Thursday, August 30, 2012

freelance gig: need FX animator and web designers

3rd quarter student Curtis Jefferson asked me to post these opportunities. You can contact him directly.  -Jason

We are launching a professional esports team here in San Diego. Our goal is to obviously to have a professional esports team here in the United States but of course recognized all over the world.  Our launch date is less then 35 days away.

I am excited to assist in the program by connecting students with professional quality opportunities that will of course enhance their portfolio and also offer some exciting incentives as well. I have several positions immediately available:

I need a really good web designer or web designers right away. I immediately need to contract a web designer to assist in launching of the page. Monthly salary is available upon negotiation. Here is a link of what I would like the page to look like: also

Also I need a really good fx animator. I want to create a welcome/splash page for the site. It will just be a very attractive intro that will act as something that the users can view until the web page is ready.  This is potentially a contracted position as well I just would like to meet and discuss obviously if the person is right for the job.

I am not selecting outside help in this for the simple fact that that I know how companies are set up and would like to give AI the opportunity first. I really need to fill these positions immediately.

619*366*0892 is my phone number, any graduate or student interested please feel free at any time to contact me. My email is . My main concern is to fill these positions.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Environment Art Workshop Saturday August 25th 1-5pm

Naughty Dog artist and alum Anthony Vaccaro will trek southward to San Diego to host a workshop on what it means to be a professional environment artist in the video game industry.

$20 payable at the accounting window. The workshop is in room 310. Open to the public!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Concepting Workshop Friday September 7th 7-10pm

Here comes Nafisah Tung for her second workshop! This time she will be tackling techniques for concepting. She will also critique student work from the first workshop.

Handpainting Textures workshop Friday August 24th 7-10pm

Join us as alumna Nafisah Tung, Character Artist on SOE's "Free Realms", shares her wisdom and expertise on creating hand-painted textures. Free!

Drawing Workshop Sept. 8 1-5pm room 286

Dr. Wei Xu will host a free workshop, showing all attendees some techniques which are perhaps different than you have learned in the past. He helps artists and non-artists acheive some tremendous results. Come check it out!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hand-painted texture workshops

Justin Marcus has arranged these workshops:

Nafisah Tung is an AiCA-SD Game Art graduate from 2011. She's currently working at Sony Online Entertainment on Free Realms as a Character Artist.

The first workshop is Friday, August 24th, at 7pm. Room will be determined at a later date. The topic of this workshop will be Hand Painted Texturing.
The second workshop is Friday, September 7th, at 7pm. Again, the room will be determined at a later date. We will continue with hand painted texturing topics (including a critique of people's hand-painted assets), as well as concepting for 3D (particularly combining various photo reference into a cohesive concept).
Nafisah's website:
If there are any particular topics relating to hand-painted texturing that you would like covered please let me (Justin)  know and I'll see if we can work it into the workshop.

screening of student works: GAD, VGP, MAA

12-1pm each day in room 145-146
Wednesday 8/22, Thu 8/23, Fri 8/24.
Bring a lunch, arrive when you can, leave when you need to.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

See Floyd Bishop's GDC Europe talk: In advance!

Thursday August 9th
room 275

Floyd Bishop will present his talk on "You Want How Many Animations When? Getting large amounts of high quality animation quickly"

This is the topic of his talk at the upcoming GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany the following week.

Be a good audience and help him to work out the kinks on his presentation. Open to students and alumni!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

workshop schedule

Here are the workshops for this quarter. Always free!