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Return of the Spaz

November 12, 2010

Steve 'Spaz' Williams returns to Sheridan on Friday, November 12 to share his wild, animated adventures.

For Immediate Release: November 11, 2010
Oakville, Ontario


Steve 'Spaz' Williams is returning to Sheridan on Friday, November 12 for a lecture and Q&A session with students and faculty.  The session will take place in the SCAET Auditorium from 12:30 - 2:00 pm.

After graduating from Classical Animation at Sheridan in 1984, Williams worked his way from Alias Research in Toronto to Industrial Light and Magic in California.  At ILM he had a pioneering role in the advent of computer animation through his work on "Jurassic Park."  Williams received an Academy Award nomination for his contributions in creating special effects and animation for "The Mask".  He also worked on the blockbusters "Terminator 2" and "Spawn".

In 1997, Steve became co-owner of Hoytyboy Pictures, a commercial production company, and has since designed and directed over 200 commercials for such clients as Blockbuster, Capital One, Toyota and McDonalds.  2006 brought his animated feature directorial debut with Disney's "The Wild".

As part of his lecture, Steve will discuss the evolution of computer animation and the leadership role of Canadian talent in the field.  Steve will also give a 'behind-the-scenes' look at films that changed the movie-making industry, and share his views on where animation is - or should be - headed.