Philo Barnhart
Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator  known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Philo worked on many animated TV shows and video games, including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragon’s Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters. Philo’s parents, Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart, were animators at Disney’s animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he has spent his life continuing the tradition of making stories come to life through art.
Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Inc. His latest comic title is Whispers from the Void.


Master Class

Adapting Intellectual Properties into Consumer Products

4-hour Master Class $79
(includes 3 day general admission)
Class is limited to 20 students
Thurday, June 20, 2pm-6:30pm

Philo will cover adapting intellectual character properties for a variety of consumer products, including:
apparel; home electronics; housewares; paper party products; promotional items; high-end collectibles and toys (character mugs; dolls; action figures; games; puzzles, etc.).

Discovery of tools the artist will use including:
*checking product trends
*character and period costume research
*using color specifiers, such as Pantone
*preparing character and prop turn-around drawings for sculptor’s use

Master Class

Sequential Art and Story-boarding

4-hour Master Class $79
(includes 3 day general admission)
Class is limited to 20 students
Saturday, June 22, 9am-1:30pm

Learn the mechanics of good story-boarding such as camera angles, the 180˚ rule, “why” & “when” to move the camera, etc. See what it takes to be a story artist in a studio environment.
Class will cover Including:

Storytelling techniques
How, When & Why to move the Camera
Composition & Mood
Tips & Techniques
Storytelling Tools
Drawing Shortcuts
Pans, Cuts & Shot Selection
From Script to Thumbnails to Final Storyboards