Past Events and Workshops

 

Blue Sky Studios Stereoscopic Technical Director Visits LSU Shreveport Animation and Visual Effects Program
March 1, 2012
3:30-4:45 pm
Technology Center, Room 258
Free and Open to the Public

The Animation & Visual Effects Program will host Daniel Abramovich as a guest speaker on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 3:30-4:45 pm in the Technology Center, Room 258.

 

Daniel is a Stereoscopic Lead Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios and will discuss the stereoscopic process and show recent examples of his work.

Daniel has worked on films such as Rio and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The lecture is sponsored by The Noel Foundation and special thanks to Blue Sky Studios. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Intro to 3D Animation Workshop
Presenter: Jamil Lahham of Moonbot Studios
January 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$12
A quick overview and demonstration of the principles of 3D character animation using Autodesk Maya.

 

Jamil is a Lead Animator at Moonbot Studios, where he worked on the award-winning short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.


Autodesk Gam
ing Solution Specialist Visits LSU Shreveport Animation & Visual Effects Program
Thursday, January 26, 2012
4:30-6:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

The Animation & Visual Effects Program will host Autodesk Gaming Solution Specialist Steven Roselle as a guest speaker on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Technology Center, Room 258.

 

Steven will discuss and demonstrate the latest developments in the Autodesk Maya software. Steven has more than 15 years of experience working with a long list of game developers using Autodesk products, Maya, Motion Builder and Mudbox. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Drawing for Animation – Part 2
Presenter: Al Bohl
December 3, 2011, Technology Center Room 209
10:00am-12:00pm
$12
This follow up course covers flipbooks, pixilation and stop motion animation.This course is appropriate for middle school and high school students and adults.

Al Bohl is a Bossier City native who has written and illustrated numerous books.  9 Story Entertainment is developing his animated TV show “Way Out There!” and he is about to release a feature-length documentary “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle” and a new version of the original 1918 silent film “Tarzan of the Apes.”

Guest Lecturer Rob Morgenroth
October 25, 2011, Business Education, Room 113
3:30-4:45 pm
Free and Open to the Public

The Animation & Visual Effects Program will host Visual Effects Veteran Rob Morgenroth as a guest speaker on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 3:30-4:45 pm in the Business Education Building, Room 113. Mr. Morgenroth is the Senior Producer, VFX; Executive Director, Business Development at Dynasty FX & Animation in Los Angeles. He is a veteran in the film & television industry. The lecture                                                               is free and open to the public.

Drawing for Animation: Part 1
Presenter: Al Bohl
October 22, 2011, Technology Center Room 209
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $12

This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of drawing for animation and what it takes to be an animator. This course is appropriate for middle school and high school students and adults.

Drawing for Animation- Part 2 will be held on December 3, 2011

About Al Bohl
Al Bohl is a Bossier City native who has written and illustrated numerous books.  9 Story Entertainment is developing his animated TV show “Way Out There!” and he is about to release a feature-length documentary “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle” and a new version of the original 1918 silent film “Tarzan of the Apes.”

How to Pitch Your Media Project Ideas
Presenter: Al Bohl
Saturday, September 24, 2011, Technology Center Room 209
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $12

Got a great idea for an animated TV show or movie perhaps an interactive project?  How do you get that idea sold?  Where do you begin? What are the networks and distribution channels looking for?  Al Bohl has created numerous shows including a show currently in development.  This session will teach you the nuts and bolts of preparing your pitch from “high concept” sentence, to the “all-important” one page description, character design, and pitch presentation.  Get ready for an education on “dos” and “don’ts.”

Moonbot Studios Presents a Look Behind the Scenes of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Wednesday, September 14, 2011, University Center Theater
7:00-8:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

Mootbot Studios will also be discussing their interactive App based on the film. The Morris Lessmore short film and App are available on iTunes.

7 May 2011 – Introduction to Creature Modeling with Autodesk
Mudbox,taught by Fausto Trejeda of Millenium Studios.
Click here
for the blog post or  click image at right for flyer.

16 April 2011Introduction to Game Design Workshop with the Unity game engine. Learn principles of game design by building a first-person shooter game with the Unity game engine. Click here for our flyer or click the image to the right.

12 March 2011 – Drawing for Animation. Al Bohl, author of the Guide to Cartooning, will instruct participants on the basics of drawing for animation and capturing a story in a series of images. Click the image to the right for the flyer, or click here.

26 February 2011Introduction to Game Design Workshop with the Unity game engine. Learn principles of game design by building a first-person shooter game with the Unity game engine. Click here for our flyer or click the image to the right.

29 January 2011 – Introduction to Sculptris Workshop. Flyer.

20 November 2010 – Introduction to Visual FX Compositing. Link Compositing Workshop Flyer

27 October 2010 – Patrick Lamont of Electronic Arts will be visiting to speak about EA and the employment opportunities for games testers at their Baton Rouge facility. Link EA Flyer

23 October 2010 – Our first workshop for the year on 3D animation was well-attended.  See the original post. 3D Workshop Flyer

20 October 2010 – LSU Shreveport alumnus Dwight House visited to speak about game development. See the original post here, or the follow up here. Dwight House Flyer.

6 October 2010 – Launch of Houdini 11 to staff and students. See the original post here, or the follow up here. Houdini Flyer.

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