Digital Compositing Graduate Lands Framestore Internship | CG Spectrum
CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation - Game Design
by CG Spectrum
2w ago
We are delighted to announce that Nathaniel Mosemann, a graduate of the CG Spectrum Digital Compositing Foundations, has been offered a paid internship at the renowned VFX and animation studio Framestore!  Nathaniel will be interning at the New York studio starting in June. In a celebratory post on LinkedIn, Nathaniel shared his gratitude for the mentors who provided feedback and advice during his studies at CG Spectrum: "I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point! This includes but is not limited to: Josh Parks, Dom Hellier, Sean Amlaner, Kathleen Ruffalo, Corrina Wi ..read more
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CGS 3D Visualization Dept. Head Presents on Chaos Unboxed Panel
CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation - Game Design
by CG Spectrum
1M ago
CG Spectrum's very own Nicklas Byriel, Department Head of 3D Visualization, recently participated in an expert panel on Chaos Unboxed, presented by Chaos Group.  Nicklas and other industry pros discussed how art and technology intersect and explored interesting ways to accelerate creativity in your work and in your art. From architects to graphic designers and 3D visualization artists, this panel is packed with insights that will help fuel your creative process. What is 3D visualization? 3D visualization involves creating three-dimensional representations of objects or scenes using comp ..read more
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CG Spectrum 2023 Student Showcase | A reel of this year's highlights
CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation - Game Design
by CG Spectrum
3M ago
CG Spectrum students continue to impress us with their creativity and talent! Too good not to share, we collated some of the outstanding work our virtual production, digital painting, animation, 3D modeling, visual effects, and game development students created throughout 2023. A big shout out to the CGS mentors — film and game industry experts who have supported our students throughout their studies, providing them with personalized feedback, valuable tips and tricks, and unique industry insights.  Prepare to be wowed by our 2023 student showcase: Want to be able to create impressive wo ..read more
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CGS Grad's Unreal project selected as finalist for 2023 Rookies Awards
CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation - Game Design
by CG Spectrum
8M ago
You may remember Ewald from when he had just started the Real-time 3D Foundations course and created his first impressive cinematic, Haven. He has now graduated and, since our last interview, has gone on to create an even more ambitious project, Menace. We sat down with Ewald to discuss the making of his latest project, how he's progressed as an artist, the impact of the ongoing support of his mentors and the CG community throughout his studies, and his aspirations for the future. Hi again, Ewald! Tell us about your latest cinematic, Menace. Menace is a captivating, high-octane, real-time 3D a ..read more
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Why business skills are crucial for artists in the creative industries
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by Shoshanah Wall
10M ago
Growing as an artist requires more than mastering your creative toolset. As the film and games landscape continues to evolve, demand for creatives who can bridge the divide between creativity and business strategy will only increase. Ensure you stand out in the highly competitive creative industry by building your business skills. According to a study by the Policy and Evidence Centre, employers don’t just value creativity alone: they look for artists who also possess qualities such as good project management and organizational skills, which fall under business acumen. These skills are essenti ..read more
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How to break into the visual effects industry with advice from Alt VFX
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by Shoshanah Wall
1y ago
CG Spectrum's Community Manager, Penny Gaulbatz, and Partnership Manager, Magdalena Bisogni, teamed up with Alt VFX to hold an exclusive event for students and alums, providing an insider's guide to visual effects and offering expert tips on how to break into the industry. Hosts Penny and Magdelena were joined by Alt VFX special guests, Global Talent and Culture Manager Haley Gibson, and VFX Supervisor Genevieve Camilleri, who also mentors the Nuke compositing courses at CGS!  Hayley and Genevieve talked about all things visual effects—from the recruiting process, to common industry ..read more
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CGS Mentor to present at FMX about the value of online learning
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by Shoshanah Wall
1y ago
CG Spectrum Mentor and FuseFX VFX Supervisor Jason Gottlieb (The Morning Show, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Julia) will be attending the 2023 Film and Media Exchange (FMX) conference next week on April 25 to take part in a panel discussing "Breaking Boundaries in VFX Education: Expanding Horizons through Online Learning." This panel is sold out on site, but a recording will be available on demand after the event. Keep reading to learn more about Jason and find out how you can watch the panel online! About Jason Gottlieb Jason is a VFX Supervisor at FuseFX and Mentor of the Nuke Compositing Course at CG S ..read more
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My week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and what I learned
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by Penny Gaubatz
1y ago
The annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) was held last week in San Francisco, boasting 28,000 attendees! Among those conference-goers were members of the CG Spectrum team, including the Community Manager—and proud alum—Penny Gaubatz. Penny was kind enough to share her experience at GDC and why she believes it's such a valuable event for people looking to break into the games industry. GDC is an annual event that brings together programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders from around the world. It offers people opportunities to exchange ideas, l ..read more
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What is AI art and how will it impact artists?
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by Shoshanah Wall
1y ago
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated and regulations struggle to keep up, global concern has arisen about its place in the creative industries. People have begun questioning the ethics of AI art and what it means for those working or pursuing a creative career, particularly digital painting. How will AI impact artists such as digital illustrators and concept artists? The ever-evolving technological landscape shows no signs of slowing down, so, as an artist, it's vital to build the skills that will allow you to adapt to whatever comes next. We explore what AI art is, the t ..read more
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How to become a 3D visualization artist | Architecture visualization
CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation - Game Design
by Shoshanah Wall
1y ago
3D visualization artists are helping creators envision and plan projects before they go into production, streamlining workflows and saving businesses time and money. Jobs in 3D visualization are growing in demand across numerous industries, including architecture, film and games, and product design, as a result. And with the advancements in and democratization of relevant software and technology, it's easier than ever before to become a visualization artist! We explore the role of a 3D visualization artist, in particular architecture visualization (archviz), and how to build the skills you nee ..read more
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