Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

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John Pozzi, an instructor for the Computer Animation and Game Design department, will be at the Animation Jam competition. Photo credit: Ulises Duenas

A competition will have students animating day and night this weekend.

The “Animation Jam” is an annual, international event that gives students studying in the Computer Animation and Game Design (CAGD) department the chance to win recognition.

In a 24-hour period beginning Friday afternoon, students are expected to brainstorm, design, animate and package an animated short.

Students can design their videos around a theme, kept secret until the start of the competition and within set constraints.

The competition begins Friday in the O’Connell Technology Center Room 133 at 4:30 p.m. and ends Saturday, according to instructor John Pozzi.

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