DPA MFA alum Alex Young, Associate Outsource Integrator with Sledgehammer Games, visited DPA and gave an industry talk featuring Design and Surfacing Techniques for Game Assets in Substance Painter.
DPA hosts Clemson Student Siggraph Chapter panel with speakers from Adobe Digital Studio, Clemson Makerspace, Clemson Immersive Space, Digital Interactive Arts Lab (DIAL), and Sunoco Institute.
Dr. Eric Patterson's PhD students, Xiang Li and Jessica Baron, have exciting internships coming up this summer--Xiang accepted a summer internship at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and Jessica accepted a summer internship with the rendering team for Unreal Engine as part of Epic Games in Larkspur, CA.
Seth Christie, the Supervising Technical Director on the Madden NFL project at Electronic Arts, and a MS CS alumni, visited DPA engaging in discussions with faculty and students. Seth also presented a talk on "Madden NFL: “Surprise Features” in Complex Code."
The Boy Who Cried, a short film by Dr. Eric Patterson and DPA alums Dan Hale, Evan Hicklin, Kunta Lowe, Paul Obeid, Mandy Smoak, Margaret Wages, and John Welter, was a finalist at The Oaxaca International Film Fest in Oaxaca, Mexico and screens again in October as an official selection in The Poe Film Festival in Virginia, and at The Orlando Film Festival.
DPA 8600 project, Mocking Bird, will be screening at the Reedy Reels Film Festival at the Peace Center this November. This is the 4th straight year DPA films have been accepted into a professional juried event with Clemson winning "Best Animation" for the past 3 years. [watch
Congratulations to everyone Blur Studio, including DPA alum Alex Beaty, on their 2019 Emmys / Television Academy Award for Outstanding Short Form #Animation Program for the Netflix series, Love, Death + Robots!
Clemson's primary graduate resource in Charleston, housed in the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, boasts 20% increase in graduate student enrollment over last year.
Thank you to all alumni, faculty, and friends who came out to celebrate DPA's 20th anniversary reception at SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles. DPA's strong presence included a Capture Control session chaired by Dr. Sophie Joerg, and Practical Measurement and Modeling of Spectral Skin Reflectance poster session by Dr. Daljit Singh Dhillon. [view
Congratulations to DPA associate director/professor Dr. Eric Patterson and students Dan Hale, Evan Hicklin, Kunta Lowe, Paul Obeid, Mandy Smoak, Margaret Wages, and John Welter for their short, The Boy Who Cried, being accepted to the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival! The film will also screen in June at the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in Wilmington, NC.
DPA Alumna Jennifer Thompson worked as a lighting artist at MPC on the recently released #Aquaman film and on the upcoming release #Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
DPA Alumnus Alex Beaty has worked in animation, layout, and as a director for Blur Studio where he worked on animation layout for the new Netflix series “Love Death & Robots.”
DPA Alumnus Pratham Karnik is a compositor for Gradient Effects in Culver City, CA where he completed shots for the new TNT series “I Am the Night.”
DPA alumns were nominated for Visual Effects Society awards:
Edgar Rodriguez for Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature for Incredibles 2; Helen Parr; and
Martin Furness for Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature for Smallfoot!
DPA Student DN Cherry lead the charge that has resulted in IT Student Advisory Board extending financial support for purchase of Virtual Reality devices and Augmented Reality compatible devices for the Clemson’s Zucker Family Graduate Education Center (ZFGEC).
DPA hosts Global Game Jam, world's largest game creation event, in January at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in Charleston, SC.
DPA student movie, Phooled, gets Honorable Mention at the South Carolina Underground Film Festival (SCUFF).
DPA professor David Donar wins Animation Award for his film, Blue Note, at the Reedy Reels Film Festival. [more]
Blue Sky Studios Production Engineer Rebecca Hallac, gave insights into Blue Sky's technical roles and pipeline. Mindy Berardini, Recruiter & Talent Development Associate, shared information on Blue Sky's internship program.
Representatives from DreamWorks Animation visited DPA's Charleston campus for student interviews and a company overview talk. [photos]
DPA once again had a great presence at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, BC. Students and faculty visited Double Negative, held a reception, and gave presentations at the conference. [more]
Carolina Magazine cover featuring DPA alumnus Chris Doehling's illustration, has won an American Advertising Award (ADDY). [more]
DPA kicks off another session of SkillzXchange workshops. [flyer]
DNeg's talent acquisition manager, Sinead Butler, and assistant technical director and DPA alumna, Gina Nearing, visited DPA and gave a talk including their current shows, breakdowns, and info on their work on "Pacific Rim."
Marc Bryant, who earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree at Clemson, is living the dream at Disney Animation. [more]
DPA held a portfolio/open house in December which included student work displays, portfolio reviews, open discussions on academics and finances, and a reception. Photos from the portfolio day can be viewed here
Paper titled, "MechVR: A Physics-Based Proxy for Locomotion and Interaction in a Virtual Environment," won best presentation award at ACM's Motion in Games
conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Long time DPA collaborator, DreamWorks, once again visited DPA. DreamWorks talent development program manager, Grazia Como, gave a company overview, and DPA MFA alumnus, Wil Whaley, gave a talk titled "Technical Direction."
Sculpting the future of 3d printing by DPA professor of practice, Insun Kwon. Read more
Digital Production Arts releases two new short films, "Swept Up" and "Disposable," as part of the DreamWorks Animation Summer 2017 program where 12 DPA students participated in a ten-week intensive production event under the mentorship of top supervisors from DreamWorks. Watch the videos here
Once again, DPA had a strong presence at this year's SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles, CA. Students visited DreamWorks where they introduced the two new shorts they worked on during this summer under DreamWorks mentorship. Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas presented a technical paper titled "Implicit Integration for Robust Collision-Free Crowd Simulation." Checkout our Facebook photo album
for photos from SIGGRAPH.
Digital Production Arts program is excited to kick off its new Master of Science degree starting fall 2017 semester. More information on the M.S. in DPA can be found at www.clemson.edu/dpa/msindpa
DPA is once again excited to host the DreamWorks Summer 2017 program, a ten-week intensive production event, in which students will work under the mentorship of top supervisors from DWA and produce two shorts to be released end of the summer.
David Eberle, senior simulation software engineer at Pixar Animation Studios, visited DPA and gave a presentation on "Simulation at Pixar: Wrangling Newton's Second Law." The event took place the the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. [flyer]
Jeff Gipson, lighting artist, and Jorge Ruiz, animator, at Walt Disney Animation Studios visited DPA and gave a presentation on "Information on Upcoming Projects, The Filmmaking Process, and Student Programs."
DPA MFA professor, Dr. Sophie Joerg, receives CAREER award from the National Science Foundation on finger animation research, a new project that could lead to more realistic hand movements for animated movies, video games and a range of virtual reality simulations. Read more
DPA alum, Marc Bryant, wins the "Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature" award for his work on the movie, "Moana," at the Visual Effects Society Awards. See all winners here
DPA MFA professor, Insun Kwon, has been selected as a pioneer educator for the Ultimaker 3D print. Read more