Best in the West: Character designer displays work, discusses movie

Writer, designer and visual artist Mark “Crash” McCreery spoke to students about the creative process behind “Rango,” an animated Western comedy film that first premiered in 2011, Feb. 25. To complement his visit, McCreery also displayed designs of his work in a solo exhibition at the Feldman-Horn Art Gallery before the screening. The showcase, which […]

Animator shares experiences about pursuing a career in art

Animator shares experiences about pursuing a career in art

Animator, painter and director Jorge R. Gutiérrez spoke to Drawing and Painting I students about his experience navigating the entertainment industry while remaining true to his background Wednesday. He also advised students about how they can make a career out of their artistic passions. Gutiérrez, who directed the Golden Globe-nominated “The Book of Life,” shared […]

Animators visit Drawing and Painting classes

Artists and experimental animators Tanya Haden, Ruah Edelstein and Masha Vasilkovsky visited art teacher Alyssa Sherwood’s Drawing and Painting I class to screen some of their animations and discuss the process with students. Haden visited the class Feb. 27 and screened “The Visit,” a short animated film she directed which included thousands of hand-drawn frames. […]

Festival features 6 student films

By Allana Rivera The Los Angeles Student Media Festival selected six student films this year from Harvard-Westlake, twice as many as from any other school in the festival. The films were screened Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ranging in genre from drama to animation, the films were mostly produced […]