February 16, 2007

University of Southern California Equips Animation Labs with Toon Boom Technology

Montreal - Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), renowned for its excellence in cinema, television, and new media, has enhanced the student learning experience by adding Toon Boom Storyboard and Toon Boom Solo to its animation labs.  ty of Southern California Equips Animation Labs with Toon Boom Technology
Toon Boom products provide students one integrated animation production pipeline similar to those adopted by leading animation studios.

As Toon Boom technology is transparent, enabling students to enjoy creative freedom while storyboarding, drawing, scanning, inking and painting, lip synching, laying out animation in a 3D space, and adding stunning special effects. As of September 2007, students will start learning animation using Toon Boom’s technology in their first year and will do so throughout the four-year B.A. and three-year M.F.A curricula.

Catering to the leading animation studios in California, Toon Boom and the School of Cinematic Arts combine their technology and industry knowledge for the immediate benefit of the students.  

"Animation and digital arts are a fundamental part of the cinematic process in which we take our dreams and visions and bring them to life,” says SCA dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “Thanks to Toon Boom, our students have a powerful tool that can let them focus on the vision without getting bogged down in the process.”