Wow. Time is flying by. I stepped in as the acting chair of the Animation Department at CCAD this spring and it is a busy time right now at school. However, its also an exciting time to be here at CCAD. Enjoying the semester so far. We have a LOT of talented seniors this year. Its been a pleasure to work with them over the past few years. We will miss them as they graduate this May. I know that many of them will be working in the industry soon after graduation.
We're ESPECIALLY excited about some films that the students have collectively been working on this year at CCAD. The first is called 'Lumin', which we are currently releasing to film festivals. This is a nearly five minute traditionally animated film about a boy who is chased by monsters that are trying to steal... his light. The film was completed in the space of one semester and employed the talents of about 18 artists/ students. We're also excited about a second student film that is being produced this semester entitled 'Aria'. This film, also primarily a 2D production, is story about a mystical harp that holds the power to alter the natural order of nature and the consequences that come along to the man that controls this power. Both of these films were produced within the Advanced Time Based Projects class. We're looking forward to continuing this practice over the coming years and producing higher and higher quality films with each attempt. The students who worked on these films this year have set the bar pretty high! Congrats to everyone who participated in the production of both of these films and we look forward to seeing them do well on the festival circuits!