Grazia Como, University Relations Manager, and Jeff Budsberg of DreamWorks Animation, join DPA students in a presentation of DreamWorks company overview session on Monday, October 13, 2014.
"Robert Geist, Ph.D., and his Digital Production Arts (DPA) graduates show us what we can only imagine. Whether in award-winning films, computer games, NASCAR racing or environmental research, Geist’s work earns honors from the Academy, industry and the arts.
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Faculty, staff, and students from Clemson’s Digital Production Arts MFA program had a strong presence at this year’s SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC Canada in August. Student movies Robo+Repair
were accepted to Digital Dailies, where QA-ARM-A won second place. DPA is looking forward to participating at SIGGRAPH 2015
in Los Angeles!
Three Clemson DPA students, Mandy Morland, Zhaoxin Ye, and Anuradha Pinisetty were selected for the DreamWorks Effects Challenge 2014. This is a highly competitive program, typically selecting five to six students from around the world. Additionally, Alex Beaty was offered an internship with DreamWorks this summer. This has been an amazing year for DPA with DreamWorks!
DPA students attended ECGC (East Coast Game Conference) in Raleigh, NC on April 23-24, 2014. Students also got a special day-long tour of Ubisoft Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC. The East Coast Game Conference, the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, provides video game professionals, academics and industry with an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
Kevin Boggs worked as a technical artist during his internship at Electronic Arts Tiburon in Orlando, FL; Alex Beaty worked as a rough layout artist at DreamWorks Animation; and Jordan Gestring worked at Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. Read the [abstract]
from their talk in September 2014.
Congratulations to DPA MFA student Kevin "Kacey" Coley for receiving the Outstanding MFA Student in Digital Production Arts award at the School of Computing's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 4th, 2014. Kacey is in his final year as a DPA student, graduating May 2014. Kacey and other Masters and PhD award recipient students in the School of Computing received plaques and monetary awards to honor their accomplishments.
Congratulations to Dr. Jay Steele, a 2009 Clemson University PhD Computer Science graduate for being credited
in the Oscar's Best Animated Feature Film, Disney's "Frozen" at the Academy Awards Sunday, March 2, 2014. His film credits were in the area of Animation Technology. Frozen is the same film for which Clemson DPA graduate Marc Bryant won a VES Award
earlier this year. Frozen has also crossed the $1 billion mark for worldwide box office sales. This Oscar winning film is on track to be the highest grossing animated film of all time.
Congratulations to Marc Bryant, 2003 DPA grad, for winning Visual Effects Society's (VES)
"Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture" award for the Academy Award winning movie "Frozen", specifically for his work on Elsa's Blizzard. (Photo credit: Rene Macura)
The Alien Oasis student team production project began in the spring of 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Davis and Mr. Donar. Under the direction of Dr. Tessendorf, the students retooled the project beginning in August in the style and workflow of the 2013 summer Dreamworks projects. The current version is visually complete but is silent, as the soundtrack is still in production. [more]