It is with mixed feelings that the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design bids farewell to long-standing faculty members Leslie Butler, Gillian Chubb, Brenda McCrank, Michael Peters, Mark Simon, and Patrick Young.
Lorena Salas exemplifies the success that can be achieved by artists who have graduated from Sheridan’s Computer Animation program. Two films that Lorena produced at Sheridan this past year – The Snow Spirit and The Tale of Baku – have both have been shown locally at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival (Official selection 2013) and at the CNE in August, 2013, for Teen Day (organized by the Toronto Youth Cabinet). They have also been recognized on the international circuit: both films were selected for Short Cuts fest in Mexico, and The Snow Spirit won Best Animation at Film North, 2013. The Snow Spirit was Lorena’s first film, about “a young girl who finds a shaman crown that enables her to see the spirits that reside in the snow covered mountains,” she explained. “It is an illustration in motion, about seeing everything as being alive, and realizing that we are one… Read More