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 […]

SVAD At SONscreen 2016

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Film | No Comments
SVAD At SONscreen 2016

SONScreen is the largest annual Adventist film festival, and 2016 was no different! SONScreen aims to encourage and promote Christian filmmaking. The festival puts the best Christian films on display in a contest featuring variety of genres. The festival was held in Chantilly, Virginia during the March 28-April 1 weekend. The closer locality to Southern’s campus allowed more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

Science Fiction Short Produced by Animation Alum

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
Science Fiction Short Produced by Animation Alum

ENVOY, a proof of concept film for a larger feature pitch is gaining momentum online. It was co-produced by SVAD Animation Alum Adam Coggin, who also supervised the visual effects. He carved time out to give us an idea of what went into bringing this amazing project to life.   What was the inspiration for the design and […]