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 feature version of 9.
‘While Gnomon students participate in group projects through their lab work, those projects don’t necessarily reflect the real-world structure and workflow of a visual effects studio,” said Alex Alvarez, founder and director of Gnomon School of Visual Effects. “Through internships at Gnomon Studios, our students are able to collaborate with renowned directors like Shane Acker on professional projects in a realistic studio environment. These projects give students invaluable experience working in roles directly linked to their career paths, which is already resulting in outstanding job placements for our recent graduates.”
Alvarez also expects Gnomon Studios to contribute to the occasional feature project when opportunities arise, as was the case with the facility’s recent contributions to the 2011 film Green Lantern and the popular TV series Fringe.