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Water animation gets easier thanks to BYU professors

December 04, 2019
Computer science professors at BYU developed a method to quickly resize 4D animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence.
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BYU Center for Animation claims sixth Student Academy Award

By Sara Jane Aubrey
October 17, 2019
BYU’s highly esteemed Center for Animation became even more reputable when the short film “Grendel,” directed and produced by BYU animation students, recently won the Center its sixth Student Academy Award.
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Animation nabs top ranking

October 03, 2018
It’s a good year for BYU’s Center for Animation: in May BYU animation students won E3’s College Game Competition, and now BYU tops the Animation Career Review’s ranking of animation schools with Bachelor of Science programs.
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Animation students create quick, easy-to-learn video game and find mainstream success

November 30, 2016
Along with their longheld success with animated shorts, BYU animation students continue to venture more into the world of video games and found some mass appeal with their latest project.

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BYU Animated Short Wins Student Emmy, Makes Shortlist for BAFTA Award

June 09, 2016
The BYU Center for Animation has a history of earning accolades for its student-created animated short films each year. 2016 has been no different.

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BYU animators try new genre, win another Student Emmy

April 26, 2015
Another year, another Student Emmy for the BYU Center for Animation. This year's film, Ram's Horn, explored a new animation style with a Wile E. Coyote feel.

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Frozen co-director encourages BYU animators to provide hope

November 11, 2014
Chris Buck, director of Frozen, spent some time on campus addressing BYU animation students and "handing the torch over."

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BYU animators take home first-place ‘student Emmy’ for Estefan

April 25, 2013
The BYU Center for Animation has produced another 'student Emmy' winner. Take a look at Estefan, the world's greatest hairdresser, and the students who brought him to life.

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BYU’s award-winning Center for Animation is on the move

January 30, 2012
President Cecil O. Samuelson has approved the move of the Center for Animation from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology to the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

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BYU Center for Animation’s new film a double 'student Emmy' winner

April 10, 2011
BYU Center for Animation film DreamGiver won an animation "student Emmy" over the weekend. DreamGiver tells a story that seamlessly incorporates computer animation and traditional animation.

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Dance and animation collaboration produces stirring viral video

December 13, 2010
A two-and-a-half minute animation by BYU visual arts professor Ryan Woodward has gone viral, logging more than 1 million page views between Vimeo and YouTube. The piece was created in collaboration with dance instructor Kori Wakamatsu.

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Two newest BYU student animated films win 'Student Emmys'

March 16, 2009
The Brigham Young University Center for Animation extended its award-winning tradition by earning two "Student Emmys" this year.

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BYU animated short wins Nicktoons’ Viewers’ Choice and Producers’ awards

October 30, 2008
Fans of BYU's Center for Animation voted its latest short film to victory in the Viewers' Choice category of Nicktoons Network's annual animation festival. Festival judges also awarded "Pajama Gladiator" their Producers' Award.

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Newest BYU animated film wins a ‘student Emmy’

March 12, 2007
The latest animated short film from Brigham Young University’s animation program will be awarded a College Television Award (also known as a “student Emmy”) later in March at the Academy of Television Arts Sciences Foundation gala in Los Angeles.

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Animation at BYU subject of Lee Library lecture Nov. 3

October 30, 2005
R. Brent Adams, industrial design and animation professor at Brigham Young University, will discuss “What’s BYU Doing Making Cartoons?” at a Harold B. Lee Library’s House of Learning Lecture Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium on the first level.

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BYU animated films win two College Television Awards

February 16, 2005
For the second year in a row, Brigham Young University's animation program has won a "student Emmy"-- two, in fact. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the non-profit, educational arm of the organization that awards the Emmy, announced BYU's student-produced short films "Faux Paw: Adventures in the Internet" and "PetShop" as winners in separate animation categories.

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BYU students complete new computer-animated short film "PetShop"

December 12, 2004
Students from Brigham Young University's award-winning animation department have finished their new computer-animated short film "PetShop." Plans are underway to submit the film to animation festivals around the world, and some students involved in its creation have already received jobs as a result of their work.

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BYU digitally animated film wins College Television Award

March 24, 2004
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the non-profit, educational arm of the organization that awards the Emmy, will present Brigham Young University with a first-place College Television Award for "Lemmings," a digitally animated short film produced by students.

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