David Kersey brings his 15 years of animation experience from Hollywood to NERDIES™. David tells stories of his days working on films such as The Polar Express, Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, and Frozen. Learn the basics of how 3D animated movies are made and use the same software that was use by the professionals to create these blockbuster hits!


Each Weekly Session Runs Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm


Each Weekly Session Runs Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Session Description:

Do you want to know how Frozen was made?! If you answered yes, this is the session for you! We will explore 3D animation. You will get to learn on the same software as the industry professionals. Your mentor will help you make pre-made models come to life. Bring your imagination to reality!

Parent Description:

This session is facilitated by PIXEL™'s Executive Director and former Disney digital artist David Kersey. David has 15 years of experience working on animated movies in Hollywood including the Academy Award winner Frozen.

David will introduce campers to 3D animation software and techniques. Students will learn all about the movie making process and get to experiment with animation and make it work on screen. Campers will bring home a video of their own creation to share with their friends and family. 

We will have computers available for all campers. If you have a computer we can help you get setup so you can continue to animate at home!

Checkout some animation work from previous NERDIES™ years


NERDIES™ Summer Sessions will be held Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. 

A NON-REFUNDABLE payment is required to hold your spot for NERDIES™ Summer Sessions.  In the event your child is unable to attend the payment can be applied to future NERDIES™ offerings.

Minimum of 5 students required, maximum of 12 students total

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