SEP 30, 2014 : 3D Training Institute Proudly Announces that Gary Platt Has Joined the 3DTi Advisory Board
3D Training Institute (3DTi) is pleased to announce that Gary Platt, has joined the 3DTi Board of Advisors. Gary Platt co-founded Full Sail University in 1977 and played a pivotal role in its success. He designed Full Sail’s core curriculum in 1978 and received numerous industry and educational awards. Full Sail’s initial mission was to train students on the production side of entertainment and music. Later, specialized associate's degrees and associate's degrees were added in computer animation, digital media, game design and development, and show production and touring. All of these degrees were later expanded into full bachelor's degree programs. Mr. Platt served as Senior Vice President and Director of Education during his twenty years at Full Sail. Gary Platt and Eckart Wintzen, a Dutch venture capitalist and media arts enthusiast, shared a vision for creating a college with a focus on excellence in the digital arts. In 1998, they co-founded Expression Center for New Media (now known as Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.) Ex'pression College is a for-profit college located in Emeryville, California, geared toward the entertainment industry and known for its around-the-clock schedule and eight week terms. Ex’pression College offers degrees in Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Interactive Audio, Motion Graphic Design and Sound Arts. The college has been recognized for its accelerated programs. Mr. Platt still serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts. Mr. Platt graduated from Ohio University and they recently honored him with the Achievement in Music Award. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Platt designed the educational program for The Recording Workshop in Ohio, which is believed to be the nations’ first accelerated training program for recording. Mr. Platt also received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2007. Not only did Mr. Platt graduate with honors but he also gained invaluable insights into the many facets and advantages of online learning.
Gary Platt said, “I am also overjoyed to be joining the 3DTi Board of Directors and helping the next generation of students discover their passion, and find meaningful and fulfilling jobs doing what they love. I’m looking forward to working with the team at 3DTi to find ways to reach more students and support their efforts to create more success stories!” Ben Katt, Director of 3D Training Institute said, “Gary is an example of the stature of talented members on our Board of Advisors. He has a wealth of experience in the educational field and he is joining us at a very exciting time as more students are looking for alternatives to traditional college paths. His expertise in the field of digital and creative arts fits well with our unique training approach to prepare students for successful careers in a shorter amount of time.”
SEP 18, 2014 : 19 year old Christian Carbajal Chose 3D Training Institute’s 4 Month Program, Instead of 4 Year College, and Just Landed Dream 3D Position at Edese Doret Industries
3D Training Institute (3DTi) is proud to announce
that recent graduate Christian Carbajal just got a full time job in the
3D industry without going through the traditional, expensive 4 year college
track. Christian joined 3D Training Institute’s Fast Track program
to learn the Autodesk software Maya, and got his diploma in only 4 months.
He just turned 20 years old, and is very proud that he has already launched
his career at Edese Doret Industrial Design.
When Christian graduated from high school
there was a lot of pressure to go directly to college. Most of his friends
and classmates were following a traditional path, feeling that they had
to go college if they wanted to be successful. But, Christian had been noticing
that going to college didn't always mean finding a job and he knew a
lot of people who had gotten deep into debt with school loans.
Christian decided to take a different route.
"I always thought of myself as an artist. I was drawing stick figures
when I was only 3 years old and playing the guitar and piano at 4. I started
playing video games at 8, and then got into acting and singing when I was
9 years old. At 12, I was intrigued by anatomy, and at 15, I was studying
martial arts." Christian gives a lot of credit to his parents for letting
him follow his passions.
“Throughout the years of watching cool and shiny movies and playing creative video games, I would think to myself, ‘Wow’ that’s what I want to do. Once I graduated from high school, I dove into 3D Training Institute, which is a great place for ambitious people to develop the professional skills needed to be successful in the 3D industry.”
3DTi is a unique production-based training program where students learn Autodesk software in a simulated on-the-job environment. Because 3DTi students learn by working on in-demand projects, Christian was able to build a portfolio while he was going to school. All 3D Training courses are held live on-line, which meant Christian was able to take classes without the extra expense of traveling and he was able to get real time feedback from the instructor. And because 3DTi students learn in a simulated production environment, Christian knew how to work in a professional position.
"Thank you 3DTi for making it possible for me to kick start my career at my age, and having faith in me.” Christian has this advice to give to aspiring 3d artists, "Never give up on your dreams and goals. Have the courage to believe in yourself, because you are the only one who can make it happen."
