Vancouver, Canada, May 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Art Institute of Vancouver is proud to announce the receipt of top awards by 2007 graduates in two out of five available categories at the EA Reveal 07 national 3D Animation Showdown for graduating Canadian art students, held on May 8, 2007.
David Shum, a 2007 Animation Art & Design graduate, took first place in the Animation (Character or Effects) category, beating out 20 finalists from across Canada. He was presented with a plaque and a $2,000 cash award by Eric Armstrong, Senior Animation Director for Electronic Arts. In addition, a team of 19 students from the Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming diploma programs were the first place winners in the brand new Level/Design category for Game Design. Team Digital Candy will share a $1,000 prize presented by David Elton, Producer at EA Blackbox for their game “Introspect.”
Reveal 07 challenged students to demonstrate their skill and creativity by crafting a digital short that showcased the skills and techniques they've learned. A panel of EA judges selected the winners based on technical ability, originality, creativity and artistic merit. The top 20 finalists gathered at the Electronic Arts building in Burnaby for final judging and a gala presentation, emceed by local TV personality Michael Eckford, host of the Shaw TV talk show Urban Rush.
In an earlier press release issued by Electronic Arts, Henry LaBounta, EA Sports Chief Visual Officer said, "Reveal has grown into an institution at EA that we anticipate every year. It's a great opportunity for talented young artists to showcase their passions and hard work, and a fantastic forum for EA to help nurture and encourage the next generation of digital artists in this country."
The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 36 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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