Media FX News Archives
- August 29, 2001
- WB Cancels Baby Blues
- Game Art &
Design Degree Added to LA Curriculum
- Video Game Graphics Becoming
- News Link of the Day
- Disney Starting Celebration Early
(by digitalmediafx.com) Warner Bros. has abruptly cancelled its
Baby Blues animated series despite having 19 unseen episodes,
many complete, already purchased.
to Daily Variety, "WB took advantage of accounting rules
related to the merger of parent Time Warner with America Online,
which made shelving the series a more attractive financial option
than simply burning off the episodes in the summer, according
felt bold enough to make the move after lining up several new
comedies for this years. Baby Blues failed to attract strong numbers
last year, but did manage to maintain average ratings.
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& Design Degree Added to LA Curriculum
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Art Institute of Los Angeles has received
approval to offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Game
Art & Design beginning in October 2001. The program will instruct
students on character animation techniques coupled with complex
modeling and computer mapping that makes computer game animation
come alive with movement, color, and action characters.
growing field of companies producing computer games is actively
seeking artists trained in the art of computer animation and experienced
with computer technologies," said Greg Strick, president
of The Art Institute of Los Angeles. "This new program will
serve industry's needs as well as fill an important area of interest
to our current and prospective students."
2D software to create backgrounds, 3D modeling and animation software
to create game art, and 3D software to apply textures, students
will apply knowledge of video and animation to produce game products.
The students will also receive a broad-based education that will
help to expand their worldly view by incorporating classes in
art history and the humanities.
The Art Institute
of Los Angeles will assist game developers to produce story lines
and animations that are filled with creativity and clever invention.
Students of the new program will also receive guidance as to the
social responsibility they hold in developing new approaches to
As part of
the new program introduction, the school plans to offer a series
of 10 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $20,000, for the upcoming
fall quarter beginning October 1, 2001. The scholarship competition
is open to all applicants with a high school diploma and interest
in joining the program, and has a deadline for application of
September 17, 2001. Information regarding the scholarships may
be obtained by calling The Art Institute of Los Angeles.
You can visit
the Website for The Art Institutle of Los Angeles by clicking
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Graphics Becoming More Realistic
(by digitalmediafx.com) With the introduction of new gaming
consoles, the role of animators and artists is to create a "more
realistic" environment to attract gamers. Digital Media FX
is pleased to present the following images demonstrating the advancements
from upcoming Xbox games:
4X4 EVO 2
Air Force Delta Storm
NFL Fever 2002
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of the Day - Disney Starting Celebration Early
According to Entertainment News Daily:
Walt's hitting the century mark, and Disney's throwing him one
To fete the
artist and entrepreneur who turned a rough sketch of a smiling
mouse into a global empire, the Walt Disney Co. is launching a
massive celebration. From greeting cards and knickknacks celebrating
100 Years of Magic to million-dollar gold statues to a 15-month
bash in Orlando, the fabled creator of Mickey Mouse is getting
a sendup like no other..."
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