Miles Above: Storytelling through Animation & Audio



Are you interested in creating an animated film? Do you want to see how your ideas come to life? Come learn how audio and animation work together! Join industry professionals and Department Directors Monica and Xo as they talk about the animation and audio pipeline, and how students (just like you!) create award-winning films!


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Event Time

5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT


Online: Zoom 

Meet our Department Directors:

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Monica Cappiello

Department Director of Digital Art & Animation at CUSV

Monica brings over 8 years of educational experience to USV.

Her resume includes titles such as Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Media. Prior to that, she worked over 8 years in multiple studios such as Red Giant, Mendez Foundation, Pixellex Studios and PBS. Several works have been awarded at film festivals. Additionally, Monica has taught classes in modeling, texturing, lighting and other courses.


Xo Nguyen

Department Director of Audio, Music & Technology at CUSV

Acclaimed Vietnamese American electronic musician with numerous collaborations in many top chart records of Vietnamese acclaimed artists. Active electroacoustic music composer/performer with national and international performances in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. Passionate and dedicated educator with perceptive focus on academic efficiency and student success.