Well … this was long time coming so happy to announce the winner of the Media Design School 50% scholarship competition.
We’ve been looking for a talent who want’s to take his craft to the next level in the fields of 3D, VFX, Graphics or Interactive design. This opportunity will land our winner in Auckland New Zealand (Middle Earth ring a bell?), where he / she will attend Media Design School, the multiple award-winning academic powerhouse delivering cutting-edge industry skills in digital design.
This was an incredibly complex and tough decision for our judges to decide on. There was an overwhelming positive response to this scholarship and tonnes of hot portfolios were submitted.
We had two expert judges from Media Design School to evaluate the applications.
Steve Dorner is the Programme Leader, of the Bachelor of Art and Design programme at Media Design School. His many successful years in broadcast and post production have covered a wide variety of production disciplines from conceptual storyboarding, direction and execution of projects both in New Zealand and overseas. Most recently Stephen has held the position of Art Director at TV stations in Tucson, Auckland and Los Angeles where he specialised in broadcast identities, motion design and visual effects compositing.
Brian Samuels 3D & Animation lecturer is a true Hollywood veteran who joined 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. After almost a decade at Weta as a senior technical director, he eventually found his way to Media Design School, where students can benefit from his extraordinary knowledge of the industry. Read more about him here.
So this scholarship goes to …
Sercan Tunali from Istambul, Turkey!
Secran won a 50% scholarship to Media Design School’s Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Graduate Certificate course. He will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of his craft and take it all to the next level!
Our judges said about his portfolio: “Sercan’s work has a really fresh and original style. The design is imaginative and well executed with excellent attention to detail, visually interesting compositions and intriguing use of colour. The work shows various creative solutions coupled with outstanding visual communication and storytelling. The resulting work is fun and entertaining, we want to see more of this work.”
See it for yourself:
PS: In case Sercan can’t attend for some reason, we’ll announce a new winner.
PPS: Based on the overwhelming response to this scholarship, keep an eye out for more opportunities to Media Design School.