Faculty

Still from film

Congratulations to IAM faculty member Julian Grant whose film CORIANDER & A PENNY’S WORTH OF LONESOME won the Gold Award in Animation from the International Independent Film Awards! Per their website, the International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from… Continue Reading Congratulations Professor Julian Grant!Read More →

Interaction Design students

As Columbia College adjusts to distance learning, Interactive Arts and Media faculty continue to lead the charge in providing students with innovative approaches to classwork and remote resources. This post comes from Joshua A. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Immersive Media: If this were any other year, our students would be… Continue Reading Coming Together as Artists in Challenging TimesRead More →

Work on a Cintiq

The school’s substantial investments in recent years paved the way, and even included remotely accessible high-performance virtual media workstations, including powerful graphics accelerators, allowing students to do complex media production like video editing, software development, and animation – without having those high-powered machines and all that expensive software installed at home.Read More → Continue Reading Making Distance Learning Count for Creatives

Canvas LMS screenshot for Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite

Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite focuses on identifying and understanding cinematography choices in hand-drawn animation. Typically the course is taught in person; students learn how to clean-up, paint and render their own animation with effects and techniques studied in films watched and discussed as part of the course.… Continue Reading An Inside Look: Teaching Digital Animation Techniques OnlineRead More →

Student work from the 32nd Animation Screening

ONE WEEK UNTIL SHOW TIME! Columbia College’s Interactive Arts and Media Department is presenting: THE 32ND ANIMATION PROGRAM SCREENING Thursday December 13th, 2018  1104 S. Wabash 8th Floor  The screening showcases Animated shorts from conceptualization through presentation of the final films. Eight (count ‘em!) films will be screened: BFA Solo and… Continue Reading Join us for the 32nd Animation Screening!Read More →

Photograph of K-J Mathieson (IAM Faculty)

IAM faculty member K-J Mathieson speaking at Animation Block Party 2017 Animation Block Party is the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. What: Panel Discussion at Animation Block Party 2017 When: Sunday July 30, 10.30am Where: Brooklyn Downtown… Continue Reading K-J Mathieson Panel DiscussionRead More →