News Stories

DreamWorks and Viz Lab gear up for summer course

posted March 29, 2010
On March 25th, Dave Walvoord and Jim Conrads met with students, faculty, and staff to discuss plans for this summer’s upcoming DreamWorks animation course.

Visiting artist Anita Kunz conducts workshop

posted March 29, 2010
A lucky group of students got the opportunity to participate in a weekend illustration workshop conducted by illustrator Anita Kunz.

Dave Walvoord, DreamWorks digital effects supervisor, visits campus

posted March 29, 2010
Dave Walvoord, former MS-Viz student, returned to campus and delivered a talk on “Lighting for Animation.”

Former student’s work featured on Colbert Report

posted March 23, 2010
Animated work by former student Ruben DeLuna was featured on The Colbert Report during an interview conducted with author Annie Leonard.

Former students play lead roles in PIXAR’s Oscar-winning UP

posted March 10, 2010
Eighteen former students were on the PIXAR crew who created the Oscar-winning film “UP” – three with “lead” credit, two with “supervisor” credit and one with “lighting director” credit.

Production begins on Viz-a-Go-Go 17

posted March 8, 2010
Late one night in the Administration Building, a group of students from the MS-Viz program gathered to begin production on the interstitials for Viz-a-Go-Go 17

Student work premieres at SXSW

posted March 2, 2010
Oscar Berrio’s experimental short, “Vertigo”, will make its world premiere in Austin at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW).