Animation

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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Spring Open House Date Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Spring Open House Date Announced

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Open house…

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Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation

Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Four Year Art Degree Programs in the Nation. Villa Maria College was ranked #5 on the list. According to Angela Hanners, Community for Accredited Online Schools’s director of communications, colleges must…

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Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living

On Monday, October 3, 2016, Villa Maria College was featured on WNY Living. John Fucile, a digital filmmaking professor, and Kristen Schober, Villa’s communications specialist, spoke about Portfolio Day, an upcoming event in which high school students have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by Villa’s art faculty. You can watch the full story here.…

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