The DAVE School to host 1-day ‘A Dash of DAVE: Visual Effects and Game Production Experience’ event on May 27th

Get a taste of industry-standard programs and what you would learn at, "A Dash of DAVE: VFX and Game Production Experience." Registrants must choose either the Visual Effects OR Game Production Experience and will have a "day in the life experience" at The DAVE School. Registrants must choose 1 track. Registration for both tracks is not available. Lunch will be provided. Ticket sales end Friday, May 20th.

Both tracks will begin the day with a tour of The DAVE School campus.

What You'll Do in the Visual Effects Experience:

- Take footage in front of the Green Screen which will be edited and you'll be able to take home.

- Lighting and Camerawork run-through

- Get an introduction to industry-standard programs and learn about CG, VFX, and Compositing techniques.

What You'll Do in the Game Production Experience:

- Students will receive a presentation on Motion Capture and experience a demo

- Get an introduction to digital sculpting program, ZBrush.

- Learn the process of Game Creation in Unreal Engine 5.

*Cover image artwork includes student work by our December 2021 Game Production Graduate Class as well as 2022 Visual Effects Graduate Laura Palmer. 

This event will be from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST at The DAVE School campus. 

*Cover image artwork includes student work by our December 2021 Game Production Graduate Class as well as 2022 Visual Effects Graduate Laura Palmer.

Visual Effects Diploma Program

Visual Effects (VFX) is the essence of a movie or TV show once the filming is complete, the explosions, the falling helicopters, or the transformation from 21st century New York into 1920s New York. Scenes that are too hard or dangerous to film, such as smoke, water, oceans, or worlds and environments, come to life through Visual Effects.

The DAVE School Visual Effects Diploma program spans 12-months and offers scheduled starts each Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Its uniquely flexible, hybrid format combines nine months of live, online classes with three months of in-person learning here at our Orlando, Florida campus. Students get to refine their skills in an immersive combination of project-based workflows and applied studio skills, preparing them for their advancement into the Visual Effects workplace.

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, Game Production, Virtual Production, and Digital Graphic Design 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 an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University - Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).