kati angelov MFA
MFA Major – Animation and Digital Arts
USC School of Cinematic Arts Los Angeles CA
Emphasis on film-making using 22mm and 35mm camera, experimental and traditional animation techniques, digital media.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award 2002-03,
Women in Animation Crystal Award 2002-03,
Mary Pickford Scholarship 2002-03
Teaching Assistantship from the Annenberg Multimedia Literacy Program 2001
Teaching Assistantship from the Annenberg Multimedia Literacy Program 2002
BA in Liberal Arts
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Emphasis on critical, cultural and environmental studies, experimental filmmaking, animation, digital imaging and fine arts
The Evergreen State College Cultural Diversity and Foundation Scholarship 1998
The Evergreen State College Cultural Diversity and Foundation Scholarship 1999
Studied Fine Arts
Olympic College, Bremerton WA
Studied life drawing, 2D design and general studies such as anthropology, history, English
California State Summer School for the Arts
2018 - present
Chair of Animation Program
2015 - present
Professor - Chair of Media Arts Design department
Courses taught: Projection Mapping and Live Entertainment / 3D Typography / 2D animation /
Video Editing / Storyboarding, Previz and Comics / Intro to Media Arts Design / Motion Graphics I and II / Digital Imaging
Art Institute of California - Orange County
2004 - 2016
Full time professor
Courses taught: Advanced Motion Graphics (using Cinema 4D), Advanced Web Animation (using Flash CC), Intermediate Motion Graphics, Broadcast Design, Motion Graphics (using Adobe CC), Portfolio II, Portfolio I, Portfolio Fundamentals, Storyboarding for Animation, Principles of 2D Animation, Web Animation (using Flash CC)
Art Institute of Pittsburg - Online Division
2007 - 2008
Courses taught: History of Animation
Creating illustrations, music videos animation and motion design
USC’s School of Cinematic Art, Los Angeles, California
Temporary assignments for CTAN 101. As a substitute I created lessons on the subject of line and shape as basic design elements and as building blocks of animation and visual design for the undergraduate animation major students.
Disney Internet Marketing
Coordinator and flash animator: distribution and management of creative assets as well as animating flash banners for the ad campaigns of feature films from Buena Vista and Disney.
Labyrinth Project at USC
Lead animator on "Three Winters in the Sun" an interactive installation as part of the Skirball Museum's exhibition about Albert Einstein.
USC’s Annenberg School of Communication
Winter 2001-Summer 2003
Teacher’s Assistant for the Annenberg Multimedia Literacy Program. Leading the Multimedia
component of the Russian Literature course. With my guidance the undergraduate students worked on a visual, web-based presentations of their research projects.
Selection Committee Member for the Animator Educators Forum Student Scholarship 2020
Selection Committee Member for the student category of the 46th Annie Awards 2019
Selection Committee Member for the Animator Educators Forum Student Scholarship 2018
Final Selection Committee Member for the 44th Annie Awards 2017
Selection Committee Member for the student category of the 44th Annie Awards 2017
Selection Committee Member for the Animator Educators Forum Student Scholarship 2017
Selection Committee Member for the Animator Educators Forum Student Scholarship 2016
Animator Educators Forum Steering committee member since 2015
Student choice “Outstanding Faculty” award 2009
Student choice “Outstanding Faculty” award 2011
Student choice “Outstanding Faculty” award 2013
Larry Bell Award for academic Excellence 2012
HUCK magazine promo animated short 2013
Korai Orom – music video commission 2013
Viszonylag Uj – music video commission 2012
Return (2002) 35 mm experimental 2D animation – official selection of Zagreb Animafest 2004 and
Annecy 2003 in the student film category, accepted in over 20 film festivals around the world.
Paprika (2003) 35mm and digital 2D animation – official selection of KROK 2004 and over 12
international and national film festival dedicated for children’s animation. This film also has aired on the
Florida public television.
Black Light (2001) 35 mm experimental film hand drawn with charcoal.