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USC Film School Opts for OptiTrack

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts ahead ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Boosts Scholarship, Preservation Spending

ASIFA-Hollywood will provide more scholarships to animation students and allocate more funds for artists and film preservation, says executive director Frank Gladstone. “In the ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Scholarships to U.K., U.S. Students

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the U.K. or U.S. (Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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Vancouver Film School expands to Shanghai

Vancouver Film School has teamed up with Shanghai University to create Vancouver Film School Shanghai, which will be a jointly operated film school. The school will open in the fall ... Continue Reading →
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Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools

Woodbury University, located in the traditional capital of animation in Burbank, Calif., is pleased to announce that the 2014 Animation Schools rankings from online resource Animation ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Receives Honorary CalArts Degree

California Institute of the Arts president Steven Lavine has bequeathed Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter with the 2014 honorary Doctor of Arts degree in celebration ... Continue Reading →
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Art Connection Academy Sets Summer Programs

Art Connection Academy has announced its Summer Animation Program. In these three animation sessions, taught by industry veterans, students will learn to create a 24-second animated ... Continue Reading →
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ACA Offers Free Class with Sam Hood

Online school Art Connection Academy is presenting April 26 a free public lecture on animating with Flash from acclaimed storyboard artists Sam Hood. Hood is an Annie Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Pluralsight Acquires Creative Education Site Digital-Tutors

Online training company Pluralsight has acquired Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors, an online training resource for creative professionals. The $45 million acquisition — Pluralsight’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →