Alumni Update: Shaun Budhram

From ETC alumnus Shaun Budram, class of 2006 recently told us of the game he and his wife hope to launch in December.  While the idea for the game didn’t stem from his time at the as a student, a lot of the skills he used in making this game started learning while going to... Read more »

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Alumni Update, Shannon Harvey

We recently heard from alumnus Shannon Harvey part of the ETC class from 2007.     18 months ago I started AspectUnlimited a creative consultancy practice in London specializing in creative workflows and technical simulation for live events, projection mapping and interactive media installations. My projects over the past year have focused on corporate shows... Read more »

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Schell Games Shines in VR Competition

Earlier this week, Schell Games won in three categories at this year’s Proto Awards, sponsored by AMD.  They took first place for Best Overall, Best Gameplay, and Best Interaction Desgin for their virtual reality game I EXPECT YOU TO DIE. I.E.Y.T.D. is available as a free download on Oculus Share. Congratulations to ETC faculty member... Read more »

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ETC Participates in Virtual Hackathon

Thanks to ETC alumnus Nate Levin, we are proud to participate in “Hack with Me“, a virtual hackathon, sponsored by Unity and IMVU that will take place between September 23 and October 16.  Participants will create avatar-based experiences, with the opportunity to win big prizes.  Today, we were fortunate to have Nate visit the ETC... Read more »

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Alumni Update – Chris Patlovany

We recently heard from ETC alum Chris Patlovany(’14) on his latest ventures.  Chris is happy to announce that he and some friends have recently established MithrilPunk Press and their first game Legacy’s Wake: a 5th Edition Adventure Path.  They are currently working on their stretch goals for the funded KickStarter campaign. “Legacy’s Wake: a 5th... Read more »

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CMU/ETC To Host SATE 2015 Conference on Themed Entertainment

Pittsburgh (September 8, 2015) – Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and its Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) are partnering to host the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE conference, September 17-18, 2015. Shirley Saldamarco, President of Interactive Media Productions and an ETC faculty member, is co-chair of the event with Loren Barrows, Director of Business Development at... Read more »

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CMU Shines Among Most Powerful in Pittsburgh

The following is an acticle  from CMU’s 8.5×11 news.  Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual listing of the city’s “50 Most Powerful People” includes many with CMU ties, led by President Subra Suresh who comes in at number 8. “You don’t get this high on the list without an astounding resume, and few can match that of Suresh,”... Read more »

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Alumni Update Ivan Ortega and Bulut Karakaya

We love to hear from our alumni with updates on what they are doing.  Recently we heard from Ivan Ortega (08) and Bulut Karakaya (11) about their latest adventures. From Ivan: “For those who dont know me, my name is Ivan Ortega from class 2008, I helped startup LoadComplete in 2009, then joined EA as... Read more »

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You may see a few familiar faces from the ETC this year at SIGGRAPH2015 in Los Angeles next week. Matt Costa (’12) is serving as Committee Member for the Computer Animation Festival.  Matt is currently an Associate Video Editor at Riot Games. WEVR will be in the VR Village Sunday – Tuesday.  This is a startup... Read more »

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The ETC celebrates the class of 2015

With the highest class number to date, the ETC welcomed 94 new alumni at the Diploma Ceremony on Sunday May 17, 2015. Following a dinner with the graduates, faculty, the graduate’s guests and staff, each graduate received their diploma in recognition of the completion of the course of study for a Master of Entertainment Technology... Read more »

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