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Animation/Visual Effects


Xsens Impressed With Dodge’s Commitment To Latest Tech

November 6, 2015 by | Academics

For those in the Digital Arts program using motion capture, Xsens has been a huge help. Their state-of-the-art motion capture technology has helped some of our students do amazing things in their films and projects. Though we received a version of their MVN technology last year, we recently upgraded to the newest generation. Xsens visited

Our Night With Oscar

February 20, 2015 by Rachel Beltran | Beyond Dodge

EDITORS NOTE: Rachel Beltran (BFA/Digitial Arts ’17) is one of our many talented Digital Arts students. She, along with some classmates, had the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to check out the Academy Award nominated animated and short films. She was kind enough to share her experience with us. It didn’t really hit

Show of Shows Aims to Wow Animation Fans on October 9th!

September 30, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

On Thursday, October 9, Dodge College will host the 16th Annual Animation Show Of Shows. Presented by Acme Film Works, Show of Shows has been hosted at Dodge for the last 6 years. Ron Diamond, President of Acme Film Works, curates this collection of short animated films every year, making the choices based on what

Students Express Themselves with DMAC Doodles

September 17, 2014 by | Academics

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

Guest Lecture: Animation Guru Steve Hickner

March 31, 2014 by | Animation/Visual Effects

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

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

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

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