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Headline News Gnomon Reveals 2011 Student Compilation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a world-class entertainment art school nestled in the heart of Hollywood, has released its 2011 Student Work Compilation reel.

Headline News Johns Hopkins Joins 12 Other Institutions as NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence

NVIDIA today announced that it has named The Johns Hopkins University a CUDA Center of Excellence, recognizing its ground-breaking work leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA technology to drive education and research programs across a range of scientific disciplines.

Blogs THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION

As you graduate today, and face an uncertain jobs market, many of you are asking yourselves 'What does the future of animation hold for me?'   To see what lies ahead, one only need look to the past...

Blogs Transform Your Job

By Lisa Kaye | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:27am

Like a car that changes shape as it picks up speed, your job, can change shape, accelerate or derail just as quickly. The only difference is you are in the driver’s seat and are able to defend your right to pursue the career you were meant to lead. Having faith in yourself and in your ability to know what you are good at and what talents, skills and tools you have to contribute will help you know whether you are living your dream or are in need of a transformation.

Headline News Pratt Institute Department Of Digital Arts To Present Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Pratt Institute's Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five artists and writers as part of its fall 2011 lecture series, Wednesdays from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-3, 4th floor, on Pratt's Brooklyn Campus.

Headline News Animation Mentor Presents “Anatomy Of A Fight” with Dr. Stuart Sumida

Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, announced today that Dr. Stuart Sumida, professor of biology at California State University, San Bernardino, will be featured in the webinar Anatomy of a Fight on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Headline News modo Training Now Available on lynda.com

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8:05am

A new video-based course structured for beginning modo 501 users is now available through lynda.com, offering a quick on-ramp to proficiency with modo's modeling tools, Shader Tree and ultra-intuitive workflow.

Headline News HUSH Creates Immersive Experience For Major University

After building addictive interactive installations for high-flying brands like Infiniti, Showtime and Nokia, the Brooklyn-based techoculturalists at HUSH decided to go back to school. University of Dayton, to be specific.

Headline News Karlsruhe's University of Arts and Design Invests in SGO's Mistika

The University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe has invested in SGO's Mistika for its world-class research centre and state-of-the-art Expanded 3Digital Cinema Laboratory, to equip its students with the industry's leading and innovative technology. Developing creative individuals by providing relevant market-ready skills, applied research, innovation and ambition, the University of Arts and Design will place Mistika at the core of its post production courses.

Headline News ASSIMILATE Partners with The Bridge for SCRATCH Training

ASSIMILATE (www.assimilateinc.com), the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, has teamed up with The Bridge Media Training Ltd (www.thebridgetraining.com) in London, UK, to provide in-depth digital cinema and broadcast training courses for its SCRATCH DI finishing and SCRATCH Lab VFX and on-location dailies workflow products.

Headline News Luxology Extends Research Agreement with UC Berkeley

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:52am

A research partnership just renewed between Luxology and UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture is pushing the boundaries of modo, Luxology's innovative 3D modeling tool.

Blogs How To Flush Writer’s Block Down Your Mental Drain

There is no precise definition of what writer’s block is. Most likely, it’s just the terror of staring at a blank page or screen and thinking that the next words that come out of your cranial matter have got to be Oscar quality. Whatever it is, it’s really not that hard to handle. Over the years I have found three effective ways to get past whatever is blocking my creativity...  

Blogs A Gamer's Education

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 1:59pm

As video games become more and more popular, educational programs for aspiring game designers are cropping up across the country. And once a student has decided to get a gaming education, nothing beats the hands-on development experience with some of the best tech tools out there. Here are some of the most popular software kits for students, plus what to look for when choosing a tool so you can get a head start in your gaming studies.

ANIMATIONWorld 'The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation': An Interview with Larry Bafia & Webster Colcord

In the latest excerpt, Ken A. Priebe interviews stop-motion vets Larry Bafia and Webster Colcord about working on Claymation classics like the California Raisins.

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