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Charting Your Career in 2D Animation

From passion to profession: gain an exclusive look behind the scenes of the 2D animation industry and hear expert advice on how to build a fulfilling career.
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Calling all aspiring animators, animation students, and anyone curious about the diverse world of 2D animation!

Whether you're considering a career shift, pursuing your passion, or simply interested in the industry, our expert panel discussion will take you on an insightful journey into the heart of 2D animation.

Featuring CG Spectrum Mentors Sykosan (Love Death + Robots), Alfredo Cassano (Klaus) and Hubert Lapointe (Rick & Morty) and hosted by Department Head of 2D Animation Scott Claus (Pocahontas), you'll uncover the wide array of techniques, styles and genres within 2D animation, and the diverse job opportunities available to 2D animators, from traditional animation studios to emerging fields.

Join us for an illuminating discussion that will help inspire and equip you to embark on your journey into the dynamic yet timeless world of 2D animation. Don't miss out on this opportunity to chart your course and build a rewarding career in 2D animation!

Plus, there will be a chance to ask questions during our live Q&A.

This session is for anyone who:
  • Is an aspiring animator or animation student who wants career advice and insightful takes from industry experts
  • Wants to gain a deeper understanding of the techniques, styles, and genres within 2D Animation 
  • Wants clarity on where and how to focus their 2D Animation practice and which industries are suitable for them 
  • Is concerned about the future of the 2D animation industry 
  • Wants a chance to ask the experts about their own experience
What we cover:
  • The wide array of job opportunities available to 2D animators, from traditional animation studios to "tradigital" and emerging fields
  • The range of software used in the 2D Animation industry and which are used for different applications
  • What the future of animation could look like and why traditional animation skills are still in demand
  • The impact of AI on 2D Animators working in the industry today

 

This event is expected to run for 60-90 minutes. 

Limited spots available! Register now to secure your virtual seat.

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Presented by
CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum - Established in 2011, CG Spectrum is a global top-ranked training provider offering specialized programs in real-time 3D, game development, animation, VFX, digital painting, and visualization. CG Spectrum inspires and trains creators through a unique online learning model and personalized mentorship from industry professionals. CG Spectrum is an Unreal Authorized Training Center, Unreal Academic Partner, SideFX Certified Training Provider, and Toon Boom Authorized Training Center delivering programs worldwide. Learn more at cgspectrum.com.

Host
Scott Claus

Scott Claus | CG Spectrum Animation Manager - Disney's Fantasia sparked a lifelong love of animation for Scott. He worked as an animator for DreamWorks and Disney on films such as Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Road to El Dorado before switching to CG and creature FX where he was part of the Oscar-winning team working on Life of Pi.

Panellists
Alfredo Cassano

Alfredo Cassano | 2D Animator & CG Spectrum Mentor - Alfredo is a freelance 2D animator, storyboard artist and pianist. He has worked on feature films like Klaus—as lead animator on Jesper—Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells, and many TV shows aired internationally such as Tom & Jerry, Gravity Falls, Nella the Princess Knight and many others. Alfredo has been teaching animation over the last 10 years, both online and in person, and is eager to share his knowledge with CG Spectrum students.

Hubert Lapointe

Hubert Lapointe | 2D Animator & CG Spectrum Mentor - Hubert is a 2D Animator, Online Educator, and Founder/Creative Director of Bon Jam Animation with over a decade of experience. Since studying 2D animation at Cégep du Vieux Montréal, he has had the privilege of working on hit TV series and animated films, including Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites, and completed contracts with dozens of freelance clients as an animator, animation supervisor, and director

Sykosan

Sykosan | 2D Animation Filmmaker & CG Spectrum Mentor - Sykosan is a freelance 2D Animation Filmmaker and 2D Animation Mentor at CG Spectrum. expertise covers all stages of the animation process, including writing and editing, film directing, character design, background, asset design, 2D effects, and compositing Sykosan's work has been used across all kinds of media — advertising, feature films, video games, and music videos — for a diverse range of clients, including Katy Perry, the BBC, Netflix, Adobe, MTV, Samsung, Sony, Adidas, Gucci, and Megan Thee Stallion.

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