The iCEP program provides a global cross training canvas to learn through the cultural and creative exchanges of students and educators around the world. This platform nurtures new and diverse avenues to explore fresh arenas for collaboration and inspiration through the exchange of animation and storytelling visual narratives.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Travel to Seoul South Korea to learn and explore. This intensive 6 week workshop is to focus on effective animated character portrayal, to be in touch with essences of character, storytelling driven by character’s personality, going beyond technical animated principles and arriving at the ‘living’ characters.
Lectures will follow by practical workshop assignments with daily one-on-one & group critiques.
Each participant will aim to bring forth a new & personal ‘animated being’ to life through the series of workshop assignments, interacting with each other ‘animated beings’ within the workshop that will weave into a group’s short film to be featured at the CTNX Showcase 2024.
Workshop held Monday, May 13, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024
ABOUT THE HOSTING SCHOOL
Chung Kang College of Cultural Industries, Animation School
Aiming to train creative professionals in the field of animation production, the Chung Kang College of Cultural Industries, Animation School offers a project based curriculum encompassing all aspects of animation, including planning, directing, production, and post-production.
Housing will be on school campus in a special designated housing area for visitors. It enables easy access to workshop working space around the clock.
Two persons per room.
SPECIAL FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a vibrant metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, historical palaces include Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung; as well as the various major art museums include the National Museum of Korea and the surrounding cultural hotspots within the city.
Weekend field trips into Seoul will provide a wealth of cultural experiences, both socially & artistically.
Awarded by application.
Includes round trip air fare to school, housing, and stipend. (Some limitations may apply)
Featured at CTN eXpo 2024 celebration. (Includes one ticket and 2-night housing.)
Application Window Opens - Monday, February 26
Application Window Closes - Monday, March 25
Submission Review - Monday March 25 - Friday April 5
Applicant Notification - Friday, April 5
Workshop held in South Korea
May 13, 2024 - June 21, 2024
Monday - Friday
Completed Application with Portfolio and Video
Passport with Visa Needed
Ability to travel
As with all international programs, students are responsible for researching entry/exit requirements and obtaining any applicable permit or visa that pertains to their citizenship and passport.
A. Video Submission
Submit a video selfie expressing what animation means to you. (mandatory)
Also submit an animation reel with examples of your work. (mandatory)
Video Length - Under 5 min each
Video Max File Size - 500 MB
Acceptable File Formats - .avi, .mp4, .mov
B. Portfolio Submission
Please submit your strongest work in your portfolio, that represents what you love and
the role you are seeking in the animation industry.
All image files must be .jpg, .jpeg, or .pdf in the RGB color space.
Image file maximum 1240 x 1240 pixels. Maximum of 7 images.
Your portfolio will be evaluated for the following:
Is the animation readable. Is it clear.
Shows skill and handling of the animation you are working in.
Your voice. Your signature.
Scholarship winners must attend an exchange student orientation prior to the beginning of the program. More information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
More information about ELIGIBILITY
Mike Nguyen received his BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 1988. Since then, he has worked primarily in the feature animation industry in the USA as a Character Animator in various studios, including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks Animation. Among the films he had worked on include the critically acclaims “The Iron Giant” as a supervising animator.
In 2000, he co-founded July Films, an independent theatrical animation production company and his directing debut is the theatrical animated feature entitled “My Little World”, currently in production. He was also a Character Animation instructor at the California Institute of the Arts from 1994 to 2010, and also has given frequent animation workshops in Denmark, Ireland, Thailand, Taiwan and Korea. He is currently a professor at the Chungkang College of Cultural Industries in the Animation Department.
His primary interest is the hand-drawn animation filmmaking medium and aims to reflect beautiful thoughts toward this life on Earth.
Supervising Animator- “The Iron Giant,” Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Animation Supervisor- “Curious George,” July Films for Universal Pictures
Lead Animator- “Osmosis Jones,” Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Lead Animator- “Quest for Camelot,” Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Animator- “The Road to El Dorado,” DreamWorks SKG Feature Animation
Animator- “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney Feature Animation
Animator- “Space Jam,” Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Animator, Storyboard- “The Pagemaster,” Turner Feature Animation
Animator- “Once Upon a Forest,” Turner Feature Animation
Animating Assistant- “The Rescuers Down Under,” Disney Feature Animation
Assistant Effects Animator- “The Little Mermaid,” Disney Feature Animation