The Animation Clinic

This is an announcement for animation educators. I want to bring your attention
to the approaching May 10 deadline of a new event for animation students, to be
held this summer at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference in Los Angeles. The SIGGRAPH
2010 Computer Animation Festival is offering, for the first time ever, an
Animation Clinic, where industry leaders and animation masters will review
current students’ final projects and works-in-progress, and offer creative,
production, technical and career advice.

Between six and nine student projects will be selected. Each chosen work will
receive 40 minutes of review during three public sessions open to conference
attendees. Entrants are required to submit a synopsis, a storyline, storyboards,
animation tests, examples of visual development, and character designs
of work from the 2009–2010 academic year.

We are very interested in receiving submissions from your best students,
especially final-year projects, for what will be a great opportunity for a
professional critique of their work and a chance for invaluable
industry exposure. Please encourage your students to apply with their
finished work and works-in-progress as soon as possible—the
deadline is fast approaching. Students may submit their work online by filling
out the SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival online submission form,
available at…

…and by following the standard criteria for CAF submission, with the materials
required as outlined above and on the website. Please be sure your students
indicate their interest in the Animation Clinic specifically. The submission
deadline is 10 May 2010.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you, and we’ll see you in L.A. in July,

Steve Rittler
SIGGRAPH 2010 Animation Clinic Producer
Associate Professor of Animation
School of Visual Arts, New York
William Paterson University, New Jersey