Networking is one of the one of the most important things you can do to help yourself get employment in the video game industry. There is an opportunity to participate in a Game Jam with multiple industry mentors during the jam. Chillennium takes place on October 12-14 at Texas A&M.
Preston Cothren is a mechanical engineer with Benoit Premium Threading located in Houma, who graduated from LSU 2 years ago. They currently have a research project with the engineering department in Like-diamond plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition but a smaller project has come up which may be great for a digital art student. They are looking for students who can do some scientific visualiZation. Please don’t hesitate to contact Preston or visit their website:...
One of the most useful classes I took at University many years ago was an acting class. It took a very socially shy person and let me come out of my shell and improved my public speaking and presentation abilities immesurably.
The goal of the Safe Space Campaign is to identify and educate individuals who will affirm and support all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. People displaying the Safe Space symbol are committed to combating hatred and discrimination through assistance and support.
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Kevin Huang (Twitch), Patrick Chou (HP), Sam Mayo (NVIDIA) and Dominick Nguyen (NVIDIA). We will end day 1 with a hardware panel focussing on collegiate esports. Hardware companies play a special role in competitive gaming in giving players competitive edges that can be the difference between winning and losing.
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Jesse Wang, Esports Evangelist, currently working for HTC. Jesse’s background in esports began with the founding of the first high school esports league in 2011, High School Starleague. He then attended University of California, Irvine, where he served in the gaming club (TAG) and became President by senior year, as well as worked with administrator Mark Deppe to develop the first esports program at a public research university. After...
Unfortunately Ryan Mussleman will not be able to make it from Optic Gaming due to a business conflict. We do have another representative from Infinite Esports. RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Jonathon Oudthone, President and Founder of NGAGE Esports. NGAGE Esports’ Jonathon Oudthone oversees Infinite Esports & Entertainment’s events management and broadcast production arm – a field of expertise he’s overseen since 2009, getting his start through organizing and streaming local-level fighting game events....
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Matthew Greene, Chief Technical Officer, currently working for Happy Mushroom. Matthew will talk about the development implications and balancing act required when developing a game such as League of Legends that is both an esport and hit title played by millions around the world every day. You can hear Matthew speak at LSU on Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m.
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Luis Catldi, Global Education Evangelsit at Epic. Luis will be giving a 3 hour workshop at Patrick Taylor Hall in Room 1262 on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this 3 hour hands-on workshop, we will focuses on general Unreal Engine workflows and best practices, understanding the content pipeline, and establishing a working understanding of the lighting and rendering systems within Unreal Engine 4.
Trihex (Mychal Ramon Jefferson) is an American professional gamer and speedrunner. Active at the biannual Game Done Quick events, Trihex is best known for his runs of Jet Set Radio and Yoshi’s Island. He is a very popular livestreamer, with over 250,000 followers on Twitch. Come see Trihex do a live speedrun of Super Mario Odyssey. You can witness this during the Esports Symposium at LSU on Tuesday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m.
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Mark "Garvey" Candella, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Twitch. Mike will discuss how Twitch Student and the overall platform is taking their support of esports to the next level. Mark will be talking on Wednesday, April 25th at LSU’s Digital Media Center’s theater at 4:00 p.m.
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Mike Ludlam, Technical Director, currently working for Activision. Mike’s talk will be Tech & Art: My Time in Film, Games and 3D Printing. Mike will be talking about his long career that straddles programming and art. Mike is speaking on Wednesday, April 25th at LSU’s Digital Media Center’s theater at 2:00 p.m..
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Chris White, Technical Director, currently working for Weta Digital. Chris’ talk will be Bringing the Story to Life: The Art and Science of Visual Effects in Film. In this presentation, Chris will give a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how visual effects artists contribute to how stories are told in film. He will use his work on Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand...
Raconteur Games seeks a 3D art intern for the summer of 2018. This is a remote, unpaid internship that has the potential to evolve into a paid position at the conclusion of the summer. Most work will be able to be used immediately in portfolios. The artist will jump in on the ground floor of an exciting new project and be part of a team that pushes the boundaries of storytelling.
