Thursday, September 29, 2011

Film Night

Here's a documentary on the punk scene:
Bloodied but Unbowed

It's playing here at Cap, October 4th at 7:30pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trent Correy links

Guest speaker: Trent Correy. Trent is a Sony Imageworks character animator who worked his way to feature animation in two years. Trent has a great attitude and work ethic and is an example of someone who knows what they want and is willing to make a plan and work to get there. (this is his themed sketch blog)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Book List

Bookstore Texts for all courses in the Commercial Animation program.

The bookstore MAY have some or all of these books. They can also be found on-line at or  Oscars Art Books on Broadway, half a block west of Granville Street is a great place for animation and film books and has a 20% off, back to school sale.

Fall 2011

Anim 111
Blair, Preston, Cartoon Animation
“How To” Series, #26, Walter Foster Publishing, 1990
ISBN: 1560100842 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.01 x 10.27

Anim 111
Blair, Preston, Film Cartoons
“How To” Series, #190, Walter Foster Publishing, 1990
ISBN: 1560100699

Note: the above 2 books can be found combined in a newer edition:

Cartoon Animation: The Collector's Series
by Preston Blair (Author)
Paperback (October 15, 2004)
Language: English
Walter Foster Publishing ; ISBN: 1560100842

Anim 111 and Anim 113
Ham, Jack, How To Draw Animals
General Publishing Company, Toronto. 1982
ISBN: 0399508023 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.53 x 10.74 x 8.13

Anim 113
Edwards, Betty, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
J. P. Tarcher Publishing, Los Angeles. 1989
ISBN: 0874775132 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 8.94 x 7.47

Anim 114
Maltin, Leonard, Of Mice and Magic  (this was out of print, but is back now)
New American Library Trade;
ISBN: 0452259932 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 9.18 x 7.49

Spring 2012

Rogers Peck, Stephen, Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990
ISBN: 0195030958 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 10.03 x 7.51

Anim 126
Lemay, Brian, Layout Design (Made Amazingly Simple)
Second Edition, Sheridan College Printing, 1994
ISBN: 0-9699419-0-0
This book is a special order and can be purchased from the author on his website:

Anim 120
Myrl A. Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares
Watson-Guptill,  August 30, 2006
ISBN - 10:1580650678
ISBN - 13:9781580650670

Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to the Commercial Animation Program!

Hi everyone,
This blog is for you to be able to connect with the other students in your year.  You can post artwork, comments, invitations, etc throughout the year.  I'll make it private as well, so only the class can see what's here. Some of you know each other already, but you can get to know others before school begins.  I'll post information here too.  If anyone has comments or questions, you can email me directly.

Have a great year!