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Wacom and CapU Animation Students @ SIGGRAPH

Wacom USA asked some of our 2D Animation students to help them out at SIGGRAPH 2014 last summer.  Their job was to draw digital caricatures of people at the conference using Wacom’s mobile Windows tablet: the Cintiq Companion and talk about how they use Cintiqs for…

How we use Cintiqs and TV Paint in Animation Production (video)

Wacom came up from Vancouver, Washington to find out how we use Cintiqs to teach and produce classical animation and design.  They interviewed the program coordinator and some of the first year students and produced that video.    

Capilano Animation Grads win at the Oscars…..again!

Three alumni from Capilano’s  2D animation program were on the team that created Disney’s “Frozen”, winner of this year’s Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature”.  Congratulations to Benson Shum, class of 2000 (Animation), Clio Chiang, class of 2005 (Story) and Sarah Airriess, class of 2002…

Capilano Animation is going to Hollywood!

Well, Burbank actually.  One of the most important animation events is happening in November and Capilano faculty, students and alumni will be there!  I went last year and it was amazing to see Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, Tom Bancroft, Stephen Silver and John K…..all under…

Spotlight on a first year Commercial Animation student

This is a short documentary on a first year student’s experiences in the Commercial Animation program. The Pencil’s Inspiration

An introduction to the Commercial Animation program…..

This is a short documentary on the Commercial Animation program by filmmaker, Kendra Howland.

Instructor Michael van den Bos on CBC Radio

Our History of Character Animation Instructor, Michael van den Bos will be interviewed by broadcaster Mark Forsythe on CBC RADIO’S B.C. ALMANAC program tomorrow, Friday 26 April 2013, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, about this weekend’s very special 35mm screening at Vancouver’s classic HOLLYWOOD THEATRE of…

Colin Jack is back with Galaxy Zack!

Commercial Animation grad, Colin Jack has new books out.  He is a story artist at Dreamworks/PDI in San Francisco but is also an illustrator of children’s books.  He’s got two new ones out now: the Galaxy Zack series, available at amazon.ca.  Colin comes to talk…

Look! Another Capilano Animation Grad won an Oscar this year!

Ben Anderson, a grad of both the Commercial Animation program and the Digital Animation program at Capilano U, was one of two lead visual effects animators working on Life of Pi, which won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Congratulations Ben! Ben Anderson

Capilano University Animation Grads Win Big at the Oscars!

Walt Disney’s “Paperman” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at this year’s Acadamy Awards. Two members of the creative team are graduates from the 2D Commercial Animation program at Capilano University. Sarah Airriess graduated in 2002 and found work at Bardel Entertainment…

Schoolism @ CapU Animation! (with video)

  Jesse Winchester Schmidt dropped in to give an inspirational lecture to current animation students.  Jesse’s a great friend and supporter of CapU Animation and also manages Schoolism Vancouver with links to international animation artists.  Jesse’s blog can be found here.

Disney Recruiting Coming to Vancouver Dec 11 – 12

Here’s a link to Disney’s recruiting drive in Vancouver next week: Walt Disney Animation Studios  Join WDAS in Vancouver! They will be accepting reels, portfolios, & resumes at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on Dec 11-12. If you are interested in meeting with Walt Disney Animation…

Animation Student takes 6th Place in 11 Second Club Competition

Congratulations to Cece, a first year student in Commercial Animation!  Cece has been entering the 11 Second Club’s monthly character animation competition and came in 6th place in September AND in October.  It’s even more impressive when you consider that a full time student has…

Students Struggle to Survive Gradshow!

Ok, so we know our students work hard.  We know they are here late but we just didn’t know how much they sacrifice to produce the quality of work that they do. The proof is in the….cups….

Commercial Animation Grad Links!

[title]Class of 2011[/title] Click on their name to see their most up-to-date work: Amir AzimiNejad Roxana Beiklik Andrea Carroll Nicola Catena Shanna Cundal Devan Derocco Vivian Dong Amy Fielder Nima Gholamipour Kelly Graham Kengo Ito Shaan Khan Serena Kohls Jenny Kong Tayler Lefebvre Alex Murphy…