Thursday, November 12, 2009



Blizzard Logo

Thursday, November 12th

Morgan Auditorium - 10 AM

Calling all Game Designers, Animators, Illustrators and Fine Artists!

Hear what BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT looks for in portfolios and reels.

Learn about internships and job opportunities.


Simply bring your alumni ID to gain entry.

Questions? Email

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Animation Festival!

Now's the time to show your animated short film at the
Fall Animation Festival!

The deadline is quickly approaching:
Sunday, November 15th, Lab closing time.
For more information, check out the Festival Info Blog:

Submission drop-off locations can be found at:
540 Powell, 180 New Montgomery, and 601 Brannan.

See you there!

CTN Animation Expo: Group BUS Update

The Price of Bus Seats is officially down and the cost per seat is just $30. That's the round-trip fare to take the AAU Bus down to Burbank, CA.

Our HUGE THANKS to Director Sherrie H. Sinclair who made the buses possible!

For those who have NOT yet signed up and emailed Ting about a bus seat, the sign-up info below is for you!

By commenting below. And we will give you our email so you can send your Name, Student ID number and Phone number to get on our Bus List.

PAYMENT: Due by 5pm THIS Friday. You can pay our good man Brian Schirmer at Room #301, on the 3rd floor of the 180 building. You will receive a waiver to sign when you pay for your seat. Once you commit to going and pay for your seat, we cannot refund your money should you drop out.

Meet to BOARD the BUSES: At Midnight on Thursday, Nov. 19th, outside of the 180 building.

Pack light, its a short visit!

IMD on Campus, Nov. 18th!


IMD artwork

State of the art studio devoted exclusively to performance capture feature films

Wednesday, November 18th

79 New Montgomery Theater

7:00PM sharp!

Hear and ask about:

The upcoming film Disney's A Christmas Carol

Company culture

Motion capture process

And much more...


Simply bring your alumni ID to gain entry. Questions? Email

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We're Going to the CTN Animation Expo!

The CTN Animation Expo is coming up soon!
Nov. 20-22
At the Burbank Convention Center

We have buses to take us down to the Expo! The cost of a bus seat, ROUND TRIP, is currently between $45-50.We will know the exact price when we get a final number on the people who want to bus down, but the price will not go above $50.

That's a pretty sweet deal for a road trip to LA with all your animation friends on a bus!

We are trying to see if we can get around 20 more people for the buses. If we do, the price per bus seat will be closer to $45.

Whoever wants to go by bus, please comment below and let us know you're interested in a bus seat!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Part three of the Norman Modification Workshop

Norman Mod Workshop Tutorial
Part 3
Tips and Ticks originally taught to the AAU Animation Club by Joshua Slice in a live demonstration on campus, 10-03-2009, is now in a SUPER EASY written tutorial by Vaughan Weigert. Enjoy!

Modding The Mouth...

Start with fixing that giant overbite on the Original Norman... Make Curves visible again and place the Teeth back in the head so they don't collide with the head mesh.

1. Grab the Jaw Controllers and move them up or back as the case may be.
2. And SCALE the jaw Controllers to fit your head.

3. Select the "boca-burger" mouth shape surrounding the jaw and hit the "f8" key to view the mesh in COMPONENT MODE.
4. Now, select all verts of the object in component mode and move it back, and scale it, to fit into the head.


1. Grab all vertices of the mesh in Component Mode and move it up (TY).

You may want to open the jaw and check to see that it looks right.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Brad Bird speaking at Berkeley Repertory Theater - Monday, Nov. 9th

Jon Carroll in Conversation with Brad Bird from Pixar
Buy your Student Ticket now!

Brad Bird is the writer and director of the Academy® Award-winning films Ratatouille and The Incredibles, as well as the critically acclaimed 1999 animated feature, The Iron Giant.

Berkeley Repertory Theater - Thrust Stage
2025 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Doors open at 6 PM - Program begins at 7 PM
No host wine reception at 6 PM

All proceeds benefit the academic and financial assistance
programs at Park Day School in Oakland.

Nickelodeon on Campus November 10th!

Nickelodeon on Campus Event!

TUESDAY November 10th, at Morgan Auditorium 5:00PM.

Get the scoop on the best PAID writing fellowship in comedy.

Calling all 3D, 2D, Illustration, Games and Fine Art students.
Portfolio and Reel submissions Q&A

It will be a great networking and info finding opportunity. Come on out!