The Keith Report: February 14th Alumni Update

For those of you who are looking for something to watch or play be sure to check out some of these projects that our graduates have worked on!

Moonfall came out in theaters on February 4th and grad Blake Dewoody worked on the film as an environment artist for Framestore! Starring Patrick Wilson, Halle Berry and John Bradley, Moonfall is a sci-fi movie that uses visual effects to heighten the senses, while the heroes try to save Earth from a falling moon. Congratulations to the work that Blake Dewoody performed on Moonfall.

The film adaptation of Uncharted comes out only in theaters on February 18th and graduate Cody Hernandez worked on it as a previz artist for The Third Floor! Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Uncharted is a treasure hunt of a movie where the duo discover the treasure of a lifetime. Adapted from the video game Uncharted, this movie offers great action, adventure and visual effects. Congratulations to Cody Hernandez for the contribution to this eventful cornucopia of action and intrigue, Uncharted.

The romantic comedy The In-Between came out on February 11th on Paramount+ and grad Bryan Haines worked on the film!

Season 2 of Raised by Wolves came out on HBO MAX on February 3rd and grads Leo Pritchard and Andre Cheong worked on the show!

Season 2 of Raising Dion came out on Netflix on February 2nd and grads Dan Millen, Jimi Clark, and Jason Bradbury have all worked on the series!!

The feature film Last Looks came out in theaters and on demand on February 4th and grads Bryan Haines, Chris Cheng, Duncan Key, and Ryan McConnell all worked on the film!

Graduate Duncan Key created the short Swear Words all by his lonesome!

Destiny 2's latest release is The Witch Queen which comes out on February 22nd and grad Ben Platnick worked on it creating FX and shiny sparklies!

Another RomCom! I Want You Back came out on Amazon Prime on February 11th and grads Chris Cheng, Bryan Haines, and Daniel Kaczkowski all worked on the film as compositors!

Finally! The 4th season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes out on Amazon Prime on February 18th and grads Nick Dauphanais, Richard Aponte, and Jacob Coy have all worked on the show! My wife has been waiting anxiously for this one!

The HBO original series The Gilded Age began streaming on January 24th and graduate Nick Dauphanais was the VFX Supervisor on the show for Powerhouse VFX!

Job Updates!

Congratulations to Carlos Barrios who just got hired by ILM as a compositor!!

Congratulations to graduate Livia Nunes who just got hired as a senior compositor for Pixomondo!

Congratulations to graduates Vance Hadley and Dalton Dalluge who just got hired by BOT VFX as compositors!

Congratulations to Gary Middleton who just got hired by Big Daddy Unlimited as 3D Artist!

Congratulations to grad Tanner Dunworth who just got hired as a Sr tech Artist by Black Magic Technologies!

Congratulations to Meghana Penumarthi who recently got hired by Ingenuity Studios as a VFX Coordinator!

Congratulations to graduate Peyton Moore Woods who just got her first job in the industry with Polker as a 3D Modeler!

Congratulations to grad Nick Schraeder who just got hired by Outpost as a compositor!

Congratulations to graduate Michael Vieira who just got hired by DNEG as a character rigger!!

Congratulations to Zach Hamelton who just got hired by Zero VFX as a VFX Producer!!

Congratulations to Dustin Hayes who was just promoted to Element QC Lead at Stereo D!

Congratulations to Aidan Bolduc who just landed his first gig in the industry as a modeler for Steamroller Studios!

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 1920’s New York. Scenes that are too hard or dangerous to film, such as smoke, water, and 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.

Game Production Diploma Program

Game production is predominantly about imagining and building entire worlds and their inhabitants from scratch and devising immersive experiences that can run and adapt to the demands of user play in real-time. Our GAME PRODUCTION students share much of the initial introduction to their craft with our VFX crew, as the fundamental skills required in 3D modeling, lighting, texturing, and composition have a lot of overlap.

The DAVE School Game Production Diploma (GPD) teaches specifically for success in this thriving industry. Like its sister VFX Diploma, the GPD Program spans 12 months and offers scheduled starts each Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. Its uniquely flexible, hybrid format combines nine months of live, online classes with three months of on-campus lessons in Orlando, Florida. During this three-month studio residency, students work together under the direct guidance of their instructors on pre-production techniques of a real game of their making.

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.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) 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) is 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)