Ben Katt, from 3D Training Institute said, “We are incredibly proud of Christian. He possessed the insight to know what he wanted to accomplish, the wisdom to trust his instincts, and the motivation to make his dream come true. He is an inspiration to all of us. I highly encourage anyone who wants to find a career or make a career change to come to our free Intro Class. At 3DTi, we create success stories. Come find out how you can be as successful as Christian."
JUN 30, 2014 : 3D Training Institute Launches Hands on Workshops in 3D
as a Response to President Obama’s Call for Action in Creating New Incentives
for Entrepreneurs and Inventors
Last week, President Obama held the first
Maker Faire at the White House and celebrated with the entrepreneurs and
inventors who have reinvented and reinvigorated the manufacturing sector
of the US economy. The West Wing of the White House was filled with Makers
demonstrating inventions from Robotic giraffes to a 3D Pancake Printer,
to 3d modeling of molecules inside our bodies.
Behind much of this innovation is 3D software and it is expected that the
demand for professionals who are proficient in 3dsMax, Maya, Revit, and
Inventor will continue to match the soaring marketplace.
Autodesk has made a commitment to supporting the President’s call to action
and 3DTi is contributing by offering these Hands on Workshops which will
introduce the 3D software and the unique Production Based Training Methodology
that is conducted exclusively by 3DTi. In the workshop participants will
complete a small project to get an understanding of the software and the
project workflow. The workshop will be taught using a combination of 2 hours
of self-paced interactive videos which are accessible at any time and a
4 hour live instructor led online session.
From movies and video games, to legal presentations, medical animations,
fashion designers, construction managers, endless mobile applications, and
3D Printing, the opportunities for 3D professionals are expanding every
day. The accessibility to 3D tools is creating a new generation of Makers,
inventors, and entrepreneurs.
The Hands on Workshops are offered in Autodesk software packages 3dsMax,
Maya, Revit, and Inventor. For only $50, participants will learn about the
software, the industry trends, and job availability in the 3D field.
Trent Edwards, Instructional Manager at 3DTi, says, “We see huge potential
for anyone who gets into the 3D field. Many of 3DTi’s graduates have started
their own businesses. Our mission has always been to help students establish
a fulfilling career and long term success.”
MAY 28, 2014 : Revit Graduate, Brian Ballinger, Was Recently Hired as an Architect With the Naos Design Group, Before He Even Graduated From The 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Programs
Brian Ballinger, 3D Training Institute (3DTi)
Alumni, earned his B.S. in Architecture at Lawrence Technological University,
near Detroit, Michigan, where their motto is "Possible is Everything".
But he soon discovered that finding a satisfying job wasn’t easy,
and at times didn’t even seem possible.
He was working as a draftsman using Autocad,
but Brian wanted to work in a position where he would feel inspired, could
grow with the company, and most of all, be happy. Brian found that a lot
of companies were using outdated technology or could not promise long-term
employment. Brian says, “I was constantly looking for a way out of
the short-term job cycle; but without experience in Revit, I could hardly
get an interview—let alone a good job."
Brian started researching classes and schools
online to find a program that would work with his schedule. Since he worked
full time during the day, nights and weekends were his only option. “I
didn't feel like I would learn enough in a two-week crash course offered
by other schools, and I needed examples of completed work to show in interviews,”
Brian said. “So, I decided to give the 3D Training Institute 16 week
program a shot.”
Brian likes the way the 3D Training Institute
classes are taught in a simulated production environment to give each student
the experience of working in a real-world setting. At the 3D Training Institute
students apply theory to real world projects. “I was only about halfway
through the Intermediate part of the 3DTi Revit Program, when I started
getting these interviews. I was able to show a couple of projects from my
classes to some companies.I was so excited to find that I got three job
Brian finally found his dream job at Naos
Design Group, and he gives all the credit to 3D Training Institute’s
simulated on-the-job training program. Today, Brian is on the fast track
to success as he and Naos Design Groups BIM Manager, Alyssa Tharrett, are
teaching the rest of the firm’s employees how to succeed using Revit!
