The 3D department at Media Design School is officially out of control! New Zealand’s top school for digital design keeps bringing ‘big budget movie’ quality CGI in their quirky short films. You would hardly believe they’re made by students. No wonder they are literally flooded with awards from festivals all over the world.
From the trailer and teaser (above) of their new short ‘Over the Moon’ you can see how they are taking things to the next level. If you want to see the full film as soon as it’s released, go to this site.
If you have a couple of minutes to appreciate incredibly funny short films that are executed with kick-ass 3D effects, head over to Frontier’s Auckland Magazine and see the best ones!
Rebeccah Cox breaks the rules. With pink hair and tattooed arms, this young woman is the unlikely entry into the male dominated world of gaming.
Rebeccah studied game programming at Media Design School, graduating in 2012. Instead of becoming another cog in the machine, business savvy Cox has set up her own indie game company, Bexcellent Games, with her first of many games recently launching on the iOS platform. Koi Pond Code Breaker is seriously addictive and has turned this game novice into a member of the booming smartphone gamer community.
Gaming women are one of the fastest growing markets, yet, are still undoubtedly under represented within the industry. We at Frontier are on the same page with Media Design School on getting more and more young women to consider a career in gaming.
So why not hear it from her! Rebeccah talked to Frontier about her process, challenges and future plans in our Auckland Magazine. CLICK HERE TO READ about her exciting journey!
Our heart skips a beat every time we see exceptional contemporary work using the most traditional techniques like carving and print making. No wonder we got excited when we’ve seen the work of Hannah Jensen, a young multidisciplinary artists on the Media Design School blog.
The New Zealand artist’s signature style is achieved through applying layers of paint to the board before using print making techniques such as intaglio, etching and carving to create thematic content. The results speak for themselves.
Make sure to read this great interview with her on the Media Design School blog to explore more details about her technique.
Also, if you are in Auckland make sure to check out her exhibition at the Allpress Gallery between November 24 and December 7.
We are bringing you a fascinating student story from Media Design School today. Mathew Monro is sharing his journey of transitioning from a traditional visual artist in to a digital 3D artist. He is providing some excellent insights in to the differences and similarities to these disciplines and what is the best way to gain skills as a digital artist.
This is a story of success and achievement as his beautifully crafted 3D still (see above) has been chosen as one of the best at the Animago Awards in Berlin. CLICK here to read about it all here!
Okay, this is a BIG opportunity. If you’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand AND hone your digital design skills then keep reading as we have the perfect Frontier scholarship waiting for you!
New Zealanders think outside the box and eagerly adopt new technology – that’s why they are leading the world in digital design. Now, Frontier is teaming up with the award-winning Media Design School to get you in on the action.
We are offering a post-graduate scholarship for an exceptional graduate or working creative who wants to push the boundaries of their creativity with advanced study in Advanced 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Interactive Design or Graphic Design.
Frontier is offering a scholarship that covers 50% of the total course costs on Graduate Certificates within the study areas of Advanced 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Interactive Design or Graphic Design starting in February 2014.
How to enter
All you have to do is to make sure your Frontier portfolio page is looking flaming hot! Then apply for the scholarship by filling out the application form. It is extremely important to ensure you are eligible, so please see more details here. The deadline to apply is October 4, 2013.
Wow, another life-changing opportunity. Get in there and take it!