Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We're 18 Years Old Today !!

This is the 18th anniversary of The Animation Academy! We conducted our first class in the back room of a local restaurant in Burbank California on January 19 1998...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Joel Valdez - "Frankenstein" StorySketch

Recently I assigned an exercise in StorySketch to Joel Valdez so he could practice some of his visual storytelling skills. The challenge consisted of retelling the scene from "Frankenstein" where the monster comes to life. This was something quick intended to keep his chops up over the Christmas break and also to be used as reference for our incoming students in StorySketch. Joel did a great job. Here's the results of his efforts. Click on the images for a better view...

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Academy All Stars 2015

Happy 2016 to you !!

Here's some work from the Academy towards the end of last year from artists who made an impact.

Amanda Gonzales

Joshua Pina

Maia Gross

Jamie Graham

Chanaelle Chahayed

Autumn Galvin

Rajaa Alqadeeb

Lola Chee

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy 2016 !!

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Academy's blog. This month will mark the 18th anniversary of the school. Here's a look at how the old year ended as we viewed the sunset in Burbank California for the last time in 2015. From all of us at The Animation Academy we wish you a Joyful and Creative 2016 !!