"If you are willing to put in the
time, you will succeed. The instructors challenge the students who are catching
on quickly, while still taking time out for one-on-one sessions with students
who are struggling with a particular concept. The advice I have for potential
candidates is this question... Which costs you more? The time and money
put toward learning a new skill—or being left behind?" - Brian
“Joel Orr, a member of 3D Training
Institute’s Board of Advisors says, "Brian's success in landing
the job he wanted is testimony to his commitment, and to the power of 3DTi
Revit training. Anyone wanting to move ahead in architecture and construction
must be familiar with Revit; 3DTi offers an "express train" to
that destination. Kudos to Brian!".” - says Joel Orr, 3DTi Advisory
To see the entire press release: click
MAY 05, 2014 : 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni, Sal Torchia, Recently Brought 3D Animation Skills to BBDO, Adding Another Dimension of Creativity and Fulfillment to His Work
3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni, Sal Torchia,
earned his degree in Advertising Design and Communications, moved to New
York City and landed his dream job at BBDO, a prestigious advertising agency.
He loved working in 2D design, retouching and print ads but after a while
he realized that he kept bumping up against a ceiling in his profession.
As much as Sal loved working in advertising,
and producing great work for clients such as Pepsi, Snickers, Gillette,
and Visa, he started to think he would have to make a career change but
couldn't imagine what that would be. “I looked at all of the options around
me within the ad world but I began to see an increasing amount of people
becoming burned out and many just unhappy.”
He started asking himself the difficult questions.
“What do you do when you have invested time and money in a career only to
find out your opportunities don’t match your ambitions?” Sal took to the
Internet to do some research and discovered 3DTraining Institute. “I went
to the Free Intro Class and I was hooked.” He signed up for the Maya Course
Over the years, Sal has contributed to the
success of many projects, creating buzz on social media and most importantly
keeping BBDO clients happy and satisfied. Some of his notable accomplishments
include a first time use of CGI for their Guinness client that was displayed
for the world to see on a billboard in the middle of Times Square. A Lowe’s
project that required the modeling and animating of multi-tool wrench for
its launch which became one of the best sellers of the season. A holiday
campaign for HBO that captured iconic themes and imagery from their shows
modeled into Christmas ornaments, and Gillette’s art deco campaign for the
Art of Shaving.
"With 3D there’s no ceiling any more.
I saw a new light on my career path. 3DTi opened doors for climbing up the
job ladder and making big money.”" - Sal Torchia
“We are so very proud of Sal and the work
he has done. At 3DTraining Institute, we are here to help him continue to
learn and grow and help him achieve his professional goals and aspirations.”
- says Ben Katt, 3DTi
To see the entire press release: click
APR 04, 2014 : Struggling Chef Transforms Himself into a Successful Entrepreneur in the 3D Animation Industry Within One Year of Graduating from 3D Training Institute (3DTi)
3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni, Daniel
Madzel, has always loved creating recipes and making tasty treats for his
family and friends. This passion fulfilled his creative side, but the long
hours and low pay in the food industry sent him searching for a career where
he could afford to support his family.
So Daniel did some research. "Before I threw
tens of thousands of dollars into a school I needed to know how it was going
to work for me." Daniel discovered 3D Training Institute, attended the free
Introductory Class, and liked what he saw.
"3DTi has a really cool teaching approach.
The instructors teach live online and they make learning fun and easy. 3DTi
uses a simulated production environment, so I learned what companies and
clients are looking for. It was like on the job training and far more affordable
than any of the other programs."
"But, when I graduated the economy was really
bad. Still, I didn't let that stop me. I said, 'If I can't find a job, I'll
make my own.'" Daniel took what he learned at 3DTi and turned himself into
an entrepreneur. "I pounded the pavement and now I've got a team of 10 artists.
I feel like there's no ceiling on what we can accomplish."
For Daniel, 3D Training Institute was the
"secret sauce" that gave him the skills and confidence to successfully make
the career change that would change his life.
"I'm now able to live a happy, creative,
fulfilling life. I tried a lot of other things, but I just wasn't happy,"
Daniel says. "Working for something you want in life is never going to be
easy. You've got to do your homework, get around good people, get fired
up! I'm happy I tried. I have no regrets!" - Daniel Madzel
"We are very proud of Daniel's success.
We are here to provide Daniel and his company, Gridway Digital with talent
and help him grow his business. Daniel is an inspiration for anyone looking
for career change and anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a successful
entrepreneur." - says Ben Katt, 3DTi.
To see the entire press release: click
3D Training Institute (3DTi) and Sculpteo collaborate to promote 3D printing to students
3D Training Institute, (3DTi) an industry
leader in teaching Autodesk software, and Sculpteo, an innovative 3D cloud
printing service, are excited to announce a collaboration to promote 3D
printing to the student community.
3DTi and Sculpteo will conduct a live-online
webinar on Wednesday, December 4th, from 6pm to 7pm (Pacific Time), about
how to prepare 3D files for printing, set up your own online store, and
embed Sculpteo’s technology onto your own website.
