XA Professor of Practice Maks Naporowski was on hand for the USC premiere of "Mosquito State" at Norris Theater. Maks served as the VFX Supervisor, Animation Director and Artist on the film. He is best known for visualizing high-concept ideas for feature films like AVIATOR, the MATRIX
Australian new media artist Kathy Smith’s work spans decades of exploration and innovation. Her work combines oil painting, 2D/3D animation, AR, VR, holography, and installation, and explores the space between consciousness and dreams, hope, fear and desire.
XA Professor Lisa Mann and Architecture Professor Amy Murphy co-directed "Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' Re-animated" a live, multi-disciplinary event featuring original 2D, 3D, stop-motion, rotoscope, and mo-cap animation, live dance, sculpture, music, sound FX, a game, AR, and theate
Symposium co-chairs Professor Sheila Sofian and Professor Lisa Mann discuss the panels, screenings, topics, and relevance of this collaborative 2019 conference co-sponsored by Women in Animation, UCLA and CalArts at the peak of the #metoo movement. USC animation students created a par