Rob Gillian Hair Today Gone Tomorrow animated short film| STASH MAGAZINE

“Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” by Rob Gilliam

CalArts animation student Rob Gilliam takes a good-natured snip at the relationship between beards and the fragile male ego in his pointed and perfectly-structured 3rd-year film. [Read more]

Polaris Hikari Toriumi animated short film CalArts | STASH MAGAZINE

“Polaris” Animated Short by Hikari Toriumi

If Hikari Toriumi’s poignant 4th year Calarts film “Polaris” (about a young polar bear leaving home for the first time ) doesn’t make you tear up, seek help. [Read more]

So This is How it Feels… Chalky Wong animated short CalArts | STASH MAGAZINE

“So This is How it Feels…” by Chalky Wong

First year CalArts Character Animation student Chalky Wong combines prodigious drafting skills, an organic feel for visual storytelling, plus careful attention to the emotional quotient of his characters. [Read more]

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Mathieu Libman “Pinky Toe”

Jumping confidently between animation techniques including stop-motion, UPA-influenced 2D, and golden age black and white, 2nd year CalArts student Mathieu Libman ruminates on life, love, and small blessings in disguise with “Pinky Toe.” [Read more]

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2017 CalArts Character Animation Student Films

Perhaps because each student creates their own films (rather than in teams), graduation season at the California Institute of the Arts always produces a wide and intriguing array of short animated films. [Read more]

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CalArts 2016: “You Look Scary” and “Desert Critters”

The bumper crop of student films from the 2016 CalArts Character Animation program includes “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan and “Desert Critters” by Li Wen Toh – both demonstrate outstanding storytelling talents while using fully divergent styles, techniques and narrative structures. [Read more]