SHOW: The Best of 2014

SHOW: The Best of 2014

(     MAKING OF…     ) Every year, in the last week of school, the School of Visual Art & Design celebrates the best work of our 200+ majors. SHOW, represents thousands of hours of work from four disciplines: Film, Graphic Design, Animation, and Fine Art. It’s a celebration of our students achievements, but more than […]

Kevin Jackson visits from Sony Pictures Animation

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
Kevin Jackson visits from Sony Pictures Animation

Kevin Jackson is a character animator at Sony Pictures Animation. He has 7 years of professional experience since graduating from Southern’s program and has contributed to several major theatrical productions as well as game and commercial animation. Kevin paid us visit last November and offered many tips of the trade by looking at student work, […]

A Day with Granny Animated Short Film

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
A Day with Granny Animated Short Film

  This year in the animation department the junior class is collaborating on an animated short film they are tentatively calling A Day with Granny. The story is about a more than strange grandma trying to relate to her little granddaughter, who in return just wants her grandma to be normal. The short has been […]

Animation Graduate works on “The Little Prince”

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
Animation Graduate works on “The Little Prince”

Melissa Caldwell, 2013 recently began work at Mikros Image in Montreal after about a year of working for SVAD-Productions. She took a few minutes to chat about what she’s working on. The project I am working on is The Little Prince, based off the book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Its being directed by Mark […]

Animation Graduate Designs Christmas Banners

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
Animation Graduate Designs Christmas Banners

Attendees of the 2013 Christmas Program at Southern likely noticed several large-scale nativity-themed banners gracing Wright Hall, Talge and Thatcher. The banners were painted by a recent graduate, Rebecca Johnson. Rebecca graduated with a degree in Character Animation with a special emphases on Lighting/Rendering and Illustration. Rebecca has been working as an effects artist for […]