Creative Mind Podcast Episode 47: Catherine Tate and Sasha Korellis on StudioX

StudioX, a student-run, faculty-mentored experience, emulates a real-world animation and VFX production environment.

At the School of Animation & Visual Effects, you will have unique opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the animation industry. For example, there’s StudioX—a student-run, faculty-mentored experience that emulates a real-world animation and VFX production environment. Students work with real clients, on real films and games, with real deadlines-and real problems to solve. The “X” in Studio X stands for the valuable eXperience students gain as they prepare for animation careers.

Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate has been a VFX Supervisor and/or compositor on over sixty feature films and shorts, including Academy Award-nominated features, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Theeb. She also was the onset and post-production VFX Supervisor on Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Marvel’s Black Panther). Fruitvale Station also won the audience and grand jury awards at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

Catherine worked at Industrial Light and Magic for ten years as a compositor and worked on dozens of projects, including “Star Wars,” and “Men in Black.” She also worked at other noted companies including Framestore, London, and Esc Entertainment.

Sasha Korellis

Sasha Korellis is currently a Production Coordinator in the Academy of Art University’s School of Animation. She is also currently Executive Producer and Head of Content Development for Girl Friday Productions. Previously, she has worked for such companies as Leap Frog Enterprises, There TV, Wild Brain, Carl’s Fine Films, and NVIDIA. She holds a BA in Film & Video with concentrations in producing and editing from Columbia College.

Watch the interview with more behind the scenes and making-of footage below.


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