Vince De Quattro
San Rafael, CA
After spending two years in an MFA program at USC Film School in 1995, Vince worked for fifteen years in the industry, starting with RGA/LA, Sony High-Definition Film Center, Warner Digital Studios, and culminating with six years at Industrial Light and Magic. After leaving ILM in 2003, and after stints with Matte World, The Orphanage and Tweak Films, Vince accepted the role of Director of Animation and Visual Effects Online from the Academy of Art University in 2005. While there, Vince manage baccalaureate and masters candidates in all aspects of the entertainment field, including story development, concept art, traditional and digital animation, stage production and digital post production. His work with WASC, AAU's accreditor, developed his deep understanding of the partnership of entertainment-based brick and mortar education and the entertainment industry.
His design of AAU's production track curriculum and staunch belief in collaborative academic project work helped AAU garner their first-ever gold medal Student Academy Award in Animation for the short film, "Dragonboy" in 2011.
32TEN Special Effects Program
In order to help develop regional visionaries, De Quattro is developing programs aimed at high school and community college students who want to pursue a path in the entertainment field.
"I reviewed hundreds of student portfolios at admission, both undergraduate and graduate, and I found that most of the young candidates were unprepared for the complex blend of story development, concept design, production art, and technology in the wide array of training options presented to them.
Many did not know the difference between feature animation and feature visual effects. 32TEN's programming will immerse our candidates in collaborative projects that introduce them to the field, provide hands-on design awareness of story development, cinematography and the post-production process. We want them to take this confidence back to school in the fall, whether it be a continuing high school experience or their first year of college."