2017 DMAE News



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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

TurboSquid 2017 Spring Scholarship

Louisiana State University

TurboSquid has established a scholarship program to help identify and nurture future talent in the 3D industry. The topic for our initial scholarship is “The Importance of Diversity for the 3D Industry.” We want to hear from the future artists (or fans) of our industry. Let us know why you think it’s important for 3D companies to diversify their workforce, or tell us what the 3D industry can do to better meet the needs of diverse consumers for whom they produce content— or both.



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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium 2017 Schedule Announced

Louisiana State University

The Redstick 2017 Video Game Symposium has our special guests appearing twice both on Thursday and Friday if you want to find out the latest in the video game field.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Impact of the Video Game Industry State by State - up for a Webby Award

Louisiana State University

Electronic Software Association (ESA) site The United States of Video Games is up for a Webby

ESA’s new microsite, The United States of Video Games, is in a close race for first place at the 2017 Webby Awards. Let the world know how important the video game industry is to the State of Louisiana. Everyone vote and let your voice be heard!


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton

Louisiana State University

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Sessionwire’s Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton

LSU is very excited to host a Vancouver based start-up that is trying to modernize the recording industry. You will get the rare chance to meet a team that is in the Alpha phase working towards a Beta release. This demonstration gives us insight into how a company builds a web application from ground up working towards their Beta release. Come see state of the art audio software.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Chris Taylor

Louisiana State University

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes the Inimitable Chris Taylor

LSU is very excited to host the inimitable Chris Taylor in Baton Rouge. Chris is a driving force in the industry and has a strong point of view on the direction it is moving in.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes The Rogue Initiative

Louisiana State University

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Cathy Twigg and Pete Blumel

LSU is very excited to host The Rogue Intiative. They are a full spectrum production studio specializing in cinematic, interactive virtual reality, film, television, and games. They will be showing their latest game CROWE: THE DROWNED ARMORY.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Mike Swanson

Louisiana State University

Video Game Art Veteran Mike Swanson comes to LSU

Mike Swanson has over 25 years’ experience in developing games, from touch-screen laserdisc golf in the late 80’s to the latest VR content and everything in-between. Mike has had a hand in almost every game genre, game system and has held multiple roles at various publishers, independent developers and startups.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Submit your Work to the Rookies

Louisiana State University

Submit your Work to a Student Contest The Rookies

Sponsored by Autodesk, The Rookies has announced the call for entries to their global competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists. The final submission deadline is May 29th, 2017.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU High Voltage

Louisiana State University

EMDM High Voltage Concert at Old State Ballroom

The EMDM High Voltage concert is an Experimental Music and Digital Media fiesta. Trans-media works with live performers, acoustic instruments, and technology are amplified to a higher plane. Works by guest composer/performer/technologist


photo of Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Henry LeBounta
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Henry LeBounta

Louisiana State University

Video Game Programming Veteran comes to Baton Rouge

Academy Award nominee Henry LaBounta has over 25 years of entertainment experience in games, film visual effects, feature animation and television. Most recently at Zynga he held the position of Chief Visual Officer. Prior to Zynga Henry was a Partner/Senior Art Director at Microsoft Studios working with the Xbox One launch team and multiple internal game teams. Henry started in games as a Senior Art Director at Electronic Arts on “SSX3″ and wrapped up his work there art directing “Need for Speed Hot Pursuit” at Criterion Games. Henry’s game contribution credits include “Skate”, “Skate 2″, “NBA Street”, “Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2″, “Need for Speed Most Wanted”, “Burnout Paradise” and many EA Sports games. Henry is also the Chairman of the board of the San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH chapter.


photo of Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Jeff Skelton
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Jeff Skelton

Louisiana State University

Video Game Programming Veteran comes to Baton Rouge

LSU is proud to announce our second guest speaker for the Redstick Video Game Symposium. We are happy to welcome Jeff Skelton to Baton Rouge and excited to hear about large scale development challenges on AAA video game projects. Jeff works at EA Vancouver in an incredible studio setting.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Student Business Incubator

Louisiana State University

What a share of $25K of Start Up Capital?

LSU Announces they 6th Annual Venture Challenge. This is a student only business plan/pitch competition that takes place April 20th. Students write business plans with the Student Business Incubator’s help and the finalists get to pitch for a share of $25,000 in startup capital funding. More information can be found on their website.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Fanalysis App Focus Group

Louisiana State University

Interested in College Football?

Fanalysis is looking for students to participate in a focus group demonstrating a prototype model of the Fanalysis app. Fanalysis is a smartphone application designed to enhance the college football fan experience. The application is currently in development and is intended to launch for the 2017 college football season.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

A Modo, Mari and Nuke Project Part II

Louisiana State University

Modo, Mari and Nuke Project for Beginners Part II

The Foundry is hosting a webinar on March 9th, 2017 at 11:00 am Central Time.


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  • Apply for summer work with a student stipend of up to $5000

Stellar group @ CCT's Google Summer of Code

Louisiana State University

Earn up to $5000 stipend to work on fascinating computational research projects

The STE||AR Group is honored to have been selected as one of the 2017 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor organizations!


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Presents Amoeba

Louisiana State University

Redstick announces first guest for the 2017 Video Game Symposium at LSU

Scott McPherson [amoeba] will be presenting a short history of amoeba’s creative client and visual work and new examples of VR and AR work.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

The Foundry Online Editing in Nuke

Louisiana State University

Online editing in Nuke Studio —tips, tricks and best practices

The Foundry is hosting a webinar on March 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am Central Time.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Game Symposium Call for Entries

Louisiana State University

Call for Student and Professional Entries

Last year we had visitors up from Electronic Arts, Arena Net, Microsoft, inXile, High Voltage and Gameloft to name a few. You can check out the old website for a sense of the event last April. Join us for the second annual Redstick Video Game Symposium. Get a chance to show off your work to professionals from around the world and show them what you are up to.


photo of LSU Global Game Jam 2017, a Huge Success
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Global Game Jam 2017, a Huge Success

Louisiana State University

Global Game Jam is a Wrap!

We had 67 participants that included LSU students, high school students, professionals and amateurs from around the state and as far as Mississippi.


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  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Global Game Jam 2017 Tomorrow!

Louisiana State University

Global Game Jam Update

We are one day away from the 2017 LSU Global Game Jam.