Monday, November 24, 2008

Dreamworks Technical Director Kevin Carney Coming To Art Institute

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Dreamworks Technical Director Kevin Carney, whose work appears in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kung Fu Panda and a dozen other movies will give presentations Tuesday, Nov. 25 and Wednesday, Nov. 26, at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.

The presentations both take place both at 11:45 a.m. in Room R-2123 at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, 630 E. Brier Dr., San Bernardino 92408. They are open to the public.

“Kevin will talk to us about the technical side of animation and his job working character effects and technical direction,” said Santosh Oommen, academic director of Game Art Design and Media Arts & Animation at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.

Carney has worked as a digital artist, animator and technical director on 14 movies over the last several years. His most recent is Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa where he worked as a character effects artist. Also released this year was Kung Fu Panda, in which Carney was the character effects technical director.

Other movies featuring his work include The Simpsons, Night at the Museum, Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties and The Polar Express, to name a few. Prior to his work with these movies, he was an animator for the “South Park” television series.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start the new year at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Jan. 12 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information or a free tour of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to