Teacher’s Symposium Friday
03 is pleased to bring back our 2nd Teacher’s Symposium. Animation
teachers from around the world will attend the day-long conference to
discuss the current state of animation education, discuss new
methodologies, industry pressures, and how to work together to solve
pedagogical problems facing educators in this heavily competitive
30pm John Canemaker’s Keynote Address: Back To Basics
We are honoured this
year to welcome internationally recognized
animator, historian and teacher, John Canemaker, as our Keynote
for this year’s Symposium.
Mr. Canemaker will speak
about the need for teachers to reiterate the
continuing importance of communication, storytelling, animation
history, drawing and soul, in this age of high technology.
30am: Media Envy
convergence of traditional and digital in education, where does the
crossover happen from ‘principles’ to ‘practical’ instruction when an
animation program must embrace both “traditional” animation and CG? How
does one best keep from becoming excessively conceptual?
by Steven Dovas
Ruth Lingford (Royal College of Art), Gerry Paquette (Algonquin
College), Mike Fowler (Fowler Cartoon Ink)
30pm: Are Schools Meeting Industry Needs?
given that this is not a good time for finding a job in
animation, but there is always someone, somewhere looking for
animators. The problem that some studios are having is that they can’t
find qualified help. Are schools properly preparing their students for
the industry? If not, what can be done to improve the situation?
Jason Belec (Noitaminanimation), Lia Abbate (Walt Disney TV Animation),
Frank Falcone (Guru Animation Studio), Linda Simensky (Cartoon Network)
You want a Second Opinion? You’re Ugly, too.
drive, wherewithal, but not a lick of talent, insight, or
ability. What does one do when a student has everything but what he
needs the most? If a boom in animation has caused a great wave in
enrolment in animation programs, how do programs best deal with those
people for whom no amount of education will help, especially if the
wave has already crested? What are the responsibilities of a school in
this circumstance? What are the responsibilities of a student to be
by Steven Dovas
John Canemaker (NYU), Ellen Besen (The Zachary Schwartz Institute for Animation
Congratulations on Your Graduation, You’re Unemployed
examination of strategies for traditional and digital animation in
in a down market. How do you prepare students for a life of irregular
work? This panel will examine of the difference between artistic and
fulfillment and their relative exclusivity. What, if anything, are
animation programs doing to prep and expose their students to the real
word of the workplace and the market?
by: Jean Detheux. Panelists: Steven
Dovas (Pratt Institute), Anne Denman-Wilde,
(Vancouver Film School), Richard O’Connor (Parsons), Carol Chaney
(University of Michigan School of Art and Design)