Drexel Students Take Honors in Thrill Design Competition

Drexel Students Take Honors in Thrill Design Competition

Congratulations to Drexel Students Malcolm Bornmann, Amanda Schiavone, Kevin Carbone, Quincy Cuthbertson, and Panote Nuchprayoon. Together, they represented Drexel’s Theme Park Engineering and Design club at the 2019 Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design...
Alumni Work on Frozen 2

Alumni Work on Frozen 2

Disney’s 2019 animated feature film Frozen II features work by Drexel Alumni: Amol Sathe (2009) — Lighting Supervisor Joyce Le Tong (2010) — Effects Animator...
VR Use in Making The Mandalorian

VR Use in Making The Mandalorian

How ‘The Mandalorian’ uses Epic’s Unreal Engine Disney+ is here, and one of its first big exclusive shows is Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian. The series follows a mysterious bounty hunter as he takes on secretive job following the fall of the Empire. But outside of...
Alumni Work on The Mandalorian

Alumni Work on The Mandalorian

The Disney+ Streaming series The Mandalorian features the work of Drexel Alumni: Will Muto (Class of 2009) – Pipeline Technical Director: Industrial Light &...
Alumni Work on Terminator Dark Fate

Alumni Work on Terminator Dark Fate

2019 Feature Film Terminator – Dark Fate features the work of Drexel Alumni… James Spadafora (2012) — Pipeline Technical Director: ILM...
The Best College Video Game in America at Drexel

The Best College Video Game in America at Drexel

In the spring term of 2018, a group of Drexel University students created a video game for a group project. Exactly a year later, that same game won the E3 College Game Competition, one of the biggest game contest for college-level game designers. And if all of that...
CHOP AR

CHOP AR

The CHOP-AR “OPTIMISM” app was developed by students at Drexel University in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadephia (CHOP). Patients at CHOP invented their own imaginary characters and worlds for them to live in. Using a variety of...
Alumni Work on Disney’s Lion King

Alumni Work on Disney’s Lion King

Disney’s 2019 feature film The Lion King features the work of Drexel Alumni… Girish Balakrishnan (2013) — Virtual Production Supervisor: MPC...
SIGGRAPH 2019 Meetup in LA

SIGGRAPH 2019 Meetup in LA

            Drexel SIGGRAPH Conference Gathering & Reception Wednesday, July 31, 6pm-8pm Pacific Time Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live 1011 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Join us in LA at Tom’s Urban in the to meet up with fellow Drexel students,...
Alumni work on Dark Phoenix

Alumni work on Dark Phoenix

2019 feature film X-Men: Dark Phoenix features work by Drexel Alumni: Ian Hartman (2017) — Visual Effects Artist : MPC...
Animation Festival 2019

Animation Festival 2019

Saturday, June 15 Noon – 2pm Westphal Annex Screening Room 3401 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Join us for the 2019 Animation Festival at the Westphal College of Media Art & Design’s Annex Screening Room on June 15, from noon to 2pm! This...
Digital Media Showcase 2019

Digital Media Showcase 2019

IMMERSIVE VIDEO IS ONLINE! Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Digital Media Showcase event. To see it again, watch the immersive, 360° video recording of the event posted on YouTube: Sunday, June 2 Showcase 2pm-4pm Expo 4pm-6pm International House Ibrahim...
Video-Game Engines Help Create VFX on Movie Sets in Real Time

Video-Game Engines Help Create VFX on Movie Sets in Real Time

Over the past few years, ILM has been developing a suite of virtual production tools that embraces a range of real-time technologies. Dubbed Stagecraft, these tools encompass the entire production process, from early set design with the help of VR headsets to visual...
Alumni Work on Missing Link

Alumni Work on Missing Link

LAIKA’s 2019 Feature Missing Link features the work of Drexel Alumni… Sara Ireland (2007) — Compositing Supervisor: LAIKA...
Realtime Raytracing with nVidia & Unity

Realtime Raytracing with nVidia & Unity

Reality vs Illusion To show off new lighting technology, Unity took on the challenge to match a CG Unity-rendered BMW to a real BMW 8 Series Coupe that was filmed in a warehouse. The final project incorporated both the live interactive demo and a pre-rendered 4K...
$50million Philly E-Sports Arena Planned

$50million Philly E-Sports Arena Planned

Comcast is planning to build the arena to house the Philadelphia Fusion, the team they built to compete in the Overwatch League. The new venue, Fusion Arena, will span 60,000 square feet and seat up to 3,5000 guests. Comcast expects Fusion Arena to host a variety of...
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:...