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Stop-Motion Fundamentals Workshop new for summer ’18

This summer we have a new course! FTV 180C Stop-Motion Fundamentals Workshop Open to aspiring filmmakers (18+), using the same facilities as our academic year MFA stop-mo courses. This two-week intensive with Academy Award nominated director, animator, artist and educator Mike Johnson, will take students through hands-on exercises...

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John Canemaker masterclass, March 2018

On March 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2018 the UCLA Animation Workshop hosted John Canemaker for a three-day MasterClass. John reviewed MFA student work, presented three different lectures, and brought along friends Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, and Aidan Terry for the final day. His lectures (The...

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Falling Lizard Weekend #40 Jan 26th, 2018

UCLA Animation Workshop’s annual Falling Lizard Weekend is almost here! Beginning Monday Jan 22nd, check the bulletin board in the main room – we’ll start a list of topics at that time. Add your inspired ideas all week long and help us come up with a great...

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Pouya Afshar masterclass Jan 11, 2018

Catharsis and Art: How I use Art as a tool to cope Pouya Afshar is an alumnus from the California Institute of Arts Character Animation department and is a graduate of the UCLA Animation Workshop. He has exhibited his work as a visual artist throughout United...



ANIMATION IS FILM at a glance: October 20-22, 2017 TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood Film industry, celebs, VIPs, film lovers, family audiences, press and media New features, special events, filmmaker Q&As, short film programs Partners: GKIDS, Annecy Film Festival, Variety, ASIFA Hollywood, IndieWire, Cartoon Brew,...

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World Animation Celebration

The World Animation Celebration is happening at Sony Sept 30 - Oct 1. Student tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, and there’s a VIP mixer on Saturday night (separate ticket, $15)....

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Me and my Emmy

Professor Chuck Sheetz featured in emmy® magazine emmy® The Magazine of the Television Academy volume XXXIX, number 8...


Festival of Animation 2017: A Trip to the Moon

  Saturday June 10, 2017  |  James Bridges Theater      TWO PROGRAMS  Into the Stars   An eclectic mix of non-M.F.A. films completed in the Animation Workshop course (181C) and the Stop Motion class. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; screening begins at 5:00 p.m. Over the Moon   Films from the individual voices of the M.F.A. program; introspective, funny and awe-inspiring...

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Workshop alumna Maija Burnett Variety’s Animation Educator of the Year

Maija Burnett is the Director of the Character Animation program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and an alum of the UCLA Animation Workshop. Recently Maija was honored by being named Animation Educator of the Year awarded by Variety Magazine: http://variety.com/2017/film/spotlight/character-counts-for-varietys-animation-educator-of-the-year-maija-burnett-of-calarts-1202407665/  ...


Falling Lizard Weekend #39 Friday Jan. 27th 2017, 6:30pm

hang out | make a film | collaborate or go it alone | try something new or do a test | play 4-square | see you there! Friday 6:30:  arrivals and screening of previous Lizards  Followed by:  snacks & drinks, then the usual: voting on topic; dinner break; storyboards;...