The Keith Report: October 6th 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!

Venom: Let there be Carnage came out in theatres on October 1st and graduate Selena Farkas worked on it as a compositor!

The latest Bond film No Time To Die opened in theatres on October 8th and grad Yael Majors worked on it as a visual Effects supervisor! A sequel in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig and Rami Malek, takes us through a love story filled with action and intrigue. No Time To Die was initially delayed due to the pandemic but visual effects were worth the wait. A must see for die-hard James Bond fans as well as those new to the James Bond franchise. Thanks to Yael Majors for exceptional visual effects that takes No Time To Die to another level of cinematic experience

The feature film Dear Evan Hansen opened on September 24th and alumni Tanner Bartlett, Bryan Haines, Derek Serra, Chris Cheng, Ryan McConnell, Duncan Key, Erika Chlupsa, Tyler Barnes, and Tyler Usie all worked on it! 

The 3rd season of the Shudder series Creepshow came out on September 22nd and grads Sara Tremblay, Bryan Haines, Jasper Baltzersen, Tanner Bartlett, Duncan Key, and Tyler Usie all worked on the series as compositors!

The Addams Family 2 came out in theaters and on demand on October 1st and graduate Drew Tobin served as a senior lighter and compositor on it! The sequel to the animated film The Addams Family, stars the voices of Oscar Issac, Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz. Winning an HMMA award for original score of an animated film, The Adams Family 2 brings our favorite family to life with the help of Drew Tobin, a DAVE School alumni.

My Little Pony: A New Generation came out on September 24th came out only on Netflix and grad David Ronnes worked on it as a lead visual effects artist for Boulder Media!

The prequel to the hit show The Sopranos The Many Saints of Newark came out in theatres and on HBO Max on October 1st and graduates Jimi Clark, Daniel Kaczkowski, and Evander Major all worked on it!

The 5th season of Station 19 came out on September 30th and graduate Derek Serra worked on it!

This is very cool! Graduate John Vanderbeck is a Sr. Software Engineer for Unity and he has been working on Unity Metacast which is a tool to give people a new way to experience sports! In this video it's UFC!

The animated comedy Extinct came out on October 16th and graduate Jason Bradbury worked on it as a compositor!

The Netflix film The Starling came out on September 24th and grad Zach Hamelton worked on it as a producer and Chris Cheng & and Duncan Key as compositors!

The action movie Kate came out on September 10th in theatres and on Netflix and and grads Kellie O'Sullivan and Caitlin Page worked on it! Kellie as a digital matte painter and Caitlin as a lighter!

Job Updates!

Congratulations to grad Brendon Green who just got his first job in the industry as a compositor working for Spin VFX!! 

Congratulations to grad Megan Bosque who just got her first job in the industry as a VFX PA for Netflix!  

Congratulations to grad John Osgood who just got his first job in the industry as a compositor working for Crafty Apes! 

Congratulations to graduate Moe Ftouni who just got hired by Playstation as an animator!

Congratulations to Fernando Garza who just got his first job in the industry at Cole Engineering Services as a 3D Modeler!

Congratulations to alumnus Francisco Alfieri who just got his first job in the industry and is now a compositor for Splice!

Congratulations to Caroline Way who just got her first job in the industry with Falcon's Creative Group as a Jr. Unreal Generalist!

Congratulations to graduate Tristan LaPointe who just got his first job in the industry as a compositor and was hired by Spin VFX!

Congratulations to Rachel 'Cosette' Budreau who just got her first job in the industry as a VFX PA for Netflix!  

Congratulations to Kelsie Groth who just got hired by Deck Nine Games as a character rigger!

Congratulations to Eric Ho who just got hired by Morehead Planetarium & Science Center as a CG Generalist!

Congratulations to Nasser Mandavi who just got hired by Crafty Apes as a Compositor! Congrats Nas!!

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)