MYRNA works with animators and directors to develop physical behaviour, relationship to other characters, context within story, and anatomical detail — all the components that make animation truly alive and specific.
BY NOTICING the details of character, environment, and relationship, and exploring and refining the physicality of these details in shot preparation, imagined situations, reference, and team and one-on-one consultation, Myrna helps animators develop advanced skills for creating truly powerful visual and physical storytelling.
MYRNA WORKS with principles of movement, anatomy, shape, weight, breath, timing, gender, age, environmental elements, emotional condition, story, heightened moments (key framing), relationship, creature and object characteristics, choices in physical expression, transitional movement, and the involvement of text, props and choreography as they relate to animation.
MYRNA’S background is in dance and choreography, character and physical performance for theatre, film and TV, human behaviour and anthropology, anatomy, kinesiology, performance capture, and writing.
She has taught and consulted in the area of character behaviour and development, and visual storytelling at DREAMWORKS and DISNEY, as well as LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY in Los Angeles, LUCASFILM and CG PROTEGE in Singapore, GOBELINS and ANNECY in France, the GOBELINS INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS PROGRAM worldwide, GRIFFITH FILM SCHOOL in Australia, THE ONE ACADEMY in Malaysia and THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY in Taiwan.