Stories by and about EDAC

Content Creators Unite! Why It Is Vital That We Stop Delineating Content Creators From Game Producers.

This is a personal blog post from EDAC's executive director, Owen Brierley. This is the first in a series of posts about the video game industry, Edmonton's relevance in the video game industry, the importance of language as new policies are adopted and the importance of finding common ground with other media forms while still [...]

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Emily Manderscheid

Emily Manderscheid is an EDAC Digital Illustration and Sequential Art graduate from 2016. Emily entered the illustration program knowing that afterwards she would pursue a career as a tattoo artist. Here’s some words from her on how she made the transition from digital illustration to tattoo work over the last year.Emily:“Transitioning [...]

2017-12-06T15:48:09+00:00 News|

How to save multiple photos into a PDF document

Several of the programs at EDAC require a portfolio submission as a part of the application process. To save and send your images in an easy and organized way, the best method is to convert them into a single PDF file. There are many programs which can be used for this task, but for an easy [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 News|

Why VR and AR are important to your future

It seems that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been all the buzz lately, but are they really that important for your career potential? We believe they are. At EDAC, we have integrated VR projects as part of our curriculum in the Video Game Design diploma program. Our game designers learn to develop [...]

EDAC Game Jam

This week, August 14-18, we are holding our first-ever all-school Game Jam. The students from all four of our programs, illustration, animation, graphic design and video game design, are working in multi-disciplinary groups to create a playable game by 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Students at EDAC regularly participate in silo-busting cross-program projects, but this is [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 News|

EDAC Hosts the Launch of Government of Alberta’s Two New Funding Grants for the Interactive Digital Media and Post Production/Animation

Our studio, the Werskstatt, was buzzing with activity this morning as we setup student demos and interactive spaces for a press conference to announce two major grants for the Post Production/Animation and Interactive Digital Media from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the Government of Alberta. Minister Ricardo Miranda had a hands on tour [...]

Team W.E.A.K. EDAC wins the grand prize in the 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Challenge!

Back in February, EDAC hosted the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation's 48-hour Anti-Racism film challenge. Participants had 48 hours to create a short film on the theme of ending racism and were given either a quote or a prop that they had to incorporate into their film. All the teams worked tirelessly over the weekend to [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 News|

Building Bridges into the Unknown – Human Library Session at Canada Council’s Arts in a Digital World Summit

Field notes from Owen Brierley (notes source provided by Patrick Finn) On Friday March 17th, 2017, I was invited to host a Human Library as part of the Canada Council's Arts in a Digital World Summit. The Summit was a gathering of arts professionals from a diverse range of disciplines. For our Human Library I [...]

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