For those of you who are interested, this is an open invitation to stop in at the Workshop this coming weekend to view the final portfolio selections of our 2012 / 2013 students for their various animation portfolio submissions.
This is the culmination of 9 months of hard work on the part of our students in the APW program.
Character Design Contest...If you design a character for this contest you could win free tuition for the 2013/2014 session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop. If you're already designing characters on your own redraw one of your own designs and submit it. You can also win other stuff - art supplies from Aboveground Art Supplies, animation art books from Labyrinth and BMV Books.
Charlie Bonifacio Pro Tip for APW win a Free Tuition Contest
We are really honoured to have esteemed character animator Charlie Bonifacio offering sage advice in our final ProTip #9 for this year's Win a Free Tuition Character Design Contest which will be officially closed to receiving applicants April 10th at midnight, Toronto time.
Charlie's Tip is on developing personality and story in your design.
ProTip #8 has been provided by Workshop Director Vincent Peets, and it covers variation in shape design.....
Contest adjudication will be taking place this weekend with Seneca Animation Program Director and comic book artist / animator extraordinaire Jim Zubkavich making the final choices in terms of the grand prize winner and runners up.
Just a note to let you know that the upcoming 2013 Fall Workshop class is over half full at the moment, so if you're intending to join up, make haste before the " registration frenzy " starts up with the beginning of the new school year.
Wait listed students will be bumped to spots in the 2014 / 2015 spring session.
Our 14 day character design challenge started on Wednesday, and I'm posting a link here for any of you who would like to join in the fun.
The 14 Day Character Design Challenge is just that - every day for 14 days we post a new gesture which you then use as the basis for designing your character for that day....send them to us and we post them all- everyday.
Examples of APW Student Animation Portfolios / 2013 Aaron Lun
I know that many of you are currently preparing portfolios to get into animation schools for the 2014 school year, so I will post some examples from last years succesful APW student portfolios and invite you to ask any questions you might have in relation to the work you're seeing here and the preparation of your own portfolio.
We start with Aaron Lun, an APW student from the 2012 / 2013 session, who wanted to get into the Seneca Animation Program, and did so with the portfolio you see here.