Unreal Futures: Careers in Advertising

In our new online learning pathway Unreal Futures: Careers in Advertising, you’ll see how global creative partner MediaMonks teams up with OreoTM to innovate and disrupt advertising production. 

Next, you’ll create your own cookie commercial, swapping out product packaging, adjusting lighting and camera animation to create a realistic-looking TV ad—and a great real-time 3D portfolio piece.

The full lesson includes: 

  • An overview of the Advertising industry
  • Six project tutorials
  • Free Marketplace assets
  • Career advice video
  • Student guide and careers guide
  • Teacher guide

Context of Lesson: no prior knowledge is specifically required to complete this lesson. 

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the basic principles of animation and interactive 3D by practicing the use of tools like Unreal Engine and Sequencer to become a creator of a 3D virtual environment.
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the real world (lighting, materials, visual angles) that are necessary to create a realistic virtual 3D environment.
  • Revise and develop a solution to a real-world problem (creating a product advertisement) by breaking the problem down into smaller, more manageable steps that can be solved through computational thinking.
  • Analyze solutions to complex real-world problems by comparing and contrasting different solutions (real-time rendering vs. offline rendering vs. live recreation) and listing the constraints of each.

How To Become A Successful Film Production Assistant Course

Kincade Productions has produced this one of a kind course that gives step-by-step direction on how to break into film productionHow To Be A Successful Film Production Assistant is a five-course online video series that bridges the gap from dreaming of working in the film and video industry to working on a set—anywhere in the United States. 

This Series gives real information on how to “get in” including where the work is, how to find it, how to get that first client and exactly what will be expected of them as a production assistant. Robin and other Producers, Directors, Directors of Photography, Assistant Directors, Event Producers, Art Directors, Location Professionals and other Production Assistants share the inside story of what it takes to break-in and move up in this business.

“There are plenty of websites that promise to teach “soft skills” but when it comes to this industry I have not been able to find anything that talks about the real-life expectations of working on a set. This course is full of interviews with real industry people, all who have either started as a PA or have worked their way up the ladder. The information presented is as close to real life as you can get without physically being on a set. I can’t recommend these courses enough and am so excited for my colleagues to share this curriculum with their classes as well.”– Katie McQuone, Milken Educator Of The Year, 2019, Sunnyside High School, Fresno, California

2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit

The WOMEN IN ANIMATION virtual summit at Annecy presents the theme of “Reimagining the Future: Race, Solidarity and the Culture of Work.”

Attending art school and obtaining a degree is a privilege not afforded to all. Moderated by Jinko Gotoh, this panel discusses how to challenge the status quo and create alternative career opportunities, especially for diverse talent.

This year’s Summit covers two world-shaking topics – the pandemic and the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice – and their momentous effects on the animation industry.

Programme Overview: 
Black Women In Animation: Looking to the Future 
Intersectionality and Solidarity 
Producing in a Rapidly Changing World 
Artists Creating from Home: A Series of Home Studio Visits

Jade Branion (Writer), Camille Eden (VP of Animation Recruitment and Talent Development, Nickelodeon Animation Studio), Misan Sagay (Screenwriter, Netflix), Karen Rupert Toliver (Executive VP of Creative, Sony Pictures Animation), Julie Ann Crommett (VP, Multicultural Strategies, Walt Disney Studios; Secretary of WIA), Erika Dapkewicz (Lead Editor, Sony Pictures Animation), Shari B Ellis (Production Manager, Gaumont Animation), Kaitlyn Yang (Founder, Alpha Studios), Rita Mbanga (Producer, Sandcastle Studios/Sunrise Productions), Carina Schulze (Chatrone Partner; Exec Prod/Writer), Osnat Shurer (Producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Christina Lee Storm (Founder, Asher XR), Niki Lopez (Creator & Co-Exec Prod, Nickelodeon), among others. 

Available from Wednesday 17th June on the Annecy online video platform

Apply To Girls’ Voices Now Program

Empowering girls and femme-identifying youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking.