The business of 3D printing is exploding.
Mass customization is expected to go beyond mass production. Sculpteo has
created a 3D cloud printing service that unites artists and designers with
customers; and has taken all the hassle out of the 3D printing and selling
The Sculpteo 3D printing engine can produce
a different object for each individual. The ability to produce a physical
model from a 3D file has important applications in architecture, manufacturing,
gaming, home wares, lighting, jewelry, and almost every other conceivable
industry. Using Sculpteo’s unique 3D cloud printing engine, artists are
able to upload their 3D files onto the Sculpteo platform.
Sculpteo handles everything, from printing
and shipping, to billing and payments. It allows customers to choose colors,
sizes, and materials, to create personalized gifts or other items of their
choosing. Customers can design a one-of-a-kind piece, individualizing a
piece of jewelry or art for personal use or home display. Sculpteo will
give 3DTi students a discount to print physical models of their work and
to create a personal library of the models they have created. 3DTi will
also conduct online training seminars to help artists and designers market
their designs using the Sculpteo platform.
"Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service
that is available to everyone. But not everyone is able to create a printable
file using 3D software. This is why our partnership with 3DTi is so valuable;
it enables us to teach people how to create 3D files for 3D printing," says
Clément Moreau, CEO of Sculpteo.
“3DTi recently launched an ambitious service
called Studio Connect, to give students a chance to work with industry professionals
and prepare them for real-world projects after they successfully complete
the program. Partnering with Sculpteo and teaching students how to use this
hot new technology to market themselves and their art is a natural fit,”
says Ben Katt, 3DTi.
For more information and to register for the
3D printing webinar visit: http://www.3dtraining.com/sculpteo
OCT 30, 2013 : Studio Connect Looks to Bridge the Gap Between 3D Design and Animation Graduates and Studios Looking for Talent
3D Training Institute (3DTi) is launching
a new, free service, called Studio Connect in January 2014, to bridge the
gap between graduates and studios who need production assistance for their
3DTi Company News 3D Training is launching
a new and innovative service, “Studio Connect”, that addresses a major industry
problem. With most studios facing stringent production deadlines, they lack
the time and resources to train and manage fresh graduates, and prefer to
hire experienced talent. Studio Connect will act as a life line between
graduates who have learned Autodesk 3D software (3dsMax, Maya, Revit, and
Inventor) and studios working on film, gaming, architectural, manufacturing,
and other design projects.
Studio Connect will launch in January 2014,
and is free for participants. Although this service was created for graduates
who have completed the 3DTi training programs, a few spots will be open
to graduates from other schools and colleges. The selected participants
will have the opportunity to gain the critical experience that studios seek,
while working in teams on simulated production projects.
“This program is truly win-win, Graduates
participating in Studio Connect will get the opportunity to work with clients,
and studios will benefit by having a pool of well-trained and qualified
talent for their projects.” - Gary Sharfin, owner of Private Idaho.
“Studio Connect will help bridge the gap
in the industry between graduates looking for work and studios looking for
well-trained talent that is ready to ‘hit the ground running.’ I encourage
studios to take advantage of this service, which will give graduates the
break they deserve!" - Joel Orr, founder, Computer Graphics World magazine.
To view the full press release, click
TO REGISTER FOR THE STUDIO CONNECT SERVICE,
JUN 28, 2013 : 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Joins the Ranks as One of the First Live On-line Training Companies to Become an Authorized Training Center (ATC) for Autodesk (ADSK)
3D Training Institute (3DTi) is proud to announce that they have become one of the first live on-line training centers to become an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC).
In fact, 3DTi has the unique distinction of arguably being the first company to launch live on-line classes back in 2007. The live on-line format allows anyone with an internet connection to learn from home or their place of work with a live instructor, at set times over the Internet. Now, as an Autodesk Authorized Training Center, 3DTi will be able to offer additional benefits to students, such as a certificate of proficiency from Autodesk, and access to the Autodesk Student Community to obtain a free three year license in the software they are learning.
3D Training Institute’s programs were initially developed in 1998 by production professionals who were having a difficult time finding skilled talent. In fact, when they were first launched in 1999, 3DTi’s classes were conducted at the Autodesk Resource Center, located within the Curious Pictures Facility and later moved to a much larger training space on 5th Avenue, in New York City.
