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Students Express Themselves with DMAC Doodles

September 17, 2014 by | Digital Arts

Last week, as I was wandering through the new Digital Media Arts Center, something caught my eye (besides how fantastic the building looks, I mean). You see, the walls were filled with doodles. Doodles as far as the eye could see! It started innocently enough; the frosted glass on some of the offices was meant

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Guest Lecture: Animation Guru Steve Hickner

March 31, 2014 by | Digital Arts

Professor Bill Kroyer invites you to a special guest lecture by Animation Director/Producer/Story Man Steve Hickner on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Folino Theater. Hickner will discuss his experiences in creating stories for animated feature films and offer advice on beginning a career in the animation business. Hickner has spent the past thirty

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Save the Date: First Cut New York 2014

January 31, 2014 by | Screenings

If you’re on the east coast this March, make sure to stop by New York city! The annual east-of-the-Mississippi screening of our First Cut showcase is taking place March 29, in NYC, at the Directors Guild of America Theatre. Alumni are encouraged to come out to support their fellow classmates, and prospective students will get

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Interterm Robot Attack! Student Transformers in the Folino

January 17, 2014 by | Home

Last week, I had the exciting chance to see our brand-new motion capture suits transform a living, breathing Dodge College student into a robot.  A big robot.  It was only the second day of their Interterm boot camp, “Motion Capture Fundamentals, Techniques, and Practical Exercises,” and yet I don’t think anyone in the room was

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Special Guest John Knoll Connects VFX Past to Present

December 5, 2013 by | Events

Professor Bill Kroyer’s History and Aesthetics of Digital Arts class enjoyed an amazing treat last night, as they heard from one of the founding fathers of modern visual effects: John Knoll. The class began, as always, with 3 brief student presentations, on their favorite aspects of their favorite digital film: Lilo & Stitch: for representing

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New Motion Capture Equipment for Digital Arts students!

October 29, 2013 by | News

As part of the ongoing process of updating our equipment, we get a lot of new cameras, lighting, computers, and even software.  But undeniably, one of the coolest new acquisitions we’ve purchased recently, is our brand-new set of Xsens Motion Capture suits. We’ve had a motion capture studio for years now – in fact, we