ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL
On behalf of the entire team from the Creative Talent Network I would like to personally say thank you to Woodbury University and ASIFA Hollywood for giving us the opportunity to co-sponsor and bring CTN’s creative energy to the first annual ASIFA Student Animation .
On Saturday Oct 18th, 2008 over 200 students, pros and fans from various schools and studios converged on campus at Woodbury University to participate in this one day event that included portfolio reviews by local teachers, recruiters and professionals as well as industry specific panels speaking on the State of the Industry and ending with cocktail reception hosted by CTN and awards ceremony where CTN honored each of the winners by presenting them with a free membership into the premiere online networking site for students and recent graduates called Animation Alumni.
Held at the new Fletcher Jones Auditorium on the Woodbury University campus.
Outside the Auditorium
Auditorium lobby before the guests arrive
Special thanks to CTN Members BEN BALISTRERI – Dreamworks Character Designer, DONNACHADA DALY – Dreamworks Animator, DAVY LIU – Independant Production Designer, RIK MAKI – / Character Designer….and
GABRIELE PENNACCHIOLI – Dreamworks Animator, STEPHEN SILVER – Disney Character Designer, GLEN VILPPU – Master Life Drawing Instructor and DEAN YEAGLE – Independant Cartoonist who, on very short notice, brought their talent, experience and sketchbooks to share with the students at this event.
The CTN hosted cocktail reception prior to the awards ceremony was attended by over 100 guests and was a smash success with everyone given an opportunity to win one free pass to the upcoming CTN Animation Expo to be held in 2009. (Winner will be contacted personally prior to the event.)
Congratulations to all the winners.
BEST VISUAL STORYTELLING
Melisa Graziano UCLA
Jon Vener WOODBURY UNIVERSIEY
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Erik Oh UCLA
Jessica Forer UCLA
THE EMILE COHL AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Joaquin Baldwin UCLA
CTN also held a raffle for all attendees to win one free pass to the upcoming CTN Animation Expo to be held in 2009 in the Toon Town Capital of the World – Burbank California.
AND THE CTN RAFFLE WINNER IS
I pride myself in creating an arena where our professional CTN members can promote themselves, connect with clients and share their knowledge and experience with students and fans. Because of the hospitality and generosity provided by Woodbury and ASIFA we were tremendously successful at exactly that. Many CTN members had never even been to the Woodbury Campus before and conversely many students had not heard of CTN or Animation Alumni so it was a synergistic opportunity for everyone and I look forward to co-sponsoring future events.
Miguel Gonzales, Ron Bradley, Tina Price, Stephen Silver
Thank you CTN Book Buddies Kyle Boyd, Ron Bradley, Miguel Gonzales, and Gina Turcios for your terrific work through out the day helping the artists and handling the crowd and for never forgetting CTN’s motto that “People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
To see more pictures from this event CLICK HERE
See you next year!!