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CalArts Cited as Premier School in Article on Animation at BYU

When Hollywood Wants Good, Clean Fun, It Goes to Mormon Country

By JON MOOALLEM

May 23, 2013
New York Times

Allen Ostergar stood at the front of the lecture hall with a stiff and bashful smile, or maybe it was just stage fright, and started his pitch. Open on a deadly pirate ship, he said— “the deadliest of all the pirate ships to, like, sail the seas.”
B.Y.U. Student Films.

It was a Tuesday evening at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, and the school’s computer-animation program had assembled its 70-odd students to choose their next project — the one film they would be producing over the next three semesters. Ostergar, a junior from Southern California, was up first.

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