The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) is a passionate group of students who want to introduce our fellow peers to the art of creating a 3D-animated short film. By offering both a basic and advanced curriculum, this DeCal guides students of all skill levels through the animation production pipeline, using software tools like Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, and Pixar's Renderman.
UCBUGG will soon be accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester! Come to our online infosession on August 31 or September 2. Both of these infosessions will cover the same material, so you need only come to one. During our info session we will be going over the application process, as well as logistics for the course. UCBUGG does not expect students or applicants to have any prior experience for the basic curriculum as we will be teaching you everything you need to know for the application at our first session.
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UCBUGG is a passionate group of students at Berkeley who think the modern fusion of technology, art and entertainment is a groundbreaking medium of storytelling, but an area where our university lacks in available coursework. Therefore we're teaching a class through the DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) program to introduce our fellow students to the art of producing a 3D animated short film.
Every semester, we guide students through creating a compelling story, where they collaborate in teams to bring their vision to life. We introduce speakers from companies like Pixar, ILM, and Dreamworks, and celebrate the finished shorts with a film screening at the end of the semester.
The great thing about UCBUGG is that taking our class isn't the end. We invite you to jump back in and join us, whether it is to work on advanced projects or teach your passion to another generation of UCBUGGers.
You can reach out to all current facilitators at email@example.com
UCBUGG PROMO VIDEO
A compilation of student works prior to Spring 2021. Join UCBUGG to add to this diverse collection of stories!