Maya Modeling Challenge! January 21, 2009Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Competition, Game , comments closed
We are challenging you to create a unique virtual model using Maya. It could be person, place or thing, so put your imagination to work! (Need inspiration? Check out some of Michael Ingrassia’s work)
Winners will be selected from two categories: amateur and professional. Finalists in each category will be chosen by YOU through a voting system. And don’t be sloppy! Judge Michael Ingrassia will be inspecting the finalists’ working files to make sure the job was done right.
Winners will receive a cash prize and their artwork featured in Computer Graphics World Magazine! (More info on the prizes coming soon)
The deadline to enter is March 31, 2009.
Are you up for the challenge?
Visit www.focalpress.com/mayamodelingcontest.aspx for more information on how to enter. Good luck!
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Complete with linkable features,new releases, and many of our backlist favorites- now updated for fall/winter 08!
Film and Television Student Seeks Interactive Design Student for Collaborative Project October 13, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Internship , comments closed
I need someone who can build a website for a project I am working on in a Film and Television class. The concept for the project is an interactive map of the Broughton St. shopping district on which people can pinpoint specific spots on the map where they have a meaningful personal or historical story to tell about that location through video, audio, photos, or text. Viewers of the site would then be able to respond with similar stories at the same location, or other stories in other locations on Broughton. The purpose of this project is to get Savannians to be more connected with each other, crossing lines not often crossed such as socioeconomic, political and racial. Please call or e-mail Sarah Boyle [email@example.com (210) 215-6005] if you are interested.
A senior film needs SCAD students. September 29, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements , comments closed
Campbell and Eve is a senior project involving students from the Savannah College of Art and Design department of film and television. In their efforts to become better film makers and further network with others in the SCAD community, they would like to work with students from Montgomery Hall. They are looking for a team of two to four people to do computer-generated video game screens. Composite work may also need to be done for the project as well. If you are an experienced underclassmen, they would love to have you join the crew. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the person to contact for this project.
ITGM Student Wins Competition September 25, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements , comments closed
ITGM student Daniel Mehltretter’s team for Metal Gear Solid 4 Online (aka MGO) recently became the first place team in North America. Mehltretter’s team won $4000 and an expense paid trip to the Tokyo Game Show for the World Championship, where six teams from around the world, composed of the best MGO players, will compete for a yet to be announced prize. Mehltretter also won first place in the Metal Gear Online Tournament in San Diego at Comic Con, winning a Playstation 3 signed by the designer of the game and by the designer of the characters, $1000, a signed poster, and limited edition T-shirt.
There is a video on www.ign.com showing this event:
Attention Tell Your Students! Digital Art Competition September 24, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Competition, Game, Interactive , comments closed
The Japan Media Arts Festival is coming soon and is accepting applications and submissions now. Its aim is to promote the creation and development of media arts. The Festival highlights creative works of art, entertainment, animation, and manga. At the same time, it also presents a broad range of creative activities. The Categories for submission are:
Art Division: [Interactive, Installation, Visual Image, Still Image (including digital photograph), Web Work, etc. ]
Entertainment Division: [Game, Electronic Play Equipment, Visual Image (VFX, CM, etc.), Character, Web Work, etc.]
Animation Division: [Long Animation (Movie, TV, Original Video Animation), Short Animation, etc.]
Manga Division: [Story Manga, Frame Manga, Web Manga, Independent Manga, etc.]
If you want to apply, you can fill out the application online. Please go to their website at: http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival/2008/entry/guideline.php
The Deadline for Entry is Sept. 26, 2008.
Special Student Rates for SIEGE September 22, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Game , comments closed
The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo, Oct. 3 – 5 at the Hyatt Regency Suites hotel in Marietta, is offering special rates for students. Students can attend the entire weekend of events, including the career fair, panels, plenaries, competitions and parties, for only $45. You can register at www.siegecon.net . Our speakers include Rich Taylor, vice president of the Electronic Software Association (ESA), Dr. Ian Bogost from Georgia Tech, the head of product development for Capcom, and all the leading developers in Georgia, including numerous representatives of CCP, Hi-Rez, Tripwire and more. Attend sessions on game art, programming design, marketing and much more. SCAD is a leading sponsor of this event, and SCAD’s own Brenda Brathwaite will be running a Game Improv competition.
In addition, you can reserve rooms for SIEGE at the SIEGE web site. These are large suites that can easily fit four people, and they only run $109/night. Split four ways, these rooms are almost as much a bargain as SIEGE itself, and mean you can stay on site for the entire weekend. www.siegecon.net .
GDX Portfolio Review September 19, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements , comments closed
Students, who would you like to see at the upcoming GDX Portfolio Review? Which companies would you like to come to see your work? You have the opportunity to say what you want! If you have any suggestions or ideas, contact Pat Helbig at email@example.com and or Brenda Brathwaite at firstname.lastname@example.org
Multimedia and Web Designer Needed September 19, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, job , comments closed
Seeking a talented individual who has experience developing and supporting multimedia projects. Flash, Photoshop, and website development experience is required. Adobe Premiere and other multimedia experience is a plus but not required. This is a paid internship where the hours are flexible, between 20 to 40 hours per week. This position is available immediately and could continue indefinitely as long as you remain a student with SCAD. The company you would work for is Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Gulfstream designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. If interested, email, Scott at email@example.com with resume for review and possible interview. This position is available starting Fall 2008 until filled.
Internship Opportunity at Disney Interactive Studios September 19, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Internship , comments closed
Disney Interactive Studios is looking for interns that have a passion for videogames (artist, game design, creative writing, and marketing/business students). You can find out more at by visiting the following site: http://disney.go.com/disneyinteractivestudios/thinkTank.html
RETRO STUDIOS Contract Opportunity August 25, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, job , comments closed
Recent grads are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to work at Retro Studios in Austin.
Retro Studios (a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo) seeks to cultivate your talent and see what you can contribute to the team.
We seek good fundamental artwork skills in environments, textures, character modeling, and animation. You will be working on a project for Retro and the chance to see your name in the credits of game that will be another award winning title from Nintendo/Retro.
Please contact Cathy Montes at firstname.lastname@example.org with an email expressing your interest and a sample of your work. Besides your portfolio we also ask you to submit a sample of work that represents the classic Nintendo style (Mario/Kirby –cartoon type look)
The contracting opportunity is a paid assignment that could last for up to 12 months and the potential for a spot on the team. We provide some relocation assistance. Here is your chance to join the best studio in the game industry!