Last week, 24700 posted about the winter residency of 20 Korean artists from Hongik University, in which a select group of upper-level motion graphics and animation students participated in a one-month residency at CalArts from Jan. 2-27, through a collaborative program between Hongik and CalArts’ Office of International Relations and CalArts’ Program in Graphic Design – Motion Graphics.
The intensive course, Design & Techniques of Motion Graphics, included field trips to Dreamworks and Disney Animation studios and a number of motion graphics studios. The residency culminates with a screening of the students’ music videos created at CalArts tomorrow night (Jan. 27) at 8 pm in the Bijou Theater, on the CalArts campus.
Several Hongik students shared their experience at CalArts:
“I really enjoyed the field trip to Dreamworks Animation and seeing their processes,” says Da-Hyeu Kim. “I would never get a chance to experience that in Korea.”
“I felt that the students here at CalArts have absolute artistic freedom,” said You-Kyung Kim. Classmate Sooyul Bae added, “I hope my friends in Korea can experience the program’s atmosphere.”
A Lunar New Year party and farewell follows the screening tomorrow night at the CalArts Coffee House Theater.
The stills from their work, above, demonstrate the tremendous diversity and range of visual vocabularies employed by the exceptional group of students.
Winter Motion Show 2012
CalArts Bijou Theater
Jan. 27, 8 pm