Digital Media Showcase 2014

We are approaching the beginning of an exciting new era. On Saturday, May 31st we will be hosting our final Digital Media Senior Show for the B.S. Digital Media Degree.

Digital Media Showcase
Saturday, May 31, 2014
URBN Annex
3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
1:00 pm Stage Presentations
2:30-4:00 pm Exposition

 

This year we have 7 teams showing their outstanding work. These include animated shorts, experimental games, mobile applications, and responsive web designs. For the first time, we will also be integrating Thesis work from our Masters candidates in the Expo portion of the show.

We would like to invite you to come to the event. It will be held in our new home in the URBN Center.
Please RSVP by Friday, May 9, 2014 at dbw37@drexel.edu.

In 2015 we will start conferring students with our three new undergraduate degrees within the newly founded Department of Digital Media:

  • B.S. Animation and Visual Effects
  • B.S. Game Art & Production
  • B.S. Interactive Digital Media
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DIGM Senior Show 2013

This years Senior Show is rolling in stronger than ever.

WHAT:
This years Digital Media senior show features projects in the areas of Gaming, Animation, and Web Development. We have 5 projects being shown. Our students have been working on these projects for the entire academic year.

  • The team producing the Mechination game won the Nina Henderson Business Challenge for their business plan.
  • Project fLight won the Drexel Research Award for “Computation and Modeling (Non-Bio)”
  • Scrapple TV won the AWCoMAD AWard of Merit for their project at Drexel’s Research Day.

WHERE:
Drexel University
Bossone Research Center
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

WHEN:
June 1st – Saturday
1:00pm – Expo in the Bossone Lobby
3:00pm – Formal stage presentations in the Mitchell Auditorium

PROJECTS:

ans-explore

ANS Explore! is a mobile application built for iOS and Android devices that guides young children and their parents through an interactive experience of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. ANS Explore! creates both a fun and educational experience for its users as they Quest through the museum and learn about its exhibits in a new and exciting way. Darielle Brown-Davis: team leader, UI & asset designer. Kanv Narain: designer & developer. Jordan Stewart: developer. Daniel Barboni: developer.

scrapple-tv

Scrapple TV is an online news network that is distributed on a responsive web platform. In addition the website design, a customized client dashboard and plugin were created which allows the client to maintain and manage the business without technical expertise. Alex Lamberti: Team Leader & Developer. Robert Young: Designer & Developer. Evan Herman: Designer & Developer. Louis Peng: Asset Artist.

flight

fLight is a fun and fast-paced, light vs dark multi-player game. Two players inside the motion platform attempt to light beacons as five other players on iPads do their best to stop them. The teams struggle against each other to alter the illumination across the dark and mysterious landscape that is fLight. Michael Aherne: Modeler, Character Artist, Texture Artist. Micah Bair: Environment Artist, Modeler, Level Designer. Bryan Kincaid: Texture Artist, Modeler, UI Designer. Jamie Lynch: Character Designer, Rigger, Animator. Colin Wagner: Modeler, Texture Artist, Character Artist.

within-a-dream

Within a Dream is an animated short that explores the powerful nature of dreams and their ability to inspire change within us. The story features Simon, a misbehaved boy who takes his mother for granted, and Stumblebumb, a dream fairy with some questionable work habits. On the night Stumblebumb visits Simon to deliver his dream, Stumblebumb’s tendency to drink on the job results in the dream getting misplaced. But in the end, Stumblebumb’s mistake helps Simon learn a valuable lesson. Rachel Young: Pre-visualization, Modeling, Rigging, 2D Assets/Animation, and 3D Animation. Jason Kirk: Modeling, 3D Animation, Texturing, Lighting, and Rendering. Darian Davis: Pre-Visualization, 3D Animation, and Texturing. Finhas Tedla: Modeling, Set Dressing, and Visual Effects. Jenna Dundas: Modeling, Rigging, Lighting, Set Dressing, Texturing, and Compositing.

mechination

Mechination is a fast-paced action game that breaks away from the trends of modern shooters with less violent gameplay and a bright, vibrant aesthetic. You control a mech, a hulking machine designed for combat, as you try to survive an endless invasion of enemies and battle for the highest score. Craft and personalize a mech to best suit your play style as you continue to look for the best configuration to survive the Invasion. Tucker Abbott. Brian Gitlin. Bren King. Ryan Reed. Zachary Wilcox.

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The Academic Portfolio

The Academic Portfolio

This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios, which may prove to be the most innovative and promising faculty evaluation and development technique in years. The authors identify key issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success, describing the what, why, and how of developing academic portfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-step approach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolio items covering teaching, research/scholarship, and service from which faculty can choose the ones most relevant to them. Peter Seldin, J. Elizabeth Miller.

Note: The kindle version missing sample portfolio table of contents.

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DIGM – Lynda.com Training

DIGM – Lynda.com Training

If you like to learn by watching video tutorials and walking through sample files, then you are going to love lynda.com. The Digital Media program has renewed a deal with lynda.com so that any and all digital media students can access any and all lynda.com online tutorials. Just go to http://iplogin.movielibrary.lynda.com from one of the following systems and you are in!

URBN Center: Room 202: System: 71-202-01
URBN Center: Room 243: System: 71-243-01

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