• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Woodbury Animation Club Present Extra Curricular

    By David Derks on April 15, 2015
    The Woodbury Animation Club will present a gallery of Woodbury animation students and faculty personal work. From paintings to felt sculptures, this is a gallery you won’t want to miss! The opening reception is welcome to all and will include light refreshments! Hope to see you all there and don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook page! If you are unavailable to attend the opening reception, the […]
  • Congratulations to all Grads!

    By David Derks on May 19, 2014
    All of us at the Animation Educators Forum wish each and everyone one of the graduating class of 2014 much success!