The health and wellbeing of our community, AAF members, students, and guest speakers are our top priority, so this month’s AAF luncheon will be a Zoom Event.
- Understanding the process as a whole, regardless of position
- The need for tangible ideas over just words
- The utility and freedom of independent work
- Connections vs. relationships
Date: Thursday, September 24, 12:00 – 1:00
Kyle Stephens, Visual Effects Artist at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Kyle Stephens is freelance generalist in the realm of animation. Growing up in Johnson City, he never stopped wanting to work in cartoons. After finishing a Bachelors in Animation at SCAD and working in town for a few years, he packed up and moved to Portland OR to be a part of the local animation scene. In that time he worked locally for animation companies like Bent Image Lab and Shadow Machine, while also forming his own company, Wingsuit Pictures Animation. Through Wingsuit, he’s been able to do projects directly for companies like Hallmark and Weiden + Kennedy. His jobs have included every aspect of animation production from concept to completion. He’s recently moved to Los Angeles to join Stoopid Buddy Stoodios as a Visual Effects Artist. In his spare time he likes to play music and travel, as well as type up brief bios in the third person.