This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to continue their education and gain valuable experience in the world of Animation. The creation and expansion of student portfolios are an essential part of the course, which will aid the student in creating a collection of work to add to their resume. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of animation projects in both 2D & 3D industry programs and be expected to master their use for projects and certification tests while in class. Included in the course is the expectation of professionalism, in both the work environment, and in meeting with clients, peers, and faculty while representing KCAL and Keller ISD. For further detailed information about the Animation Pathway, click here.
Animation II l Practicum in Animation I Practicum in Graphic Design
Brian Traughber teaches Digital Media, Animation II, and Practicum of Animation at the Keller Center for Advanced Learning. Brian has been a teacher for 17 years and spent the first ten years of his career teaching various history classes at both the junior high, and high school level before transitioning to teaching CTE courses. His main goal is to ensure that his students are as “industry ready” as possible. Brian does this by keeping up with the latest trends and programs in the animation industry, and by creating lessons that not only teach the necessary skills or animation, but that can also be applied to other areas outside the classroom. At home, Brian has been married for 17 years to his wonderful wife Lindsey, who is also an educator as a band director in Fort Worth ISD. They are the parents to three wonderful boys at home, including identical twin boys. Along with two dachshunds, Marnie and “Bossypants”, Brian strives each and every day to do the best he can to make sure the students of Keller ISD are prepared for today, and tomorrow, no matter what surprises arise.
Animation I & II I Graphic Design II
I'm kinda awesome. I have a toddler at home that is more awesome than me. I also have an awesome wife at home. I love a ton of nerdy stuff, movies, music, comics, etc. I play Disc Golf and love it. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Broadcast Journalism degree. I taught in South Korea for 3 years and that's what made me really want to continue teaching in America. I've taught Graphic Design for 4 years and Animation for 5. I am a life long learner and always looking for new stuff to do or try.