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48 Hour Anti-Racism Film Festival YEG

When faced with issues in our society, creative people create. We sing, dance, act, film, improvise, interact, and engage audiences on the topics that affect us the most. February is Black History Month, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is in March. EDAC is honoured to be hosting the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation's annual 48 Hour [...]

Digital Designers Meet Their Portfolio Mentors

On Friday, February 10th, our Digital Media Production (DMP) diploma program students presented their mid-term portfolios to a group of EDAC alumni. Much like the popular TV series "the Voice," our DMP students were auditioning to see which of the alumni would agree to be their portfolio mentor. Our faculty selected three graduates of our [...]

Edmonton High Schools gather at Jubilee Auditorium for Youth Design Expo

The Youth Design Expo, a showcase of exceptional digital media talent from Edmonton's high schools, makes its debut tomorrow night at the Jubilee Auditorium. Also known as #YDE2017, it brings together high school student work in photography, short film, animation and even a projection mapping installation. "We are very excited about the wide range of [...]

Welcome to 2017, graduates.

Yesterday evening, our faculty, some of our current students and alumni gathered to celebrate the graduation of 16 new digital media professionals. In all, about 80 friends, family, and colleagues joined us to cheer them on as they begin their extraordinary careers. The ceremony was held in the Prism room of the Matrix Hotel. The [...]

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Game Jam at EDAC

This last weekend saw another exciting event hosted at Edmonton Digital Arts College — Game Jam! Over the 48-hours of the weekend, competitors worked feverishly in multidisciplinary teams to create a complete video game, start to finish. Six teams comprising 26 participants competed for top honours. First prize was a $50 Steam gift card, second [...]

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No learning pain? No learning gain.

Ever been frustrated with something you are unfamiliar with? Ever struggled to remember something or fumble a chord progression or muddy the proportions drawing a nose on a face? Anytime you are struggling with or frustrated by something unfamiliar, you are learning. Depending on how you react determines what you will learn. Some things you [...]

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Excuse me!

There is a polite productivity killer that, despite its acceptable facade, leads to the demise of any progress you want to make. The excuse. The excuse is a factual, justifiable, reasonable, relatable, and unintentional way to argue for your limitations. Success requires that you argue against your limitations. I have every reason to excuse myself. [...]

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EDAC is proud to be part of Madjam 2015 as it kicks off with Global Gamejam at Startup Edmonton!

Students working on cinematics projects. Students and faculty from EDAC will be part of the Global Gamejam hosted by Madjam this weekend at Startup Edmonton. Over the course of the weekend, participants will create video games based on a theme in 48 hours. This isn't the first time we have participated in Global [...]

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Surviving the Inspiration Doldrums

The doldrums. The term is a maritime colloquialism that refers to an area of the ocean near the equator that is frustratingly calm. Sailors would get trapped on sailboats for weeks with no wind power to keep their vessel moving. When creative people encounter the doldrums, we suffer a listlessness and a lack of energy. [...]

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Sound, Light & Motion

Last night, the Edmonton Digital Arts College had the pleasure of participating in a collaboration with Make Something Edmonton, Catch the Keys and several maker/creatives as part of a live performance of a soundtrack being recorded by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Pro-Coro for Niobe Thompson's new documentary series called "The Great Human Odyssey" for [...]

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