Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Special guests next semester

For the Adult Session of our next semester, we have four of the animation industry's top artists coming to the Academy for a visit with our students. We'll be enhancing our normal curriculum with presentations from Stephen Silver, Paul Felix, Aaron Horvath and Richard Chavez.

Stephen Silver is an outstanding character designer with several published books of his work. Nickelodeon's "Danny Phantom" and Disney's "Kim Possible" are among his most popular projects.

Paul Felix is a leading Visual Development artist at Disney Feature Animation. His credits include "Tarzan", "Mulan", "Lilo and Stitch" and several films currently in development.

Aaron Horvath is a character designer formerly of Disney and currently designing projects at Nickelodeon.

Richard Chavez is head of Visual Development at Sony Pictures Animation. His many credits include the legendary "Batman" TV series from Warner Bros, Disney's "Mulan", Art Director on DreamWorks' "Prince of Egypt" and most recently Sony's feature film "Open Season".

Our guest speakers are amazing talents and will be supplementing our usual classes on Tuesday evenings. Semester 10.2 will begin March 6, 2007 with Stephen Silver appearing a week later on the 13th. Our schedule for the next semester will be updated soon on the Academy's website. For further information feel free to contact the school.

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