Thursday, April 25, 2013 (Bronx, NY) - Andy London, a professor who teaches animation in Hostos’ Digital Design Program, was featured in an Emmy-winning CUNY TV show produced, directed and edited by Brian Bernhard, the former Senior Editor and Producer at CUNY TV. The piece is part of the CUNY TV series, “Study With the Best.”
London’s segment highlights his work as both an animator and a teacher. He has been working with his wife Carolyn for close to a decade on various animation projects they have produced. London has been teaching the Concepts in Animation course at Hostos for three years. London said his main objective as an animation teacher is to get students acclimated and proficient with the different kinds of animation (stop motion, cut out, hand drawn, computer 2D, etc.) and prepared to work in a commercial studio.
In the video, London is also depicted teaching students. “Teaching needs to be as close to a real life experience as possible because that’s how you will learn things, by making it real.” As far as his art, London says in the video: “It is not about being clever; it is about being honest.”
The segment was one of two CUNY TV winners at the 2013 New York Emmy Awards at the 56th Annual ceremony, held on April 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The other Emmy went to another long-running signature series, “Nueva York and Study.”
“Study With the Best” focuses on the best and brightest professors, alumni and programs that CUNY has to offer, delving into a CUNY system that contains over 500,000 students and even more alumni. The series highlights the rewards of a college education and the excitement of student life around the system's 24 institutions. CUNY TV has won multiple Emmy Awards over the years for its diverse collection of educational programing.
"My Hostos class that CUNY TV featured in this ‘Study With the Best’ episode last spring was fantastic. All the students were super talented and enthusiastic. They are the reason that episode won an EMMY. They were awesome subject matter," London said.
Bernhard said he knew London and his class at Hostos would make great subjects.
“When the opportunity presented itself to produce a segment about Andy for ‘Study With the Best,’ I jumped at the chance to highlight one of the best educators and artists I have ever met,” Bernhard said.
You can view the Emmy-winning episode at: http://youtu.be/imZk-qa4lq4
About Hostos Community College:
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968. In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in 1970 to more than 7,000 students in 2012. The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu
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