Archive: Animation & Visual Effects

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.
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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.
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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.
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Academy of Art University Director’s Film to be Featured at Cannes

It’s been more than 11 years since Nicolás Villarreal graduated with honors from the Academy of Art University and launched his career in animation, but the wait was worth it to experience one of the most prestigious honors a filmmaker can hope for: a trip to the Cannes Film Festival for his animated short Pasteurized.
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Academy of Art U. Spring Show Coming to Palace of Fine Arts May 22

Explore a showcase of fresh art and design from students of the Academy of Art University at the school’s annual Spring Show, to be held for the first time at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts. Opening night is May 22, and the event is open to the public from 7–9 p.m.
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