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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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A couple of losers steal the show in new animated short

A couple of losers steal the show in new animated short

Media Design School 06 Dec 2012 Comments

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.

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Media Design School in Santiago

Media Design School in Santiago

Media Design School 06 Dec 2012 Comments

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.

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We have three Animago finalists

We have three Animago finalists

Media Design School 25 Oct 2012 Comments

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.

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Simply the Best

Simply the Best

Media Design School 12 Oct 2012 Comments

Media Design School took a trifecta at The Best Design Awards on October 5 winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in the interactive design category.

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Hollywood veteran joins the team

Hollywood veteran joins the team

Media Design School 09 Oct 2012 Comments

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).

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