Animation News

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Clay Walsh

Congratulations to this year's juried R.A.W. Video (real artists at work) contest winners! The contest, open to all current CCA students, challenged contestants to create a two-minute (maximum) high-resolution digital film (including audio) with “In and Out of the Studio" as the required theme.

The goal was to encourage students to pick up their digital camcorders and highlight their community at CCA—whether in the classroom, studio, residence hall—or away from the college altogether. And the goal was definitely met several times over!

2011 R.A.W. Video Contest Winners

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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Renowned writer Ishmael Reed joins the MFA Program in Writing faculty

For additional information about CCA's 2011-12 faculty hiring, read the latest Academic Newsletter by Provost Mark Breitenberg.

New Full-Time Faculty

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Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Simon Hodgson

Still from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (courtesy Tippett Studio)

As art director for the animation company Tippett Studio, CCA alumnus Nate Fredenburg (Printmaking 1993) speaks with authority when he assures all you art students out there: The time you're spending in foundation courses -- drawing, sculpting, painting, color theory -- is time well spent. "Back when I was a work-study student, one of my jobs was to call prospective students and explain to their parents the value of an arts education. At the time, I only had anecdotal evidence.

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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

Pencil to Pixel installation at the Oakland Airport (photo provided by the Oakland Museum of California)View slideshow 

Andrew Lyndon is CCA's chair of Animation, a digital imaging and video instructor at Pixar Animation Studios, and now also a guest curator for the Oakland Museum of California, having organized the exhibition Pencil to Pixel at Oakland International Airport in winter 2010–11.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Clay Walsh

That’s right folks, the rumor’s true: It’s time again to break out your video camera and hit the streets for CCA’s R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Video competition.

This year’s theme: Bike Culture at CCA—as you define it!

What’s CCA’s R.A.W. Video competition? It’s the college’s annual student video competition that awards $500 cash to each juried winner of an original artistic point of view submitted in the form of a short video that depicts a designated theme.

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Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Andrew Guiyangco (Animation 2011) and Yesenia Ayala (Animation 2010)

CCA's Animation Program, launched in 2007, has already gained a stellar reputation for sending its students off excellently prepared for professional life. The chair of the department is Andrew Lyndon, whose job as a digital imaging and video instructor at Pixar Animation Studios has helped create invaluable connections with that company.

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Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 by Andrew Lyndon

Animation students learn about a variety of career opportunities

Are you thinking of a career in animation? It’s an excellent idea, for a number of reasons. It is amazing to work at Pixar, Dreamworks, or Blue Sky -- all right here in the Bay Area. It is great to be part of a team making a film full of imagination and color and characters -- like WALL-E or Shrek or The Twilight Saga.

Jobs in the Field

The good news is that there are a lot of jobs out there. Animation is a growing field, and it needs skilled artists and filmmakers.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Senior Kelly McLachlan View slideshow 

Kelly McLachlan is a senior in CCA's Animation Program.

While earning her bachelor of fine arts, Kelly has also been excelling professionally and personally, landing an impressive semester-long internship at DreamWorks Animation SKG, the celebrated Bay Area computer-generated animation company. DreamWorks created Shrek and Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Flushed Away, Sinbad, Medagascar and Antz, among others.

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Posted on Monday, May 4, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Pixar animator and CCA visiting artist Andrew GordonView slideshow 

UPDATE (June 17, 2010): Daniel Gonzales is now a full-time professional animator at Pixar Animation Studios.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 by Kim Lessard

Community Arts student Camille Hoffman painted this mural that depicts welcoming, diversity, history, and Temescal CreekView slideshow 

CCA students Camille Hoffman (Community Arts) and Vanessa Ayala (Animation) received an enthusiastic reception from City of Oakland residents and business owners, as well as officials from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), for four new murals that have brightened the staid facade of the substation in the Temescal and Telegraph Avenue Business District.

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