DAVE School took home three Telly Awards at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards which took place on May 25, 2021. The annual awards honor television and video creators across all screens and receives over 12,000 entries from the United States and five continents. Entries of these prestigious awards are judged by The Telly Awards Judging council which consists of over 200 experts from production companies, major television networks and advertising agencies.
Award winners are recognized for their excellence in the following categories: Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Series / Shows / Segments and Social Video.
DAVE School took home two wins for the immersive virtual reality event ‘Creature Feature Drive-In: A VR Experience.’ The event which was built in Engage VR won both the People’s Telly Gold Telly in the Immersive & Mixed Reality Category as well as a Bronze Telly in the Virtual Events & Experiences category. This is DAVE School’s first ever Gold Telly and People’s Telly win in its 20 year history. DAVE School also took home a Bronze Telly for its ‘20th Anniversary Event’ submission in the Virtual Events & Experiences category.
“We are elated with the recognition that DAVE School has received at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. DAVE School recognizes the importance of Immersive Technologies and Experiences in our Industry and with Engage.io and Unreal Engine as academic partners, we have been ahead of the curve in bringing them to our student body. Students will soon have the opportunity to explore these platforms further with our newly created 18 month Virtual Production Diploma program coming late July,” stated Executive Director Gina Rhodes.
About The DAVE School
The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry level supervision.
Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access 7 days a week.
The DAVE School is an academic unit of NUC University (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).