Toon Boom News, an animation industry newsletter, recently featured Columbus College of Art & Design’s animation department, and, in particular, Adjunct Faculty Andrew Friz.
The article noted that CCAD’s animation department works closely with local industry professionals and businesses to help students gain real-life experience and strong portfolios, committing itself to keeping up with current industry practices.
“CCAD has better equipment than most people will have in their first job,” Friz said in the article.
He offers advice to animation students, stating that “you can study and copy from great animation to learn technique, but observe and sketch from life so you can draw from experience, making work that is uniquely yours and delivering it with the highest quality possible.”
Friz continues to work professionally in the animation industry with experience in feature films, commercials, illustration, and graphic design. He leads a small, full-service animation company, The Little Black Cat, in Columbus, OH.
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