Author archive for David Derks

  • 24 HOURS Animation Receives Support from Sponsors

    By David Derks on October 1, 2016
    The 24 HOUR Animation Contest for Students is excited about the official sponsors for 2016!
  • Rules for 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students

    By David Derks on September 30, 2016
    The 2016 edition of the 24 Hour Animation Contest will take place on Friday, October 7 at 3pm PST! This is the contest’s 14th year, and the teams will have double the amount of participants of last year’s event. This contest will teach students much about working together, meeting deadlines and making creative decisions under pressure. Although it is quite […]
  • 24 HOURS Animation Contest Deadline to Register is October 3

    By David Derks on September 30, 2016
    If your school would like to participate in 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students and your students have not yet registered, please remind them that the deadline is this Monday, October 3! There are currently 63 teams which include schools from the United States, Canada and Mexico! To register for this event, be sure to visit the event registration page.
  • Attention Animation Educators and Students! It’s Time for the 14th Annual 24 Hour Animation Contest

    By David Derks on September 14, 2016
    The 2016 edition of the 24 Hour Animation Contest will take place on Friday, October 7 at 3pm PST! This is the contest’s 14th year, and the teams will have double the amount of participants of last year’s event. This contest will teach students much about working together, meeting deadlines and making creative decisions under pressure. Although it is quite […]
  • Animation Educators Forum Selects 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

    By David Derks on August 29, 2016
    NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: Gretchen Houser, Houser PR E: Gretchen@houserpr.com ANIMATION EDUCATORS FORUM SELECTS 2016-17 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS BURBANK, Calif. (August 29, 2016) – ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) recently selected eight (8) animation students to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarships for academic year 2016-17. According to the AEF judges, applications came in from all around […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Asks: How is Virtual Reality Changing the Way We Teach?

    By David Derks on August 16, 2016
    On July 25, 2106, ASIFA Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum held a Birds of a Feather discussion at SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, California. Discussion Contributors Caleb Owens and Eloi Champagne shared their experiences and research with Virtual Reality, and provided insight into how it may be applied in the education realm. This is a slideshow created using the audio recording of […]
  • Animation Educators at SIGGRAPH

    By David Derks on July 18, 2016
    SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services. The Animation Educators will be there and will be hosting a discussion […]
  • The Deadline for Scholarships Extended to June 30

    By David Derks on June 2, 2016
    The application deadline for this year’s scholarships has been extended to June 30, 2016. $35,000 has been earmarked for these merit based awards, designed to support college students continuing their animation education. Available to undergraduate students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students working toward the completion of a project, individual scholarships range from $2500 to $5000. […]
  • East Los Angeles College Will Host National Film Board of Canada Animation Day

    By David Derks on May 17, 2016
    East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board of Canada are proud to present the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day, the second edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Festival. Saturday, May 21 East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 Admission is Free! Free parking will […]
  • Apply for the Animation Educator’s Forum Student Scholarship Submissions! Less than a Month to Go!

    By David Derks on May 17, 2016
    The application deadline for this year’s ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum scholarships is June 15, 2016. $35,000 has been earmarked for these merit based awards, designed to support college students continuing their animation education. Available to undergraduate students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students working toward the completion of a project, individual scholarships range from $2500 to […]