Guru president and creative director Frank Falcone visits Sheridan

Four members of Guru Studio’s, including president and creative director Frank Falcone, are at Sheridan College today to help students with their portfolios. In the past the animation department have spent a lot of time and energy hosting American studios like Disney and Pixar. However, we have incredible home talent like Nelvana and Guru who have consistently hired our graduates. Frank graduated from the Art and Art History program, which is joint with Sheridan and UTM. He currently chairs the Program Advisory Committee as well. Guru Art Director Brandon James Scott will also be in attendance. Scott is an artist and designer that works in a variety of mediums including illustration, design, books and animation. His passion for creating characters and stories and his creative experience in the field of animation leads most of his work towards imaginative and whimsical storytelling. Scott is also the creator of the successful Canadian… Read More

Industry Day Showers Sheridan Animation Students in Awards & Job Interviews

Thursday April 25 had been penciled into the planners of graduating Sheridan Bachelor of Animation students and Toronto animation professionals for months as the day when industry pros would come to Sheridan to view student films. Sure enough, by the time animation splashed onto Sheridan’s SCAET screen, the theatre was so full that people were sitting in the isles. Following screenings, industry professionals were able to interview students for positions at their animation and gaming companies (and these interviews are continuing today). Students mounted displays of their films, 3D set designs, posters and more in the Trafalgar campus Learning Commons, and industry representatives toured around meeting students one-on-one. The campus was all abuzz with the excitement felt by students who were releasing their work into the world for the first time, and by potential employers who were keen to recruit the very best talent that Sheridan has to offer. Industry… Read More