Results of our March Break Workshops
We had a great turn out for out march break workshops this year. Check out the great work from our attendees!
3D students modelled props for the levels being produced by the game design students. They also animated some funny clips!
2D students animated some bouncing, squishing, and amazing things.
Game Design students used Unreal to create FPS multiplayer levels.
Click on the links above to see some examples of what our attendees were able to produce.
Art Contest Winners!
|We’re pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Gaming and Animation Art Contest.
Caitlin Benoit’s Okami piece is the first place winner. This piece was chosen by our panel of eMentors as the winner. Our eMentors were impressed with the colour choices and composition as well as the attention to detail and proportion. Caitlin takes home the new iPad.
Jess Barton takes second place with White Horse. Our eMentors were impressed with the detail and process shown in this piece. This piece received the most votes on our Facebook page and we are happy to see Jess receive the Large Wacom Tablet as it will obviously be put to good use!
Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all who participated by posting art or voting. We would also like to thank our eMentor judges who had the tough job of picking a winner out of so much great work.
The New Game Design Program
The Gaming and Animation Institute of Fredericton is proud to announce the start of the first and only program in New Brunswick to focus entirely on the skills and technology required for Game Design. This new program is being developed by Jeff Mundee who has been teaching top rated game design courses in Vancouver for the past 5 years. Jeff has had the pleasure of working on many popular titles including; Dead Space, GodFather, Skate, Fight Night Round 3, Red Rolling Hood, and Sleeping Dogs in various roles. The program is also supported by eMentors who have worked on Space Marine, From Dust, Dawn of War, Penny Arcade Adventures, Driver San Francisco, Margaritaville and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. These eMentors have also taught game design classes and seminars in the past and are excited to share their expertise with our students.
Welcome to the Gaming and Animation Institute of Fredericton
The Gaming and Animation Institute of Fredericton offers three 60 week programs in gaming and animation. Our 2D program is for students interested in traditional animation and drawing. 2D animation is used in games developed for Flash and animated cartoons like Family Guy. Our 3D program is for students interested in developing their 3D modeling skills. 3D animation is used in games like Halo and animated movies such as Shrek. The Game Design program teaches students how to build games and how to make games engaging and fun for players. These designers will be able to make games by themselves using middleware or contribute to the design of a game at game studios like EA or Ubisoft.
At the end of each program student portfolios are evaluated by eMentors, who are local and international industry professionals with leading game and animation companies such as Gogii Games, Telos, Autodesk, and Pixel Liberation Front. The technical and artistic critiques from these eMentors provide valuable feedback from the real world of animation.
Our eMentors also help our students build their professional networks which assists with the job search after graduation. Some of our eMentors teach Saturday workshops at the GAIF. Because our class sizes are small, the eMentor can interact with the students on a one to one basis and get to know their work.
Here at the GAIF, our staff are working together towards common goals with our students - being well trained and finding employment after graduation. We take gaming and animation seriously!
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