Andy Beane is an animation artist who has been teaching and working professionally since 2002. He currently oversees the animation major at Ball State University and previously taught animation at the Art Institute of Orange County, California. His production experience includes a children's television show pilot with Xzault Studio, Korn's Coming Undone music video, and Barnyard from Paramount Pictures. He wrote the book 3D Animation Essentials and curriculum for the Autodesk Animation Academy 2010 and is also a board member of the MG Collective, an Indiana-based motion graphics and animation community group. He has worked on product visualization renderings for Zounds. He has also worked on smaller film productions: lighting and rendering for Love.mel, producer for 3 large scale student productions One Night Only, Two Life and Nerdvana. Producer on the education film for Verallia on glass Recycling and producer for the preproduction of the children’s E-book Every Walrus Can Fly.
He has a BFA in Art from Morehead State University in Kentucky and a MFA in computer animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.