Alumnus Stewart Rosburg presents to Motion Design Hopefuls

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Animation | No Comments
Alumnus Stewart Rosburg presents to Motion Design Hopefuls

Stewart Rosburg, an SVAD graduate, recently met with freelance hopefuls to answer questions on what it’s like to be a freelance motion designer after school. Stewart became interested in motion design in high school and always knew that it was something he wanted to make a career out of. He was a proactive student–he didn’t wait […]

Steps of Faith, an Interview with Aaron Adams

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Animation | One Comment
Steps of Faith, an Interview with Aaron Adams

  Aaron Adams pursued a degree in animation as part of SVAD’s first animation class in 1998. He describes himself as an “obsessed” art student, but perhaps a more accurate word would be driven. He did whatever he could to work on projects in and outside lab hours, continually trying to raise is personal standards […]

2D Lab Upgrades With New Cintiq Tablets

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Animation | No Comments
2D Lab Upgrades With New Cintiq Tablets

The new Cintiq DTK2200 tablets now line the walls of the 2D Lab. 2016 has been a year of development for the Animation department here at SVAD. This semester, the lab known as the “2D Lab” has been upgraded with 15 new Wacom Cintiq 22HD DTK2200 tablets, each powered by their own desktop workstation. The Cintiqs double […]

Nameless

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Animation | No Comments
Nameless

Jason Dull, an animation alumni, has officially released his final project here at SVAD entitled Nameless! The short has already gathered 13k views over the past two weeks on CGBros YouTube channel to a very positive reception. Here’s what Jason has to say about the project and the journey to completion. The goal started out […]

October MegaGame Jam: Dev Up!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
October MegaGame Jam: Dev Up!

Check out the  trailer created be team member, Lucas Brown! Download Dev Up! here! Every month, Epic Games, the developers behind the game engine Unreal Engine 4 hold a “game jam”. Game Jams encourage small teams to use the engine to develop a game over a short span of time, usually a weekend. This month was […]

Fenton Forest | Circe Bogart Interview

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
Fenton Forest | Circe Bogart Interview

Gordon Bietz wrote the Fenton Forest stories when he was a pastor, several years ago. The stories were aimed at tackling complex church issues in a way that was relatable. This year, the Junior Collaborative class is adapting one of the Fenton Forest stories into a short animated film this year. Their particular story follows […]

Sketchbook Spread of the Week

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Animation, Fine Art | No Comments
Sketchbook Spread of the Week

Imaginative spread by Freshman Hannah Justinen

David Bossert visits from Disney

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
David Bossert visits from Disney

Dave Bossert, one of Hendel’s colleagues from Disney stopped by SVAD recently. Dave is currently the creative head of special projects at Disney and has produced, directed, and animated vfx for the studio over the past 30 years. He spent an afternoon answering questions from animation and film majors about his experiences and sprinkled tips […]

Student Profile: Michael Aldrich

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
Student Profile: Michael Aldrich

Michal Aldrich is a Junior Effects Animation major at SVAD. Alena Roberts, a fellow classmate sat down to talk with him about his recent work and Unreal Game Jam win.      Why Animation? I came into the department not really knowing exactly what I wanted to do, but I felt a strong desire to […]

BigHero6 Presentation

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Animation, Uncategorized | No Comments
BigHero6 Presentation

We’ve all been looking forward to the release of BigHero6, the latest feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Aaron Adams was the character effects supervisor on the show and came out to be with us on opening day. Aaron is a former animation professor, and SVAD alum. He went to work at Disney about four […]