Lance Winkel

FULL-TIME FACULTY

INFORMATION

Biography
Lance Winkel is an award winning animated filmmaker, film festival programmer, animation educator, and practicing artist. As an effects artist and animator, his commercial clients have included Ford, Honda, Nissan, and Warner Brothers.

His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. While at CalArts, Lance studied both 3D computer graphics as well as traditional cinematography.

His graduate thesis "Within an Endless Sky" was the first film to be made at Cal Arts using the Maya software package. It won the first ever "Best Animated Short Film" award at the Newport Beach Film Festival and won the “Grand Prize – Digital Cinema” at the Digital Art Awards at Keio Research Institute in Fujisawa, Japan.

Lance has taught 3D Computer Graphics Animation for over a decade at many prominent universities across southern California. Lance joined the Information Technology Program at USC as a full-time lecturer in January 2008 and has been championing many exciting improvements to ITP's 3D Animation Curriculum and 3D Animation Minor.

CONTACT

Office Hours
By appointment
Office Location
OHE 530H
Email Address
winkel (at) usc.edu
Phone Number
(213) 740-9956

COURSES

Current Courses Teaching









ITP-0902Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-4113Multimedia and Video Production

All Courses Taught







Not offered in Spring 2017


Not offered in Spring 2017
Not offered in Spring 2017


Not offered in Spring 2017
ITP-0902Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-2162Web Animation and Interactivity
ITP-3053Advanced 3D Modeling, Animation and Special Effects
ITP-31533D Character Animation
ITP-36033D Compositing and Visual Effects
ITP-4113Multimedia and Video Production
ITP-4143Seminar and 3D Portfolio Development