Education Activities

Portfolio & Pitch – Kickstarting You & Your Animation Masterclass

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Are you an aspiring animator looking to kickstart your career? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of creating a compelling portfolio and pitching your original animation content? Look no further! We are happy to announce the masterclass "Portfolio & Pitch - Kickstarting You & Your Animation" at the 14th edition of Anibar.

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Led by Hsiang Chin Moe, this masterclass is designed to guide you through the various stages of your animation career, providing valuable insights from the classroom to the industry. Whether you’re a student, a recent graduate, or an emerging animator, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Hsiang Chin Moe brings a wealth of experience as an artist, educator, and industry professional. As the inaugural BFA Animation Chair at the renowned School of Visual Arts in New York City, she has shaped the education and careers of countless animators. With a background in production, technology, and management, she understands the intricacies of the animation industry and how to navigate its challenges.

Hsiang acted as associate director of the New York Digital Salon, where she fostered international dialogue and partnerships to celebrate digital animation, video, games, and interactive installations. Currently, she serves as the Chair for Education on the board of Women in Animation (WIA), working closely with leading artists, filmmakers, and recruiters to create an equal and supportive platform for underrepresented gender identities and their allies across the animation industry.

Throughout her career, Hsiang has exhibited, performed, presented, lectured, juried, and participated in panels, festivals, conferences, and exhibitions across the United States and various countries abroad. Her expertise and diverse background make her an invaluable resource for aspiring animators seeking to refine their skills and elevate their portfolios.

The “Portfolio & Pitch – Kickstarting You & Your Animation” masterclass will delve into the art of putting together and polishing a portfolio or reel, focusing on showcasing your talent. Hsiang will guide you through the process, offering tips and tricks to highlight your unique style, technical prowess, and storytelling abilities.