


On March 6 & 7th, Disney animator Trent Correy (a former student) will be leading a 2 day celebration of Animation live @ Sisler…we are calling it MAniJam (Manitoba Animation Jam). Trent was one of the animators on the Academy Award winning animations: Frozen, Big Hero 6, & Feast and on the Golden Globe winning movie Zootopia and the nominated Moana. His work also includes The Smurfs movie, TMNT and many more. This will be an intimate event, with a maximum of 50 students (40 will be Sisler students). At this point lunch will not be provided, but we are working on that. There will also be a 4 draw for all 2-day participants to receive a copy of:

Art of Big Hero 6 book, Art of Moana book, Art of Zootopia book, & Art of Frozen book


Day 1 Workshop Details & Breakdown:

9:00 – 10:15: Presentation: Trent’s Path to working at Disney/Portfolio
10:30 – 11:45: Animation Jam begins
11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 2:00:  Animation Jam (continued) – Submit exported animations at 3:30. 2:10 – 3:10:  Talk – How to get into the animation industry (Grade 11 Animation students will join )

Day 2 Workshop Details & Breakdown:

9:00 – 9:45: Talk – Pitching a story and how to start an animated short
10:00 – 10:20: Animation Jam Showcase of student work compiled as one short film
11:30-11:45: How to Draw Caricature Workshop & Good-Byes
11:45 – 12:45: Lunch (All students will be dismissed)
12:45 – 1:30: Presentation to Grade 11 Animation students (not part of Animation Jam)
1:40 – 2:30

2:30 Early dismissal from school because of department meetings.  All students must make their way back to their home schools/home at this point.



Trent’s Tumblr:

Walt Disney Animation Studios -Character Animator

 – Present
  • “Moana”- Animator
  • “Zootopia”- Animator
  • “Frozen Fever”- Animator
  • “Big Hero 6”- Assistant Animator
  • “World of Color”- Animator
  • “Frozen”- Apprentice Animator
  • Talent Development Program- Trainee

Trent’s Work:

 “Zootopia” Shot Breakdown from trent correy on Vimeo Zootopia Animation from trent correy on VimeoA break down of one of my “Zootopia” shots from story to final animation . Some shots I animated on “Zootopia” Shot Breakdown: Fred Action Scene from trent correy on Vimeo. Property of Walt Disney Animation Studios. For educational purposes only. Here’s a breakdown video for a few scenes from “Big Hero 6”. I had so much fun making the last video, and received such positive feedback that I decided to make another:) This was a very challenging sequence for me and a lot of fun at the same time. Each shot in the sequence had a different workflow (stepped, splined, straight ahead, heavily referenced) all depending on what the shot needed. I learnt so much from the Supervisors and the Directors on this sequence, I feel so humbled and privileged every time I present my shots for feedback. It’s such a positive atmosphere and everyone in the room is truly trying to make the shot the best it can be. From Story-boarding to Editorial everyone involved is improving the shot, I especially loved watching effects and lighting work their magic in the sequence! I’d love to hear feedback on what you’d be interested in seeing next, this was so much fun, I think I’ll do more! Thanks for watching!  Here’s some character animation I did for Disney’s “Big Hero 6”! Trent Correy- Disney Reel 2013 from trent correy on Vimeo. Here’s some of the animation I created at Disney Feature Animation in 2013. The reel includes work from “Frozen”, “World of Color” for Disneyland and some work from the Talent Development Program. All work is copyright The Walt Disney Company. Thanks for viewing!