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Landing at LAIKA

Graduating seniors Emily Neilson 15 FAV and Katy Strutz 15 IL are thrilled to move on to LAIKA, a creative animation studio outside Portland, OR.

Captivating Senior Showcase

Seniors are screening final degree project films at this week’s Film/Animation/Video Senior Show.

Behind THE SIMPSONS

Many RISD alumni have been involved in shaping the look and feel of The Simpsons, now the longest-running animated sitcom on American TV.

FAV Wins Big in Ottawa

FAV students and alumni stand out at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival, one of the most prestigious competitions in the field.

The Magic of Pixar

When Saad Moosajee 16 GD first arrived at Pixar’s 22-acre campus in Emeryville, CA, the he was thunderstruck to be at the Academy Award-winning animation studio known for such box office hits as Toy Story, Cars, Brave, WALL-E and Finding Nemo, among others.

Working on Woody’s Latest Film

As a production assistant on the film crew that just wrapped production on Woody Allen’s latest flick, Danielle Glynn 15 FAV spent her summer regulating the frenetic activities surrounding the big-budget film.

The Rigors of Writing

When Washington, DC native Carolyn Colton 14 FAV came to RISD as a freshman, she was already hooked on politics and decided straightaway to do a concentration in History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences (HPSS).

Frenetic Films at MoMA PS1

Within five years of graduation, filmmaker and multimedia artistRyan Trecartin 04 FAV had landed atrifecta of major awards, racking up more than $200,000 in art prizes.

Coming Attractions

This week RISD hosts the world premiere of 31 films by seniors inFilm/Animation/Video, with screenings in the RISD Auditorium each evening at 7 pm from May 18–21.