Most great student projects usually end up as incomplete prototypes. Despite best intentions to continue, once students graduate, they get busy and are never able to finish some great concepts that they conceived. It is refreshing to see that not only did this team continue, but they successfully crow funded their game. Check out a video interview: http://ow.ly/qN92X. You can also look at their website: http://ow.ly/qNcQc
Digital Media Arts & Engineering and Cultural Computing at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, is happy to present Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 on Wednesday October 9th, 2013, at 7:00 pm at the LSU Digital Media Center Theatre
I remember walking into The Embassy in Vancouver while working in pre-production on Marvel Nemesis for EA and we were introduced to Neill Blomkamp who was using their offices to quietly work on various projects at the time. Neil had just finished a very popular short film and was in discussion with Nike to create some TV commercials. Even in early days Neil had a strong look that combined a very gritty hand-held feel with CG assets that set him apart from other artists at the time. He straddled the world of technical proficiency with creative excellence in a way that was unique and identifiable. He is an early film director who was as vested and knowledgable about the creative potential of computer graphics in cinema. When I finally saw District 9 for the first time, I could immediately see the artistry and it was a natural evolution from the work he had done previously. The movie was shot digitally on the RED camera and was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Oscar, Saturn, BAFTA, VES, and Satellite awards.
If you would like to see Ben Huh talk in Vancouver there are 5 free tickets available. Ben is an internet pioneer who has generated billions of visits. Please go to VEF’s site and put in promo code VEFlovesAI. If you are the one of the first 5 to log in you will get free ticket to the talk.
Join us on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 as VEF Momentum welcomes Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network, to the Vancouver entrepreneurial community. Ben, also the co-founder of recent startup Circa, will share with us how he was able to bounce back from the failure of his first start-up and achieve the miraculous feat of raising $30 million and growing one of the most popular websites on the internet.
One of our very own games created by students in Vancouver, Dawn of Cimmeria was chosen by IndieCade as a curated display of the best of Independent games from around the world. This will be shown at E3 , on June 5th through 7th. This is a huge honour for our students as this is the industry’s premier showcase. The students will be participating in an industry mixer where they will meet publishers and other creators of independant games. Check it out!
This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at how games are made the and trials and tribulations involved.
Indie Game: The Movie – Canadian Premiere Event
Presented by Hot Docs and Cineplex
Across Canada in 35+ Theaters — One Night Only!
Thursday, May 3 at 10pm ADT, 9 pm EDT, 8 pm CST, 7 pm MST, and 6 pm PST
Find locations and buy tickets here: http://www.indiegamethemovie.com/igtmscreenings/
The 96 min film follows the dramatic journeys of game developers as they create and release their games to the world.
The screening includes a live satellite Q&A with the filmmakers and guests.
INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. This Sundance award-winning doc captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists’ vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.
2012 Sundance Official Selection World Documentary Competition
2012 Sundance Winner for Best Editing in World Cinema
2012 South by Southwest Official Selection
2012 Official Selection HotDocs Film Festival
Labelled “A big hearted celebration of the artistic spirit!” by IndieWire and a “Must See” by Ain’t It Cool News.
The 2012 NW Pinball and Arcade show is coming to Seattle on June 8th, 9th and 10th. This is a unique chance to play over 300 classic arcade games in an old genre that is harder and harder to find. Check it out!
Anomaly 2012 is a dynamic showcase of talented artists from across North America, a fusion of an art workshop and party that brings 2D/3D artists together to share inspiration and creativity. It will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (at UBC), one of Canada’s favourite and most beautiful attractions.
Featured artsits include Craig Mullins, Daniel Dociu, Daryl Mandryk, and Vinod Rams. This is a don’t miss event, especially for those interested in concept art. Meet some of the best talent in the media arts industry. The cost for students is $45.00 if you purchase before March 28th, 2012. If you can’t make the deadline and still want the $45.00 price point, come to my office in 264 and I will sign you up. If we get more than 10 students, they will honour this price.