Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor
Areas of Specialization3D Computer Animation
Eric Farrar’s interest center around independent animated shorts and techniques for combining music and animation. With a background in music and visual communication design, he completed an MFA in Computer Animation and Visualization working through the Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University. Working at the Los Angeles based visual-effects studio Rhythm & Hues as a character rigger, he created bone and muscle systems for digital characters to bring a variety of computer generated animals and fantasy characters to life. Films on which he worked include Night at the Museum and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. Farrar currently teaches courses in 3D animation including two new courses focused on character rigging, which introduce students to some of the more technical elements of preparing 3D models for animation.