The opportunity came in 2007 when web tecs.hnologies such as WebEx made it possible to conduct live instructor-led training online. Ever since then, 3DTi has helped a significant number of people change their careers and their lives with their innovative 16 week production based training programs which use a combination of self-paced training materials and live instructor-led session.
“I had a day job. I didn’t have time to go to a classroom. The live on-line instruction was great. The instructors teach you how to create work based on what clients want.”. - Chris Jennings
"I needed a program that would give me real world training, was affordable, and worked around my schedule." - Eric Nercessian
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JAN 16, 2013 : Emmy Award Winning 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni Is Looking Forward To The Possibility of a Second Emmy This Year
3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni, Chris Jennings, is on the fast track to making all his dreams come true.3DTi Company News Chris Jennings, 3DTi Alumni, won his first Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design and Art Direction Category as Lead 3D Artist, for the National Geographic documentary, “Illicit: The Dark Trade”. This important film examined a new kind of international crime; the illegal trade of fake medicines, dangerous weapons, and even human beings.
However, for Chris, life was not always so exciting and glamorous. He had always loved art, but drawing wasn’t a medium he wanted to pursue. Chris went to college and got his BA in Graphic Design. “I interviewed for graphic design jobs and found them to be boring. I then realized I wanted to do exciting stuff with 3D visualization and special effects.”
So, Chris went back to school and got his associate’s degree in Digital Animation and Visual Effects. Even with all this education, he didn’t feel that he had gotten all the skills he needed to advance his career.So, Chris turned to 3D Training Institute (3DTi), for help. Chris really liked the production based program that 3DTi offered.
“The online instruction was great! I had a day job. I didn’t have time to go to a classroom. I liked the way that 3DTi is based on the real world. The instructors teach you how to create work based on what clients want. It really put me on the fast track in my career.” - Chris Jennings
Soon after completing the program, Chris was hired as the Animation Supervisor for another documentary called “Alien Deep”, where Dr. Robert Ballard, the famed explorer who discovered the final resting place of the Titanic, took viewers on a trip to discover the secrets of life that exists thousands of feet below the surface of the sea. This documentary aired on National Geographic Channel and is expected to be up for Emmy consideration in 2013.
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OCT 23, 2012 : (3DTi) Alumni, Eric Nersesian, Rides the New Wave in 3D Movie Making
3DTi Alumni Works on a Sci-Fi Web Series "The New Kind" Which Raised $100K Though Kickstarter (a new funding platform for creative projects).
Eric Nersesian, 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Alumni, was sitting in his backyard when he got the call from director Peter Hyoguchi asking him to join his web project. “Peter saw my reel on the internet and felt that I would be a great fit as a VFX Artist. I looked him up online, saw his credentials, and thought, ‘this can’t be real.’” The web series also attracted other professionals who had worked on projects such as Star Wars, Avatar, Hugo, The Matrix, and Harry Potter. Suddenly, Eric found himself collaborating with animation superstars.
Until now, getting the necessary funding was more fantasy than reality. But, in the new age of the internet and social media, using Kickstarter, director Peter Hyoguchi, was able to raise $100,000 to fund his Anime inspired, sci-fi web series called “The New Kind”. Kickstarter, which describes itself as a funding platform for creative projects, has now made it possible for anyone with a great idea to make it happen.
During the day, Eric works as a full time Computer Graphics Project Lead and Animation Department Manager for military training simulations in the Unity Game Engine. In his off time, he collaborates with animators and directors from around the world, contributes to crowd sourced web projects, and works with Hollywood professionals, all from the comfort of his home.
Eric credits 3D Training Institute (3DTi), for giving him the tools to find work in both of these areas of 3D animation. Although, making movies with Hollywood producers is the glamorous side of 3D animation, Eric says that he is equally proud of the 3D interactive training simulations he creates that train people before they put themselves in dangerous situations.
"Virtual studios, crowd sourced projects, and funding along with hardware and software improvements have made it possible for anyone to learn 3D animation and make a movie with a very small investment. With production based, online 3D training, such as 3DTi, anyone can also create their dream job. This is the future of animation." - Eric Nersesian
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MAY 24, 2012 : Dr. Joel Orr joins 3DTraining (3DTi) Advisory Board
Dr. Joel N. Orr established himself as a world-renowned expert in engineering automation and computer technologies. He helped found Cyon Research Corporation, a publishing and consulting firm, and its annual COFES conference.
Much in demand as a keynote speaker, Joel has addressed conferences, companies, and associations around the world, often sharing the platform with speakers such as Tom Peters, George Gilder, Jack Kemp, and others.
