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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 11, 2019 8:53:16 AM

 

When Eric Favela graduated from Cal Arts, he knew he wanted to work in feature animation -- but, beyond that, he really wasn't sure where, or in what capacity.

Then he found his niche: in the story department of Blue Sky Studios. And, since then, he's expanded his career to include feature film storyboarding, visual development and short film direction. A feature film storyboard artist for 13 years, he now works for Illumination, a film and animation studio owned by Universal Pictures, and his skills have been an integral part of some of the most recognizable animated films in recent years:

"Despicable Me 2 and 3." "Minions." "Rio." "Ice Age 3 and 4." "Horton Hears a Who." Most recently, Favela served as Head of Story on "The Secret Life Of Pets 2."

Favela will visit PCA&D for an Artist Talk on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium. We asked him what challenges he's encountered as he's built his career, what students who are interested in animation should know about the field, and how artists can build their own creative journeys:

 

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Topics: Artist Spotlight, artist talk, animation, digital media, atrium talk

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Mar 12, 2019 8:50:19 AM

 Jon Di Venti is not only the Chair of our Digital Media department in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, he is one of our own. Jon started his journey as a student at PCA&D (then the Pennsylvania School of Art & Design) where he graduated from our Illustration program, which at the time only offered students an Associates degree. Jon then moved on to Ringling College of Art & Design and obtained his BFA in Illustration.
 
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Topics: animation, bfa, faculty art, Ilustration, digital media, digital design, alumni art, art students

Posted by Nicole Duquette on Nov 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, student life, open house, animation, student work, digital media, digital design

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 17, 2017 3:45:05 PM

The Digital Media Department will be hosting a Skype Session with Aaron Blaise on  ThursdayFebruary 23rd at 2:30 p.m. in PCA&D's Atrium,
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Topics: PCAD, artist talk, Illustration, animation

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 13, 2016 11:25:39 AM

Maurice Caicedo, class of '98,  became interested in animation as a child when he saw Toy Story, and decided then that his career path would include 3D animation.  He didn’t know where to go to school to become involved in motion graphics, but someone told his father, “Send him to art school.”

It was “one of the best decisions I ever made,” said Mo who graduated with an associates degree in illustration from Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, the forerunner to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, in 1998. 

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Topics: PCAD, alumni, vfx, Hey Mister, animation

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