Laguna College of Art & Design has announced the Animation Master Class for Summer 2013 will feature stop-motion maestro Stephen Chiodo (Vincent, Team America, Elf, The Simpsons, Killer Klowns from Outer Space). The workshop will be held for 12 consecutive Saturdays at LCAD’s Animation Department in Laguna Beach, California, May 18-August 3. The class of 16 students will work through all phases of a stop-motion animated short, mentored by award-winning director/animator Chiodo.
The workshop is designed for advanced college level animators and recent graduates (students and grads of all animation schools are eligible); acceptance into the class is portfolio-based. The College notes students should expect to devote 40-50 hours per week to the project. Tuition is $2,500 and the application deadline is April 15, 2013–applicants should mail a portfolio (on CD-ROM, must include 30 second reel in QuickTime MPG4) and cover letter to LCAD, to the attention of the Animation Department.