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Ghostmilk Brings Energy to Student Price Card Spot

Ghostmilk recently wrapped production on a new spot, entitled GET MORE, SAVE MORE, for Student Price Card and ad agency The Reverb Group. In charge of all aspects of the commercial, Ghostmilk provided initial concept, style, design, script, animation, voice over and post.

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Gnomon Workshop Releases Concept Design DVDs

The Gnomon Workshop has released four new training DVDs by concept designer Feng Zhu. Focused on the traditional and digital techniques of the concept design industry, these four titles contain more than eight hours of instruction. Feng's clients include Lucasfilm, Disney, Blur Studio, Electronic Arts, GT Interactive, Origin Systems, Microsoft, Film Roman, Universal, Warner Bros. and Sierra. Feng has been teaching production design at Gnomon for two years.

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Eden FX Introduces New CG Creatures to Enterprise

Visual effects shop Eden FX continues its role as the primary provider of CG work for the syndicated Paramount Television series ENTERPRISE, which launched its third season Sept. 10 at 8:00 pm on UPN. Eden FX will be providing more of its Emmy-Award winning vfx, including two new, entirely computer-generated creatures.

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Interactive Design Competition

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 31, 2003

Communication Arts Magazine announces the deadline for their Ninth Interactive Design Competition--January 15th, 2003.INTERACTIVE DESIGN COMPETITIONEnter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the ninth annual Communication Arts Interactive Design Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, interactive kiosk or handheld device is eligible.

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Art Institute of Tampa Offers BFA in Animation

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, has received approval from The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, media arts & animation, multimedia & Web design, interior design or game art & design, as well as the Associate of Arts in graphic design or multimedia & Web design. The new institution will hold classes for the first time in January 2004. The school will be located at 4401 North Himes Avenue in Tampa, Florida.

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UCLA Extension's Computer Graphics & Graphic Design Program Open House

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, August 18, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 18, 2003

UCLA Extension's Computer Graphics and Graphic Design Program is hosting a free open house, featuring a presentation of the recently updated curriculum, a panel of UCLA Extension instructors and industry experts and discussion of career opportunities in the field. Attendees may enter a drawing for a free course and learn about a selection of fall quarter design courses available at a 10% discount (at this event only). In addition, those who attend will be eligible for a 10% discount on the certificate candidacy fee.

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Blur Lands Robotic Hand to Sirius

Blur Studio recently provided CG TV spots and a billboard campaign for satellite radio service Sirius, working with Miami ad agency Crispin, Poter & Bogusky. The Venice, California-based design and animation studio provided everything from storyboarding and concept design through title design, 3D animation and final post. In addition, Blur produced artwork for a national billboard campaign.

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The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg Pre-Portfolio Show

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 16, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: June 16, 2003

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg will be hosting a pre-portfolio event for our upcoming graduates. Please join us on Monday, June 16, 2003 at The Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center, 2401 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Come and view the portfolios of our upcoming graduates and find out more about our BFA degree programs in Interior Design, Multimedia & Web Design, Visual Communications, Media Arts & Animation, Digital Media Production and Game Art & Design.

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Oegon3D Offers New Design and Visualization Class

Oregon3D Inc., The Center for Visualization Technologies, has scheduled a two-day seminar devoted to Discreet's 3ds max as an effective design and visualization tool for the weekend of June 14-15, 2003. Taught by Discreet-certified instructor Gary M. Davis, this class will focus on importing models efficiently, creating/applying materials, lighting techniques (including global illumination) and rendering out photo-realistic or technical (illustrative) images. 3D modeling and animation will also be discussed in respect to augmenting third party models and showcasing a product or building.

The Design and Visualization class will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Oregon3D's training facility in downtown Portland, Oregon. The registration fee is $500. For additional information and class registration, visit or contact Oregon3D's toll free number at (866) 626-9100.

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The Art of Design: Punch Gallery - Opening Thursday June 5th

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: June 5, 2003

he Art of Design: Graphic Artists paint pretty pictures.


Often in our image saturated lives good design is overlooked. Artists who's days are spent designing and selling everything from toothbrushes to t-shirts, websites to watermelons are rarely recognized for their art. They hone their skills and creativity on the company dime, conceptualizing their personal projects and waiting for the moment when they can create without care of the bottom line.

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Academy of Art College's Annual 2003 Spring Show Exhibition

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: May 22, 2003

You're invited to come and see "Talent Bloom" at the Academy of Art College San Francisco's Annual Spring Show. See the exciting work of talented students from all of the school's majors: Advertising, Architecture (MFA Only), Computer Arts, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Artchitecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television and Photography. The exhibition opens for a Special Industry Preview on May 22, 2003 from 10 am to 6 pm. Industry and other invited guests only, for invitation or information email

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Discreet Offers Particle Flow Tool for 3ds max Subscribers

Discreet has made available a new Particle Flow Extension software for 3ds max customers registered under the Discreet Subscription Program, a component of the Autodesk Subscription Program. Discreet subscribers can use the new tool integrated into 3ds max software to create realistic fountains, fog, snow, splashes, contrails, explosions and other environmental effects. Along with standard maintenance downloads, subscriber program members receive valuable software "extensions," online learning tools, and specialized educational material.

