LSU Shreveport Hosts Third Annual Animation and Visual Effects Academy
July 25, 2011The Animation & Visual Effects program and LaPREP recently hosted the 3rd Annual Animation & Visual Effects Academy (AVEA) at LSU Shreveport. The four-week summer program provides 20 area high school students with hands-on instruction in computer animation and film making. AVEA includes instruction on desktop graphics, film making theory, film production and editing and visual effects. The participants use professional-level tools and techniques to create a short film under the instruction of professional filmmakers, visual effects editors and film compositors.
A screening of the AVEA student film will premiere at 11 a.m. at the Robinson Film Center on Sunday, July 24.
LaPREP is a two-summer enrichment program which identifies, encourages and instructs competent middle and early high school students, preparing them to complete a college degree program in math, science or engineering. The program includes academic classroom instruction, field trips to local industries, visiting lecturers and minority speakers, college and career awareness, swimming, basketball, ping pong, pool and other recreation. Please visit www.lsus.edu/laprep for more information.
Animation & Visual Effects Program
The Animation & Visual Effects program at LSU Shreveport features state-of-the-art industry facilities and is led by seasoned industry professionals. The curriculum is designed to immerse students in the digital media field. Students will learn theory and receive hands-on training in advanced 2D and 3D digital media software. They can also choose a focused curriculum path in fine arts or computer science. Graduates can enter the versatile digital media industry in video game design, feature film animation and visual effects, and Internet and television content. Their computer graphic visualization skills can also be applied to other corporate fields such as architecture and medical and government military applications. Demand for these highly skilled and creative workers is high locally, nationally and internationally. Please visit www.lsus.edu/ave or the AVE blog, http://www.lsusave.wordpress.comfor more information.
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