International Animation Day Shines Spotlight on Canada

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VCAD grads to take advantage of international productions flooding Canadian market

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In the past five to six years, more and more VFX and game studios have opened up in Canada. We have also seen more VFX and animation for movies being done right here in Vancouver.

International Animation Day on October 28, 2009 shines a light on talented animators around the world. With more and more talent hailing from the Great White North, young animators from Canada have an even better shot at international success. For those looking to capitalize on this booming industry, VCAD is now accepting applications for its 3D Modelling and Animation program.

“In the past five to six years, more and more VFX and game studios have opened up in Canada. We have also seen more VFX and animation for movies being done right here in Vancouver.” says VCAD instructor Alex Greenberg. “Our grads are able to work anywhere in Canada or the world, as long as they present their best work.”

The arrivals of Pixar Animation and Digital Domain in Vancouver will open up even more doors for well-trained, Canadian animation professionals.

“In my opinion, since Canada and especially BC are among the top places in the world to be involved in Film and Game industry, Canadian animators are very important to the international industry,” says Greenberg. “Amongst artists around the world, Canadians are seen as artists who have been involved in many major movies and Hollywood blockbusters. In the game industry, Canadians have been involved in creating some top of the line games for the international market today.”

The 3D Modelling and Animation program at VCAD trains students to animate characters, create digital effects and build a professional portfolio for use after graduation. Applications are now being accepted for January 2010 classes - those interested in the program can head to http://vancouver.vcad.ca.

About Vancouver College of Art and Design
Vancouver College of Art and Design (VCAD) is a centre for creativity, where instructors share the commitment, desire and passion for art and design. Diploma programs have quarterly start dates to maximize flexibility for our students. VCAD is also a passionate supporter of the arts within the community, offering bursaries and awards to local organizations each year. For more information, head to http://vancouver.vcad.ca.

For more information:
Melissa Wood    
Communications Manager
604.915.7288 ext. 2145

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