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Nancy Beiman

Professor
Sheridan College

I am a graduate of the Character Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts and have done everything in animation from concept to production, with emphasis on story, design, and character animation. I worked as a supervising animator in America, Europe, and Australian studios and now teach full time at Sheridan college while producing my own independent films and, of course, writing books.

Subjects: Animation

Biography

NANCY BEIMAN has worked as a supervising animator, director, character designer, and storyboard artist for studios in five countries including: Walt Disney Feature and Television Animation, Amblin’ (Now DreamWorks), Warner Brothers Animation, and her own studio. She has worked in feature film, television specials, commercials, and new media. Nancy has illustrated several books and written articles on animation and cartooning for magazine and online publications. She is a graduate of the CHARACTER ANIMATION PROGRAM at the California Institute of the Arts and received her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her first book, PREPARE TO BOARD! is the standard text on feature and short film animation storyboarding. Her second book ANIMATED PERFORMANCE is the only book on acting for animation written by a professional animator. produced her own independent film, YOUR FEETS TOO BIG, in 1983 and in 2016 returned to independent film production—more about that later! She has taught second year storyboard and mentored students in Sheridan College’s BA Animation program since 2008 and before that taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Character animation, storyboard, character design, animation history, scriptwriting

Personal Interests

    Travel, reading, learning, silent film comedy, comedy in general, cooking, and animals, particularly my two cats.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Prepare to Board Creating Story & Characters for Animated 3e - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Cinetecca di Bologna website

THE ANIMATED TRAMP: CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN ANIMATION


Published: Jul 01, 2014 by Cinetecca di Bologna website
Authors: Nancy Beiman
Subjects: Animation

Charlie Chaplin's titanic influence on American animation began in 1914 and continues to this day, sometimes in surprising ways. My paper analyzes how and why Chaplin's art set the tone for American animation for a century to come and how the man and his work influenced major studios' stories and characters.

Photos

Videos

YOUR FEETS TOO BIG

Published: Feb 18, 2017

My first independent film, completed shortly after I graduated from Cal Arts.