Alumni on Panel Talk at SXSW

Alumni on Panel Talk at SXSW

Alumnus Girish Balakrishnan (2012) talks on a panel at SXSW 2019. The panel focused on Simulating Reality: The Future of Film Production. Game engines have evolved into true “Reality Engines” and cinema will never be the same. The filmmaking tools of tomorrow stem...
Time VR Producing “The March”

Time VR Producing “The March”

The centerpiece of The March will be the first-ever digital performance of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which will be produced using several state-of-the-art production technologies. The VR project will bridge the physical and the virtual – using...
Alumni Work on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Alumni Work on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Dreamworks Animation’s feature film How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World features the work of Drexel Alumni: Evan Boucher (2011) — Animator / Character Technical Director: Dreamworks Animation Jake Nichols (2012) — Lead Lighter, Lighting Development:...
How Pixar Helped Win 27 of the Last 30 Oscars for Visual Effects

How Pixar Helped Win 27 of the Last 30 Oscars for Visual Effects

You may not have heard of RenderMan, but you’ve definitely seen the incredible effects it has made possible. From Star Trek to Star Wars, from the Abyss to Terminator 2, and across all of Pixar’s animated features — RenderMan has changed the world of...
NETFLIX: A Robust Provider of ‘Upper-Tier’ VFX

NETFLIX: A Robust Provider of ‘Upper-Tier’ VFX

One only has to look at the 2018 Emmy Awards to recognize Netflix’s rapid ascension and its importance to the film and TV industries, including those people working in the VFX domain. HBO previously garnered 23 Emmys for 16 years straight, but this past year Netflix...
A Look at the VFX for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

A Look at the VFX for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Andy Serkis’ Mowgli, a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 “The Jungle Book” is a tapestry of digital animation, performance capture and visual effects. Framestore’s Nigel Denton-Howes oversaw production visual effects client-side, leading...
Behind the Scenes at SIGGRAPH Asia’s REAL TIME LIVE

Behind the Scenes at SIGGRAPH Asia’s REAL TIME LIVE

For the first time, Real Time Live (RTL) was included in SIGGRAPH Asia. The event was slightly different from the main North American conference as the event was by invitation and the curated content included some projects that had already been shown in Vancouver. The...
Google Earth Studio Is A New Animation Tool

Google Earth Studio Is A New Animation Tool

While many people already use Google Earth imagery in animated content by capturing screen recordings, Earth Studio is a keyframe-based tool that allows animators to take full advantage of Google’s massive store of satellite and aerial imagery. This data includes not...
Drexel Launches the Immersive Research Lab

Drexel Launches the Immersive Research Lab

        Drexel Launches the Immersive Research Lab Located in the heart of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s URBN Center, the Immersive Research Lab (or IRL) is a lab space dedicated to the study and research of immersive media including VR, AR,...
Alumni Work on The Gifted & Fear of the Walking Dead

Alumni Work on The Gifted & Fear of the Walking Dead

Drexel Alumni Eric Hiller and Jay Hiller have been busy working at AlkemyX in New York City on visual effects for a variety of television series, including “The Gifted” and “Fear of the Living Dead”. Additional series work one or both alumni...
Disney Directors Visiting Drexel

Disney Directors Visiting Drexel

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION AND Q&A WITH DISNEY DIRECTORS RICH MOORE & PHIL JOHNSTON! PLEASE RSVP! … Bit.ly/RalphPhilly Wednesday, November 7th 7:00 PM Drexel University LeBow Building GHALL 031 3220 Market St. Please join us for a special...
Alumni work on Red Dead Redemption II

Alumni work on Red Dead Redemption II

Disney’s 2016 live action feature film The Jungle Book features the work of Drexel Alumnus: Glenn Winters (2013) — PREVISUALIZATION SUPERVISOR & MOTION CAPTURE SPECIALIST: Rockstar Games...
SideFX ships Houdini 17

SideFX ships Houdini 17

Houdini 17 Banshee introduces powerful new physical simulation tools such as the Vellum multi-solver for fast cloth, a new organic white water solver and material-based destruction workflows. In addition, significant enhancements can be found in Houdini’s interactive...
Bell Designs 10 Times Faster With VR

Bell Designs 10 Times Faster With VR

Bell CEO Mitch Snyder challenged his team to find a way to bring their products to market much faster. He created the Innovation Team to “explore ideas ahead of their time and advance design and experience to focus on emerging technologies.” Ultimately, the team...
VR Cycle Ride Project

VR Cycle Ride Project

          The VR Cycle Ride is a project was built by Drexel students and faculty as an assignment aimed at motivating and inspiring creative thinking, collaborative problem solving and practice of cross disciplinary teamwork by integrating computer graphics and...
2018 Student Work Sampler

2018 Student Work Sampler

Animation & Visual Effects Student work from the 2017-2018 academic year at Drexel University’s Digital Media Department in the Westphal College of Media Arts &...

WestphalAR

The Westphal AR App was developed by a Westphal student in our VR & Immerisve Media program as a way to add engaging, interactive, augmented reality content to the 2018 Westphal College Brochure. To use the app, download Westphal AR to your iOS or Android phone,...

Westphal AR Privacy

Westphal AR App Privacy The Westphal AR App was developed by a Westphal student in our VR & Immerisve Media program as a way to add engaging, interactive, augmented reality content to our 2018 college brochure. The app uses the Vuforia development library to...