The class is a one month course covering the basics of Autodesk Maya which is used by many studios. The class runs from 1pm to 5pm and is open to graduates and to all block 3 and 4 students. Done any job searching lately? Then you have noticed that Maya is quickly becoming one of the industry standards and having training in this software will GREATLY improve your hiring chances.
At the end of the class you will understand:
The instructor, Kevin Scolaro, is a senior Autodesk Maya Certified Instructor (ACI). Kevin is an experienced manager, award-winning television producer/director and certified instructor who has been working in the field of animation for over 10 years. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Computer Animation. Since then, Kevin has managed two of his own companies. One is an animation production studio, creating television series, marketing and advertising materials, cinematics and training videos; the other is an animation school focusing on training corporate professionals and enthusiasts. His body of experience ranges from both large and small companies such as the Christian Broadcasting network, Walt Disney Event Group, Energen, Chartwells, Nvidia, Becthel Bettis, as well as many schools across the country.
Main line: 407-224-3283
We are very appreciative of having guest lecture Steve O'Donnell spend a few hours with The DAVE School students this past Monday April 25th.·His advice, guidance and past experience proved extremely insightful to our student body.
Steve O'Donnell graduated from The DAVE School in 2003.·Before changing career paths to 3-D artist, Steve's background reads like an adventure.·He was a consultant for Ringling Bros. Barnum and Baily Circus, brought on board to develop an in-line skating act, and ended up running away withthe circus to join the fun he·helped create.·He worked as a stunt man in the film Die Hard 3 as well as a stunt performer for Walt Disney World Entertainment.
Though his first introduction to a computer graphics program was through The DAVE School years ago, he excelled at the art of 3-D and landed his first CG industry job as a 3-D generalist withDigital Domain's commercial division.· From his short stint at Digital Domain, Steve landed at Paradigm Marketing & Creative working on architectural pre-vis production and helped launch a cooperative training block between Paradigm and The DAVE School working with real world architectural pre-vis projects and feedback from real workedclients.· Steve is currently an environment artist for EA Sports Tiburon in Maitland, Florida working on the last 5 iterations of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour title for next generation game consoles.· His work has graced the front pages of many online galleries and has been published in HDRI 3-D magazine.·
The FMPTA (Florida Motion Picture and Television Association) Metro Orlando is sponsoring the 1st Mentor Film Project. FMPTA Metro Orlando will be on our sound stage to discuss this oppotunity on Thursday, April 21st at 5pm.
Here is a little taste of what to expect. Teams will given a script at the beginning of the project and they have 45-hours to deliver their finished film.· The teams will meet on Friday, June 24th at 7pm to receive their scripts. Sunday, June 26th at 4pm is the deadline for turning in a finished project!·
Grand Prize will receive Judges Trophy with a $500 cash prize!Audience Awards and all other entries receive an entry into the 22nd Annual Crystal Reel Awards, for an opportunity to be reviewed by Emmy, Oscar, and/or Grammy winning judges held in November 2011.· All entrants will be premiered at an area theater (TBD) during an available date in June, 2011.
For more information and to download the required entry form and contest rules, click here!
The DAVE School's March 28th graduating class had the pleasure of working with Doug Stanley on their final project Nazi Robots. This project has received media attention in several different outlets. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Doug Stanley, CEO and executive producer of Ridgeline 3D Entertainment, visited Orlando this week and offered an up-close-and-personal look at the art of 3-D filmmaking.
Stanley — who won an Emmy in 2008 for his work on Deadliest Catch — spent a couple of days working with DAVE School students on a short film project that features live-action actors and computer-generated animated robots, all shot in 3-D.
The DAVE (Digital, Animation & Visual Effects) School often will invite an industry professional in to work with students on filmmaking techniques and other industry-related content.
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WESH's Martha Sugalski on Universal Orlando Production Group's Facebook page
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