The Keith Report: July 1st 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! The best free battle royal game, Call of Duty: Warzone offers additional episodes including hidden bunkers, new weapons and a look at Adler’s endgame. Call of Duty: Warzone includes game production that allows players to drop in, loot for rewards, battle to the top, and plunder.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 released on June 17th and grad Kevin Sanders (2016) worked on it at Frame Machine! The premise of The Tomorrow War is that a family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past. In the Tomorrow War, time travelers arrive from 2051 to relay an urgent massage from 30 years in the future, that the earth is losing a war against aliens. Chris Pratt transports to the future to save the planet’s fate.

The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt releases on Amazon Prime on July 2nd and Blake Dewoody (2016), Francesca Milde (2016), and Jaime Riveros (2014) all worked on the film! This looks really good!

Marvel's Black Widow will be released in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th and grads Kevin Conlon (2016), Les Foor (2010), Dusty Hayes (2012), Chris Montesano (2010), and Rachel Ulciny (2016) all worked on the film! I'll be seeing this one in the theaters!

The Horizon: Forbidden West demo was recently revealed and Aine Graham (2011) was an animation lead on it!

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes out in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16th and graduates Nick Stevens (2007) and Dusty Hayes (2012) both worked on the film!

The feature film ZOLA came out in theaters on June 30th and Zach Hamelton (2018) worked on the movie as a VFX Coordinator!

The independent film Enterfear 2: The Next Wave just finished production here in Orlando and grad Chris Wall (2015) worked on the project as a grip and even played a bad guy! How fun!

The latest installment in the Purge franchise is called The Forever Purge and graduate Bryan Haines (2004) worked on the film as a compositor for Crafty Apes!

The NBC show This is Us is wrapping up it's 5th season and grads Jason Maynard (2000), Drew Tobin (2009), Daniel Kaczkowski (2019), and Zach Wise (2020) all worked on the show!

Job Updates!

Congratulations to graduate Shawn Pryor (2017) who just got hired as an animator for Sony!

Congratulations to alumnus Gerardo Garcia (2019) for getting hired by Crafty Apes as a compositor!

Congratulations to Amaya Ayers (2015) who was just hired by Alchemy 24 as a compositor!

Congratulations to alumnus Stephany Hernandez (2019) who is now a 3D lighting/rendering artist at WebstaurantStore!

Congratulations to Nick Johnson (2018) who just got hired by Verizon as a 3D Artist!

Congratulations to Harry Porudominsky (2001) who is now the principal 3D generalist for OnChain Studios!

Congratulations to Siearra Schultz (2019) who was just hired by Steamroller Studios as an Animation TD!

Congratulations to graduate Devon McFarland (2017) who just got hired as a compositor by NoodleHaus!

Congratulations to Anthony Meredith (2020) who just got hired as a Game Development Specialist by SAIC!

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)