Kubo and the Two Strings: Full Behind the Scenes Stop Motion & Voice Acting

Alumn Samar Shool and his recent National Emmy Award

On Facebook, alumn Samar Shool posted…

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To check out the work/show, click here.

FAT Tuesdays

Meet a group of professional animators (AAU alumni) working in the industry (at Pixar), and now teaching classes at the Academy of Art University with the goal to be working along side the graduates one day.

DreamWorks Animation: Fall 2016 Internship Program

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2D Internship at Titmouse in Los Angeles

Part Time Unpaid Internship
Titmouse inc. is looking for fall semester animation interns. This is an artist internship.
Our internship program varies based on what productions are in house during the semester, but normal internship duties include:
Assisting animation clean-up
Assisting color & paint department
Assisting After Effects compositing

We’re looking for interns who can work 8 hours per day 2-3 days per week.

Applicants should be interested in an artist career path.
Experience with the following software is preferred, though it is not required.
Adobe Flash
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro

If interested, please send a link to your reel and resume to rjohnson@academyart.edu

1 Day Workshop with Kim Jung Gi in San Francisco (8/13, Saturday)


Kim Jung Gi is coming to the Bay Area!  This will be Kim’s only appearance in Bay Area during his U.S. visit in 2016.

In this workshop, Master Kim will share his working methods and techniques in creating visual direction through compositions, perspective, human anatomy and drawing techniques.  In addition, master Kim will share his character design process & coloring process using watercolor.

Lunch will be provided.
Book signing and merchandise sales to follow lecture.
Newly released sketchbook “2016 Sketch Collection” will be available for sale.
If you are not planning to attend, you can still walk-in at 3PM for merchandise purchase & book signing.
Limited to 75 seats (15 Seats Remaining)
Date: Saturday, August 13th

Time: 11AM – 2PM (Lecture)

2PM – 3PM (Lunch will be provided)

3PM – 5PM (Book Signing)

Tuition: $75

Location: SOMArts

934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-1414 | http://www.somarts.org/


Paid registrations canceled up to five (5) days prior to the workshop are entitled to a full refund. All cancellations within five (5) days prior to the workshop or are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% based on the order total of the cancelled workshop.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing (via e-mail).
If you do not cancel or are a “no-show” for any Workshop, any registration fee paid will be forfeited and no refund or credit will be offered. If it becomes necessary to cancel, or you are unable to attend the Workshop, you may send a friend or family member in your place to take your space in the Workshop
Kim Jung Gi US – Sketch Collection, News, and More!

Creative Spark: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3”) takes viewers inside her creative process in an exploration of where ideas come from.

Incredible Look At The Making of Kubo and the Two Strings, #KuboMovie by Laika

Looking for Interns!

CoSA VFX – North Hollywood, CaliforniaNorth Hollywood, CA
CoSA VFX, Inc. has opportunities for 2D Intern s in its North Hollywood studio. Successful candidates should possess a basic understanding of photo-realistic compositing in Nuke. Interns will develop the ability to solve creative problems using simple, efficient techniques, share ideas with teammates, and iterate rapidly based on client notes.


  • Capable in Nuke compositing software
  • Demonstrated capacity for color consistency, visual composition and creativity
  • Able to carry out camera tracking and small amounts of roto
  • Able to take instruction and utilize simple, efficient techniques to achieve creative results
  • Effective in communicating with team and management
  • Experience in a television or feature-film VFX environment a plus


  • Knowledge of SynthEyes, Mocha, PF Track, Modo, Maya and/or Photoshop is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Python, TCL, JavaScript is a plus.

For more information, click here.

Behind the Scenes of “KNOB”

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