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Robots vs Zombies 2 - new competition launched

Robots vs Zombies 2 - new competition launched

Media Design School 23 May 2013 Comments

We are excited to announce Robots vs Zombies 2 – the second competition in our MDS Pick & Shovel gaming network.

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Kiwi-made robots take over LA

Kiwi-made robots take over LA

Media Design School 22 May 2013 Comments

We have conquered Los Angeles and returned with not one BUT seven LA Movie Awards for Shelved and The Deadliest Game!

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Pixar artists in the house

Pixar artists in the house

Media Design School 17 Apr 2013 Comments

Two of the animators who brought Nemo, Woody and Mr Incredible to life touched down in Auckland for a Vanarts Masterclass at Media Design School.

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Shelved a festival favourite

Shelved a festival favourite

Media Design School 10 Apr 2013 Comments

The selections are piling up for our short film Shelved. It recently screened at SXSW and has since racked up selections at Aspen Shortsfest, Sonoma International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival.

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Putting the fun into funerals

Putting the fun into funerals

Media Design School 10 Apr 2013 Comments

They say that big things come in small packages and at just over one minute in duration, they don’t come much smaller than animated short Funeral Home Pinatas. However, the plucky little film, which has divided audiences with its dark humour, has attracted the attention of film festival curators around the world.

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Can you spot a fake?

Can you spot a fake?

Media Design School 14 Mar 2013 Comments

If you think you can tell the difference between a photo and a 3D image take our Real or Render Challenge for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

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Shelved heads South

Shelved heads South

Media Design School 08 Feb 2013 Comments

Media Design School is celebrating the success of its short film Shelved, which has been selected to premiere at one of the biggest festivals in the world - South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

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Demystifying Digital Careers

Demystifying Digital Careers

Media Design School 17 Jan 2013 Comments

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!

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Media Design School’s unofficial Auckland premiere

Media Design School’s unofficial Auckland premiere

Media Design School 19 Dec 2012 Comments

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.

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Animating The Avengers

Animating The Avengers

Media Design School 12 Dec 2012 Comments

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.

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