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.
The 32nd Telly Awards announced their 2011 winners,· and The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School took six, three of them Silver Tellys, which are the highest Tellys awarded. Since 1978, The Telly Awards, whose partners include YouTube, Stash, dv.com, and Animation Magazine, have been honoring the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. Besides The DAVE School submissions, this year’s annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
Awards are nothing new to The DAVE School. In November, 2010, The DAVE School won 13 Crystal Reel Awards, beating out other schools, including Full Sail University and Ringling College of Art and Design, in the competition. The DAVE School was also the winner of the "Best Animation" award from the 2010 Star Wars Fan Film Movie Challenge, sponsored by Lucasfilm and judged by George Lucas.
“Winning six Telly Awards is a testimony to the strength of our program and caliber of our students,” said DAVE School Executive Director Steve Warner.· “Both of the films we submitted were created in just 12 weeks.· All of the animation and visual effects were created by students, many of whom had never worked with computer graphics software before coming to the school.· We are extremely proud of the work they did and are happy that the industry has chosen to award their exceptional work as well.”
The DAVE School's 2011 Telly Awards are:
Silver Award: 20275V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Education (for academic use)
Non-Broadcast Productions - Use of Animation
Silver Award: 20277V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Art Direction
Bronze Award: 20278V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Use of 3D
Bronze Award: 20285V - Nazi Robots
Non-Broadcast Productions - Visual Effects
Bronze Award: 20286V - Nazi Robots
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'x25' green screen, and state of the art motion capture system.·Offering comprehensive training in stereo 3D camera rigging, stereo 3D motion graphics production, stereo 3D visual effects production and stereoscopic (2D to 3D) conversion, The DAVE School places 85% of their graduates into the 3D industry for companies including Stereo D, Pixomondo, Digital Domain, and Rhythm & Hues.
For more information about The DAVE School please visit www.daveschool.com.
Contact: AdmissionsThe Digital Animation and Visual Effects School2500 Universal Studios Plaza
Sound Stage 25
Orlando, FL 32819
The Executive Director of The DAVE School and renown 3D Artist, Steve Warner, offers some solid advice on how to “Create a Better Demo Reel”in the latest edition of Artist in Action from Pixologic. Steve lists rules to live by and includes detailed step by step tutorials on topics ranging from wireframe renders to multi-pass rendering. The exclusive 5-page Artist in Action article contains almost an hour’s worth of free video training. Find out more by visiting the Pixologic website at Pixologic.com.
Brian Taber, a 2007 graduate of The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School is the newest Stereoscopic Supervisor for Stereo D, the world’s leading producer of 3D feature films whose credits include Avatar, Thor, and the upcoming Captain America.Taber got his big break after graduating from The DAVE School, the world's leading stereoscopic 3D animation and visual effects school. At the DAVE School he learned the proper work ethic and attitude sought by top employers, and with The DAVE School’s commitment to help students achieve their goals, Brian was able to rise from junior artist to Stereo Supervisor in record time."The thing I loved most about The DAVE School was my instructors and the opportunity to work with my classmates. Working with my team on our Block 4 3D project was a wonderful experience, and prepared me for Stereo D. Our final DAVE School project is something I will always be proud of.”
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'x25' green screen, and a state of the art motion capture system.·Offering a 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.
To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must provide a url to a digital portfolio of their work, completed application and supplemental materials as referenced in the application process. The examples of work and the application materials will be vetted by members of the VES Scholarship Committee. The Committee will make their recommendations to the VES Board of Directors, who will make the final decision on who will receive the scholarships.·
Please visit the Visual Effects Siciety Scholarship Programfor more detailed information and applications.
Please submit application form to the VES Office at·
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Friday, June 17, 2011, 5pm PDT
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