Ken Maruyama, the Vice President for Academic Relations, held a wonderful presentation discussing the various departments of Sony Pictures. I was unaware but Sony Pictures consists of three main branches; imageworks, interactive and animation. He emphasized Sonys ability to work with animation and visual effects while sighting many examples; The Smurfs – Spiderman – Pearl Harbor – MIB 3, Hotel Transylvania and more. Ken described a broad range of jobs within the company and what it takes to acquire a position at Sony Pictures. My ears particularly peaked when he described imageworks as a great opportunity for motion graphic designers as that is my major and aspiration. I noted how impressed he seemed to be with SCAD facilities and faculty stating, “it rivals anything I’ve seen.” Truly this is inspiring.
16 01 2013