Winner announcement – Digital Design Scholarship to New Zealand

Category: 3D Animation, Advertising, Animation, Design, Film / Multimedia, Graphic Design, Illustration, motion graphics

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.

The Judges

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:


Congratulations!

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.

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art & Design - 3D Animation & Visual Effects
Graduate Diploma - VFX & Motion Graphics - Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

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Bot & Dolly’s Box

Category: 3D Animation, Design, Film / Multimedia, motion graphics

Well this is impressive. Seriously impressive. Box is a production by Bot and Dolly that is on one hand is a creative project, and on the other, a technical demonstration. 3D mapping burst onto the scene a number of years back and was used pretty much everywhere in the world as a tool for promotion and as a way to engage audiences in a new way. Box has taken this (potentially overused) genre into a completely new sphere and the result is incredible.

If you’re not familiar with the process of 3D mapping, it’s essentially a technique where computer generated 3D visuals are produced on a canvas that perfectly match a real world object. It could be a building, or as in Box’s case, a simple white plane. The 3D model is then projected onto that object producing a real world 3D aesthetic. Bot and Dolly, specialists in automation, robotics and filmmaking have taken it a step further by incorporating all their specialties into one project. The mechanical arms are just genius and exciting. The aesthetic is fantastic, the precise motion control incredible, and the interaction between human, machine and technology perfectly weighted. The resulting work is dynamic, but in a way where complex systems are left to do the talking…. and that’s what they’re doing, talking, playing, interacting and providing a beautifully choreographed show.

Amazing.

Logan Bradley

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor Software Engineering (Game Programming)
Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art)
Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design, Interactive, Motion Graphics)

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Frontier Digital Design Scholarship To New Zealand!

Category: 3D Animation, Advertising, Animation, Design, Film / Multimedia, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive, motion graphics, Packaging Design, Photography, Web Design

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.

The scholarship
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!

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The Division

Category: 3D Animation, Design, Film / Multimedia, Graphic Design, motion graphics

If you want a lesson in inforgraphics, 3D, brilliant type treatments and motion graphics, then this film is definitely one to watch.

Created by Patrick Clair and his studio Antibody, this film is actually the launch trailer for Ubisoft and Massive Entertainments new multiplayer shooter rpg, The Division. The film takes us through a hypothetical flu pandemic and it’s desolation of the human race and the planet, giving us the facts that, as players of the game, we need to survive this ensuing catastrophe.

Clair has made a name for himself by developing an incredibly sophisticated and polished infographic aesthetic that helps explain and illustrate complex systems and senarios. You should definitely watch his 2011 film Stuxnet which explains in an incredibly interesting way, the virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear power plants. It is truly fascinating stuff. In this case though, truth is combined with fiction as the 2001 Dark Winter simulation and the 2007 Directive 51 implemented by President Bush (I had to look these up, both very interesting) are combined with fantasy to bring us this powerful set up for what’s promising to be an exciting game.

Make sure you check out Clairs Stuxnet, it’s seriously good and also very educational. And click here for a short interview Motionographer had with Clair a couple of weeks back.

Logan Bradley

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor Software Engineering (Game Programming)
Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art)
Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design, Interactive, Motion Graphics)

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The Young Directors Award

Category: 3D Animation, Animation, Design, Film / Multimedia, Graphic Design

Opening titles for design conferences are big events these days with studios seeing them as an opportunity to freely create without the constricting parameters often set by clients. The opening sequence typically introduces the speakers and sets the tone or theme of the event. This sequence sets one that is grand, tumultuous and vivid.

Looking at the stills above is interesting, there are two clear aesthetics going on and it’s the combination and transition between these two that is exciting when watching the film. Directed by Antar Walker who is a senior art director at The Mill in London, the premise was to illustrate the mind of a young director as they explore the hurricane of movement, force and imagination when realising a project. Using a combination of live action, 2D and 3D animation, the film becomes a collage of masks, colours and intertwining imagery. I think that they nailed the type too. It’s easy to take the type too far in these films, but Walker and The Mill have designed and animated it perfectly.

All in all a stunning work full of grand imagery and unexpected colour timed to a great soundtrack by Tro.

Go full screen on this one. It’s a goodie.

Logan Bradley

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design, Interactive, Motion Graphics)

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Art Direction
Bachelor of Art in Media Design and Multimedia Arts
Masters of Art in Film and New Media

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Moving Image Arts (Film/ Video)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Contemporary Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photography

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