Stories by and about EDAC

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Slinging Pixels: the building of Make Mine Love – Part 3 – scene by scene

In this post we look at each of the scenes in Make Mine Love that had some form of digital media production involved and how. Opening - Ghosts in the Film Studio.   As Hobart (Alex McCooeye) makes his way through the memorabilia, these ghosts come to life and fleetingly shine on the remnants of props [...]

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

3D Animation Production Diploma Curriculum Outline

Curriculum Outline Understanding Digital 3D Structures Curve, Bezier and SplinePolygons, NURBS Subdivisions Constructive Solids Geometry Colour & Texture in 3D modelling Rendering Modelling 3D Objects Modelling basics Rigid, organic and character modelling Texturing 3D Objects Texturing, Surfaces & UV Mapping Lighting 3D spaces Rigging Organic and Rigid Object Rigging Armature & Skeletal structures Facial structures Animation Keyframes, [...]

2017-06-22T14:36:37+00:00 News|

Video Game Design Students Publish their First Projects!

Over the past several weeks, our Video Game Design class has been hard at work developing their original video games. They have now published their games, and you can check them out online! Under the guidance of our Video Game Design and 3D Animation Production facutly (Mark Barazzuol, Cody Schiebelbein, and Meaghen Hicks), this group [...]

2014-01-28T22:29:54+00:00 News|

Guru Student Appointed Artist In Residence at Happy Harbor Comics

HUGE EXCITING NEWS for one of our Illustration & Sequential Art Students! Please join us in congratulating Andrew Jackson, newly appointed Artist In Residence at Happy Harbor Comics!  We couldn't be happier for Andrew, who reached out to Guru from his home in Uganda (after spending time in Edmonton and meeting with Guru Alumni Kyle [...]

2014-01-02T06:17:42+00:00 News|
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