Author archive for David Derks

  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

    By David Derks on April 23, 2016
    The Animation Educators Forum is proud to announce its 2016-2017 academic year scholarships. This year we will be awarding $34,500 in scholarships. 2016-17 SCHOLARSHIPS We are accepting applications for academic year 2016-17 at our online application site. Application deadline is June 15, 2016. Scholarship awards will be announced after July 15, 2016. CRITERIA AND AWARDS Our scholarships are merit-based awards […]
  • Virtual Reality Will Be Spotlighted This Saturday at USC

    By David Derks on April 14, 2016
    Virtual Reality is ushering in a new age of media that will change the way we view content and how we interact with it. For creators, the 360 degree platform is evolving the way stories are told and the skills of the artists and technicians. The platform has no limits on how artificial environments can be created, but the paradigm […]
  • $34,500 in Scholarships Will be Awarded to Animation Students Worldwide

    By David Derks on April 11, 2016
    ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum are proud to announce the 2016 ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Scholarship program. The online application site will open on April 23 and close on June 15, 2016. This year we are awarding $34,500 in scholarships to animation students worldwide. Our scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students in continuing their education in […]
  • Itinerary For April’s General Membership Meeting Now Available Online

    By David Derks on April 6, 2016
    The itinerary for the General Membership Meeting is now available in a PDF file for downloading. The meeting will take place April 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM School of Cinema Arts, Room SCA112 University of Southern California 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, California 90089 There will be a complimentary continental breakfast at 10:00 and pizza for […]
  • Nickelodeon Summer Class Scholarship Contest

    By David Derks on April 5, 2016
    Win one of 4 scholarships to CSU Summer Arts class with Nickelodeon Animation Studios! Gain insight into how the creative merges with the business in the world of TV animation. Collaborate to develop a pitch bible and learn the basic production phases of a storyboard-driven show. Work with pros from Nickelodeon Animation Studio including show creators, directors, storyboard artists, and […]
  • Animation Educators Forum Annual General Membership Meeting Featuring Virtual Reality at USC

    By David Derks on April 5, 2016
    Please join The Animation Educators Forum (AEF) in person or via online streaming for a lively discussion on this year’s hot topic, Virtual Reality! April 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts – Room SCA112 900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007 VR has the potential of ushering in a new […]
  • Andreas Deja Will Be Signing His Book The Nine Old Men

    By David Derks on March 6, 2016
    The Woodbury Animation Club is hosting master animator and animation historian Andreas Deja with a discussion and signing of his new book, THE NINE OLD MEN: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators. Saturday, March 26 2:00 to 4:00 pm.   Woodbury University Campus Bookstore 7500 N Glenoaks Boulevard Burbank, CA 91504 Learn from the men who changed animation […]
  • AEF Discussion at CTN Animation eXpo 2015 Now Available

    By David Derks on November 23, 2015
    The Animation Educators Forum was at the CTN Animation eXpo and had a lively discussion on the topic “How Can Current Animation Teaching Approaches Be Applied to the New Media of VR and Games?” To listen to the conversation, click on the link below. As advances in technology enable new forms of artistic content delivery, educators are continually faced with […]
  • Animation Contest Has Record-Breaking Year

    By David Derks on November 18, 2015
    2015 proved to be the biggest year of the annual event. In its 13th year, the contest included a record-breaking 525 students participating from 24 schools from around the world! Sponsored by ToonBoom, CSU Summer Arts, Digicel, Focal Press, Wacom, CTN, ASIFA-Hollywood, Stuart Ng Books, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Laika, Animation Magazine and Film Roman/Starz, the event was kicked off with […]
  • CTN Animation eXpo: Birds of a Feather

    By David Derks on November 18, 2015
    Birds of a Feather Discussion: How Can Current Animation Teaching Approaches Be Applied to the New Media of VR and Games? November 20, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:25 PM at CTNX 2015 Executive Boardroom Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505 Welcome and Introduction Tom Sito, AEF Steering Committee Co-Chair & Chairperson at the […]