Reel Talk: Craig Good on Animation, Filmmaking, and Achieving Industry Success

Whether we laugh or cry, we know a great movie when we feel one. From fan favorite blockbusters to understated indie gems, there’s a film to satisfy almost every taste and connect with every viewer. Just what is the secret to creating compelling movies?A good person to ask would be animator and filmmaker Craig Good. With a storied career that goes back to the early days at Pixar Animation…

CCA’s Craig Good Teaches Visual Storytelling for Film and Animation

Today we’re announcing the launch of our much anticipated course, Cinematic Storytelling offered by California College of the Arts. This introductory course lays the groundwork for core concepts in film production and animation, with an emphasis on visual grammar and techniques.Solid storytelling is the foundation of any effective and successful film. This credit-eligible course explores the…

Kannu Partner Profile: Ali Akbar College of Music

This post originally appeared on the Kannu blog, but we decided to share it here in support of Ali Akbar's mission to bring Indian classical music to the world.Music is one of the best ways for channeling individual creative energy, but as a vehicle for shared cultural history, there is another layer of significance. The historical art form of classical music in particular depends on a…

8 Things to Keep in Mind When Pursuing a Creative Career

Having a successful career is a goal everyone strives for, but not all of us are excited at the thought of working five days a week at a cold, gloomy corporate office. For each person who pines for dedicating their time creating music, art, and stories, there’s sure to be a skeptic around who won’t hesitate to tell you how it’s a less-than-ideal career choice.Fortunately, a creative career is…

p5.js Crash Course: Recreate Art You Love

One of the best ways to start learning to code is by finding something you like, and recreating it. It's not about making a perfect match, but learning how to take a complex system, break it down into parts you can handle, and then rebuild it. In this article we'll be recreating this piece by Saskia Freeke, a creative coder and lecturer at Goldsmiths:Saskia has been posting awesome daily work on…

Brand New Site-Wide Gallery

Our vision for open online education has always been centered around inspiring a mutual exchange of ideas. In April this year, we were excited to launch our updated Gallery, providing a centralized space where students can view each other’s work across a course and spark active, meaningful conversations. But until now, you could only view student work in the courses that you're enrolled in.…

How to Prepare a Competitive Artist Portfolio

Every application season, admissions counselors receive thousands of messages from aspiring art students all over the world. These young students have an intense passion and dream to become great artists. They crave significance, meaning and a need for appraisal from others that highlights their singular vision and contribution to art and society.The artist, in this regard, nearly carries the…

Kadenze and Sparkfun join forces to bring open-source STEAM education to the world

Kadenze is joining forces with online electronics retailer SparkFun to provide an exciting new way for art and technology enthusiasts to learn the joy of creating projects using Open Source Hardware (OSH). SparkFun offers products and learning resources that are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. Kadenze is a new online education platform specializing…

Student Profile – Joey Santos

How Joey Santos is taking Kadenze Courses in Manila See Joey's work @ http://www.djjoeysantos.com/ Joey Santos lives and works in Manila. He is a passionate lifelong learner who has been playing and making music for most of his life. What began as an interest in rock and hip hop, eventually led him to house and trance music. Years later, he now works as the assistant editor for Digital DJ Tips,…