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School of Visual Arts Headline News

SVA Launches 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

Director Daniel Minahan and animator Alex Kupershmidt to be honored with Dusty Outstanding Alumni Awards at the School of Visual Arts’ 26th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival.

Digital-Tutors Headline News

Digital-Tutors Announces Free Training for TurboSquid CheckMate Certification

Digital-Tutors releases three new tutorials for Maya, 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D taught by a former Sony Imageworks artist to help 3D artists get CheckMate certified for TurboSquid's online store.

Chris Landreth Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chris Landreth

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:43pm

Oscar-winning animation director Chris Landreth talks about his hyper-real narrative style, his new comedic short ‘Subconscious Password,’ his ‘Making Faces’ facial animation masterclass, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Alex McDowell

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:35pm

Alex McDowell, world-building expert and Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, discusses world building, film and animation production design, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 - Jon Landau

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:06pm

Jon Landau, James Cameron’s longtime producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, discusses the ‘Avatar’ sequels, new technologies, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Education & Training Headline News

Vancouver Animation School Launches New Digital Matte Painting Program

First-of-its-kind specialized diploma program features industry-standard curriculum implementing the process and pipeline used at MPC and other Vancouver-area visual effects studios.

Short Films Headline News

Cogswell College’s Star Thief Studio Produces ‘Drawn Home’ Short

Original short animated film and interactive iPad book app is from Star Thief Studio, one of several on-campus project-based learning studios offered by Cogswell College. 

Education & Training Headline News

Matt Danner to Lead Free Storyboarding Workshop

Participants selected for free, two-day storyboarding workshop led by animator Matt Danner will be provided with a free one-month license for Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro software.

workshops Headline News

Edward Bakst Bringing Imagination Workshop to UC Berkeley

Designer, director and AWN blogger Edward Bakst to lead a five-week workshop, ‘Unleashing Imagination,’ presented by UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice beginning January 30 through February 27.

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