The Keith Report: November 29th 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 highly anticipated Cowboy Bebop came out on Netflix on November 19th and graduates Jason Bradbury and Zach Wise both worked on it as compositors!

Dexter New Blood came out on Showtime on November 7th and graduate Ryan Ninko worked on it as a compositor! Set 10 years after Dexter went missing, Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C Hall) lives under a false name in the small town of Iron Lake, NY. Dexter New Blood takes many twists and turns before Dexter is back to his old tricks. Congratulations to Ryan Ninko for being the compositor on Dexter New Blood.

If you haven't seen Ghostbusters Afterlife yet it's amazing and grad Selena Farkas worked on it as a compositor! It's only in theatres so go! A sequel to the original Ghostbusters films released in the 80s, Ghostbusters Afterlife follows the grandchildren of Egon Spengler, as they work together to save the world from the ghosts of the past to secure the future of humanity. Congratulations to Selena Farkas as compositor on the movie Ghostbusters Afterlife.

The new Will Smith movie King Richard came out on November 19th in theatres and on HBO Max and grad Tiffany Nichole Bromley worked on the film as a compositor!

Season 4 of Star Trek Discovery came out on Paramount+ on November 18th and there have been a slew of grads to work on this and past seasons including Shawn Ewashko, Jacob Coy, Simon McKelleget, Duncan Key, Jasper Baltzersen, Bryan Haines, Sara Tremblay, and Devin Zoltowski!!

Disney's latest animated feature Encanto came out on Thanksgiving grad David Maldonado worked on it as a stereo and compositing artist!

The latest Marvel show Hawkeye came out on Disney+ on November 24th and grads Timothy Fleur, Eion Ray Patterson, and Nicolas Felcyn all worked on the show!

The latest REEL FX feature film Back To The Outback comes out on Netflix on December 10th and graduate Ross Ovington worked on it as a lighter!

Job Updates!

Congratulations to graduate Daniel Meireles who just got hired by IGS as CG Generalist! 

Congratulations to grad Dalton Jones who just got his first industry job working for MonkeyChow Animation!!  

Congratulations to grad Zach Hamelton who just got hired as a VFX Production Manager at Pixomondo! 

Congratulations to graduate Timothy Fleur who just got hired as a Sr. Character Artist by Crafty Apes! 

Congratulations to Ariel Fore who just got hired as a compositor at Ingenuity Studios!

Congratulations to Jessica Wolff who just got promoted to lead compositor for Mavericks VFX!

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)