Movie goers welcomed another comic book super hero to the big screen this weekend giving “Captain America: The First Avenger” a solid performance opening with an estimated $25.8 million. Critics are also agreeing with the masses that Captain America is visually stunning with a strong story line.
We want to congratulate the many graduates from The DAVE School, highlighted in red, who had the opportunity to work on this feature film.
FunGoPlay is a fun online sports theme park that offers single and multi-player games, limitless customization options, unforgettable original characters and storytelling in a safe community for kids. What makes FunGoPlay truly unique is a real world connection to active play through FGP Sports Gear—a line of connected sporting goods that reward kids in the virtual world for their offline, active play in the real world, encouraging healthy lifestyles. FunGOPlay is fun and entertaining for 6 - 11 year-olds, but older kids may enjoy it as well.
Four of our graduates got the pleasure of being an integral part of the development and launch of the website. Congratulation on your hard work and accomplishments.
Joe DiDomenico, Art Director of Applehead Factory Design Studios, gives a great interview to Animation Career Review, which is worth the read. Applehead Factory is a full-service design studio whose client list includes Disney’s Pixar, Dreamworks, and 20th Century Fox. They are also known for their “Twisted Teddy Bear” series, which boasts toys, apparel, books and a short film produced by students from The DAVE School called Teddy Scares.
When asked “What particular schools, if any, does your firm recruit new hires from?”, Joe mentions The DAVE School. We are very proud of our graduates who have found success within the doors of Applehead Factory.
Read the article: Animation Career Review
Visit: Applehead Factory Design Studios
Watch short film: http://teddyscares.com/movie/index.php
The DAVE School to Sponsor Orlando Film Festival in 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally for Missing Kids and Giving One Filmmaker a Big Break
The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School, the world's leading 3D modeling, animation and visual effects school, is proud to be sponsoring the Orlando Film Festival’s entry into the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally. While the Rally searches for missing children, the Orlando Film Festival team will also be accepting film submissions along the route. One lucky filmmaker will be chosen for a red carpet world premiere at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival.
Dan Springen, Executive Director of Orlando Film Festival, is honored to be sponsored by The DAVE School. He will be competing in the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally, driving his Cadillac CTS. Other notable participants are Daytona 500 Winner and NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine, Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott, and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka founder Scott Newitt.
Nearly 50 teams will compete in the over 2,500 mile, 8 day adventure, driving everything from Lamborghini’s and Camaro’s to the DeLorean “Time Car” from Back to the Future. Each team is assigned a missing child from their home region and given thousands of posters to distribute. A decal featuring the child is also placed on the vehicle, creating a rolling milk carton. The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children is the largest active recovery effort for missing and exploited children in the country. To date, the effort has helped recover 36 missing children.
Student and independent filmmakers along the route are encouraged to participate in the open film competition. For details on how to pass a film entry along to Dan Springen, they should contact the film commission or board in their city/state.
The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally, whose top sponsors include GM and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, is headquartered at the NBC UNIVERSAL Studios in Orlando Florida. The rally will start on September 23rd on Florida’s Space Coast and conclude on October 1st in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The event encourages the public to come out, get autographs, and show their support. Other 2011 destinations are Peachtree City, GA, Knoxville, TN, Clarksville, TN, Anniston, AL, and Gulf Port, MS. The DAVE School is proud to be a part of such an important event.
Located on the backlot of Universal Studios, Florida, in Sound Stage 25, The DAVE School's 35,000 square foot facility includes three labs, a shooting stage with a 65'x 25' green screen, and a state of the art motion capture system. Offering comprehensive training in stereoscopic camera rigging, stereoscopic motion graphics production, stereoscopic visual effects production and stereoscopic (2D to 3D) conversion, The DAVE School places 85% of their graduates into the 3-D industry for companies including Stereo D, Pixomondo, Digital Domain, and Rhythm & Hues. For more information visit www.daveschool.com.
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