Careers in Animation is an annual event for people looking to find employment in the local animation industry. Representatives of local production companies will discuss their job history, background, and current work, as well as give tips as to what training you need, who gets hired, portfolio suggestions and other basics. This is your chance to ask—and get your questions answered—about careers in animation. Our guests include:
Charlie Canfield, an Emmy Award-winning animator, designer, storyboard artist and director who has worked many years in the Bay Area at W!ldbrain, Colossal Pictures and ILM, is now a freelancer. He has worked on projects for Coke, Samsung, Nickelodeon, MTV, Google, Century Theatres and other national clients, plus he has provided animated segments for several documentaries.
Tiffany Feeney, Outreach Supervisor for PDI Dreamworks, concentrates on university relations and college-level recruiting, as well as community-related initiatives. Prior to moving to California she provided recruitment services for major animation and production houses in NYC. Her graduate degree is in design management and her BFA is in computer animation.
Martin Meunier is presently working on a stop-motion feature under development. His screen credits include work with Henry Selick on Coraline (facial animation designer), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (creature supervisor), Monkeybone (model maker) and James and the Giant Peach (model maker). He has also worked for Tippett Studios on Starship Troopers (digital model maker) and he has produced nationally seen TV commercials.
Obscura Digital (speaker TBA), is a state of the art production group based in SF that recently bathed the Guggenheim Museum in NYC with moving images inside and out. This month they are using the Sydney Opera House as their screen. Be sure to check out their website before the event.
We also expect to have a professional on the panel from the gaming industry. Please leave yourportfolios at home as this is not a portfolio review session. Come learn from people with experience in stop-motion, 2D and 3D animation, games and in other areas. Our experts have worked as writers, animators, directors as well as other industry jobs and will answer as many questions as possible.
Saturday, March 26 at 1pm, San Francisco State University, August Coppola Theater (Fine Arts 101, between Creative Arts and the Student Union), FREE, and the public is invited!