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Media Design School’s own rock stars of the digital media world are set to demystify and decipher just how to become a world-class game designer or globally respected 3D film director at Te Papa’s HP Digital Media Careers Day!
Media Design School celebrated the success of graduates who worked on The Hobbit and other Weta Productions with a special screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Auckland.
During a visit to Media Design School, Weta Digital animation supervisor Aaron Gilman spent the day among students providing feedback on their work and sharing what it was like to animate The Avengers.
Fans of Clerks and Dazed and Confused rejoice, Media Design School offers a new spin on the slacker comedy with Shelved, a short film featuring computer-generated images (CGI) and visual effects.
A collection of Media Design School short films featured at a film festival in Santiago, Chile and 3D lecturer Oliver Hilbert was invited to attend as a guest presenter. While he was there, he taught a masterclass at UDLA University and gave a presentation on the creative process behind Dr Grordborts Presents: The Deadliest Game… he even signed a few autographs for fans. Oliver shares his experiences in his own words.
Media Design School graduates Isak Edstrom and William Bentley are finalists in the 16th annual Animago Awards, which are currently underway in Potsdam-Babelsberg (near Berlin), and short Film Dr Grordborts Presents: The Deadliest Game is also in the running.
Media Design School took a trifecta at The Best Design Awards on October 5 winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in the interactive design category.
The latest addition to our 3D team, Brian Samuels, joins Media Design School with more than 40 years experience in the film industry. Originally from California, Brian has worked on everything from Battlestar Galactica to X-Files and moved to New Zealand in 2000 for Lord of the Rings (LOTR).
The Steam community have voted and Black Mesa is one of ten titles picked up for worldwide distribution by Valve – and (of course) there is a Media Design School alumni in the team.
Media Design School’s zombie romance Rotting Hill is invading film festivals across the globe like an epidemic.