My name is Nick Bakker. I live with my wife and two teenage sons in Riverport, Nova Scotia, in an old sea captain's house by the water. I possibly have one of the world's funnest jobs. I get to think of entertaining and amusing scenarios all day long, feverishly attempt to tell those stories visually, and frequently get to see them dance on the cinema and television screens of the world. My passion for this silly cartoon business is infectious. Bring me in to one of your classes and you'll see for yourself! I look forward to meeting you!
Workshops and Activities
I have worked for over fifteen years in the animation industry in a variety of roles (production designer, assistant director, story supervisor, art director...) . I am currently a feature film story artist for Sony Picture Animation. I am passionate about what I do and am keen to share that passion with students of all ages. I love teaching a variety of things, the common thread being visual storytelling. I enjoy talking to older kids about career opportunities in the commercial arts industry. I enjoy teaching the fundamentals of art (drawing, painting, design..) to all ages. I love teaching introductory animation techniques for all ages . I love teaching advanced storyboarding and filmmaking techniques to particularly keen/driven students. And finally I love teaching the fundamentals of story development. I have not developed any formal curriculum, as I only do one or two speaking engagements a year. But I am happy to develop one if needed. So basically, I'm quite open to teaching anything regarding animation and storytelling.
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4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Cartooning/Animation, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Illustration