Dear Animation Enthusiast,
As an active animation producer with my own studio I worked with many recent animation school graduates and saw an alarming and growing gap between what schools were teaching their students and what studios required entry level artist to know. I took on many recent graduates as interns that I had to re-train from the ground up. I became increasingly disheartened to see students pouring thousands of dollars into education courses that did not prepare them for jobs and then to see those students unemployed after school. When I took a teaching position at a prominent university I thought I would be able to change the system but instead I was forced to stick to the old ways.
The Smorgasbord Studios Animation Collaboration 12-week course is more than a class, it is the first step in a career. Beginning to advanced animation artists contribute as a full participant in a studio project from beginning to end. They learn their craft and how to collaborate as part of a team while pitching and producing a product that will provide them credited work, an impressive portfolio, film festival awards and the opportunity for ongoing paid work in the industry.