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The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced a roster of top digital artists will lead its Master Classes 2011. From February 11-25, in a private online community, participants will interact with and learn from some of the VFX leaders behind blockbuster projects including Avatar, District 9 and Transformers 2 [...]
The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi Masters Program at Lucasfilm and has more than 15 years of experience in VFX production and training, will oversee curriculum development, student training [...]
Ask some of the top animation and visual effects supervisors in the industry what skill sets are in the most demand, and you’ll hear a lot about specialty skills such as animating animals and creatures. Animation Mentor has decided to fill that particular void on the education side, announcing today [...]
Officials in Sarasota County, Fla., approved Wednesday a grant of $1.75 million to the Ringling College of Art and Design to develop and build an on-campus post-production facility. The school will use the grant to purchase equipment and remodel space at the college to accomodate the operation, which will be [...]
Full Sail University will dedicate its new game studio at a ceremony Oct. 30, naming the new facility BlackMoor in honor of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign created by the game’s co-originator Dave Arneson. The new game studios were designed for the institution’s gaming degree’s final project process. The facility [...]
Australians interested in learning animation have a new option with a new introductory course taught by animator Anthony Lewis at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Melbourne. The hands-on course will be held in 10 evening sessions during which Lucas will demonstrate the most common techniques in use [...]
The Jim Henson Co.’s animated preschooler series Sid the Science Kid is coming to the classroom through a deal with Discovery Education Science for Elementary. The animated series and its 40 half-hour episodes will be made available through the education service in the next few months. The series airs on [...]
Filmakademie students find an infrared ‘Key’ Perhaps nobody knows better than student filmmakers that ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ For a group at Germany’s Filmakademie Baden-W’rttemberg, the challenges of making a student film with unique visual effects led, quite directly, to the development of a camera technology they call [...]
The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has established Gnomon Studios, a new facility where students will work on short films under the guidance of industry professionals. The first project for the Hollywood-based studio is Plus Minus, a new short film by Shane Acker, who directed the animated short film and [...]
The Computer Graphics Student Awards has named Vancouver Film School its school of the year for 2010. The awards also honored several of the school’s alumni, including Maximilian-Gordon Vogt as student of the year. Hosted by cgCoach and sponsored by leading visual-effects companies such as Framestore, Double Negative and Pixologic, [...]