Joel created Computer Graphics World magazine in 1976 and sold it in 1978. Orr was also co-founder and president of the NCGA (National Computer Graphics Association) and president of the Virtual Worlds Society. Autodesk Corporation named Orr a “Distinguished Fellow” for a three-year period that ended in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, Bentley Systems, Inc. designated him their “Engineering Laureate.”
Dr. Orr’s most recent book is “Joel’s BookProgram: The Simple Secret to Writing a Book in 30 Days, at 1 Hour a Day!” He has also written “Every Man a Hero, Every Woman a Coach,” and “Structure is Destiny: The Dandelion Paradox.”
Many of the Fortune 500 manufacturers see Dr. Orr as a major resource in the areas of business restructuring, automation, and the future of technology. He counts among his clients Ford, IBM, Chrysler, Lockheed, Xerox, Apple, General Foods, Dow Corning; Becton-Dickinson, US Surgical, the US Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army, NASA, government agencies in several countries, and many other organizations.
Orr has frequently served as an expert witness in matters relating to computer graphics, CAD, computer software, systems design, collaborative software, and more.
Dr. Orr’s PhD is in abstract math, from SUNY, 1973. He is listed in “Who’s Who,” and is internationally known as a speaker. He lives in Mountain View, California.
"3DTi's performance-measurement approach to training brings science to places it rarely used to go. In the spirit of 'evidence-based' pursuits that are so prominent across the spectrum of professional practices today, it is grounded and effective. Graduates are ready to 'hit the ground running,' and are energized in ways that delight both them and their employers." - Dr. Joel N. Orr
For more information, visit http://www.joelorr.com
JUN 14, 2011 : 3DTraining.com Welcomes Emmy Award Winning Director David Carson to its Student Advisory Board
3DTraining.com (3DTi) welcomes David Carson to its board of student advisors, which represents prominent animation executives who are committed to sharing their areas of expertise with its instructors and students. The members of the 3DTi advisory board represent significant talent and accomplishment in the animation industry.
David Carson is the director of four episodes each of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, including the latter's pilot episode, "Emissary"". Carson also directed Star Trek Generations, his first feature film effort and the highest grossing movie of the Star Trek franchise at that time. His movies for the big screen include LETTERS FROM A KILLER, starring Patrick Swayze, IN HIS LIFE: THE JOHN LENNON STORY, and THE 10TH KINGDOM.
Carson has also directed episodes of such shows as L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Alien Nation, Northern Exposure, Beverly Hills 90210. Other movies and mini-series directed by Carson for television include CARRIE, BLUE SMOKE, and GOING UNDERGROUND, which won a Humanitas award. Carson has also won two EMMYS, for his work on the TV series STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE and NORTHERN EXPOSURE.
“I am very impressed with 3DTi’s program, and especially their aim to help and encourage students to balance their artistry and aspirations with the real world requirements and challenges of the entertainment industry, thereby increasing their chances of success,” - David Carson.
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DEC 3, 2010 : 3DTi graduate Breyon Bradford uses skills he learned online to build a 3D business whose clientelBreyon_worke includes Intel, Audi and Volkswagen
NEW YORK— Jackson, Mississippi is not often mentioned among the country’s top media production centers, but if Oroma Media has anything to say about it that may soon change. The Jackson-based company, founded a scant two years ago by 3D Training Institute (3DTi) graduate Breyon Bradford, provides video production, graphics design, post production, website design and branding services, and has quickly amassed an impressive local, regional and even national clientele by turning out work whose quality rivals that of top tier shops in New York and Los Angeles.
Along with an unlikely location, the company as surprisingly humble origins. Four years ago, Bradford was making a modest income using Adobe After Effects to produce motion graphics for small projects for his church. Wanting to advance his career, he decided to extend his skills by learning 3D. “I found 3DTi (3dtraining.com) on the web and signed up for an introductory course,” Bradford recalls, “and instantly knew that it was something I wanted to do.”
Bradford said that the education he received through 3DTi has been critical to his company’s success. He not only learned how to use sophisticated 3D software, he got the career guidance and post graduate support he needed to put his knowledge to practical, commercial use.
