Georgetown's Own

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Georgetown's Own

Postby Scooter1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:34 pm

There are many people from GEORGETOWN that have made a major contribution, they may not be found on lists of NOTABLE or FAMOUS people, but should be recognized, lets record their names and stories here and then I will put together a publication about them. Please join in and let's recognize these folks.

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Re: Georgetown's Own

Postby Scooter1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:54 pm


A graduate of the Sheridan College Classical Animation program, Brian has worked in the animation industry for the past 30 years. He worked as an assistant animator on the feature film, Rock and Rule, character designer on the original Inspector Gadget series, and layout artist on Ewoks and Droids, Smurfs, Flintstone Kids, Laser Tag and Punky Brewster. He was the layout supervisor on Carebears and Teddy Ruxpin, and an animator on Y's the Magnificent and other short films. Brian has also worked as an illustrator for various advertising agencies whose clients included, Kellogg's, Nestle's Quik, Barbie, McDonald's, and Burger King.

He has also worked as a comic book artist for Darkhorse Comics as well as self publishing a comic series titled "Lethargic Comics Weakly".

Brian was the Co-ordinator of the Classical Animation program at Sheridan College from 1996 - 2000. He was also an Instructor teaching Storyboarding, Layout, Character Design, Animation, Background Painting and Life Drawing from 1988 through 2000.

During this same time period he also wrote new curriculum for Sheridan College, the 1st year animation curriculum for the program at Studio Saskatoon, and the curriculum for the Limcockwing school in Taiwan.

In 2001, Brian left Sheridan College and moved to Seneca College in Toronto. His proposal to set up a new 2D/3D animation program was accepted by the Government and implimented in 2002. Brian wrote the curriculum for the 1st and 2nd year courses. Brian is currently teaching 1st year Animation at Seneca College.

In 2002, while at Seneca College, Brian was asked to draw the storyboards for a film entitled "Ryan", directed by Chris Landreth. "Ryan" won the 2005 Academy Award Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film as well as a Genie. To date the film has won more than 45 international awards.

From Feb - May 2007 Brian worked with Chris on another computer animated film titled, "The Spine", once again drawing the storyboards for the entire 14 minute film.

He has written 9 books on the various processes of animation. These books and the information on his website ( ... have been used in the curriculum of animation schools around the world for more than 20 years.

Brian is currently teaching Animation at Seneca College and Character Design/Storyboarding at Humber College in their 3D Computer Animation Program while continuing to do freelance work and guest lecturing at studios across North America in his spare time.

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One of GEORGETOWN'S OWN, we salute BRIAN LEMAY, we are proud of you...
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