The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will hold a cinema roundtable “Animation, Art and Careers for UGA Students” Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Theatre and Film Studies in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
The roundtable will feature Mike Hussey, associate professor of theatre and film studies, and a panel of former UGA students who now work professionally in the fields of animation and/or digital effects. The panelists will discuss the challenges and rewards of creative careers in animation and cable TV. Among the guests will be Chris Wells, computer graphics supervisor for the digital effects company Hydraulx on films including Avatar, Battle: Los Angeles and Take Shelter; Valentina Tapia, who works in program development at the Adult Swim network; and Neal Holman, a producer and art director on FX Network’s Archer. Current animation students will join the conversation and a question-and-answer session will allow audience members to ask questions after the roundtable.