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Over the Moon nominated for two NZ Film Awards

Over the Moon nominated for two NZ Film Awards

analiese.jackson 25 Nov 2014 Comments

Media Design School's short film, Over the Moon, has been nominated for not one but two Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards! Read on to see what awards we're in the running to win...

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Crash Course finishes second in Car Shorts Grand Prix

Crash Course finishes second in Car Shorts Grand Prix

analiese.jackson 17 Nov 2014 Comments

There was more great news for the Bachelor of Art and Design programme last week as Crash Course, the futuristic short film created by Simon Heath and seven students from Media Design School’s Bachelor of Art and Design, finished the Car Shorts Grand Prix race with a stellar second place result.

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Media Design School shoots for the moon with win at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

Media Design School shoots for the moon with win at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

analiese.jackson 13 Nov 2014 Comments

Media Design School is celebrating their most prestigious film accolade yet as their latest short film, Over the Moon, has just been announced as the recipient of the Jury Special Award at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.

Read on to find out more about this prestigious prize... 

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Armageddon Auckland 2014: Cosplay, Comics and Chaos!

Armageddon Auckland 2014: Cosplay, Comics and Chaos!

analiese.jackson 29 Oct 2014 Comments

Check out what Media Design School got up to at Armageddon 2014...

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Crash Course gearing up to win Car Shorts Grand Prix

Crash Course gearing up to win Car Shorts Grand Prix

analiese.jackson 14 Oct 2014 Comments

The race is on as Crash Course, a futuristic driving film created and produced by Media Design School, competes for the title in Car Shorts, which is an online film festival run by Direct Line Versicherung AG and Interfilm Berlin.

Seven third year students from Media Design School’s Bachelor of Art and Design degree programme had only 14 weeks to work on the project. They created over 40 visual effects shots, all of which feature in the 4:05 minute long film.

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Media Design School receives significant software donation

Media Design School receives significant software donation

Media Design School 11 Aug 2014 Comments

A partnership between Auckland’s Media Design School and FXGear, a South Korean software development company that specialises in creating software for the Visual Effects (VFX) and 3D Animation industry, will enable Media Design School students to have access to some of the world’s most advanced VFX software.

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We are unleashing Connie Radar on Comic-Con!

We are unleashing Connie Radar on Comic-Con!

Media Design School 18 Jun 2014 Comments

We are Over The Moon with the success of our latest short film, which has been selected for the prestigious Comic-Con International Film Festival in San Diego July 24-27.

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Production hot spot gains new talent pool

Production hot spot gains new talent pool

Media Design School 29 Jan 2014 Comments

Globally recognised as the epicenter of big budget film productions and home to leading AAA games studios, California will have a new talent pool to tap with the launch of Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD (NewSchool of Architecture and Design) in San Diego, a collaboration with the award-winning Media Design School.

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Girls in games at MDS

Girls in games at MDS

Media Design School 10 Dec 2013 Comments

Media Design School was pleased to host a room full of young women passionate about gaming during a weekend workshop.

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Still one of the best in 2013

Still one of the best in 2013

Media Design School 13 Nov 2013 Comments

3D student Mathew Monro shares his experience attending the Animago Awards in Berlin, where his work was nominated as one of the best pieces of 2013.

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