For any ambitious student out there, voluteers are needed at the 2018 Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF). Its a great organization to work for and will get you in touch with many on the film side of the business in the state and nationally. I hope you take this opportunity to help out and network with future digital media producers. To Volunteer, please got to lifilmfest.org Support | Volunteer.
We had a very successful TigerLan event at the Digital Media Center last month. Over 300 students showed up and many games were played. We recorded a teaser about LSU’s first Esports Symposium and our third Video Game Symposium. Come check out Academy Award Nominees and hit AAA developers at this years event. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2JmDoWp
RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Kyle Langley, Systems Designer, currently working on Fortnite with Epic Games. More than 40 million people have downloaded Fortnite and the game has peaked at over 2 million playing simultaneously. Fortnite Mobile is a top selling iPhone app in 13 countries. Kyle has spent many years working as a indie game developer as well as AAA experience with Sony Online Entertainment and High Moon Studios.
The Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation has completed their 2018 ADDY awards. Work awarded at a local level can advance to the second tier, the AAF District 7 competition. Recipients of gold and silver awards at this level can then advance to the national competition, presented at the AAF convention annually.
We have another showcase planned for Wednesday April 25th, 2018. Show off your latest project to industry professionals. Representatives from multiple video game software and hardware companies will be present! This showcase is open to students from around the state as well as Louisiana Professional developers.
Graduates with compositing experience are wanted in Baton Rouge. You can check out the feature films and project the company has worked on here. They are looking for someone who can develop into an excellent compositor. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org me for more information about whom to contact at Pixel Magic.
The Louisiana Film Festival is coming up on April 19th throught the 22nd. They are still taking submissions for student work. The categories are: Narrative Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short. You can submit your work on the withoutabox website. When you submit your film you will enter LSUstudent_waiver on the final submission page, allowing the first 20 projects to submit at no cost. Good luck!
The stats are in for the 2018 Global Game Jam. This was LSU’s 4th anniversary and the Jam’s 10th anniversary. We had many returning teams and participants and the most recent Jam was another huge success. This past Game Jam is officially the Biggest Game Jam Ever. Here are some stats:
“Pixel Dash Studios is seeking a talented software engineer with a passion for game development who can work self-directed and within a team. Engineers are expected to design, implement, and modify game features while collaborating with other engineers, artists, and designers.
For students interested in Digital Media and want to get a taste of what LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology and it’s Digitial Media Arts & Engineering program have to offer, consider joining us for the summer in an REU. Apply Here
Congratulations to all 13 teams that participated in the Global Game Jam. Every team had a finished prototype or game at the end of a very short 48 hours. I have included a video of a quick edit we put together just before our final presenation in the theater. Here is a list of all the games that were created:
Gearbox Software is looking for Programmer COGS to join our game development team. COGS stands for Contractors of Gearbox Software – you will get a contract and it will say that you have become an actual, official, paid professional inside the studio that is home of Borderlands, Duke Nukem, Brothers in Arms, Homeworld, Battleborn, and Randy Pitchford’s flamboyant shirts. The contract terms can be for as little as three months or as long...
Graduates with 3D experience (in one of the following: 3ds Max, Maya, C4D, Blender preferable) be aware. Turbosquid has a couple of openings in their NOLA offices for new CheckMate inspectors. These folks review all models submitted for certification and work with those 3D artists to fix mistakes and get their stuff published and certified. Please read the job description.
It was a very busy 2017 with a lot of activities taking place at the Digital Media Center. Lets kick things off with a recap of last year’s Video Game Symposium. We held our second symposium with the illustrious Chris Taylor of Total Annihilation fame, Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton of Sessionwire, Jeff Skelton from EA, Tad Leckman from UCSC, Mike Swanson from nVidia and Henry LeBounta who has worked on countless games and movies....