The study of Animation involves character animation, experimental concepts, fine art techniques and diverse applications within a global field of communications. We focus on the fundamentals of storytelling, motion, drawing, performance and expression through traditional and digital forms.
2013 Keynote Speaker John Canemaker
Internationally recognized animator, author, teacher, and animation historian John Canemaker will present a workshop on Action Analysis on Animaton. Canemaker’sThe Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation, his 28-minute autobiographical film, won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. He has designed and directed animation for numerous commercial projects (including the Warner Bros. feature The World According To Garp) that have won for their sponsors an Academy Award (for HBO’s You Don’t Have to Die), Emmy Awards, and an Ace Award and Peabody Award. He is the recipient of grants from the American Film Institute, PBS, and a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Grant in Bellagio, Italy. A tenured professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he began teaching animation in 1980, Canemaker has directed the Animation Program since 1988. The John Canemaker Animation Collection, part of the Fales Collection in Bobst Library at New York University, is an archival resource that opened to scholars and students in 1989.