Video gear, fire safety and Andre the Giant all have something to do with our own Scott Hastings. Check out our "Friday Faculty Feature" spotlight on Scott to find out why. read more about Faculty Spotlight: The Amazing Scott Hastings
Did you see PADDINGTON this weekend? If so, you would have seen the work of three amazingly talented VanArts graduates in Animation, Game Art & Visual Effects who helped the little bear make his big splash onto the screen, and #2 at the weekend box office. read more about VanArts Grads Splash Paddington onto the Screen
Whew, it's been a busy week in our top-floor studio space! Our hard-working students in Digital Photography shot head shots for students in our Acting for Film & TV department, under the awesome guidance of Ross den Otter & Sarolta Dobi of Pink Monkey Studios. This afternoon, we also had a green-screen shoot for Visual Effects happening, all at the same time.
This is a great example of our various departments working together and our daily buzz of activity! We're definitely ready for the weekend after all this hard work and play.
read more about A Window into our Busy Studio...
The 2015 Oscar Nominations were announced today, and VanArts is proud of our graduates who got to work on the animation and visual effects that made these movies recognized!
BIG HERO 6 (Best Animated Feature Film)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (Best Animated Feature Film)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Best Visual Effects)
HarshDeep Borah, Simon Butler, Melaina Mace, Vikas Ganer, Andrea Giordano, Shane Wicklund, Prashant Raj, Alex Reinach
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Best Visual Effects)
Alex Reinach, Boon Hoe Law, Samuel Simanjuntak, Yoan Souligoux, Stacy Fish, David Lavoie, Rohit Nayak, Johnson Chuang, Carlos Guillen
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Best Visual Effects)
Vikas Ganer, Lionel Heath, Alexis Chapman
Good luck to our grads on Awards Night (Feb. 22)!
Want to see your name in the movies?read more about VanArts Grads Work on Oscar-Nominated Films
VanArts is really excited to be one of the first schools to now be teaching classes in KATANA and RENDERMAN in our Game Art & Design and Visual Effects programs. So, what does this mean? read more about VanArts Gears Up with Katana and RenderMan
Are you still holding back on that dream of yours to be a professional photographer? Think it's impossible to have an exciting career doing what you love?
Check out this 2014 Roundup from our own Digital Photography graduate Jens Kristian Balle, and think again! Click here >>
Photo © Copyright Jens Kristian Balle
Want to audit a Photography class? Contact Us today >>read more about Year in the Life of a VanArts Photography Grad
In our first blog post for 2015, Digital Photography students bond together as one big happy family, working on their group posing skills in Family and Child Photography, with instructor Mary Jensen.
Want to audit a Photography class? Contact Us today >>read more about Photography Students at VanArts
2014 was another great year at VanArts, with many new developments, events and student success stories. Join us for this look back at highlights of this year, and hope you will be joining us in 2015 or beyond! read more about Year in Review: Highlights of 2014
In 2014, we have produced a number of videos that give a strong overview of life at VanArts, highlighting our faculty, graduates and various events around the school. As a "year in review" feature, we've collected them here for your viewing enjoyment all in one place! Enjoy watching and we hope to see you in 2015! read more about Year in Review: Video Features
Students and Staff got into the Christmas spirit this week with a fun gathering to kick off our annual Food Drive. Our Broadcasting Department was there to document the event and interview our students about the community, work and play that goes on here at VanArts!read more about Christmas Gathering & Food Drive 2014