ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio's latest feature documentary SHIPBREAKERS just won a Best Documentary Feature Award as well as a Best Documentary Producer Award at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival. It was produced by the late Paul Goodman and directed, shot and written Ralph and Tom Clancey.
The filmwill be premiering in Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Friday March 21st at 7:00. There will be a reception with free food and a panel of experts talking about the environmental and human rights abuse issues the film depicts. Please come!
The schedule can be found on the International Film Festival website.
Congratulations to Ralph!
This year, ETC Student project, Project Spearhead has been invited to hold a tutorial discussing their work with the Oculus Rift Developer's Kit at IEEE VR 2014. The team will send Frank Hamilton and Tushar Arora to hold a 4 hour lecture on the lessons they learned developing for the device and what they believe the future has in store for the Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality. The tutorial is called 'Experimental Game Design with the Oculus Rift'.
IEEE VR 2014 is the premier international conference and exhibition on virtual reality. Hundreds of the great minds leading forward the field of virtual reality will be coming to Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 29 through April 2 to share their latest work.
Every year, leading game design programs at universities across the country integrate the Game Developers Conference's (GDC) Game Narrative Review competition into their academic curricula. Each participating student conducts a detailed analysis of the narrative elements of a game title of their choice and submits it to the GDC writing board for review. Competitors with the most promising entries are invited to create a poster as a visual synopsis of their review. Successful poster submissions are declared winners and exhibited at the GDC.
This year we are happy to have our first Platinum Level Winner: ETC student John Baxa, a designer and producer, has been selected for his analysis of Darkstalkers 3: Vampire Savior. John's poster will be on display throughout the conference from March 17-21 and he will be available during a poster session to discuss his entry and highlights of the game's experience. His entry will then be posted on the GDC Narrative Review's Vault site.
ETC second year student, Paul Navarro and his film LOAD has been accepted into the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. The Festival runs from Feb 7 through the 16th.
Besides her MET Valerie Sofranko has a lot of movie experience making props, make-up, fabrication, puppeteering and many other behind the scene activities. On Saturday December 22 after the 3pm showing of Gremlins at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont, Val will hold a Q&A session about her work as fabricator of Gizmo and the Gremlins as well as one of the main puppeteers in the movie. Tickets are $5.00 at the door, hope you can make it!