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USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ April 21st!

I am so proud of my students at USC. Come out and see some of the films!  My MFA student from 2016 Jessie Wang created the film below – 8’Oclock shadow. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA). The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including experimental and…

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POKEY POKEY by Jake Zhang

A message from one of my students at USC regarding his film – POKEY POKEY… The Pokey Team: composer Pantawit Kiangsiri, sound designer Katie Gately, producer Zhen Zeng, graphic designer Shangning Wang, one of story creators Xu Zhou, Chinese version theme song creator 黃衍仁, voice actor Ross Huguet, Music Engineer Dan Blanck, animation helpers Jinzhi Du, Fan Feng, Wan Jinyue, etc. Thank you Joshua Weisbrod for helping revising the script. And sure thanks to the great USC faculties and staffs…

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Academy Reveals 2016 Student Oscar Winners

I am so proud of one of my USC students, Alicja Jasina, who one a student academy award in animation for her film – Once upon a Line. LOS ANGELES — The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities — which were voted by a record number of Academy members. The 2016…

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Animated Short – Danny and the Wild Bunch

DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH – Short Film from robert rugan on Vimeo.   A children’s book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be “darker”, but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own. Credits: Written and Directed by: Robert Rugan @robertrugan Produced by: Molly Mayeux @mayeuxfrombayou Executive Produced by: Adam Schlossberg Director of Photography: Pete Konczal Starring: Rob Tepper as Danny @teptep Nora Zehetner…