Archive: Animation & Visual Effects

Spring Show 2014 Is Here!

Explore a showcase of fresh work from graduates of the Academy of Art University at 2014 Spring Show, Monday, May 19, at 2225 Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco. Talented new alumni will be on their toes as they as they meet with hundreds of executives from top-tier companies who are actively recruiting for their firms… Full Story »

On the Job at Stereo D: Academy Animation Alumni Excel in 3D Conversion

[Janet Hill] The rise in popularity of 3D movies around the world has led to an increase in jobs related to creating films in the stereo format. Stereo D, leader in 2D to 3D conversion, is home to a number of Academy of Art University graduates interested in working on big movies with worldwide appeal… Full Story »

Academy Students Shine in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft Student Art Contest

In its third annual student art contest, Blizzard Entertainment invited college students everywhere to submit original artwork or animation that would be “a great fit” for its preternaturally popular game franchise, World of Warcraft. Academy of Art University students eagerly took up the challenge and were rewarded with seven of the top 12 rankings… Full Story »

Carve SF Awards Academy Students

Academy of Art University students racked up honors at the recent Carve SF event, San Francisco’s first international sand sculpture competition. Jihoon Choi and Choi SeokDon Tony took fourth place for sand carving in a contest otherwise made up of professional teams, and Kendra Williford won an associated competition to design a Smart car wrap… Full Story »

Academy of Art University Reps Make the Pilgrimage to Comic-Con 2013

San Diego’s annual Comic-Con is the ultimate destination for legions of artists, writers and fans obsessed with the medium. Comic-Con runs July 18–21, shining its massive spotlight on the comics industry … and Academy faculty and staff will be in the blaze, representing the Schools of Illustration, Visual Development, and Animation & Visual Effects… Full Story »