CTAN 522 Animation Seminar Class Spring 2014  – Lisa Mann

SA: Einar Arnason

Class time: Wednesdays 6:30-9pm

Theater: Usually SCB 104 (sometimes we will move to SCA 108 or SCI 106)

Week 1 – January 15   Hench-DADA student screening and Pizza

Week 2 – January 22  Recruiters/Demo Reel Panel

  • Disney – Dawn Rivera-Ernst
  • LMU professor (formerly Rhythm & Hues Outreach) – Shish Aikat
  • Sony Imageworks – Ken Maruyama
  • Mirada – Andy Cochrane

Week 3 –  January 29 Artist Pablo Valbuena

Week 4:  February 5  Digital Domain’s James Atkinson

Week 5. Feb 12  Wonderland Unbound concepts are due and will be reviewed by 7StarSun

Week 6. Feb 19 DreamWorks’ Croods Directors –Kirk DeMicco (USC alum) and Chris Sanders. (in SCA 108, followed by reception in Lucas Lobby)

Week 7. Feb 26 An Evening with Bob Kurtz: Comedic Timing

Week 8. Mar 5 Screen Novelties stop motion studio

Week 9. Mar 12  Screening and crits: Wonderland Unbound projection mapping projects

Week 10. March 19  SPRING BREAK

Week 11. Mar 26  Works from the iotacenter archives, presented by Hench-DADA Alumnus Huckleberry Lain aka Paul Shepherd

Week 12. Apr 2  Jan Nagel, Hench-DADA adjunct, Business of Animation instructor focuses on Networking in the industry

Week 13. Apr 9  Svankmajer vs. Disney: A Tale of Two Alices

Week 14. Apr 16 Ed Catmull, Co-founder and President of Pixar, presents his new book, Creativity, Inc. 7:00pm, in SCA 108

APRIL 17– Wonderland Unbound Visions and Voices event, Doheny Library, 8:00pm. Make reservations here:

APRIL 18–Adobe First Frame 2014, DGA Theater, 7:30pm

Week 15. Apr 23 Hench-DADA Alumni Panel

APRIL 25-26–Single Wing Turquoise Bird Visions and Voices event, 7:30pm, SCA Stage 4. Live music and cinematic performance.  Make a reservation here:

Week 16:  Apr 30  SpongeBob Squarepants Creator Stephen Hillenburg will discuss the art of pitching and premiere his new short, Hollywood, USA, in SCI 106

Final Class  May 7  Student Screening of spring class work, in SCI 106




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