Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Eight graduates of Ex’pression College, one of America’s premier creative media colleges, worked on films that were nominated for Oscars at this year’s 87th Academy Awards ceremony, which was held on February 22.
The films included:
BEST ANIMATION: Omar Garcia ‘09 – “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (technical resource administrator, uncredited) Hubert Leo ’08 – “Big Hero 6” (associate technical animation supervisor) Jorge Heredia ‘07 – “The Boxtrolls” (digital paint and roto paint artist) Kane Brassington ’02 – “The Boxtrolls” (stereo paint fix artist) Curtis Zinn ‘09 – “The Boxtrolls” (roto paint artist)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX):
Sam Baker ‘04 – “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Dan Kunz ’11 – “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
In addition to the above Ex’pression alumni accomplishments, Stephen Urata ’11 was the assistant re-recording mixer for two Oscar-nominated films: “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
“Our alumni’s contributions to this year’s Oscar-nominated films proves that Ex’pression grads have the skills, talent, and drive that top tier employers are looking for,” says Ex’pression College Emeryville Campus Director Frederick Faridian. “Ex’pression’s superb faculty, curriculum, and facilities ensure that our students are capable and career-ready once they earn their degrees, and there’s no better evidence of that than the amazing achievements of our graduates.”
About Ex’pression: Ex’pression College is a digital arts college in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, offering Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Sound Arts, Interactive Audio, Graphic Design & Motion, Digital Filmmaking, Animation & Visual Effects, and Game Art & Design. If you’re an artist looking for a creative and inspirational environment to cultivate your passion, take a look at Ex’pression College! Our courses are accelerated, our class sizes are limited, and our faculty is staffed with experienced industry professionals. At our schools, you’ll use professional-grade equipment and facilities, and receive a hands-on educational experience in working environments that emulate the industries you’d love to be a part of. Learn more at expression.edu