Laguna College of Art and Design's (LCAD) nationally-ranked Animation program announced the screening of the short films created during the 2015 Summer stop-motion and traditional Animation Master classes: “Un Garçon et Sa Bête” (stop motion animation) and “The Big Dad Wolf” (traditional animation).
Disney Supervising Animator, James Lopez (The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog and Hercules) led the traditional animation class that produced, “The Big Dad Wolf.” The LCAD student team included Autumn Bell (Co-Director), Louis DeBrat (Co-Director), Laura Arce, Ye Htut Aung, Brittney Baker, Dana Brender, Nico Delgado, Pat Lee and Shawna Sa.
Animation Director Stephen Chiodo of Chiodo Bros. Productions (Elf, Team America: World Police and The Simpsons) returned to teach the stop-motion animation class that produced, “Un Garçon et Sa Bête.” The student team included Calley MacDonald (Director), Stephanie Alexander (Producer), Torey Bangi, Michelle Furlong, Atiyeh Hess, Sarah Jaques, Briana Ornelas, Nicole Pannebaker, Crystal Perea, Kristen Schlosser, Meaghan Tosi and Michael Wansing.
Both animated shorts were scored by Alexander Burke of Magnolia Memoir, performed by the Laguna Concert Band and recorded in Capitol Records’ legendary Studio A, site of recording sessions by Frank Sinatra, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons and more.
LCAD Animation remains one of the few programs that continue to instruct students in traditional, hand-drawn animation as well computer-generated animation and stop-motion.