Larry Bafia | faculty
- Masters of Digital Media Program
- Centre for Digital Media
SPARK Animation co-chair
- ACM SIGGRAPH
An animator who works with various media, Larry started his career in stop motion and Claymation with the Will Vinton Studios. At the studio Larry worked on stop motion projects such as the California Raisins, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, The Globeheads and numerous commercial projects before moving into CGI. While part of the Vinton CG commercial group, Larry animated characters for Chips Ahoy! Raid and Fanta.
During his seven year tenure as Commercial Animation Director at PDI/Dreamworks, Larry directed commercials for many top clients including Coca-Cola, Sega, Intel, Kraft, Target, Circle K, and Saturn.
While with PDI/Dreamworks, Larry was also Sequence Lead Animator on several hit films including Antz, Batman & Robin, A Simple Wish, and was on the effects team for Mission Impossible II, Forces of Nature & The Peacemaker. At Warner Brothers Larry served as Lead Animator for the Stop Motion Division on Tim Burton's feature Mars Attacks.
From 2003 through 2008 Larry was Department Head of Animation and Visual Effects at the Vancouver Film School. In 2007 the program was ranked 5th in the world by 3D World magazine.
In 2002, Larry founded his own animation company, Blam! Animation. As the company's Creative Director, Larry continues to develop commercials and short films with animated characters.
Courses: Projects I
Projects: 5 Flags, AppleSeed, Arcana, Arch, Artex, Asobi, Bridge, Buck and Friends, Crate Expectations, Dotz, Eatz, Hit the Spacebar, Hyrd, Interactive Science Museum Project, Maneki Neko, Meche, Orion, Pro-Fit, Raven, Secret City, Sixth Floor, Square 1, True North, Virtual Reality Project, Wet Reality , Yummy Cloud