This 2010 masters thesis project/ short film is produced in association with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The film web site: http://www.dragonboythemovie.com/
Of particular interest to second years would be to research the individual animators' web sites and how they present themselves to the industry. You can easily tell, as can potential employers, that these animators are strongly presenting themselves. Two of them use professional looking blogs (as we discussed in class this week).
Film found over on Avner Engel's online workbook. He is an Australian animator currently studying at AnimationMentor.
It is our first week back at animation school and the second years have been looking more closely at some eye animation. Check out the blinks and eye darts in this film. Note how they enhance the character interaction and the energy and emotion in the film.
Remember when watching any animation: "Once for entertainment, once for thinking, once for critiquing*, then start studying the detail." (*transfer thoughts to written words)