Ringling's Jennifer Bors Wins Gold Student Academy Award

    Ringling's Jennifer Bors Wins Gold Student Academy Award
    June 15, 2010 - Ringling College alumna Jennifer Bors ('10, Computer Animation) was awarded a Gold Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her senior thesis animation, Departure of Love.

    Student nominees were hosted in Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that concluded with the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

    Congratulations Jennifer!

    Click here to watch Departure of Love.

    You can view all the 2010 Student Academy Award nominees at http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/winners/2010.html

    Ringling Student Academy Award Winners

    2010 – Jennifer BorsDeparture of Love

    Employed at Sony Imageworks

    2008 - Evan Mayfield - The Visionary

    Employed at Walt Disney Animation

    Film credits: The Great Fairy Rescue (in production), G-Force

    2007 - Bevin Carnes - A Leg Up

    Self-employed. Formerly employed at Walt Disney Animation and Blue Sky.

    Film credits: Bolt, Ice Age 3

    2006 - Meng Vue - The Dancing Thief

    Employed at Sony Computer Entertainment America. Formerly employed at EA.

    Game credits: “Gods of War III”; “Marvel Fighting Game”

    2005 - Josh Beveridge - Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Employed at Sony Imageworks.

    Film credits: Alice in Wonderland, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I Am Legend

    2002 - Don Phillips, Jr. - Passing Moments

    Owner, Don Phillips Jr. Animation and Illustration

    Clients include LucasArts, EA, NCsoft, Pottery Barn, History Channel.

    1998 – Peter Choe, Jeff Baker, Neal Nellans, Dominick Cecere and James Hill -  Jataka

    Peter Choe – Employed at Trilogy Studios; formerly employed at EA.

    Game credits: “Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II”; “Medal of Honor: Rising Sun”, Medal of Honor: Spearhead”, “Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault”, “Day Breaker”

    Jeff Baker – Employed at Weta Digital (New Zealand)

     Film credits: Avatar; Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (in production); Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes (in production), The Hobbit (in production).

    Neal Nellans – Founder and CEO, Tiny Utopia Interactive Studios (Paris); formerly employed at EA, DreamWorks, Rhythm & Hues.

    Dominick Cecere – Employed at Microsoft Game Studios; formerly employed at Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain.

    Film credits: G-Force, Spider-Man 3, G.I. Joe, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Open Season

    James Hill – freelance artist/muralist (Charleston, S.C.)