UCLA Animation Workshop | Heather Langley
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Author: Heather Langley

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Evan English

Evan English has craved the sweet flavor of animation since he was a babe. The juicy satisfaction of making drawings organically move continues to make this man go. His tastes in experimental music, 1980s anime, and old-timey art have helped him ripen into a creator...

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Veteran Disney Artist Floyd Norman Visits Workshop

  On March 9th, veteran Disney animator and artist Floyd Norman visited the UCLA Animation Workshop for a special screening of his recent documentary film, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life. The screening of the film was followed by a Q&A session. This Master Class was made possible by...

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Jay Shipman

Jay Shipman, a native of the Midwest (and a big fan of Kansas City barbecue), found his calling in animation and joined the Animation Workshop in 2015.  After receiving BAs in art and communication at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, Jay embarked on a...

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Heather Collins | Stop Motion Animation

Heather Collins is an animator, painter (airbrush and handpainting), puppet fabricator, and educator. After working as a painter and fabricator on Seasons 2 and 3 of Amazon's Tumble Leaf, she currently works as an animator on Crackle's SuperMansion (produced by and starring Bryan Cranston) and teaches stop motion...

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Rich Quade | Character Animation

Lecturer Rich Quade teaches animation courses at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. From 1992-2001 he worked full-time at Pixar Animation Studios in various capacities. He was the directing animator on Toy Story (1995), supervising animator on both A Bug’s Life (1998) and Monsters,...

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Chris Mais

Chris Mais is a Creative Designer Lead at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale California.  After graduating from the UCLA Animation Workshop in 2009 he began an internship at WDI which turned into a full time position.  Chris was a Creative Designer on TRON, a high...

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Kate Isenberg’s “Dear Death” Receives Honors

Workshop alum Kate Isenberg ('15) won a 2015 NATO of CA/NV UCLA Fellowship in Film award in Animation.  She used the Award to fund her 7-minute, animated thesis short film "Dear Death" which will be screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival in February. Winning...

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Ben Haist

Ben Haist is a visual storyteller living in Los Angeles. Having previously worked at Nickelodeon and DreamWorks, Ben works as an illustrator and animator for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. After growing up in the Chicago area and studying at Tulane University in New Orleans, Ben received...

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Shirley Zhou

Shirley Zhou is a sedentary creature who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and graduated from UCLA undergrad as a film major with a concentration in animation before continuing on into the MFA program. She likes long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and...