Get a sneak peek into the achievements, adventures and sheer awesomeness of Media Design School students, award-winning alumni and acclaimed faculty. We post several times a week.
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.
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).
Media Design School’s zombie romance Rotting Hill is invading film festivals across the globe like an epidemic.
Josh Ruha wasn't sure what he wanted to do for a career - today he is a lead motion graphics artist. It all started with Diploma of Digital Creativity. He shares his journey in his own words.
Gerrard Southam has been at the forefront of the pre-visualisation (pre-vis) area for the last eight years - saving time, money and stress for Hollywood filmmakers. He shared some insights into the emerging field on a recent visit.
New Zealander of the Year Sir Richard Taylor has thrown his weight behind Media Design School’s bid to conquer the film world.
Weta Digital senior lighting technical director Jason Galeon recently visited Media Design School, sharing his insights and experience with students. He also took the time to visit classes and check out the current projects underway.
Matt Aitken VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital gave Media Design School students some valuable insight into the company structure and how to make their application stand out. He also unleashed a few home truths about the commitment required to get in the door.“Some departments are more likely to hire graduates than others. These jobs will not necessarily be the most glamorous but you have to see them as a stepping stone,” he said.
We catch up with Sam Knight, winner of Frontier's latest Creative Challenge: The Loop about his winning work before he heads off to Santa Fe!