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Still from film

Congratulations to IAM faculty member Julian Grant whose film CORIANDER & A PENNY’S WORTH OF LONESOME won the Gold Award in Animation from the International Independent Film Awards! Per their website, the International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from… Continue Reading Congratulations Professor Julian Grant!Read More →

Interaction Design students

As Columbia College adjusts to distance learning, Interactive Arts and Media faculty continue to lead the charge in providing students with innovative approaches to classwork and remote resources. This post comes from Joshua A. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Immersive Media: If this were any other year, our students would be… Continue Reading Coming Together as Artists in Challenging TimesRead More →

Photo of Zoey Reyes

As Columbia College Chicago continues to adjust to distance learning, IAM’s group of talented student workers have been shifting their regular Open Lab duties to the remote realm. We spoke with Zoey Reyes about how tutoring has changed during these challenging times and what resources students can make use of… Continue Reading How Tutoring Has Changed: A Q&A with Zoey ReyesRead More →

Phase Shift screen

If you missed out on the live festivities last week, never fear! IAM’s Manifest showcase will be open through July: https://manifest.colum.edu/interactive-arts-and-media Browse galleries of Game Art renderings, check out reels of Animation and CVFX projects, and play games from Indie Team, Large Team, and Serious Games classes!Read More →

Work on a Cintiq

The school’s substantial investments in recent years paved the way, and even included remotely accessible high-performance virtual media workstations, including powerful graphics accelerators, allowing students to do complex media production like video editing, software development, and animation – without having those high-powered machines and all that expensive software installed at home.Read More → Continue Reading Making Distance Learning Count for Creatives

Canvas LMS screenshot for Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite

Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite focuses on identifying and understanding cinematography choices in hand-drawn animation. Typically the course is taught in person; students learn how to clean-up, paint and render their own animation with effects and techniques studied in films watched and discussed as part of the course.… Continue Reading An Inside Look: Teaching Digital Animation Techniques OnlineRead More →

Each year the Chicago Toy and Game Group, Inc. promotes and hosts initiatives designed to bring awareness to the power of play and invention in social, educational, and professional environments. Chicago Toy and Game Group initiatives include the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG), the Toy and Game Innovation Awards… Continue Reading Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2019Read More →

More and more industries are integrating Augmented and Virtual Reality for visual storytelling. Doctors are now using AR to view the body to get a more precise diagnosis. Airlines are using VR simulations for flight training and tracking. These same technologies are being used to show how furniture looks in… Continue Reading How Augmented Reality is Affecting YOURead More →

Animated character - a blue dragon-like creature

Animation Screening: December 12, 2019 The 34th Biannual Animation Screening (Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago) showcases animated shorts  – from conceptualization through final films. Animation Solo Projects and Animation Production Studio films at various stages of production will also be screened. Thursday, 12/12, , Film Row Center… Continue Reading 34th Biannual Animation ScreeningRead More →