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LCAD Launches Animation Exchange Program

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LCAD Launches Animation Exchange Program

Postby Charles » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:56 pm

Laguna College of Art & Design, in Laguna Beach, CA, Launches Animation Exchange Program
May 2, 2012

Following a recruitment presentation in February to eager Warren High students by LCAD Animation Program Chair David Kuhn and Professor David Pruiksma, approximately 50 of those students visited the LCAD campus to view the Chris Sander's Original Art show, exhibiting exclusively in the LCAD gallery. The high-schoolers were thrilled with the show, impressed with the campus, and as a result of connection and discussion between David Kuhn, the chairperson of LCAD Animation and the student's instructor Bill Austin, the college is now hosting 10 select students who have apprenticed by assisting college seniors to create films for their year-end projects and portfolios. Over the course of three weekly sessions, the high school students watch the films in progress, and then are given tasks to assist with which include animating, rough in-betweening or clean-up and coloring.

The program provides an opportunity for younger students interested in animation to earn practical experience working on high-quality, fully animated films. The teaching experience reciprocally allows the opportunity for LCAD seniors to hone their communication skills and develop teaching techniques. "The first meeting with the High School students was so successful that our seniors told us the helpers all exceeded expectations, and they can't wait for further interaction," remarked LCAD Professor David Pruiksma. "It's great to see something like this take off, and we hope to continue this program next year with other high schools as well."

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Thanks to The Entertainment Economy Institute for the lead on the story.

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