Posts Tagged ‘students’

Cogswell Student’s Artwork Featured On Kotaku!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Matt Bard

Dungeonesque Walls

One of our students, Matt “Bardler” Bard, had his polycount rock formation featured on Kotaku as, “A rather magnificent-looking, somewhat dungeonesque wall from Bardler”

Clicker here for the article!

Awesome job, Matt!

Robert Moog’s Birthday

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Google Doodle - Moog

Hello Everyone!

You may not have known but yesterday was Mr. Robert Moog’s birthday. If you don’t know who Robert Moog is and you are into the creation of music in any way, it’s about time you found out. Mr. Moog was the creator of the most famous analog synthesizer, The Moog Synthesizer. He created it in the mid 1960′s and inspired not just musical artists but nearly an entire genre of music. His accomplishments with how this little machine sounded and the range of nearly limitless possibilities is what made this instrument timeless. This creation gave way to the creation and experimentation of many more different synthesizers in the way of both hardware and software. Many of our students here at Cogswell, including myself, are all very thankful for the huge step that Mr. Moog took.

All of that aside, if you happen to use “The Google” yesterday, you would have seen their front page doodle of a fully functioning Moog Doodle that is mapped into a 4-track tape recorder. Not only is it extremely impressive but its also super fun…AND you can record a little tune and link someone to it!

So Mr. Moog, we salute you and thank you for your truly amazing work!

Link to Analog Moog Synthesizer: http://www.google.com/doodles/robert-moogs-78th-birthday

-Zombie

Genre Electronica at the Maker Faire

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Genre Electronica at the Maker Faire

I just wanted to throw this out to remind anyone that has forgotten or to let anyone know that hasn’t heard yet. The Maker Faire is in San Mateo this weekend, May 19th and 20th! The Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Cogswell’s very own Genre Electronica will have a spot at the faire and will be creating Electronic Dance Music with the sounds that they record at the faire (soooo cool). So, if you have time this weekend, grab a ticket and head out to pay our Cogswell students and all the other Makers a visit. I can promise that it will be worth your time! Have fun!

-Zombie

Halo 4 Music

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Hey Everyone!

I was browsing some digital audio articles today and came across a behind the scenes video for the music of Halo 4. In it they talk about how melding the digital and analog sounds and how creating something different really takes a fresh look at the scene. This is very much what the audio students here at Cogswell do, I have seen them work on projects like Worlds Apart and Genre Electronica and it really reflects what the professionals are trying to hard to do: Create Something New but still familiar. In addition to that, there is the eternal struggle of keeping both sides of a project just as high quality as the other, without a compelling soundtrack, a really pretty visual can fall flat. Anyway, I really enjoyed the video and I thought you guys might like it as well. Hope it inspires you to go out and make more amazing music and sound.

Animation is here!!!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Animation from students
As promised, I have some final animation from the students! I am going to post a few here on the blog and if you like them, let me know, I’ll put up more if they let me! I love these guys and think they are going to go a long way! Keep on working hard and always learning Jimmy, Taylor and Robert!

Summer Time!!!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Spring Semester ends!

To all you students who have worked your tails off through this last semester and boosted your skills like crazy… it is finally time… for you to rest! The semester has come to an end and you can now enjoy your summer break!

Also, an even larger congratulations to you recent grads! Not only are you done with school for the summer, you are done FOREVER! (unless you are going to get your masters, haha). We are proud of you and you will definitely be missed! Don’t forget to come back and visit us when you become famous animators, sound designers and game developers!

So again, to everyone, take some time, kick back, enjoy the amazing summer weather and have some fun! Talk to you soon!

-Zombie

Animation COMING!!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Final Student Animation Projects

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I would let you know that since this semester is coming to an end I have been talking to a few of the animators here. I asked them if I could feature their final projects on the Cogswell’s YouTube Channel and they said “no way”….. jk, they totally said yes! So I will have three amazing animation vids for you soon! Check back later this week!

Thanks Taylor, Jimmy and Robert!

-Zombie

Tornado Season Coming!!!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Student Project

Attention Dragons and Dragonettes- we’ve received notice of incoming storms next week. Windows are scheduled to be boarded over in attempt to prevent the front door from shattering and putting out an eye. You guessed it, it’s Tornado season. A Local meteorologist managed to weasel a paper airplane past the guard dogs and onto the front desk. After we ensured his remains were fed to the hounds, the note informed us we’re due to expect unusual debris across the school. In an effort to recover from the tornado damage, students are requested to participate in clearing the school of the artifacts left by the tempest. Keep an eye out for paper dragons guarding their treasured tickets, and for the love of the approaching singularity find and protect our future robot masters. Other such efforts that contribute to ensuring the integrity of our facility may include recording your participation in assigned tasks, or doing the bidding of your professor(s) for rewards. If you’re the competitive type then be sure to keep an eye on the front lobby television for daily details. What’s that, you want to collect points with a friend? How about three? Make some matching uniform and name to identify yourselves and bonus participatory happiness points will be awarded- but any more than four to a team and the stamp of frown-sadness will descend upon your final score. Take pictures and we’ll keep track of your deeds- who knows, perhaps those who live through the apex of the storm here on Saturday 14th will earn some eternal glory in the halls of Cogswell. Rations? Check. Dueling ART? Check. Fighting to the last breath with boffer swords? All bets are off boys and girls- it’s Tornado Season.

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!!!

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