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Talent On Display At Animation Festival

April 22, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

2019_Fest_PosterJoin the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University for their annual Art Animation Festival, Thursday, May 2. Located on the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 21st Street in the auditorium of Art Building E.

The festival will reflect the diversity of courses that the SHSU computer animation program has to offer and will represent a variety of approaches to animation, including narrative, non-narrative, 3D, character, 2D and experimental animation.


“It can take weeks, sometimes months to produce the animations that will be included in the festival,” said Edward Morin, associate professor of animation. “This event provides an opportunity for students to step away from their computers and share their creative vision and talent with other students and faculty from the Department of Art, as well as the SHSU and Huntsville communities. The festival is a celebration of the hard work and long hours students put into their projects.”

The festival will feature the animation “rotoNature,” which has recently been selected for screening at The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. The event will take place April 26-27 at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.


“rotoNature” (which you can view below) was created by students from the Experimental Animation class. Students who contributed to the animation include: Julien Anderson, Jennifer Beltran, Quinton Butler, Joshua Cook, Austin Culver, Cayla Dodd, Railey Easterly, Karolina Gonzalez, Steven Jaco, Blair Jenkins, Travis King, Michael Nguyen, Emily Scurlock, Joseph Trevino, Leo Vargas and Andrew Warren.

rotoNature from Edward Ramsay-Morin on Vimeo. Media Contact: Edward Morin,

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