Jury Duty for Conner Troxclair ’15

The animation student and co-founder of the LMU Cinema Club talks to LogLines about serving as the first-ever U.S. student representative on a special jury at FICG.

What were you doing in Guadalajara? I was offered the chance through the film school to participate as a juror in the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) over ten days in March. Specifically, I was serving on the Mezcal Jury, which is a jury of students, both local and international, that selects the best feature Mexican film from those screened at the festival, including documentary, animation and live action. This award is considered the biggest at the festival, as it honors the festival’s beginnings; this was the 30th edition of FICG, which began less as a festival and more of a celebration of the best of Mexican cinema from the year. So as the festival has grown from its local roots to become internationally recognized, this award maintains its original intent.

Animation Faculty Named Master Teacher

The LMU Center for Excellence in Teaching named Adriana Jaroszewicz, assistant professor of animation, one of five Master Teachers. The program acknowledges teachers who excel in inventiveness and effectiveness in … Read more

An Animation Student Recalls the Evolution of Her Thesis Film

Hayley Foster (Animation – B.A. ’13) is off to a good start this summer. Her senior thesis film Yamashita earned several awards, including a bronze medal at the Student Academy Awards and will be airing on Fine Cut: KCET’s Annual Festival of Student Film on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Van Partible

Animation alum and mastermind behind Cartoon Network’s Johnny Bravo, Van Partible, graces the cover of the latest issue of LMU Magazine.

And the Woody Woodpecker Award Goes to…

Hayley Foster, Animation ‘13 was awarded the Woody Woodpecker Award for Best Student Animated Short Film for Yamashita.  Her film portrays a young girl who perseveres through the experience of being detained … Read more

Monday Nights Series: Director Jay Oliva

Director and LMU alum/instructor Jay Oliva screened his two-part animated film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Q&A moderated by Chair of Animation José García Moreno.

Jose Garcia Moreno

SFTV’s Chair of Animation José García Moreno was interviewed by Animation Career Review — the site recently ranked SFTV’s Animation Program one of the top in the U.S., calling the school a “gem in animation education.” In this spotlight Q&A, Moreno discusses his work, education and applying universal knowledge to animation.