instructor profiles Roger Oda
Busy creating stunning layouts & backgrounds for TV.
Roger Oda attended CalArts, where he graduated in Character Animation in 2001. He works in Los Angeles as a designer in Television Animation. He has worked for Titmouse Inc, Fox Television Animation, Bento Box Entertainment, and Starburns Industries, designing backgrounds and layouts on shows such as Motorcity, Metalocalypse, The Cleveland Show and Rick and Morty.
Roger is approachable, in that he's friendly and easy to talk to. No fuss. Always has students' interest in mind. He gave me new thoughts on how to approach and use Perspective as tools to tell stories. Roger alleviated my aching and reluctance of Perspective that has been chronically hampering my progress in art, illustration and design process.
I think the lectures, assignments, and feedback both on assignments and in the forum were handled so well, they were all invaluable to me as a beginner. Roger structured the course really well and gets across the fundamentals really efficiently.
Mr Oda is very engaging and adds an element of fun to the assignments. His feedback was very complete and informative. I would definitely take a class with him again.
Very good class. He was always encouraging and helpful. His critique was clear and concise without being harsh. Overall excellent class.
Roger Oda is a very inspiring and clearly committed instructor. He always provided feedback quickly and encouraged us to ask, search, and work more. His positive attitude, good advice, and encouragement is absolutely invaluable. As much as the class was demanding, it was a great pleasure and privilege to have Roger for the instructor.
He was very thorough and gave specific feedback for every student's needs. I learned a lot not only from my own critiques but from watching other students.
Roger Oda was a joy to learn from. He seemed genuinely interested in helping us learn, had no ego, and his laughter really made the videos entertaining. Perspective can be quite a dry subject but I loved every moment of it. Thank you for being awesome!
He's a nice person and I think that added a great experience for me to study and be in his class. He gave a thoughtful answers for my assignments and also thoughtful direction of which direction I could push myself towards during the Q&As. Would love to meet him in person and study Perspective in a real industry situation under his guidance.
Very fun, uplifting instructor. The feedback I received was super helpful, but also positive so even after a rough assignment, I left the critique feeling inspired and ready to improve the next assignment. I learned more than I expected to, and while the limit 8 weeks means things are fast paced, I have plenty of tools to continue to practice with.
Really passionate instructor! Helped me understand and appreciate perspective more. I can definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to learn more about perspective.