The Keith Report: November 9th 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!

Season 2 of Hightown came out on STARZ October 17th and graduates Kevin Conlon, Dana Passarella, Mariel Folmer, and Tanner Bartlett have worked on it as compositors! Set in Cape Code, Hightown follows a woman’s journey to sobriety in the midst of a murder investigation. Hightown is a crime drama starring Riley Voekel, Mike Pniewski and Tonya Glanz. Nominated for 3 awards, Hightown continues to get rave reviews on Starz. Thanks to Kevin Conlon, Dana Passarella, Mariel Folmer and Tanner Bartlett for their great work on Hightown.

The Guillermo Del Toro horror film Antlers opens only in theaters on October 29th and grad Devin Marie Zoltowski worked on it as a compositor!

The much anticipated Marvel film Eternals opens only in theaters November 5th and alumni Alex Heffner, Francesca Milde, and Hadi Daher have all worked on it! I can't wait for this one! Set in the MCU, Eternals follows a new team of superheroes living on Earth when the world encounters the Deviants. The Eternals band together to save the Earth from this ancient evil. Thanks to Alex Heffner, Francesca Milde, and Hadi Daher for the great visual effects in many of the scenes from this new Marvel classic, Eternals.

Clifford the Big Red Dog comes out on November 10th in theaters and on Paramount+ and grad Hope Wolf Brackin worked as the 3DDMP lead on the film!

The science fiction film Finch starring Tom Hanks came out on Apple TV on November 5th and graduate Josh Clark worked on it as an animator and he got to animate the main robot character. Anna Torri also worked on it as an asset and environment artist.

The Hulu original show Queens came out on October 19th and grad Tanner Bartlett worked on it as a compositing supervisor!

The Netflix film Red Notice comes out in theaters on November 5th and on Netflix on November 12th. This looks like a really fun adventure and grads Chris Cheng and Bryan Haines worked on it as compositors!

The new drama series Mayor of Kingstown comes out on Paramount+ on November 14th and graduate Tiffany Nichole Bromley worked on it!

Star Trek: Prodigy came out on Paramount+ on October 28th and graduates Peyton Glover and Cody Burke worked on it for Nickelodeon!

Job Updates!

Congratulations to graduate Alex Rideout who just got hired by Zoic Studios as an Unreal Engine Pipeline Developer!

Congratulations to grad Ashley Beyer who just got hired as a lighter for Mainframe Studios!

Congratulations to grad Nicole Estilow-Cruz who just got hired as a Post-vis Compositor at The Third Floor!

Congratulations to graduate Dan Muthig who just got his first job in the industry working as an animator for Rouge Mocap! You owe me a toy, Dan!

Congratulations to Rob Webb who just got hired as a Sr. Character Rigger at Sony Interactive!

Congratulations to Dan LaGrow who just got his first job in the industry at Tec-Ease as a freelance CG Artist!

Congratulations to Dylan Coletta who just got his first job in the industry and is now a compositor for Blackburrow Creative!

Congratulations to Gabriela Brandes who is now a Sr. VFX Compositor at Paris Filmes!

Congratulations to graduate Livia Nunes who is now a Sr. Compositor at Monsters, Aliens, Robots, and Zombies or...MARZ! (Love the name of this studio! LOL)

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)