Bounce House

Happy Three Month Late New Year

03 / 27 / 17

Hello everyone. I’m sure you have been itching to hear more about what’s going on in the animation department. Here are just a few pictures to catch you up. You can find more on the LCAD Facebook page or the website.

Within the first week of coming back, we had welcome back bounce houses set up in the parking lot. Here’s just one photo from the fun. Bouncy House

Only a couple of weeks ago we were blessed to have Ron Clements, John Musker, and Eric Goldberg talk to us about directing and animating Disney’s Moana. They shared their wisdom of the industry, working together and answered any additional questions from the students. After their presentation, they were gracious enough to give autographs and take pictures. The three

 

All of our animation meetings and guest speakers are held at Big Bend in room 1 which can fill up quickly to overflowing, but thankfully next semester we will have a new building with a new meeting room. In fact, we will also be getting another down shooter room, work space and Cintique lab by next semester. Huzzah!

Another pretty big event is the Parade. Within Laguna Beach a parade is held and LCAD has marched with the city every year. ParadeEveryone is welcome to join the parade or watch so I hope you can join next year. :)

The last big event to tell about is teacher appreciation. This year we were able to get 9 or 10 out of 19 teachers to come. We had a casually great time. All the teachers’ gifts were wrapped and food was brought by the students. If the teachers couldn’t make it the gifts were given to them later. At the end they all got to swing at a Lightning McQueen piñata. Teacher Appreciation1Teacher Appreciation2Teacher Appreciation4

Alright, and now that you’re caught up, we will begin with what is upcoming and what to look forward to.

Every semester we have a thing called the Sell & Swap. Last semester we had a Holiday Sell & Swap and it’s where students bring their wares to sell. Sometimes it’s prints, jewelry, keychains, stickers, t-shirts with their own designs, etc… This semester it’s going to be Friday April 14th from 10-3 at the Main Campus back parking lot, and Saturday April 15th from 10-3 across the street near the new Admissions Building. This is open to the public and we encourage everyone to come.

On Tuesday April 18th is the LCAD Summer Job Fair. If you’re interested in a job over the summer but don’t know where to start or just in search of a job, then I would highly suggest attending this event. It’s open to all first time job seekers. It’ll be held at Main Campus Studio 9 from 11:30-2:30. Email Robin Fuld, the director of Career Services, to get more info.

The last major event coming up is Major Wars. This fun event is exactly what it sounds like. We have students from every major competing to win the ultimate prize… bragging rights! Plus free food at their next event. Last year animation won and we got Panda Express as a reward. We MUST win again this year! The event will be on Thursday, April 20th from 12-2 at Main Campus.

Th-th-that’s all folks!