“I’m not a guy who got his start working in a huge studio in L.A.,” Bradford concludes. “I came to 3DTi with an eagerness to learn. I worked hard and continued to grow and the next thing I knew, I had a company.” - Breyon Bradford
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SEP 10, 2010 : 3DTi welcomes Gary Sharfin, founder of Private Idaho, as one of our Student Advisory Board members
Gary Sharfin is the owner, a producer, editor, sometimes director at Private Idaho which he founded in 1988. He began his career launching Donna Karan with an award winning fashion video and has edited commercials for Burger King, Lite Beer, Budweiser (including Bud Bowl) as well as Canon’s iconic Andre Agassi “Image is everything” campaign.
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JUL 7, 2010 : 3DTi Alumni Work on Independent Greek Movie
Talk about an out of this world experience! Three 3DTi alumni were selected to work with the 3DMirage team on a special project for an upcoming Greek feature film. The film’s director Spyros Vrettos needed assistance with a seven-minute sequence and called on 3DMirage for support on the task.
The team recruited three past 3DTi students
for the project: Joe Carvalko (Milford, CT), Rob Kerek (Rohnert Park, CA),
and Andy Richard (Ajax, ON, Canada). The 3DTi alums were faced with the
challenge of a tight budget and an even tighter deadline, but successfully
completed the project with glowing results. The film is slated for a December
release, and Vrettos is planning on including the finished product in several
upcoming film festivals.
“I was impressed with the level of knowledge
of [3DTi’s] students. In fact, I developed an interest to study 3D animation
at the school in the near future in order to solve simple visual needs.
I hope to support the idea of a more ambitious collaboration between 3DMirage
and myself with new film projects.” - Spyros Vrettos (Film Director)
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JUN 22, 2009 : 3DTi welcomes Eli Kuslansky, managing partner of Unified Field, as one of our Student Advisory Board members
Eli Kuslansky is the managing partner of Unified Field which specializes in media architecture, communications, and visualization systems for museums, educational institutions, Fortune 500 corporations. He specializes in design technology, communications, informational and educational products. With more than twenty years experience in the industry, he is currently developing advanced 3D visualization systems, alternative interfaces and designing custom software applications for museums, educational institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and financial institutions.
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FEB 14, 2009 : 3DTi graduate Breyon Bradford helps 3DMIRAGE to work on a Super Bowl commercial for Marquis Jet
With a very short project timeline given by client to create a 15-second commercial for SuperBowl, the 3DMIRAGE (www.3dmirage.com) team needed all assistance possible to meet the project deadline. 3DTi alumni Breyon Bradford was hired to assist the 3DMIRAGE team in getting the project executed within the short dead-line.
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JAN 16 , 2009 : 3DTi welcomes Lucien Harriot, President of Mechanism Digital Inc., as one of our Student Advisory Board members
Lucien Harriot, Visual Effects Supervisor and President of Mechanism Digital Inc., is as comfortable on the live action set as he is in the studio with a team of computer artists. In 1996, Lucien founded Mechanism Digital Inc., which provides computer animation and digital effects for film, television and new media. Located in Manhattan’s West Chelsea and employing a staff of up to 25, Mechanism prides itself in taking the mystery out of the visual effects process while encouraging client education and involvement in the creative process, from storyboard to finishing.
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AUG 18 , 2008 : 3DTi graduate Kern Darrabie featured in an article in the CGW/ POST Magazine
Kern Darrabie, an intermediate level user, joined the 3DTi programs and soon after completion started working as a Senior Animator for Comcast Network's CN8 TV Station which serves nine million cable viewers from Maine to Washington D.C. with regional and local news and sports coverage.
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JUN 23, 2008 : 3DTi Alumni Work on an Animated Short for New 2008 Christmas Toy Furberries
Within a few months after completing the course
at 3DTi Joshua Chung found early success by working on a animation short
for Instant Noodle Factory (www.instantnoodlefactory.com) under the supervision
of award winning creative director Doros Evangelides. Working with a team
of about six artists, Chung was able to create a professional-level animation
for a toy company offering a new product called FurBerries. The result is
a delightful 6-minute 3D animated cartoon, which is sold as a DVD with the
toys (a new kind of cuddly, colorful teddy-bear, which rolls into a ball
and has other features).
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APR 14, 2008 : 3DTi welcomes Dorros Evangelides, CEO of Instant Noodle Factory as one of our Student Advisory Board members
Doros Evangelides is the CEO of Doros USA,
Inc., a Computer Animation Company, which merged recently with LEXICOM,
LLC, an Information Technology Company, to create the newly formed INSTANT
NOODLE FACTORY Company. The company’s objective is to achieve excellence
in the designing and production of superior animation, communications and
Internet Technology by combining many years of experience and talent.
