Animation

Adjunct Instructor of Animation Valery Amborski Recognized in Buffalo Business First’s 2019 30 Under 30 150 150 Villa Maria College

Adjunct Instructor of Animation Valery Amborski Recognized in Buffalo Business First’s 2019 30 Under 30

This week, Buffalo Business First announced its annual 30 Under 30 winners, and Valery Amborski, an adjunct instructor of animation is included on the list. Amborski was selected out of nearly 200 candidates who were nominated for achieving at high levels at work and in the community. Although Amborski is just getting started, she has…

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End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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SKALD 2018 Scores Nationally 150 150 Villa Maria College

SKALD 2018 Scores Nationally

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced on Friday, March 8 that SKALD 2018, Villa’s art and literary magazine, has earned a Silver Crown Award. The magazine is one out of just 10 college publications to receive the Silver designation, putting it on the same playing field as several notable institutions, including Miami Dade College, Columbia…

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13 Villa Animation Students, 3 Villa Instructors Collaborate with 200 Others on ‘Shrek Retold’ 150 150 Villa Maria College

13 Villa Animation Students, 3 Villa Instructors Collaborate with 200 Others on ‘Shrek Retold’

Everybody’s favorite green orge hit the big screen for the first time in 2001. Since then, Dreamworks’ Shrek franchise has released four full-length feature films, several television specials, video games, theme park attractions, and even a Broadway musical. In total, the franchise has earned a record-setting $1.6 Billion in consumer home entertainment spending (Businesswire.com). Most…

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Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA 150 150 Villa Maria College

Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA

Each year, the world’s top animators gather in Burbank, California for the CTN animation eXpo, an artist-to-artist social enterprise who’s mission is to connect, develop and inspire creators in and around the animation, visual efx, and video game industries. This year, Sarah Hanson, an associate professor of animation at Villa, and Joel Murphy, a 2012 graduate…

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Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre 150 150 Villa Maria College

Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 Villa’s junior and senior animation students gathered at Hertel Avenue’s North Park Theatre to screen the work they’ve created during their 3 and 4 years at the College. The day began with Buffalo’s first screening of The Velvet Underground Played at my High School. The seven-minute film, which was animated…

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Animation faculty, students and alum collaborated to animate a film that will screen at the 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival 150 150 Villa Maria College

Animation faculty, students and alum collaborated to animate a film that will screen at the 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the films that will screen at the 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, and the lineup includes a documentary animated by a team that included Villa Maria College students, alumni and faculty. The Velvet Underground Played at My High School is an animated short about American rock band The Velvet…

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Villa Animation student, faculty members featured in fan-drawn premiere of Bob’s Burgers new season 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Animation student, faculty members featured in fan-drawn premiere of Bob’s Burgers new season

Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary ‘17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger ‘14 and Valery Amborski ‘14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob’s Burgers, which airs on FOX. Bob’s Burgers is a quirky, animated sitcom centered around the humorous mishaps of a family owned burger joint. Currently…

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Villa Maria Graduate Develops Animated Video to Create Awareness for Autism, Video Trailer Released to Coincide with National Autism Awareness Month 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Graduate Develops Animated Video to Create Awareness for Autism, Video Trailer Released to Coincide with National Autism Awareness Month

East Amherst resident Diego Raf Diaz is embarking on a video project that he hopes will show the world – particularly impressionable children – that people living with autism shouldn’t be shunned or outcast, that they can lead beautiful, productive lives and deserve love and respect. And while Diaz recognizes that living with his condition…

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This Weekend #atVilla: Villamation 2017 150 150 Villa Maria College

This Weekend #atVilla: Villamation 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, Villa’s Animation Program will hold its 4th annual Villamation, a 24-hour animation competition. According to Sarah Hanson, associate professor, says Villamation offers multiple benefits to its participants. “Animation students of all levels and abilities, freshman through senior students will work together in small teams to create short animations,” said Hanson. “Villamation is…

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