Aaron Holly

General Information


Industrial Light & Magic

Character Technical Director  - Tippett Studio

Teacher  - Academy of Art University

Character Technical Director  - The Robinsons & Rapunzel


Bachelors Degree  - UCLA

MFA  - Computer Arts , Academy of Art College

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Well, another well known name in the rigging world helped me out, Aaron Holly, who was working at Tippett at the time.

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Creature Technical Director Aaron Holly has over ten years of production experience in Videogames, Visual Effects and Feature Animation studios. Because Aaron has worked in a number of studios and pipelines over the years he is able to bring a wide range of experience, knowledge and insight to his tutorials. Aaron first began taking 2D animation classes while getting his Bachelors Degree at UCLA. He then continued his studies at the Academy of Art College where he earned an MFA in Computer Arts and later, while working in Visual Effects, returned to teach Graduate & Undergraduate classes. After a few years in the Videogame industry Aaron made the leap into Visual Effects working at Tippett Studio. He then went on to work at Industrial Light + Magic, ESC Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation and, currently, Disney Feature Animation. He has worked on various projects including The Haunting, Hollow Man, Mummy Returns, Time Machine, Matrix Reloaded, Shark Tale, Meet The Robinsons & Rapunzel as a Character Technical Director. Aaron is now working as a Creature TD on exciting new projects at Weta Digital.

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Drawing on years of production experience in various studios, Aaron guides you through the tools & techniques to rig a character typical of major Feature Animation studios completely, from head to toe.
Every chapter is complete and thorough, making sure that no step or information is skipped or glossed over. You will gain a complete and thorough understanding of the underlying concepts & tools of Rigging for Feature Animation. Rigging for Feature Animation provides complete and thorough training for anyone interested in learning these tools & techniques for the first time and is equally valuable to those looking to add to their arsenal of techniques. Over 9 hours of lessons. INSTRUCTOR BIO Aaron Holly has worked as a Character Technical Director at Tippett Studio, Industrial Light + Magic, ESC Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation & currently Disney Feature Animation. Aaron has also taught at the Academy of Art University and continues to lecture.

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