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Epic Games Educational Spotlight – Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation

School: Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation
Department: Games 

Program Description:

For over twenty years, Gnomon has educated many of the world’s best digital artists. Called “the MIT of visual effects” by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon offers a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry, with both degree and vocational certificate programs, specialized courses for high school students and over 100 individual courses for professional enrichment.

Visual effects artists launched Gnomon with the support of the entertainment industry to help meet the demand for well-trained creative talent in the growing field of digital entertainment. Gnomon’s graduates are professionals working on the latest blockbuster films and games, and have positions at film and video game studios around the world.

The games curriculum combines Gnomon’s one-of-a-kind core digital production education with an emphasis on game art, design, and tools.

With a balance of design education and software-based technical training, Gnomon’s games courses offers students an extensive and in-depth skill set relevant to the demands of the industry.      

 

Instructor Spotlight:

Featured Educator – Anton Napierala – Anton has an extensive background as a Maya artist, with clientele including Disney, Mattel, MTV, and Miramax. As a senior environment artist on Sony’s first-party game Major League Baseball, Anton was responsible for creating game assets, training and mentoring team artists, and aiding in developing pipeline and procedures. He brings a wealth of experience in games development to his classes at Gnomon.

Featured EducatorNick Reynolds – Nick has extensive experience in video game development as an environment artist. He balances creative drive with organization and discipline, which has made him a sought-after artist in the field. Nick brings these skills to his instruction here at Gnomon.

 

Student Spotlight:

Individual Student Work  Julian Elwood – Although Julian is very tech-oriented with his game art skills, he’s also a very talented artist with a great eye for both realistic and stylized artwork. He is the president of the Gnomon Games Club. Julian recently placed in Blizzard’s Student Environment Art Competition with his Unreal based stylized “Haunted Chicken Coop” 

“Julian is extremely talented, and I can’t wait to see what types of professional projects he works on,” said Anton Napierala

Looking Glass from wssszsss on Vimeo.

Group Student WorkLooking Glass – In Anton’s level design class, a group of students as part of their final project, put together a VR experience, “Looking Glass,” in Unreal Engine. Players travel back and forth between the real world and a dark and twisted mirror world, as they attempt to escape from a haunted bathroom. They built everything within four weeks.

Core Team members:

Game Design & Blueprint – Josh Rose

Texturing & Modeling & Lighting – Mido Lai, Rico Suyang Wang

Instructor – Anton Napierala

Sound effects – Jin S. Wong

External Talent:

Music – ‘Dead Inside’ By Beatowski Beats

Gnomon is committed to being on the cutting edge with industry software and trends, which is why they teach Unreal Engine as their premiere engine in Games Creation courses. There are too many amazing student projects to share within one article, so you are invited to view their Student Showcase at www.gnomon.edu/showcase.

These Unreal Engine Games Powered PAX East 2018

PAX East 2018 is now a thing of the past and the sold-out show on Summer Street in Boston provided plenty of opportunities to experience games made by the worldwide Unreal Engine community.

From all-new demos of highly-anticipated titles like Ashes of Creation to a bustling Bandai Namco booth featuring Code Vein, Soulcalibur VI and Naruto to Boruto: Shinbobi Striker (which you can see here) and outstanding Indie experiences such as Golem Gates and Amid Evil (below), the expo floor was jam-packed with UE-powered titles for showgoers to explore.

Golem Gates is at #PAXEast! Booth 14079. Stop by and win a copy of the game! #steam @IndieMEGABOOTH pic.twitter.com/Hb7Tr1JXRf

— Golem Gates (@GolemGates) April 6, 2018

These #UE4 graphics are like way too lifelike.

Come see for yourself at #PAXEast 😎https://t.co/IFWOYpq7Xx pic.twitter.com/AVyHjYC1Wg

— INDEFATIGABLE (@IndefatigableNZ) April 6, 2018

We’re proud of the teams that showcased their titles during PAX East 2018 and encourage you to check them out below!

UNREAL ENGINE GAMES AT PAX EAST 2018

Amid Evil
Ashen
Ashes of Creation
City of Brass
Close to the Sun
Code Vein
Dauntless
Dead by Daylight
Death Garden
Decoherence
Dreadnought
Extinction
Fortnite
Foxhole
Gears of War 4
Genesis Alpha One
Golem Gates
Gravel
Grip
Hello Neighbor
Hyper Jam
Killing Floor: Incursion
Last Year: The Nightmare
Lost Ember
Mothergunship
Mowin’ & Throwin’
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobu Striker
Omen of Sorrow
Omensight
Outpost Zero
Planet Alpha
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds
Q.U.B.E. 2
Rite of Ilk
Rocket League
Rhythm of the Universe
Rune
SCUM
Sea of Thieves
Shape of the World
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
Sleep Tight
Smash Up
Soulcalibur VI
State of Decay 2
Supercross
The Darwin Project
The Forge Arena
The Protagonist
Tiny Metal
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
What Remains of Edith Finch
Wormhole Wars

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