Stories by and about EDAC

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:52+00:00 News|

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. [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:52+00:00 News|

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 [...]

2017-12-05T18:47:52+00:00 News|

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 [...]

2017-12-05T18:48:01+00:00 News|

Slinging Pixels: the building of Make Mine Love – Part 2 – graphic design elements

In this post, Jasmine Abbey (EDAC instructor and illustrator/graphic designer), shares her perspectives on her work on "Make Mine Love." The task: materialize Bob Baker’s imagination for Tom Wood's new play "Make Mine Love." There was a lot involved. 1938, Technicolour posters, Hollywood studio lots, New York skyline, a lot of neon lights and newspaper [...]

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