ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum’s Annual Scholarship Program

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum’s annual scholarship program is now accepting applications. This is an international opportunity, assisting students in completing their education in accredited college-level animation programs, applications are accepted from students entering their year or above and from graduate students. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 and may be applied to tuition, books supplies, animation equipment, formal academic research and senior or graduate thesis production.

2019 Submissions begin on February 15 and end at 11:59 PM PST on May 1. To apply, go to http://scho

For more details, please visit the AEF scholarships page:

Spring 2019 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat

Wednesday, February 27th @ 4:00pm Pacific Time
To participate, register here:
Can’t attend? You can request a recording here:
If you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online Help Desk:
Email: Phone: 415.618.3545 or 1.888.431.ARTS

PIXAR SPARKSHORTS: “Kitbull” by former AAU student, Rosana Sullivan

Spring Show 2019 Submission Guidelines

Check out the submission guidelines here.

Spring 2019 Onsite Town Hall Meeting

BlueSky is coming on February 21st!

Annecy International Animation Film Festival- Deadline February 15

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modelling clay, etc.) classified in various categories including feature films, short films, films produced for television and advertising or the internet and student films. It’s free to enter.

Deadline is February 15.
Here is the link on how to submit:.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and How a Scene Crawled to Life | Anatomy of a Scene

Alberto Mielgo’s early storyboards and animatics for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

From Alberto Mielgo’s Vinemo account:

As I mentioned before, I was hired to direct the animation test for the new Spiderman film.

Here you can see my original storyboards and animatics that I produced for such a test. My main intention was to explore the language of comics and cinema and merge them together. We finished only 4 of this shots. And everyone ended up pretty exhausted!!!
The shots that we produced with an incredible technical team were some of the most amazing thing Ive seen, and I’m extremely proud of them and the team involved. With those shots we open a door to a pipeline and possibilities and help to estimate the overall film.
I hope Sony will allow me to share the finished shots some time in the future .

I’m really happy to see that most of my shots on this early boards made it to the final film. Again I would like to congratulate the whole team that finished the final film for preserving the compositions and the original intention of these shots. It shows that everyone felt inspired and that they really cared for this particular vision.

As you can see the 3 versions are very different in tone. It was early and I was not too sure yet what would be the final mood of this film yet.

I work with pencil, photoshop, I do the comp in After FX and my edits in Premiere, with my own sounds and all bunch of crap in Audition… Did I ever say how much I love adobe?

Music on this obviously temp score just for the edit.

My pick temp track artist:

BlueSky Internship Program

Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and education-packed 10 weeks. Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests. Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky professional in that field.

All 2019 summer internships start in early June and end in early August. They are open to all college students whose graduation dates fall within the following time frame: winter 2018 through spring 2020.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the company.

The Artistic/Production Internship applications are now open. Below are short descriptions of each open position.

You can apply by visiting our job openings page or by clicking on the department name below.

Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday, March 8th.

For more information, click here.