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Cartoon Chaos

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 11:00am
Begins: June 10, 2006

The College of the Canyons Animation Department and the COC Animation Club present this annual showcase of animated films produced by College of the Canyons students. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Media & Fine Arts Building, Room M-318. College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

For more information contact Sheila M. Sofian, (661) 362-5039 or

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Watch The TV Academy College Television Awards Online

Special coverage of the College Television Awards Gala, awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a sample of the winning works are now available via To watch, go to This is the fist time the ceremony has ever been televised or the films been made available for viewing online.

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Melissa Rivers To Emcee TV Academy’s College TV Awards

Melissa Rivers, host of TV Guide Channel's event programming, will emcee the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundations 27th Annual College Television Awards at 7:00 pm on March 19, 2006, at the invitation-only College Television Awards Gala at the Culver Studios. The winning entries will be showcased at the annual College Television Awards Festival on March 20 at 7:30 pm at the Television Academys Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, which is open to the public.

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Notable European Animation Schools

Animators and educators celebrate the diversity of animation at Anima 05, the third edition of the biennial animation festival in Cdoba, Argentina, with special guests Caroline Leaf, Giannalberto Bendazzi and Walter Tournier, among others. Greg Singer reports on the general state of animation education and production in Argentina.

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The Royal College of Art Summer Show: Part 2

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: June 24, 2005

Animation graduates from The Royal College of Art will be screening their work in the Summer Show: Part 2 with screenings and exhibition of work each day. Info and images are available on the college website For more information, contact the college at tel. +44(0)207 590 4511 or fax: +44(0)207 590 4510.

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Algonquin College Teaches Toon Boom Harmony

Toon Boom Animation announced that Algonquin College has chosen Toon Boom Harmony as part of its three-year Animation program. Algonquins program provides students with training in both traditional and digital animation. Following a first year of studies, students have the option of pursuing either traditional or digital animation. They learn the skills necessary to work effectively as animators in a variety of settings. Graduates acquire the skills necessary to work independently, collaboratively and in studio settings.

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Bryan Cranston To Emcee TV Academy’s 26th Annual College Television Awards

Bryan Cranston, star of the FOX series MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, will emcee the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundations 26th Annual College Television Awards at 7:00 pm on March 13, 2005, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. The winning entries will be showcased at the annual College Television Awards Festival, hosted by Martin Bruestle, producer, THE SOPRANOS, on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm at the Television Academys Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, which is open to the public.

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SCAD Announces 3 New Faculty

Animation historian/journalist Harvey Deneroff has joined The Savannah College of Art and Design School of Film and Digital Media as one of three new professors beginning winter quarter 2005.

Deneroff, recently moved from London to Atlanta, joins the college as a part-time professor of animation. The former ANIMATION MAGAZINE and ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE editor has a Ph.D. in communication-cinema and a M.A. degree in cinema from USC.

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Mt. Sierra College Participates in Tech Co. Business Plan Competition

Mt. Sierra College, a leading media arts and design, business and technology college in the San Gabriel Valley, California has been selected to participate in the Howard Schaefer Pasadena Angels BTC Business Competition along with nine other Southern California colleges and universities. The competition, co-sponsored by the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles (BTC) and the Pasadena Angels, challenges teams of Southland students to develop a business plan, feasibility study or marketing plan to raise funds for an early-stage technology company.

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National College of Arts Starts Toon & Video Courses

The National College of Arts (NCA) has launched six-month courses in animation and video production in collaboration with French art institution Ecole-d Art. TV producer Shaukat Zainul Abidin, writer Asghar Nadeem Syed, former Ptv Lahore general manager SM Anwar and UN goodwill ambassador Faryal Gauhar will serve as the faculty members. The college will also get assistance from the Ministry of Information and Technology and Telecom Division to run the courses.

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College of the Canyons Student Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: May 22, 2004

The College of the Canyons Student Animation Festival will feature short animated films and exercises produced by COC students during the past year. The work will include drawn animation as well as 2D and 3D computer animation.

The screening will take place at 6:00pm in room M-318 on the College of the Canyons Campus: 26455 Rockwell Canyons Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

There will be a small reception after the event. Free and open to the public.

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Cal Arts Students Sweep Animation Category at College TV Awards

Cal Art students swept the traditional animation category at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 25th Annual College Television Awards Competition. Cal Arts' David Derrick, ByoungJik Lee and Chris Choy took first, second and third respectively for their toon work. Ringling School of Art & Design students did well in the non-traditional animation category taking second and third with first place going to Craig Van Dyke of Brigham Young.

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Columbia College Loses Head of Semester In L.A. Instructor

Robert F. Enrietto, Jr., former production manager, assistant director, producer and, most recently, administrator of Columbia College Chicagos Semester in L.A. program, died of a heart attack during the holiday break (Dec. 27, 2003) while vacationing in Chicago. He was 62.

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Savannah College’s Beckmann named Education Chair for SIGGRAPH 2005

Patricia Beckmann, chair of the animation department at Savannah College of Art and Design, has been named Education Chair for SIGGRAPH 2005. In addition, Matthew Munn, a second-year graduate student in animation from Calymont, Delaware, won the 10 Second Club monthly Character Animation Competition for the month of November 2003. This online international competition posts a 10-sec sound clip at the beginning of each month.

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Macho Man Savage Wrestles His Way into Webtoon College University

Mike and Andy Parker will be premiering the first episode of the second season of their Webtoon COLLEGE UNIVERSITY, which will guest star pro-wrestling legend Macho Man Randy Savage. The pop culture spoof follows the misadventures of two college friends attending College University, the first university to allow the attendance of humans and primates. The series is animated solely by Mike Parker using Flash and MX.

Drawing Events

Workshop: Saturday Studio - Drawing Skills for High School Students

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: October 18, 2003

Here's your chance to develop the skills you'll need for entrance into the best visual-arts programs.

Join Phillip Woolf for 8 full Saturdays starting October 18th:Life Drawing (3 hrs- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)An introduction to drawing the human figure, using Nicolaides' classic text "The Natural Way to Draw." Includes basic exercises in gesture, contour, weight and modeled drawing.

Elements of Drawing (2 hrs - 2 to 4 p.m.)An introduction to still life drawing, perspective and composition.

Cost: $300.00 plus GST

Television Events

National College Television Awards Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, March 17, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: March 17, 2003

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation presents its annual National College Television Awards Festival. winners of the 24th Annual National College Television Awards will be screened. Come see the winning films and meet some of the top young filmmakers and videographers in the U.S. Perry Simon, president of Viacom Productions, will host the event, which is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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SpongeBob Voice To Present College ATAS Awards

Tom Kenny, the voice actor who portrays SpongeBob and Patchy on SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, is one of the featured presenters at the 24th Annual College Television Awards gala presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) Foundation, Sunday, March 16, 2003 at the St. Regis Hotel in Century City, California. The College Television Awards Competition recognizes excellence in college student film/video productions. At the black-tie awards gala, student filmmakers are mentored with industry leaders that attend the invitation-only ceremony.

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CCS Presents Guest Speakers In Animation And Digital Media

Detroit, Michigan's College for Creative Studies (CCS) Animation and Digital Media department will welcome a group of industry experts in 2002. Lanfranco Aceti, Thom Gillespie and Bill Tomlinson will be guest speakers at a series of presentations hosted by the college. Lanfranco Aceti is a digital artist and a Ph.D. researcher in fine art at Central Saint Martins in London. He has been focusing on the cross-platform media as expression of the contemporary avant-garde. Aceti will be giving an open presentation on November 25, 2002 from 5:00 7:00 pm.

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Writing For Animation Now Offered At Sheridan College

Ontario, Canadas Sheridan College is now offering Writing for Animation through the Program for Continuing Education. The object of this course is to teach the principles of animation writing for short films (both commercial and personal), television series and feature films. Through lectures and guest speakers, group discussions and one-on-one critiques, students will explore such principles as writing for movement, creating believable animated characters -- human, animal and object -- and building a consistent world.