Broadcast student animates his way to $5K

Broadcast senior Casey Moore won the Texas Bullet Train student short film animation excellence competition. He entered the competition after encouragement from his mother and broadcast lecturers.

Moore said he began creating cartoons at the age of 10 and animating at the age of 16. His quality is clean and professional, broadcast lecturer and mother LaDonna Aiken said.

She said she is proud of him for his work and for winning the competition. Five thousand dollars will go to Moore and he said he will be spending the money on adult things like his newly purchased home and saving up for his upcoming wedding.

Two thousand dollars will go to the Department of Communication. Aiken said the money will be used toward equipment costs and helping fund students’ conference costs.

Mara Lopez, UTA News