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About Exceptional Minds

Exceptional Minds is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit vocational academy and professional digital arts and animation studio. Our academy trains artists with autism in the technical and work readiness skills required for employment in the entertainment industry fields of visual effects and animation. Staffed by graduate artists, our studio contracts for visual effects, animation, end title credits, and video rigging/animation for gaming projects. Visual Effects Facility credits include 2019 Academy Award-winners Green Book, First Man, and Black Panther, as well as major projects such as Avengers: Infinity War, Spiderman: Homecoming, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Game of Thrones. We also work with N3twork, a prominent gaming company. Our Animation Facility has collaborated on Sesame Workshop and Special Olympics videos, in addition to the main title credit animation for Sony Pictures’ series Atypical. We serve an average of 250 students and artists per year. Exceptional Minds’ goal is empowering people with autism to achieve their full professional potential, leading in the transformation of global expectations regarding their capabilities.