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Blogs Inside the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 4:31pm

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center was founded in 1999 by drama and arts management professor Don Marinelli and the late Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design.

Blogs Encounter With Japan Part 2

As I reflected in my previous blog, Japanese are true perfectionists, in all they do. Thus, when it comes to political correctness, over centuries, and elected isolation from the external world, they turned it into an art form, a nature, but at what cost? Bowing projects a wonderfully charming sense of politeness and respect, but it does not end on just one bow, it goes on, and on. It is very carefully and skillfully choreographed and, as such, not spontaneous.

Headline News MAXON US Re-Launches Cineversity Training Website

MAXON Computer, Inc., the US subsidiary of the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced the re-launch of Cineversity, the premier online training and education resource for CINEMA 4D users.

Headline News Emmy-Winning VFX Artist Kutchaver Takes Stage At DAVE School Graduation

Before walking across the stage to receive their diplomas this week, The DAVE School’s newest graduates will gain insights on launching their new careers from VFX industry veteran Kevin Kutchaver.

Headline News Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:47pm

Florida is now home to a newly licensed, world-class animation and digital arts institute powered by Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), the parent company of Hollywood visual effects studio, Digital Domain.

Blogs SIGGRAPH Technical Papers – More Evidence of My Downfall

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:35pm

If you wish further evidence of your own lack of smartness, sit through a SIGGRAPH technical paper Fast Forward presentation. This was not your typical gathering of wily-old geezer scientists in smocks and meerschaum pipes, ruefully rubbing their beards while thoughtfully using 10 sentences to explain things where one sentence would completely suffice.

Blogs Encounter with Japan Part 1

"Are you insane?” "Have you lost your mind?" "Are you not afraid?" "Don't you realize this is the worse time to go there?" This is just a sampling of the polite examples of reactions and comments my plans for a trip to Japan had triggered. And yet, based on my own life’s journey, I understood early on that, sometimes the worse time could be the best, the most raw, sincere, revealing and insightful.

Blogs CTN-X: A Student's Perspective

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm

CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.

Blogs WRITE SCREENPLAYS THAT COMMUNICATE!

The secret to great screenplay writing is keeping it simple and visual. Words can be your friends as well as your deadliest enemy. Here’s a short tip that will improve your writing with every word you don’t write.

Headline News VFX Gurus Share Their Experience In 2011 Gnomon Master Classes

Gnomon School of Visual Effects - the leading training facility in digital and entertainment arts - has announced the dates and instructors for its upcoming, Master Classes 2011.

Headline News Framestore Opens Regional Satellite With Arts University College Bournemouth

Oscar-winning visual effects house, Framestore, is embarking on a joint enterprise with Arts University College Bournemouth (AUCB) to create a regional outpost for visual effects preparatory work.

Blogs Looking Inside the NYU Game Center

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:32am

As more and more schools around the globe offer game-design degrees, wannabe game makers have a variety of programs to choose from. Many schools offer vocational programs, but nowadays the academic and creative aspects of game design are also coming into play. Here, we take a look at the Game Center at New York University, one of the newest game design programs that take the latter approach.

Headline News Class On Demand Announces After Effects Apprentice Course

Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the After Effects Apprentice course for Adobe’s digital motion graphics and compositing software from industry gurus Chris and Trish Meyer.

Headline News Animation Mentor Attending CTN Expo As Educational Partner

Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, announced today they will be attending CTN animation eXpo (CTN-X) as an educational partner and sponsor.

Headline News Nick Latin America, One Laptop per Child Announce Kid’s Contest Winner

Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.

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