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UK Survey Targets Industry Training

The UK’s Creative Skillset training body issues a call to employers and professionals across VFX, animation, film, TV, computer games and interactive media to register now for its next industry survey, taking place October 14-20.

Skills Headline News

Rising Sun & Flinders University Launch VFX Program

Rising Sun Pictures and Flinders University announce the completion of their inaugural intensive ten-week training program in visual effects where students bolster their skills in rotoscoping, camera tracking, match-moving and compositing.

Skills Headline News

ABT Releases First Software Program Teaching Preschoolers to Use a PC

Advanced Brain Technologies (ABT) announced today the release of SHELLY'S MY FIRST COMPUTER GAME, a first-of-its-kind, award-winning software program developed specifically to teach children, 3-6, the basics in using a personal computer as well as promoting memory and reading skills. The game was made by ABT, a leading developer of neurosensory training products to maximize the human brain's potential through its division, ABT Interactive, and in partnership with Vector Magic, a premier educational software animation producer.

Disney Headline News

Disney Animation Opens Lab In Chicago Magnet School

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:00am

The Disney Elementary Magnet School dedicated its new state-of-the-art computer facility on Nov. 9, 2004, reports NBC5. All of the school's 1,600 students will have the chance to make animation on the computer. Walt Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, was a major sponsor of the lab, in addition to IBM.

"You know, my dad always said, 'Education should not be boring; it should be entertaining!' And that was kind of the key word to everything he did," she said.

Skills Headline News

Violent Video Games Found Good For Vision Skills

A study published in the scientific journal NATURE finds that the most violent games sharply improve visual attention skills. First-person shoot games, where one's virtual life is threatened, are the most effective in helping gamers identify objects in their peripheral vision, perceive numerous objects without having to count them, switch attention rapidly and track many items at once. Experienced players scored 30-50% better than nonplayers. Once more, the study found that the visual skills of non-gamers improved tremendously after just 10 hours of gameplay. While the number of subjects was small in the study, the effects were too large to be a result of chance, said Dr. Daphne Bavelier, an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Rochester, who led the study.


A New Millennium = Some New Tricks

Want to get hired in the new millennium? Well, besides the addition of Flash to your repertoire and keeping an eye on that computer, most of the required skills to get hired and be successful remain the same. However, get ready because high technology is becoming the norm. Here from the industry's top recruiters is advice about what you'll need to be prepared.

"While nothing beats the ability to draw in any year, in the upcoming year it won't hurt an...