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#WCW: Women’s Audio Mission

Our #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) is the entire organization of “WAM” or the Women’s Audio Mission. We want to send many miles of love and respect to WAM for making sure that every young lady with a passion or audio … Read More

#TBT: Hominid reaches over 500,000 views!

Hominid is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by Brian Andrews, our Program Director of Animation & Visual Effects, and Digital Filmmaking. The series has been exhibited internationally, including at SIGGRAPH, in the Hong Kong Exhibition Center, and at numerous galleries. This animated teaser was produced at Ex’pression College. As you can see from the list of credits below, it takes a village to produce this kind of work, and our village of talented faculty and students at Ex’pression College all pulled together to create this beautiful piece.  You can find out more information on the project at hominidanimation.net/

Written and Directed by: Brian Andrews
Animation Supervisor: Joe Daniels
Lead Character Technical Director: Rodney Brett
Character Technical Director: Omar Garcia, Rob Garcia, Andrew Manuel
Story Artist: Janine Labar
Animation: Jason Alas, Brittany Barnes, Denice Dehelean, Andrew Manuel, John Treleaven, Tim Xenakis
Shading: Vincent Jaramillo, Matthew Picasso
Modeling: Pedro Ferreira, Dakota Fulmer, Sam Hedberg, Abraham Rodriguez, Joshua Roth, Darrell White
Compositing: Kyle Greenberg, Nate Rodriguez
Dynamic Effects: Tyler Giusti
Sound Design: Bryan Atarama, David Claudio
Composer: Jordan Suhr
Title Design: Adrian Amler, Patches, Angela Yu

Produced at Ex’pression College.
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Hominid from Brian Andrews on Vimeo.

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Agree or Disagree? The Casual Email is put to the test

A recent article from LinkedIn talked about the casual response of SnapChat’s Evan Spiegel to none other than Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zukerberg. The lack of formalities and intended casualness immediately positioned Spiegel on an equal playing field with Zuckerberg. But does … Read More

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10 3D Movies to look forward to in 2014

2014 is set to have some pretty cool new 3D movies released. We can’t wait to see a number of them, but specifically the new Sin City: A Dame To Kill For movie with the 3D effects created by Prime … Read More

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#MCM – Nick Weidenfeld

Former Adult Swim Development Specialist, Nick Weidenfeld is poised to be the new Jeffery Katzenberg (CEO and Mastermind behind DreamWorks Animation). A recent move to the FOX network has the animation industry excited at what’s to come. Learn more about this … Read More

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#WCW – Leslie Ann Jones

Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound , Leslie Ann Jones is up for her 4th Grammy nomination in 2014. We are fortunate enough to have Leslie Ann on our Program Advisory Committee for our Audio programs. Good … Read More

VFX Breakdown: The Hobbit

Peter Jackson’s newest installment in the Middle Earth trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has kept hold of the stop spot at the box office for the third week in a row. On Christmas Day, The Hobbit was the most watched movie beating other top contenders such as Gravity, Anchorman 2, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Weta Digital, the New Zealand based visual effects house who are responsible for the VFX on the Hobbit movies is leading the way in amazing CG effects – check out this break down from the first Hobbit movie–The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to learn about what goes into these films.

Original article found on CG meetup.