In this 24th episode of our Inside VanArts video series, we see our various departments for Acting, Character Animation and Broadcasting combining their skills and resources to provide voices for student animation projects. Acting students and grads are called upon by the animators to provide voice-overs for animated characters and for history projects.
Animation Graduate Patrick Colquhoun, originally from the UK, is calling out to his fellow alumni and upcoming grads at VanArts to collaborate on an independent animated short film. Patrick first came to our summer intensive course in 2007 and afterwards returned for 2 years of full-time study in our 2D & 3D Character Animation diploma programs from 2008 to 2011. read more about Animation Grads Collaborate on Short Film
Our recent graduates from 3D Character Animation have cut together a video using footage they took themselves throughout their year at VanArts. It is a moving tribute to our city of Vancouver, the fun that goes on between all the long hours of hard work, and the lifelong friendships that are born as a result. Thanks for sharing your year with us!
(Animation by Warner Brothers. Music by Coldplay) read more about Animation Grads Document their Year
At VanArts, our mission, newly displayed in our front lobby, is "to contribute to the development of the individual student's artistic and career potential by bringing together world-class instructors to teach, inspire, motivate and pass their knowledge on to students and support the development of their talents and realization of their dreams in the visual, media and performing arts."
Force verses Form, an animation-related podcast, has featured an interview with our Head of Character Animation, Wayne Gilbert. The podcast is led by Animation Mentor graduates Charles Spencer, Faisal Naqvi, and Thomas Qui Nguyen. They asked Wayne to talk about his career, his education, his views of educating the animators of tomorrow, and much more. read more about Podcast Interview with Wayne Gilbert
On September 6, 2011 we welcomed a record number of full-time students to VanArts in our programs for Character Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects, Digital Photography, Acting, and Web Development & Interactive Design. We are also looking forward to welcoming new students in Broadcasting for Radio & TV on September 22.
Orientation was followed by a student mixer in our studio, and classes are now well underway! Welcome to everyone, and we look forward to your time with us this year. read more about New Students Welcomed for Fall 2011
It's the last official day of class today for our seniors in Character Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects and Digital Photography, and then on to Graduation and the big world beyond VanArts.
This afternoon, our junior Animation students surprised our Animation Graduates by presenting them with autographed balloons, gathered together in our theater for words of wisdom and celebration by their mentors and instructors. It was an inspiring, much-needed break from rendering their final demo reels. read more about Last Day of School
Students in our 2D & 3D Character Animation program received a grand opportunity today to have a Q&A session with legendary animator/director Ken Duncan today via Skype from Vancouver to Los Angeles. read more about Animation Students Skype with Ken Duncan