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Mindy Sterling
Mindy Sterling, actress and acting instructor

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Mindy Sterling, actress and acting instructorMindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling was raised in the sunny beaches of Miami, FL. Her father was
a singer/comedian and her mother was a dancer. She had it in her and came to
Los Angeles where she got involved in improv with The Groundlings.

Best known for her portrayal of Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers
trilogy, Mindy continues her work at the Groundlings as an instructor,
director and improviser.

Some of her film credits include Mars Needs Moms, where she was a part of
the motion capture process. Also Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Grinch Who Sole
Christmas and Reno 911 The Movie.

In addition to being the voice of Ms. Endive on Cartoon Network’s Chowder,
she plays Principle Slidmore on Disney's Ant Farm and has appeared in
Desperate Housewives, 2 Broke Girls, iCarly, The League, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, My name Is Earl.

She is currently the voice of Beifong in Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra. 

Byron Vaughns
'Byron Vaughns

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Byron Vaughns, animator and instructorByron Vaughns

Byron Vaughns is an American animation producer and Emmy® award winning
director of
animated cartoons . He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked as an
Artist-in-Residence program in a regional school district whose students'
ages ranged from 6-18.

His background includes the development of animation concepts designed for
television, direct-to-video and theatrical motion pictures.

He has directed on Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures and
Animaniacs, (Warner Bros./Amblin), and produced for The Pink Panther (MGM),
Dumb & Dumber (Hanna Barbera )and Casper's Haunted Christmas (Mainframe).
He was nominated for an Annie award for The Adventures of Brer Rabbit DVD
feature (Universal).

His experience is extensive having worked with writers such as Seth
McFarland, Joe Barbera, and Paul Dini and talented performers such as Danny
Glover, Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Wanda Sykes, D. L. Hughley and Persia
White.

Byron wanted to share his knowledge of cartoon making with the public, so he
teamed up with his wife Betty, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Art
Education, K-1. They decided to create a cartoon workshop studio created
for young children & teenagers ages 5 to 17 whose primary interest was to
draw and animate cartoons. It was listed in Los Angeles Magazine's Best of
LA (1999) issue.

Many creative people in animation participated as special guests at the
workshop studio including Gary Owens (voice of Space Ghost ), Butch Hartman
(creator of Fairly Odd Parents), John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren & Stimpy)
and Steve Hillenberg (creator of Spongebob Squarepants).

Betty has credits as a Nick Jr. producer/animation writer/ voiceover
performer for the pilot (La-D-Da's First Nickel) and also worked as a
production assistant on Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs (Warner Bros.
Animation).
Her background in animation production, coupled with her first love of
teaching children, was a natural segue for co-creating a place of learning.
Thus, she served as the Administrative Director and Byron served as the
Creative Director of their animation workshop studio.
A new version of the Vaughns' workshop studio (based on the older model) is
currently called Cartoon Gogo, which travels to students (children and
adults) and shows them how to do their own cartoons.

Byron says that "Cartoon Gogo offers a fun experience where children and
adults can learn the art of cartooning utilizing excellent one-on-one
instruction from professionals who have solid animation backgrounds in
traditional animation. The background of the instructors include either an
animation degree, strong knowledge of the field or actual working experience
in television or motion pictures (with such studios as Universal, Disney,
MGM, Warner Bros. etc.)."

Jeremy Shada
Jeremy Shada

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Jeremy ShadaJeremy Shada


Jeremy Shada has been living and working in Los Angeles since the age of
five. Currently, Jeremy is starring in Cartoon Network's The Incredible
Crew, a new live-action sketch comedy series produced by Nick Cannon, slated
to premiere in 2013.

Jeremy is also busy with his work as the young adventurer Finn, the central
character on Cartoon Network's hugely popular, Emmy nominated animated
series Adventure Time.

Jeremy Fun Factoids

Age: 15

Hobbies:
Video gaming, skateboarding, surfing, working out at the gym, singing,
watching movies, hanging out with his friends and donating time to a number
of charities and causes.

Past Television Series: Shark, Stacked, The Loup, Good Girls Don't, Nip/
Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, ER, Parenthood, Cold Case and Lost

Past Movies: Team America, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Chowder, Super
Crazies, Penguins of Madagascar, My Neighbors the Yamadas, and Bambi

The Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy Camp

August 6 – 10, 2012
Aspiring cartoonists are invited to learn the fundamentals of animation at the Cartoon Network Studios Fantasy Camp. Campers will immerse themselves in animation technology, basic hand drawing techniques, flip book basics, creating characters, voice-acting, and so much more. Guided by experts from our Emmy Award-winning animation studios.

5 day/4 night

Ages: 6 - 14

Price: $495 (not inclusive of room cost)

Package Components
  • Amenity Package
  • Welcome Pizza Party
  • Lunch with Talent and Creators for 3 days
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Graduation Ceremony
Camp Hours

Monday:
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Animation 101

Campers learn a brief overview of animation technology and engage in tutorials detailing best practices and basic hand drawing techniques.

Flip Book Basics

Each camper gets a chance to a start work on their very own flip book. Instructors will provide tips and tricks of creating a more dynamic animation.

Creating a Character

Campers are taken through the process of drawing, animating and generating different personas to populate
their stories.

Creating a Voice

Campers learn the basics of voice acting to bring their animated creations to life. Instructors provide tips on how
to create sound effects and different personalities using acting methods.
Writing a Scene

Campers take a first crack at writing a scene for their animated characters to bring their story to life. Activities include learning to storyboard and composing scripts.

Q&A with the Experts

Campers will have the chance to ask questions and interact with the animators and voice actors that bring them their favorite Cartoon Network shows.

Share Your Work!

After spending the week creating their very own animated masterpieces, campers will share the fruits of their labor with family and friends!

*Camp programs are subject to change
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