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International 3D Awards Winners Announced

Winners for the 1st Annual International 3D Awards were announced at the evening ceremony May 9, 2003 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, running in conjunction with the 3D Festival 2003. The winners each picked up a Digital Hero trophy, hand sculpted by Dan Platt, at the ceremony The winners are:

Feature Film VFX

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CO-OP Takes Up Residence In Manhattan

Broadcast design industry leaders Paul Newman, Jim Moran and Gary Bonilla have formed CO-OP, a new advertising and design company in New York City that operates as the strategic core of a network of partners with a full range of complimentary creative companies. CO-OP offers its clients brand strategy and brand development through advertising, vertical marketing, business to business communication, direct marketing, interactive, brand design and identity and broadcast design.

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Game Art & Design "Meet the Pros"

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: February 19, 2003

The Art Institute of Phoenix"Meet the Pros" in Game Art & Design

Meet The Art Institute of Phoenix Professional Instructors. Ask questions, experience first-hand how Game Art & Design is created, become inspired by Gamers, learn why Game Art has become the current most powerful form of art.

Date: February 19, 2003Where: 2233 W. Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021Time: 7:00 pm

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Game Developers Choice Noms Announced

The recipients will be announced at a ceremony on March 6, 2003, during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 4-8 in San Jose, Calif. Produced by the Gama Network, the GDC is the largest annual event exclusively for game development professionals. Nominations were free and open to all professional game developers, regardless of membership or affiliation, so that nominees reflect the international development community's opinions.

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Dosch Design Releases Two Libraries Of High Dynamic Range Images

Dosch Design has released the first two titles of its newly created product line, Dosch HDRI (High Dynamic Range Images). Both Dosch HDRI: Nature and Dosch HDRI: Skies contains 56 HDR-images, which are presented on three CDs. The new product line offers the user a comprehensive library of HDRI effects for use in 3D design and animation applications. Eliminating the need for manual definition of multiple light-sources and lengthy experimentation with color choice and light-volume, the HDRIs contain information as to whether there is a direct light-source (e.g.

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The Big 3D Contest

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, December 1, 2002 at 11:00am
Begins: December 1, 2002

The Big 3D contest is the first of its kind to focus on 3D design for the Web, bringing together the 3D and Web development communities to showcase the possibilities in this new arena of Web design. The contest will distribute over $15,000 in prizes, including full copies of SOFTIMAGE|XSI, NewTek Lightwave3D, Toon Boom Studio, MindAvenue AXELedge, Electric Rain Swift 3D, Anark Studio, Ideaworks3D Optimaze!, Strata 3D Pro, and FlashForward 2003 conference pass.

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HOW Interactive Design Competition

HOW magazine invites you to enter the 4th annual HOW Interactive Design competition. The categories include DVDs, kiosks, CD-ROMs, Web sites and -- new this year -- motion design. All winning work will be featured in the August 2003 Interactive Design issue of HOW. Plus, one Best of Show winner will receive a $1,000 gift voucher from, and 10 Outstanding Achievement winners will each receive $100 gift vouchers.

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V-12 Commercials Expands, Signs Director Linzi Knight

Based on the success of live-action spots for AT&T, Verizon, PBS and others, Studio V-12 has recently launched a separate commercial division to handle the growing workload. Continuing its expansion, V-12 announces the addition of director Linzi Knight. Knight joins the current V-12 roster of Juan Delcan, V-12 Co-Founder David Hwang and Daryl Goodrich. After training in Toronto as a graphic designer, Knight spent five years pursuing design opportunities in Europe where she worked in top European design firms like Grapus in Paris and Meta Design in Berlin.

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Humunculus Spotted In Venice

Broadcast design industry veteran Saam Gabbay has launched Humunculus, a new broadcast design and animation company in Venice, California. Humunculus provides audiovisual content for television networks, ad agencies, entertainment companies and major corporations. A 1992 graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Saam taught courses at UCSB on Adobe Photoshop and Premiere and helped to create the university's digital media lab.

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Phactory Productions And Ultraviolet Merge

New York-based 3D design and animation company Phactory Productions, Inc., has merged with broadcast design studio Ultraviolet to create UV Phactory. The newly formed creative solutions studio offers 2D and 3D design and animation, live-action production and strategic design solutions for advertising agencies and the broadcast and cable communities. The company has already begun work on a host of jobs including projects for Miramax, HBO, TBS and The Sci-Fi Channel. UV Phactory will operate under the management team of Scott Sindorf, Damijan Saccio and Jeff Linnell.

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Lisa Cleff Joins Goodspot As VP Of Sales And Marketing

Goodspot Design and Goodspot Editorial has appointed Lisa Cleff to the position of vice president of sales and marketing for both divisions. Cleff joins newly appointed executive producer Mandy Martin, with whom she enjoyed a successful working relationship during their time together at design studio Attik/San Francisco. Prior to joining Goodspot, Cleff served as director of sales and marketing for R!OT Design in Manhattan. Her entree into the world of broadcast design came during her three years as U.S. director of business development at Attik.