Animation Students Compete at Disney
Two CCE Animation students were accepted to the Walt Disney TAFI film festival. The students submitted their work and were evaluated by Disney animators. The students then competed against other students work in animation. The student not only competed but they also got to sit down with the industry professionals to have their work critiqued and learn how to make their animations better.
Haylee Selke has been attending Career Center East for five semesters, four of those semesters attending animation classes. She is highly skilled in 3D Animation, which shines through in both her demo reel and animated short “Harmony”. Haylee’s animated short “Harmony” has been chosen to participate in TAFI (Teen Animation Festival International), sponsored by the Walt Disney Family Museum. “Harmony” will be competing with other students’ short films from around the world for first prize. She will be attending the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX to pursue a career in 3D Animation as an Animator.
Lizzie Neal has been attending Career Center East for four semesters, three of those semesters spent attending animation classes. Currently, she is building a strong demo reel including Animation and Graphic Design. She has an extensive background with 2D Animation. Her 2D animation skills are highlighted in her animated short “Cop Dog”. Her animated short has been chosen to participate in TAFI (Teen Animation Festival International), sponsored by the Walt Disney Family Museum. She will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue a career in Motion Graphics and Animation as an Animator.
I would like to announce that Haylee Selke, animation Practicum student placed first in the 3D category at the Walt Disney Teen Animation Film International Film fest in California this weekend. She also was awarded the Staff favorite. She is hardworking, and creative and deserves all these accolades. I have attached a picture her mother sent me this weekend announcing the winners on the silver screen. We are so proud of her. While Lizzie Neal did not place in her category, she was able to meet with industry professionals and have her animation demo reel critiqued. They both gained excellent insight towards the next steps into the animation industry. Congratulations to both of these hardworking young ladies. The CCE animation studio could not be prouder of them.
Instructor Ms. Kruger