What to Expect

  • free, intensive summer film program to train in the technical and practical art of documentary filmmaking.
  • Free, year-round engagement and creative learning about feminism, social change, and filmmaking.
  • Personal, academic, and professional development, surrounded by supportive, like-minded peers and mentors, while having fun!

2021 Program Dates: July 5-August 6, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm

Deadline to Apply: May 24, 2021

Applicants must be:

  • Entering grades 9-12
  • Up to 18 years of age
  • Currently living in Los Angeles County

Change The Game Design Challenge

Women should be represented in the gaming world. If you’re between 13 and 18 years old, we want to hear your idea for an original mobile game. From pyramids to puzzles, planets to pickles, paintball to pinball — if you want to play it — we want to hear it. Use what inspires you, get creative, and share! Participants will score an online game dev workshop with other Game Changers. Complete the entire course to earn a certificate of completion and a new Chromebook!

The Change The Game Design Challenge is Google Play’s initiative to build a more inclusive future through gaming and education. Gaming has the potential to inspire creativity, connect people, build communities, and serve as a gateway to new worlds, passions, and professions. We aim to inspire more teens as players and empower them as creators to drive meaningful change in the industry.

Apply to The Broad’s Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP)

The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) is an initiative by The Broad to create career opportunities for underrepresented communities in the museum field broadly and art handling and preparations world specifically. By underrepresented, we mean people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color; women; immigrants; LGBTQIA+; people who were formerly incarcerated; and foster youth.

The DAP provides nine-month, full-time paid apprenticeships in art handling and preparations. Through the DAP, we help create tangible changes for apprentices and the communities they represent. The DAP approach, while representing new directions in the field, serves as a real-time springboard for the museum field to move toward more-equitable workforce strategies. All applicants must be 18 and older to apply.

Deadline to Apply:
June 2, 2021

Organizers: Student Design Challenge

New design competition for students attending high school, college and university in California. Students will learn design process, practice CAD skills, and build their portfolio for a chance to win up to $500 in prizes.

Most of us are home a lot more now. Whether working or studying from home, organizers can help us declutter our space, get more done, and reduce stress. Autodesk wants to see you design a product that assists in organization. Examples of this can include desk organizers, silverware/kitchen organizers, innovative wall mounted storage solutions to save space in smaller homes, and so much more.

Apr 26, 2021 – Jun 7, 2021

Music Forward’s Industry Sessions, Open Mic, and More!

AT&T Youth Voices Collective Film Competition

Fresh Films is looking for storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19 to submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world! Winners of the competition will be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!
Your mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes!

  1. Climate Change: Create a video about why it’s important to address climate change and show us how extreme weather has directly impacted you, your family or your community. Whether you’ve experienced wildfires, hurricanes, flooding or other natural disasters, grab a camera and tell us your story! Help us by being an advocate for why others should care about protecting the environment and why it’s important for communities and families to better prepare for natural disasters.
  2. Social Justice: Create a video about a social justice issue that you care about that will inspire others to care about it as well. It can be any issue – immigration reform, racial equity, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, education equality, or anything you are passionate about
  3. Digital Divide: Access to technology is not always equal. Share a video on why it’s important to make technology accessible to all – and how creating connections through technology – whether at school, home or work – can be a benefit, especially right now!

Ideas to get you started: Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!

What you can win: In addition to fame and glory and a great addition to your resume, film competition winners receive…
Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks!
And the filmmakers who create these top films will also receive an all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T program at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (Of note, the program follows Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)
Each winner will also receive a new 5G smartphone to support their connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!

KQED Youth Media Challenges

Join a Youth Media Challenge to engage student voice and choice and foster civic engagement. Ideal for distance or in-person learning. Challenges are open to middle and high school students across the U.S. Challenge your students to get more civically engaged and media literate this year. These standards-aligned projects, for multiple content areas, come with ready-to-use curricular supports for self-directed learning. All student media submissions will be published on the online nationwide showcase. Select challenge submissions will be aired on KQED broadcasts and shared with partner PBS and NPR stations around the country.