Our students have a yearly tradition called “48 Hour Films” each November, where they gather together and make a short individual film on a specific theme over a weekend. BFA4 student Charley Hodgkins put them together on his YouTube page - enjoy!!
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.
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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
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:
Mark Andrews, alum of our program, and director of Pixar’s “Brave,” kicked off the school year with a talk, a screening of the film, and a Q&A session. It was as lively and spirited as ever — lots of great discussion about his work and the film! Thanks to Mark for visiting, and we hope to see him back again soon. Thanks as well to Jennifer Dunlap from Pixar.
(Photographs by Katelyn Gannon)
Cindey Chiang is a recent grad of our program—check out this snapshot of her creative process.
HONEY BADGERS yarka watercolours and gouache on watercolour paper, 5.3” x 3.8”
Ryan Shaw’s BFA4 film “D is for Danger” was selected for our 2010 Producers’ Show — it’s a great short film!
Many thanks to John Andrews, co-founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Animation Festival, for the screening of CalArts animated films on Sunday. Check out this nice review from Screen Invasion. And — shout-out to alum Shion Takeuchi, whose film “When the Time is Ripe" is highlighted in the article!
Alum Alex Hirsch's show “Gravity Falls” (Disney TV) will air starting this June 2012. Read about it in the Los Angeles Times article “It’s a New Scene at Disney Channel.” Check out “Off the Wall,” one of his CalArts films — great fun.
Next up in our “a film a day” series: Misty Marsden's BFA4 “Stringbean" (2010). Her BFA3 film "On My Way…" was in our 2009 Producers’ Show. Misty has some beautiful work in her online portfolio, too: http://mistyportfolio.blogspot.com/.