This is the 18th anniversary of The Animation Academy! We conducted our first class in the back room of a local restaurant in Burbank California on January 19 1998...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Recently I assigned an exercise in StorySketch to Joel Valdez so he could practice some of his visual storytelling skills. The challenge consisted of retelling the scene from "Frankenstein" where the monster comes to life. This was something quick intended to keep his chops up over the Christmas break and also to be used as reference for our incoming students in StorySketch. Joel did a great job. Here's the results of his efforts. Click on the images for a better view...
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Academy's blog. This month will mark the 18th anniversary of the school. Here's a look at how the old year ended as we viewed the sunset in Burbank California for the last time in 2015. From all of us at The Animation Academy we wish you a Joyful and Creative 2016 !!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I think a good way to wrap up 2015 is to share a video from my visit to Walt Disney's grave site on the occasion of his birthday this past December 5. I've done this every year since 2008. Here's my homage to Walt on his 114th birthday...
Monday, December 28, 2015
Here's what Burbank California looked like on Christmas Day from the rooftop of our campus in Magnolia Park in the heart of the city. The music is what was playing on KUSC radio at the time which is one of the stations we listen to when class is in progress. A special moment to share with all.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy and Creative New Year in 2016!