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Mark Mayerson

Mark Mayerson

Coordinator, Bachelor of Animation

Program Area: Animation and Game Design

Email: mark.mayerson@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: Office: A160i Ext. 2509

Mark Mayerson worked in the television animation industry for 29 years, doing commercials, specials and series. He spent nine years in drawn animation working as an animator before shifting to computer animation, where in addition to animating, he did modeling, rigging and some technical direction.

Projects Mark has worked on include Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Red Shoes, A Jazztime Tale, Ira Sleeps Over, The Care Bears vs. the Freezing Machine, Drawing Power, and Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (the first TV series to include computer generated characters).

Mark created the cgi series Monster By Mistake, on which he also directed, wrote and produced. He also wrote for Franklin the Turtle and Jacob Two-Two, both Nelvana series.

In addition to writing for television, Mark has written articles about animation history and technology for Animation Magazine, Animation World Network, Animato, FPS, Animation Blast, CARTOONIST PROfiles, and The Comics Journal. He has contributed to two books, Animation Art and The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes, both edited by Jerry Beck.  His blog is mayersononanimation.blogspot.com, which has been running since 2006.

Mark has a B.A. from the City University of New York in Mass Communications and an M.A. from York University in Film and Media Studies.  He has been teaching in Sheridan's Bachelor of Animation program since the 2004 school year and has been coordinator of the program since January, 2011.

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