Full Disney Short: L’étrange Aventure de la Famille Winter (The Strange Journey of the Winter Family)

From iamag.co

Enjoy the Full Disney Short: L’étrange Aventure de la Famille Winter. Emilie and Charles Winter are loving parents who are working hard for the happiness of their children and to provide them with essential values like learning to live together, sharing, mutual aid.

Don’t Forget: Fall Festival Submission Deadline is November 1st


Jorge Ruiz coming to AAU on November 1st


Please join us in welcoming back, Jorge Ruiz, animator on Disney’s new movie, Moana.
Hear from Jorge about his journey, from Academy of Art into the industry working on these amazing films.
Teatime Animation Club will be hosting this event.
#Moana #JorgeRuiz #AAU #AcademyofArtAnimationandVisualEffects#Anm #VFX #TeatimeAnimationClub #Teatime

Journey through Creativity

From the folks at TVPaint, click here for the all the info.

In 2016, TVPaint Animation celebrates its 25th anniversary ! For this special occasion, we decided to produce our first short movie, « Journey through Creativity », directed by the young artist Tevy Dubray.

We now invite you inside the creation process of the movie. Come and meet the people behind the project and discover every step of the making of a 2D animation film !

TVPaint has made available many production files from the film, so you can download the files and examine the structure of them to get a better idea of how TVPaint functions.

The Art of Composition: 140 Iconic Shots

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-46-17-pmEnjoy The Art of Composition in a selection of 140 Iconic Shots. Your frame is your canvas, and composition is the art of arranging objects in a frame. Discover how some technics used in a collection of iconic shots from legendary movies and have a better understanding of why items, characters are in the frame and why. Created by Comp_cam.

Click here to check out the shots.

Junior Giants Foodiecats – Health

It’s time to get out and play! The Foodiecats learn the healthy benefits of playing outside.

Working closely with the San Francisco Giants, our team of students and alumni from the Animation and VFX department of Academy of Art University is proud to introduce the fun loving Foodiecats! An animated series of short films created by Gil Banducci in collaboration with the San Francisco Junior Giants.

2D Animation & Storyboarding Tutoring with Felix Hallock


Doughnuts and a movie…for October 2016


Fall Festival 2016 Guidelines


For the most updated instructions, check out https://vfxgateway.wordpress.com/fallfestival2016/

Hello, VFX/Animation students! Get ready for Fall Festival 2016!


All Fall Festival submissions will be accepted before Saturday November 1st, 11pm.

Absolutely no late revisions or late entries will be considered or accepted!

Your submissions MUST BE FINISHED WORK, by the given due date.  Incomplete submissions will be automatically disqualified. This is non-negotiable.


To be eligible for entry in the Fall Festival, you must submit a high-resolution clip of your finished work.

Videos will only be accepted within these parameters: 

FILE FORMAT: Quicktime (.mov) or MP4 (.mp4)


FRAME RATE: 24fps (not 23.957 or any other)

VIDEO RESOLUTION: 1080p resolution (1920×1080)

AUDIO SETTINGS:  Uncompressed or Linear PCM, 16bit, little endian row-order, at 44khz.

.mov or .mp4 file extensions on all submissions only! AVIs are not admissible!

If you need assistance with compressions, please see this Vimeo page:


Please name your file with the following convention:

“FF16_Name_StudentID.mov” or “FF16_Name_StudentID.mp4”

Video Lab hours are 9am – 6pm Monday through Friday.  If you cannot make it to the Video Lab during that time frame, feel free to email us at: videolab313@gmail.com

Submit the files on the “netapp” server > in the “Videodropoff” folder > in the folder named “Fall Festival” > in the folder named “2016”.



From our Modeling Coordinator, Sarafina Murphy-Gibson.

Nightmares do come true! Don’t miss out on the fall Costume Carnival that promises sinister pleasures and macabre delights. Witches, demons and fairies oh my! Thanks for the awesome poster Juan Cadena!