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Stop-motion Headline News

LCAD Students Bring ‘A Boy and His Beast’ to Life in Stop-Motion Animation Master Class

Led by producer Stephanie Alexander and director Calley MacDonald, 15 Laguna College of Art + Design students tackle story development, character design, puppet fabrication, scenery, filming, editing and scoring of a stop-motion animated short in just 10 weeks.

s2015 Headline News

Cogswell Brings VR Mobile Game ‘WeR3’ To SIGGRAPH 2015’s ‘Appy Hour’

Originally prototyped during the 2015 Global Game Jam by Cogswell students Christian Sasso and Steven Ulrich, ‘We Are Cubed’ is the next evolution of 3D puzzle game.

2015 Humanitas Prize Blogs


The Humanitas Prize Call for Entries is now open. If you’ve written a qualifying script you could win $10,000 tax free or more. Inquire within...

call for entries Headline News

Nickelodeon Opens Animation Scholarship Challenge

Nickelodeon calls for entries for first-ever “What’s Your Nickfluence?” animation scholarship challenge in partnership with Get Schooled to award a $25,000 scholarship.

call for entries Headline News

‘Europeman’ Short Film Competition Issues Call for Entries

Animated short film competition is aimed at encouraging students in the field of animation to use their creativity to represent situations relating to European citizenship.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2015 AEF Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients include Tomek Pilarski from Poland’s University of Arts, CSU Long Beach’s Alan Huynh, Sheridan College’s Anastasiia Platoshyna, Ringling’s Michael Trikosko, Sheridan College’s Eustace Ng, Griffith College’s Michael Linhart, MOPA’s Sarah Chalek, Academy of Art University’s Joanna K. Stopyra, and California College of the Arts’ Tiffany Rodriquez.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Filmakademie Diploma Film ‘366 Days’ Tells a Touching Tale

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg graduate Johannes Schiehsl uses Autodesk Maya, Chaos Group’s V-Ray, and Adobe After Effects and Premiere to create his award-winning diploma film, ‘366 Days.’

CG Student Awards Headline News

2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Cinesite Headline News

Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship Announced

Tim Clark and Karine Lafranchise are selected as trainee animators and will be joining the feature animation team at Cinesite’s Montréal studios to work on ‘Charming.’

SIGGRAPH 2015 Headline News

Ringling Film Tops SIGGRAPH 2015 Computer Animation Festival

Ringling College senior thesis film ‘Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou’ by Michelle Kwon and Michael Bidinger named Best Computer Animated Short in the 42nd Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

Awards Headline News

Acme Filmworks’ Ron Diamond to be Honored at UCLA TFT’s 24th Annual Film Festival

Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell Student Developing Virtual Reality Game Using Google Cardboard Technology

Game Design Engineering student Christian Sasso serves as lead engineer for virtual reality game ‘We R Ball’ for Google Cardboard using Unity and C#.