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Larry Bafia

Larry Bafia  | faculty

Former Director, Master of Digital Media Program

  • Master of Digital Media Program
  • Centre for Digital Media

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.

Projects: 5 Flags, AI-Driven Experience For Future-Facing Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery, AppleSeed, Arcana, Arch, Artex, Asobi, Bridge, Buck and Friends, Crate Expectations, Dotz, Eatz, GeoLens, History of Artificial Intelligence Installation for Vancouver Art Gallery, Hit the Spacebar, Hyrd, Interactive Science Museum Project, KlevrElk, Maneki Neko, Meche, Motion Stream, Orion, Participatory Technology Website with Realwheels Theatre, Pro-Fit, Raven, Secret City, Sixth Floor, Skybound Network, Square 1, True North, Virtual Reality Project, Visual Candy, VR Game with Canadian Blood Services, Wet Reality , Yumebau, Yummy Cloud