Our faculty member Fran Krause’s blog Deep Dark Fears is pretty awesome.
Congrats to our very own Eusong Lee!! His film “Will” is a winner at the Student Oscars — the annual student competition held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The films will be given medals (gold, silver, bronze) at a ceremony on June 8th.
This Thursday May 16th, Cinefamily will feature work by current students from the Experimental and Character Animation programs at CalArts! It’s going to be an exciting evening of films!
The event begins at 11:59PM on Thursday May 16th, at 611 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Click here to buy tickets!!
On Wednesday May 8th 2013, we held our annual Producers’ Show at the Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood. This year’s show featured guest of honor (and alum) Brad Bird, who gave out the Walter & Gracie Lantz Animation Prize to Jacob Streilein for his film “Punctuwool” and the Peers’ Pick to John Kim for “The Sugar Bugs.”
- Full photo set via our Facebook page (87 pics)
- Film list for the Producers’ Show, via the CalArts Blog
- 2013 CalArts Character Animation Student Films
Photographs by Scott Groller, unless otherwise indicated. © CalArts 2013
CalArts held an interdisciplinary Digital Arts Expo yesterday, featuring innovative work from across the institute. The event was helmed by Ajay Kapur, Director of Music Technology and Associate Dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts.
Many dedicated students put long hours into creating, arranging, performing, leading and curating for the expo, including Hil Jaeger, Andrew Flores, Colin Honigman, Youngmin Joo, David Howe, Jason Jahnke, and Elijah Kleeman (to name just a few). Please enjoy this photo album by Andrew Flores showcasing artwork, musical robotics, and performances by members of the CalArts community.
Several films by Character Animation students were featured last night in the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall as well:
- Eusong Lee: “Shape”
- Skyler Page: “Crater Face”
- Aron Bothman: “Still”
- Jasmine Lai: “When I Grow Up”
- Erin Loelius: “The Light Collector”
Many thanks to Jason Sondhi for the post!
Via Short of the Week—CalArts Character Animation Program 2013.Year end projects have been delivered by BFA students of the CalArts Character Animation Program. The best of the best, 23 films, will screen tonight …
Our students each make one film per year (and sometimes more!), working extremely hard from initial concept to final render. They create their films individually, often sitting side by side in our computer labs and cubes, supporting each other and giving feedback. Their films are diverse in storytelling and design, and unified by a bold exploration of creativity and imagination.
Starting soon, we’ll feature one film per day, spotlighting each student filmmaker. Meantime, please enjoy all the films:
Our students recently completed their films!! Lots of postings coming soon.
Ivy Flores, MFA student in Experimental Animation at CalArts, recently created an incredibly beautiful installation called “A Scenic View of the End of the World,” projecting CG animation onto soft fabric. Viewing the installation in person, one could lie down on the floor in the center of the installation, see an orange-hued sunsrise and blue-hued sunset, hear gorgeous music, and watch mesmerizing images. Please enjoy video from the installation, as well as these photos!
CN is pretty cool that they give the opportunity to all the interns to pitch anything they like so we can get feedback from the studio!
Here are some drawings from my pitch….Wish I made more, because I have a lot of ideas in my head for it. If I can get my act together I will try to expand on it some more and maybe make a comic or something…
The characters are based on the monster kids designs I had done . The idea is a study abroad program for Monster Children to have the educational opportunity to study a human world. However, the program is very underground; Instead of having to know a foreign language to be accepted, they have to be able to disguise themselves to blend in as humans.
It’s been a huge huge honor to be able to work at CN this semester! Such amazing people work there! Thanks to all y’all who came to my pitch!
Soyeon Kim, CalArts alum and current instructor in our program, is nearly finished making her short film “Ahco.” Check out Soyeon’s blog, featuring production artwork and process. We can’t wait to see this film. Soyeon is a wonderful teacher and artist!
How wonderful to see Character Animation student Fiona Hsieh featured in The Art of Animation blog!