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There are a limited number of supplies available to students currently enrolled in animation classes, such as acetate, paper and cel paint.  These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to students actively engaged in producing films for academic credit.   For certain classes, film and processing are provided by the Workshop. Additional animation materials can be purchased from:
Cartoon Colour Company
9024 Lindblade Street
Culver City, CA 90232
Many art supply stores carry animation materials, and basic art materials used in animation are best purchased from such suppliers, where they may be available at a discount (e.g., modeling clay, art papers; pencils & paints, to name but a few). Two such suppliers:
Dick Blick
11531 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Los Angles, CA 90025
Carter Sexton Artists Materials
5308 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91607
The student stores at Lu Valle Commons and Ackerman Union carry some supplies:
Lu Valle Commons
UCLA Store
Computer Store


You can access this extremely useful site using your UCLA ID. Tutorials Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more! Software training & tutorial video library. Our online courses help you learn critical skills. Free access & previews on hundreds of tutorials.
High quality After Effects Video Tutorials for motion graphics and visual effects presented by Andrew Kramer.

Animation Survival Kit by Richard Williams

The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator Richard Williams. Available in our Animation Library.
Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
An out-of-print collector’s item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney’s style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. Available in our Animation Library.


The Animation Library houses an archive of audio and video interviews of prominent figures from the animation industry conducted by our students. Our library is a great resource, with extensive holdings of animation DVDs, Blu-rays, laser discs, book and articles, and more.
UCLA Film & Television Archive  is the second largest moving image archive in the United States after the Library of Congress, and the world’s largest university-based media archive.

ASIFA Hollywood – The International Animated Film Society. Become a student member to have access to special screenings of the latest animated features, often with an informative Q & A with the filmmakers. There are also frequent panel discussions and screenings celebrating past animation classics as well as educational symposiums aimed at both the student and the professional. ASIFA-Hollywood also hosts the annual Annie Awards ceremony on the UCLA campus.
ATAS (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) –  Become a student member for invites to peer group mixers, seminars and many more special events where they can learn, network and contribute.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Cartoon Brew – Use this site to stay up-to-date on all things animation. Every day, Cartoon Brew brings the latest news and trends in animation, covering a wide range of topics, including contemporary and classic animation from around the globe, CGI, advertising, design, anime and industry/business news.
Women in Animation – Women In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved with any and all aspects of the industry and art of animation.
ACM SIGGRAPH – The largest graphics convention in the world, SIGGRAPH is hosted all over the United States. Highlights of the conference include the Animation Theater, Electronic Theater, CGI film advanced screenings, as well as a large exhibition with hundreds of companying recruiting. If you are selected as as student volunteer, you have full admission to the complete SIGGRAPH 2012 program. This includes Courses, Talks, Technical Papers, Panels, the Reception, and much more. In addition, the benefits of being a Student Volunteer extend beyond the conference schedule to professional development and private Student Volunteer Special Sessions with top professionals who were once Student Volunteers themselves.