Thursday, September 24, 2009

Design Portfolio Show

You are invited to attend the Design Portfolio Show...
Monday, September 28th
Fellowship Bible Church Dallas

Monday, September 21, 2009

Game Testers Needed!!

Do you enjoy playing games? Do you want to get paid $10/hr to play them?
Go to the online Student Job Board and find the Game Testers job posting and apply. They have multiple positions open and the schedule is very flexible.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On-Campus Memorial for Samantha (Shelley) Nance

The Art Institute of Dallas will be holding a short memorial service in remembrance of Samantha (Shelley) Nance on Friday, September 18th at 11am on the 8th floor. Any student, faculty or staff member interested in attending will be excused from class.

A Bunch of Short Guys Meeting - September 26th

Don't miss the next A Bunch of Short Guys meeting on September 26th. Jesse Sandifer, one of the owners of Green Grass Studios, will be presenting on ZBrush/Max.

Time and Location:
September 26th, 10am-12pm
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Room C-104
Plano, TX 75074

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Samantha (Shelley) Nance Memorial

As many of you know, Samantha (Shelley) Nance, an eighth quarter Media Arts and Animation student passed away last Friday. She will be sorely missed by many of her fellow students, as well as, the faculty and staff of The Art Institute of Dallas.

Grief Counselors are on campus Monday and Tuesday of this week from 12pm-6pm in rooms 521, 522 and 523. They will be holding both group and individual sessions for anyone who wants to participate.

There is also a bulletin board posted on the 3rd floor by the Security Office, dedicated to Samantha with slips of paper where students, faculty and staff can express their fond memories of her. These will be given to her family at the end of the week.

Visitation and funeral services are posted below. Any student, faculty, or staff wishing to attend will be excused from class.

Wednesday, September 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wayne Boze Funeral Home
1826 W. Hwy. 287 Business
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Funeral Services
Thursday, September 17
2:00 pm
Central Baptist Church of Italy
113 S. Ward St.
Italy, Texas 76651

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to:
Citizens National Bank
200 North ElmWaxahachie, Texas 75165

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Bunch of Short Guys - Speed Challenges!

Thanks to AiDallas Media Arts & Animation student, Chris Barker, A Bunch of Short Guys is hosting Speed Challenges on their forum. New challenges are posted every month and winners are announced at the monthly meetings. The Speed Challenges are divided into sections to accomodate all talents: Modeling, Animation, Painting, Sculpting and Texturing. The deadline for this month's challenges is September 20th. Winners will be announced at the September 26th meeting. Visit the website forum for more information.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pixar wins Lifetime Award at Venice Film Festival

For the first time in festival history, the Venice Film Festival awarded an entire studio the Lifetime Achievement Award rather than an individual. The festival chose to award the team of 5 directors of Pixar: John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich for their outstanding work in the field of animation.