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JAN 14, 2006 : 3DTi and FIT hosted a Free 3D Animation Career Advancement Seminar on Friday Jan 13th, 2006
The 3DTi Career Advancement Seminar turned
out to be a great success, with approximately 200 aspiring animators in
attendance to meet and gain animation career advice from our panel of industry
experts which consisted of animation company owners and savvy industry recruiters
who shared their insights on how to launch a 3D Animation career in today’s
Panelists: Lucien Harriot (Mechanism Digital),
Scott Sindorf (UVPhactory) and Chryssa Cooke (The Orphanage)
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Media Coverage :- Siggraph
News , Digital
Animators , Post
Magazine , The
Open Press , Create
Magazine , Animation Artist
NOV 17, 2005 : 3DMIRAGE & 3DTi participates in the NAB Post Show at the Jacob Javit's Convention Center, NY
FOR MEDIA COVERAGE ON THE EVENT BY STUDIO DAILY:
AUG 7, 2005 : 3D Training Institute (3DTi) Interviews Top Animation Companies at SIGGRAPH 2005
3DTi Spokespersons: Brittany Istre (left):
Paige Brooks (right)
3DTI interviewed a few companies that were
exhibiting this year at Siggraph, so that our current and prospective students
can learn more information about the latest trends and technology in the
Listen to industry leaders talk about their
latest product releases, and find out about the hiring requirements from
some of the world's most renowned animation studios. Partial List of Companies
Interviewed include: ILM, Digital Domain, Blue Sky, Pixar, AutoDesk
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DEC 30TH , 2005 : 3DMIRAGE Launches 3D Training Institute (3DTi)
New York, NY -- 3DMIRAGE, (www.3dmirage.com) a high-end 3D animation consulting company has launched 3D Training Institute (3DTi), a training company dedicated solely to teaching the art and craft of 3D animation in a simulated production environment.
Targeting the burgeoning demand for 3D artists, 3DTi exposes students to a growing number of industries in addition to the entertainment and gaming world's commonly associated with this high tech imagery. A significant amount of 3D work is being done in diverse fields including medical visualization, legal enactments, biotech, corporate graphics, financial services, and retail point-of-purchase visualizations and 3DTi’s curriculum targets these expanding opportunities for animators.(continued)
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OCT 14 , 2004 : Dr. Rajeev Doshi who Joined our Program to make a Career Change from Doctor to Animator, gets Featured in the 3D World Magazine
Dr. Rajeev Doshi wanted to make a career change to 3D animation. So he flew in to New York to stay here for 3 months to attend our 12 week 3D Project Based Course. Within months of completing our program he was hired as a Digital Media Manager for a medical animation company in UK. After working there for about 2 years, he now runs his own successful medical animation business.
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AUG 15, 2001 : Association of Graphics Communications (AGC) and 3DMIRAGE Collabore to Conduct Animation Seminar for Graphics Professionals
"It was a pleasure working with you and your staff on the two successful 3D animation seminars we cosponsored with 3DMIRAGE. The seminars were informative and interesting and your staff was very professional. I look forward to working with 3DMIRAGE on future programs" - Pamela Suett- Director of Education and Training.
ABOUT AGC: AGC is a $3 billion network for industry information and idea exchange for print/pre press providers, new media services, ad agencies, publishers, corporate communications departments, designers, industry suppliers and professional organizations.
OCT 23, 1998 : AutoDesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) Supports 3DMIRAGE in Launching its Unique Project-based 3D Training Programs
“Kinetix (now Autodesk Media & Entertainment) sees a definite need for the educational services you are planning to provide. We are willing to support you through your start up phase with the provision of our resource center in New York, workstations provided by Intergraph and software licenses for 3D studio Max and Character Studio” – John Hadlow , Eastern Regional Sales Manager, AutoDesk
ABOUT AUTODESK: Autodesk is the world's leading design and digital content creation resource. The company provides software and Internet portal services to help customers drive business through the power of design. Serving a host of engineering and design disciplines as well as the film, broadcast, and multimedia industries, Autodesk has more than 4 million customers worldwide. Ninety percent of the Fortune 500 largest industrial and service corporations in the United States are Autodesk® customers.
Discreet, a division of Autodesk formed by combining the Kinetix® operations with the Discreet Logic acquisition, develops and delivers systems and software for visual effects, 3D animation, editing, broadcast graphics, and feature films. One of the largest software companies in the world, Autodesk has customers in over 150 countries.
For more information about AutoDesk, visit www.autodesk.com