This June, Stash is bringing the Collider Conference to the Big Apple.
The three-day digital production conference plans to confront some of the major issues that impact the business practices, staffing and the impact of new technology in the industry today.
Psyop’s Senior Technical Director, Todd Akita, will be among those presenting a master class. His session, entitled “Working Smarter Not Harder in Digital Production,” will cover how visual artists, from motion graphics to compositing and 3D, can apply smart math to extend their artistic range and solve a wide range of production challenges.
“I came from a fine arts background and sort of fell in to computer graphics after graduating college. So, for better or worse, I’m almost entirely self taught,” says Akita. “The course will try to make the math aspects accessible through practical examples and real world scenarios. By placing emphasis on visualizing physical relationships in 3D, I aim to teach how the ideas can become less abstract and more concrete.”
Collider will feature more than 40 speakers this year and anticipates over 1,000 creative, production and management attendees from the advertising, TV, feature film, gaming and interactive industries.
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New York had a crazy awesome goodbye bash last Friday for our sweetheart of six years, Jeen Lee.
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…and then some other stuff happened…
This afternoon, Psyop helped globally launch Play Fanta’s interactive graphic novel, “Saving the Source.”
In addition to crafting all the artwork for the graphic novel, Psyop was responsible for creating native iOS and Android app versions.
“Saving the Source” follows Fanta’s globally recognized and loved cast of characters that Psyop has helped develop for over six years: Todd, Tristan, Andy, Floyd, Lola, Maud, Gigi and the Lhava Twins. Diverse in background, interests and personality but bound together by their love of play, the group of friends set out on a journey to find and fix the “source” in order to save their community from turning into sad, grey characters known as the “Playless.”
To experience “Saving the Source,” download it here via iTunes for free!
All. Three. Chapters. GOLD.
ROKKAN and Psyop, together with Bethesda Softworks, worked to design a truly unique look for the series. Inspiration was taken from the game’s artistic direction established by Arkane Studios, but with a twist.
The online series gives gamers a first-hand glimpse into the steampunk- inspired, shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
Congratulations to all involved!