Category Archives: Student and Alumni Work

Reel Roulette

Today in Junior Seminar, Marsha from Career Development stopped by and mentioned a website called Reel Roulette.

 

http://reelroulette.net/

 

Reel Roulette features demo reels from motion graphic artists, animators, compositors, visual effects artists, etc. All you have to do click “Next Reel” and you jump to a random demo reel which you can “like”. Anyone can submit their demo reel to the site (via a vimeo link) and it gets added to their collection.

Its a great way to get your work out there and also discover whats out there.

I submitted mine this morning and here’s what it looks like: http://reelroulette.net/bhaktipatel

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Artist Adventures – Olivia Huynh

Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small.

Direction/Animation: Olivia HUYNH
Produced by: CERF+ ( http://www.craftemergency.org ,  www.studioprotector.org )
Funding from: Joan Mitchell Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Windgate Charitable Foundation

 

These past few weeks, I am sure some of you may have noticed that the animation department has been getting quite a few frequent visits from one of our favorite alumni, Olivia Huynh (BFA Animation ’13). She had been working on this short for the last few months and as her part of her process, she came in to ask students in Max Porter’s Production class and also came into our AMP meetings to ask AMP mentors for feedback and critique. And in return we learned a lot about freelance life after MICA and the current industry. We also got some amazing crits on our current work.

 

It’s a great animation for a great cause.  Congrats Olivia on another successful project!

Pass it along and be sure to check out CERF+.

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Q&A Session with Kit Ho and Jeff Turley of Disney

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Q&A Session with Kit Ho and Jeff Turley

If you missed the Q&A session on Friday, no worries. Juliana Chen was kind enough to take a few notes.

Check it out:

On making connections:

Kit made her connections that landed her first gig by going and meeting the same representative at Siggraph for 3 years. He remembered her, and when he remembered she was graduating, he sent her an offer. (not immediately after Kit graduated though.)

Jeff made his connection to Disney by participating in the Talent Development Program, which was a very rigorous and challenging experience. (he really emphasized how tough it was.)

What really matters is getting your foot in the door, because afterward getting a job will be easier.

Have networking etiquette: don’t be creepy, meet a representative for an honest critique of your work and ask how you can improve, and you only need to meet that representative about the job one time. Any more may be spilling over into the creepy zone.

Be a person people  would like to work with.

On their job:

As a Production Assistant at Disney, Kit has to work in each department at least once.

As an art director, Jeff…directs the art.

Job advice:

Apply everywhere.

Your portfolio should feel personal, like a reviewer can tell what kind of person you are by looking through your portfolio. Aka don’t fill it up purely with classwork.

Sometimes you just have to be at the right place at the right time.

Also, set yourself boundaries, takes breaks.

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Student Work: Sarah Bushin

Make it Nasty is by far one of the funniest stop motion animations I have ever seen. Check it out!Made by AMP’s very own Sarah Bushin – check out her AMP Profile here.

 

 

 

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Student Work: Andrew Shim’s Merkabah: The Birth

A very interesting conceptual Senior Thesis by Andrew Shim ’13

 

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Faculty Work: Tiny Invention’s Something Left, Something Taken

MICA Animation faculty members, Max Porter and Ru, are the directors and animators of “Something Left, Something Taken.”

This short was a Vimeo Staff Pick and also a Vimeo Award Finalist for Animation.

I was also completely blown away by their amazing documentation of “the making of” for this animation. Check it out at: http://tinyinventions.com/blog/?p=317

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Student Work: Avi Jacob’s GIF Animations

Avi Jacob , a current senior, just posted a few GIF Animations on Tumblr.

AMP came across them through micaanimation.tumblr.com. Thank you guys for reposting his work.

 

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MICA Animation Resource: MICA Animation’s Student Run Tumblr

Juliana Chen, Senior SVA Rep, is currently running the MICA Animation tumblr site.

There’s some great things out there, including alumni work, current senior thesis bits and pieces, work in progress animations, and all sorts of other awesome stuff.

check it out at http://micaanimation.tumblr.com/

If you want your stuff shown, submit things to them or follow their tumblr!

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Instances

Stop Motion final for Max Porter’s Stop-Motion Animation Class.

Gouache and Glycerine on Glass

 

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