Into the Spider-Verse art director creates scholarship with Toronto animation workshop
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Into the Spider-Verse art director creates scholarship with Toronto animation workshop

Patrick O’Keefe, one of the art directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is from Toronto. (Provided by Patrick O’Keefe) Patrick O’Keefe remembers saving up money as a kid wherever he could to pay for courses at the Animation Portfolio Workshop in Toronto. "A little bit of money seemed like the biggest thing in the world," he told CBC Toronto. He doesn’t need to worry about money anymore. And now he wants to give back by providing a scholarship so an aspiring artist can attend the same animation workshop that gave him his start. "This is for someone who was in my position who just needs to hear from an art teacher that they’ve got a lot of promise and just need to keep working," he said. O’Keefe is one of the art directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse , an animated film that was released last Christmas and has won many awards, including an Oscar, an Emmy and multiple Annies, which are given out every year by the International Animated Film Association. Told from the point of view from Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, the film explores a world where multiple Spider-Men from parallel universes exist. Spider-Man: Into the […]

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