VSFX Alumni honored in the 9th Annual VES Awards February 22, 2011Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, Competition, SCAD , comments closed
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Media Relations Manager
Savannah College of Art and Design
Feb. 11, 2011
SCAD alumni honored at the 9th annual VES Awards
Graduates recognized by their peers for outstanding achievement in visual effects production
SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah College of Art and Design alumni Brendan Fitzgerald (B.F.A., visual effects, 2008), Jason Mayer (M.F.A., computer art, 2005) and Kevin Sears (B.F.A., visual effects, 2007) were recognized for their work at the 9th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. The annual event recognizes outstanding visual effects in more than 20 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.
“Hollywood is noticing the quality and caliber of students coming from the visual effects department here at SCAD,” said Kirt Witte, visual effects professor. “It is wonderful to watch our students not only work on amazing films, commercials and games, but now more and more are winning industry awards.”
Fitzgerald won a VES Award, which was designed by SCAD visual effects professor Stuart Robertson, in the Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial category, where he served as the senior 3-D artist for his work on “The Ivory Tower” episode of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” series. Fitzgerald was also nominated in the Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program category for his work as the senior 3-D artist on the series’ “Family Limitation” episode. He currently works as a computer graphics supervisor at Brainstorm Digital, a premier visual effects studio. He recently was credited as the CG supervisor on Ron Howard’s latest film, “The Dilemma.”
Mayer received a VES Award in the Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture category for his work as an effects animator on “How to Train Your Dragon.” Mayer is a lead FX artist at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., which creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds meant for audiences around the world. He is presently working on “Kung Fu Panda 2.”
Additionally, Sears was nominated in the Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture category for his work as the environment lead for the disc game sequence in “TRON: Legacy.” Sears currently works as a digital lighter at Digital Domain, an Academy Award-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising production.
The award ceremony will premiere on REELZCHANNEL Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT with encore presentations throughout the month.
SCAD offers the largest and most comprehensive degree program in visual effects. The university provides a comprehensive curriculum that leads visual effects students to professional opportunities and success after graduation.
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Emmy Award winning VSFX Alumni – Ed Mendez is visiting! April 21, 2010Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, SCAD , comments closed
Ed won his Emmy for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special”
for: “John Adams” (2008)
In 2010, Ed was nominated by the Visual Effects Society for “Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture” for: The Road (2009)
Ed will be visiting SCAD’s Montgomery Hall, room 211, at 2pm on April 22nd for an informal meeting open to everyone.
On Friday, April 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at SCAD’s Smithfield Cottage, 118 W. Hall Street, Savannah, Ed will be the featured guest for the Alumni Reception where he will be receiving the SCAD Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Please see his list of film credits on IMDB.com, amazing!
We are very proud of Mr. Mendez!
VSFX Winter Quarterly show!!! March 3, 2010Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, SCAD , comments closed
The SCAD Visual Effects Department “Quarterly Show” (of student work) will be held at SCAD’s Arnold Hall (1810 Bull Street), 8pm – 9:30pm, Savannah, GA, USA. This event is open to the public. Come see your work or cheer on your friends on the big screen! A must-see, must-do event for visual effects and 3D artists!
SCAD VSFX “Quarterly” show – Fall 2009 November 11, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, SCAD , comments closed
It’s going to be a great show!
Digital Domain co-founder, Scott Ross, joins SCAD! September 22, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, SCAD , comments closed
Please click here to read the official press release. Stay tuned for more details on Ross’s involvement with SCAD.
Today, he’s visiting many of the classes in the SCAD Visual Effects Department at the Savannah campus.
SCAD Visual Effects “End of Quarter” show… May 12, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, Competition, SCAD , comments closed
Attention all SCAD Visual Effects students, there will be another “End of Quarter” Vfx show on Wed, May 27th, at SCAD’s Arnold Hall, Savannah, GA from 7pm until 10pm.
Once again, it will be a great show and we’re giving out some awards as well!
Please plan on attending. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends too!