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Want to know a little more about Lorelay Bove? Watch her interview below about her work on “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Dear Graduating Seniors,
It gives us great pleasure to announce the production of our first ever Academy of Art University Yearbook!
Your full cooperation and participation will ensure all seniors are represented in the yearbook.
The photo shoot schedule (for seniors) with specific times and building locations is as follows:
9:00am – 12:00pm – 60 Federal, Car Port
9am – 11am – 625 Polk, Main Lobby
1:00 – 4:00pm – 601 Brannan, Main Lobby (for Townsend/Brannan locations)
2:00pm – 4:00pm – 2300 Stockton, Main Lobby (for: Chestnut, Northpoint, Cannery locations)
10:00am – 1pm – 625 Polk, Main Lobby
10am – 1pm – 1849 Washington, Main Lobby
3:00pm – 7pm – 625 Sutter, Gallery (for Sutter, Taylor locations)
11:00am – 4:00pm – 601 Brannan, Main Lobby (for Townsend/Brannan locations)
5:00p – 7:00pm – 1849 Washington, Main Lobby
9:00am – 5:00pm – 79 New Montgomery, B50 (for 79NM, 180NM buildings)
9am – 5pm – 79 New Montgomery, B50 (for 79NM, 180NM buildings)
11am – 2pm – 491 Post, Main Lobby
3:00 – 5:00pm – 410 Bush, Main Lobby
6:00pm – 8:00pm – 540 Powell, Bradley Hall
If the you are unable to attend one of the photo shoots, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a schedule of drop-in times. If we are unable to get your image for the yearbook, your student ID photo will be used.
AAU Yearbook Committee
Missed Nicolas Villarreal’s “Visual Development- Characters Design and Composition” Lecture earlier this month? Watch it here!
Graduating online senior? Be a part of the yearbook! If you are interested, please submit the following information below to AAUYearBook@academyart.edu by Friday, April 5 @ 5pm.
A headshot (from shoulders up, with no cropping of the head, neutral background), a 5×7 jpeg at 300dpi would do
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Expand your skillset into the world of animation! Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is an eight-week experience designed for students studying art, design, animation, computer graphics, graphics engineering, film & media, and production management. As a Walt Disney Animation Studios intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking. This immersive program offers hands-on experience focused on individual craft and multidisciplinary team collaboration.
The 2013 Summer Intern program will be held at our Burbank, CA studio starting Monday, June 17, 2013.
2D Animators are responsible for bringing characters (animals and human figures) to life using hand-drawn artwork. They work closely with the film’s Director, Animation Supervisor, and Supervising Animators to establish the style of movement and personality for the character.
Reels demonstrated skills should include:
- Strong draftsmanship showcasing significant understanding of gesture, form, anatomy, and appeal
- Acting, Acting, Acting! A reel should consist of a broad range of acting exercises that both tell a story and showcase a strong sense of Personality: pantomime, dialogue, walk cycle, weight
- Focus on different styles of emotion: Subtle as well as broad moments and use of comedy, drama, subtext
- Reels should also focus on a diversity of character personalities to create entertaining and emotionally driven believable performances
- Life Drawings required
- Sketchbook samples, animal zoo drawings required
- Maya exposure helpful
- Uploaded digital or online reels preferred
- The deadline for domestic applications is Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST
- The deadline for international applications is Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST
- You must be a current student returning to school in the Fall of 2013
- Create or update your online profile at at careers.disneyanimation.com/login where you must include a resume and reel/portfolio/reel breakdown (where applicable)
- You must upload a letter of recommendation from your university’s program chair to your online profile
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
From Chris Oatley:
“Here’s a new post I wrote to encourage the aspiring artists and industry vets whose worlds have been rocked by the recent tumult at Dreamworks, R&H and DD. Anyone who has worked in the animation industry knows that layoffs and studio closures are just standard occupational hazards.
…but times are especially tough right now.
Is there still hope for art students and professional artists who dream of working in animation? …and how do we respond to the troubling news of layoffs and bankrupt studios? …and what does it mean to those of us who are trying to break in?
Read on for some words of encouragement… “
When in doubt: DRAW .
How should you respond to troubling news about the animation industry?
…the same way you respond to encouraging news about the animation industry.
Draw, paint, repeat.
Online Director of 2D Animation
There is none
[original video link of Oscar speech removed by Vimeo]
Westenhofer spoke backstage at the ceremony with animation journalist Bill Desowitz, where he explained the message he wanted to deliver to Hollywood:
“At a time when visual effects movies are dominating the box office, [the] visual effects companies are struggling. And I wanted to point out that we aren’t technicians. Visual effects is not just a commodity that’s being done by people pushing buttons. We’re artists, and if we don’t find a way to fix the business model, we start to loses the artistry. If anything, Life of Pi shows that we’re artists and not just technicians.”