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Charles
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I'd like to bring to the attention of the community a school known as Max the Mutt Animational School.

They're a 3 year animation school, offering a 4th advanced year in 3D character animation. The instructors are top professionals. The school lists Haig Bedrossian who just finished directing his own series for Nickolodeon. Also Scott Caple, environment designer for The Incredibles with 20 years experience with Disney and Pixar. Rudi Stussi, art director with Nelvana for feature production and many more.

Their grads are working for top companies. Max the Mutt is known to the industry and has been approached by recruiters both in Canada and
the US.

They were founded by artists and animators and are looking for students who love art, love to draw, understand the connection between classical and computer animation and are willing to work hard with a professional attitude and respect for the community.

As unique as the name sounds, this is a serious school that maintains high standards. Check out their student gallery to see impressive work.

But most importantly... and this comes straight from Max... this year there are hardly any women applicants.

They are of course interested in everyone who would be a good member of the community, male or female and are extending their application deadline. They would like an entering class that is at least 1/3 women.

Between you and me Max, wouldn't we all. There should certainly be more women in animation.

Check their website for more information.

www.MaxTheMutt.com

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mephistopheles
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How much are you being paid for this advertisement? Does the money go to the I.E.?

signed

a disgruntled ex-student and ex-employee

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mephistopheles
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actually i have no problem with the teachers (who to my knowledge are all excellent and the courses i took were extremely valuable)
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Charles
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This was a courtesy posting. We were asked to bring the school to the attention of the community. There was no money exchanged. Sorry to learn that you had a bad experience. Maybe you should get in touch with them about it if you haven't done so already.

I'm moving this to the Business Forum as it seems to be a better place for it.

Happy 4.1 to all!


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Charles
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I've reopened this topic on the General Discussion Forum to publish this nice message we got from Max the Mutt Animation School with an invitation to all ANers to join them at the school's open house this May.

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Hi!

A student told me that you’d mentioned my email to you (about our need for more women applicants... and others!- who love art, drawing, and the art of animation). We subsquently received a phone call from someone in Vienna whose work looks good enough for advanced placement, and it always excites us when we come in contact with talent and passion... so. THANKS!

If you happen to be in Toronto be sure to visit the school during our open house. Industry Evening at Max the Mutt will be held on Wednesday, May 25 and are open to the general public Thursday, Friday and Saturday (the 26th, 27th and 28th). For exact times check our website, maxthemutt.com.

Scott Caple will be speaking about his experiences with Disney and Pixar. Haig Bedrossian is premiering a short film (3D) he worked on at Max with one of our 4th year students, grad reels will be shown as well as grad drawing, character design, background painting and design etc.. The work of undergrads will also be on exhibit.

The Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA), the school's neighbor, is hosting a large part of the exhibit. There is also, sadly, a memorial exhibit for a 2003 grad, Brad Johnston who was assaulted by a group of hooligans shortly after New Years this year (on Vanouver Island) and died from his injuries. He was a sensitive, talented artist and his memorial exhibition will feature fine art as well as character and background design.

By the way, we’ll be at KAFI and a team from Max the Mutt will participate in the Cartoon Challenge.

Thanks again...

Maxine Schacker, Director
Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto

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