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Art and Tech Club: Professor Exchange - Kyoung Swearingen, Former Pixar Technical Director

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022, 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


Cost: Free

Meeting ID: 948 3014 0248

Password: friday


Art and Tech Club is excited to join up with Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Graphics & Animation Club to have another speaker crossover event! This upcoming meeting will be with our own professor from ACCAD, Kyoung Swearingen, a former Technical Director from Pixar! Plan for a professional artist talk, Q&A, and a virtual mixer where we play! Be sure to come with questions prepared.


Kyoung Lee Swearingen is a visual storyteller with over a decade of experience as a Lighting Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. Kyoung’s filmography includes Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, Presto, La Luna, The Blue Umbrella, Mater’s Tall Tales, Partly Cloudy, Ant Bully, and the Jimmy NeutronTV series which have claimed numerous awards from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Visual Effects Society, The American Film Institute, as well as many others. Kyoung teaches computer animation and specializes in cinematography for games and animation. Her current research focuses on creating games and animation for collaborative play, using various emerging technology, and practicing transdisciplinary collaboration. Her award-winning projects have been shown (inter)nationally at ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE-GEM, Unite Berlin, GDC, Montreal Independent Game Festival, and Bucheon International Animation Festival, and many more.


Explore Kyoung's website here:



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