Posts Tagged ‘cogswell’

Genre Electronica Preview 2

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Genre Electronica Preview 2
Hey everyone!

One of the Genre Electronica guys popped by my office yesterday and gave me another preview track for you to check out! He told me everyone is working hard to get this album ready for you! I personally can’t wait! I love good music and have a real hard time sitting and doing work if I don’t have something playing in my ear. On top of loving good music, if I know the artist, it makes it that much better for me! I hope once this album is released you will all support the talented artists and purchase the album. On a side note, I have some inside information for you, if you end up buying the physical copy of the album, I know the guy who is doing the album art and I know that its going to look awesome! So, if you are like me and enjoy displaying your albums, this will definitely be a great addition to your shelf.

Ok, I have rambled long enough, onto the next preview, this one is called Bad Advice by Jase Fase.

The first preview was called Switch Up and it was by Francesco Grieco.

Cogswell in 3D World Magazine

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Cogswell in 3d World Magazine

Recently a couple members of the Worlds Apart crew reached out to 3D World Magazine to see if they would be interested in doing a story on the making of the film. The people over at 3D World loved what they saw and were very excited to do a story. The director of Worlds Apart, Michael Huber, got in contact after and went about answering all the questions they had for him and the crew.

The article full article is on sale now and I have the link to the short version right here: http://www.3dworldmag.com/2012/03/21/short-cuts-worlds-apart/

Cogswell is really proud of the Worlds Apart crew for getting accepted into 3D World Magazine. 3D World is one of the biggest CG Arts publications in the world and it is considered to be a great honor to be featured in such a prestigious magazine. Way to go Worlds Apart! Can’t wait to see what kind of attention the next Project X film gets!

-Zombie

Epic Tutorial: 004

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Instragram Photos

With the Spring right around the corner and everyone being all creative lately, I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make your photos all “summery” and “instagramy”. I am sure many of you have seen the photos flying around the internet that look vintage and cross processed. It’s a really popular look right now and I personally love when people notice that things in the past still hold up to today.

So for our Epic Tutorial of Epic Epicness today I bring you a quick and easy way to turn your photos into that cool instagram look that is featured in the image above. Alright! Let’s get to it!

http://abduzeedo.com/quick-tips-instagram-your-images-using-photoshop

-Zombie

Genre Electronica Preview

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Demo from Genre Electronica
Exciting news here!

I recently got the giant privilege in being invited to the preview of the Genre Electronica class here at Cogswell. The class is all about creating a studio level album by collaborating with your classmates while also doing some solo tracks. It’s a small group of artists working on the album right now but every one of them is extremely talented and it wasn’t hard to hear while sitting in the preview that every one of them will be famous someday.

A name for the album hasn’t been released yet but as soon as it is, I will be sure to let you know. Hopefully we will get a couple additional tracks to listen to before they release the full album, but for now, I leave you with their teaser track. Enjoy!!!

Cogswell’s 125th Anniversary

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Cogswell Celebrating 125 Years

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the 125th Anniversary of Cogswell College. The night was very relaxing and fun. A pretty large group came out to help the school celebrate, many of which were alumni or friends of the school. It was very nice to hear some of the wonderful memories and stories they had to offer from back in the day.

The night started off with our esteemed Chancellor, Chuck House, greeting everyone with his friendly smile and captivating words. Chuck then introduced Dr. Tim Duncan, head of the Digital Audio Technology department, who gave a presentation on some student work for Worlds Apart. Then we got to watch Worlds Apart in its entirety, it was my 3rd time seeing it, so that was a treat. After, Michael Huber and the students of the current Project X gave a presentation on their production process which was really informative and I found quite interesting. After that, Debby Hindus, the Entrepreneurship Program Director took the stage and gave us an update on what is being developed and coming to surface in the near future, all really good news. Afterword, everyone stuck around to talk and to take tours of the school. It was really great getting to be a part of the whole event and was a very momentous occasion.

-Zombie

Spring Break 2012

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Cogswell Spring Break

Hey Everyone,

If you were curious about the reason it’s been so quiet it around here, I am here to tell you, it is because our students have been on Spring Break and return today to finish out the ladder half of the semester. I hope that all of you had a great week of relaxation and fun. It was the calm before the storm students. Welcome back and I wish you happy studying and much luck during finals…… that is, when they show their nasty little faces. ;)

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 009

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Day After Tomorrow scene

Hello again Audience!

It’s time again for this weeks dare! I know this one is a little earlier than most but I couldn’t wait! I found this great little challenge on another site and I had to share it. This is another one where I supply you with a file and then you have some fun with it! So what is it this time…?

Dare of the Week: 009
Do a fun “Day After Tomorrow” scene with the file provided.

This is what the file looks like when you will get it. The checkered areas and blank so you can put anything you want in there, or anything you want inside the room for that matter! Have fun, be creative, go wild!

Source File Here: www.cogswell.edu/picts/DayAfterTomorrow.psd

Photoshop Challenge

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Day 3 at GDC

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Hey everyone!

I am super excited to be back here in office today! I had a crazy time last week and loved every second of it. The third and final day at GDC was so fun! It was a shorter day than the others but so much happened. The first thing was that the students decided to go out and prove how much they loved games by trying to win every contest at the expo booths, they did pretty well and their spoils proved it. They also went out and tried talking to as many indy game designers as possible. Many of them had amazing conversations with the designers and who knows what will come of that, but I foresee epic things on the horizon. So all in all, this years GDC experience was an amazing one and the students can’t wait to go next year!

We have a couple pictures of the team getting together at the booth at the end of the day and expressing their satisfaction. Here they are below:

Cogswell Students at GDC

Cogswell Students at GDC 2012

Be sure to keep reading everyone, we will be having some pretty cool things coming up on the blog! I will talk to you soon!

-Zombie

Day 2 at GDC – Update: 003

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Yesterday was an exciting day on the expo floor. Everyone started to get pretty lively toward the end of the day. One of the coolest parts of the day was one of our own students entered the sketching contest and the NVIDIA booth and made it all the way to the finals! She came in second but only by a tie-breaker judge, it was very very close! So congratulations to Amelia!!! (pics below during the contest)

NVIDIA Sketch contest at GDC 2012

Anther great bit of news was our students were showing excellent networking skills with the indy game developers as well as big companies. It seemed that every hour a student would come back and tell us of a potential deal or partnership or connection they made personally and with the school in mind. Cogswell students are always looking to expand our programs and their presence here at GDC really showed it!

Today the Expo floor gets opened up to all students, including high schoolers, so we expect it to be pretty busy! I will let you know whats going on a bit later! Talk you all soon and as always, if you are at GDC, come by and check us out at booth 638!

-Zombie

Day 2 at GDC – Update: 002

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Ok everyone,

So today at the Cogswell booth has been really interesting. Interest among people on the Expo floor is still high and people are stopping by to say “hi” and check us out. As I mentioned before, The IGF Awards was last night and a big group of students went. A game developer from Montreal won the grand prize and there wasn’t much disagreement among the students that he deserved it. Everyone from Cogswell who played his game loved it, so if you guys wanna check out the game, it’s called Fez and it’s by a developer called Polytron.

IGF News did an article on the Awards as well:
http://igf.com/2012/03/fourteenth_annual_independent_.html

There has been a lot of talk about the different audio technologies that have been developed and are being shown here as well. Several of our students are excited and hopeful about taking the information and knowledge and bringing it back to the school to try and incorperate it. I can’t wait to see what comes of it.

I will be checking in toward the end of the day and give you the low down as usual. Talk to you soon!

-Zombie