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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...

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ANIMATION IS FILM Oct 20-22

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...

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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/  ...

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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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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...