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Cool Banana Studios | AIE Sydney Student Team Feature Image

How is a film born

We took to the classroom to chat with second year 3D Animation and VFX for Film team, ‘Cool Banana Studios’ to ask some questions about their short 3D film, “Suck it” and about their time at AIE.

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2018 Graduate Showcase Events

AIE Graduates completing their Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma programs are showcasing their major projects at Graduate Showcase events at each campus over the next three weeks. We are very proud of this year’s graduating group who have been working hard on these projects to showcase what they have learnt. Games and VFX industry representatives,…

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AIE Graduate | Rising Sun Pictures

Look Development Artist – Rising Sun Pictures | AIE Graduate

Graduating from AIE’s 3D Animation and VFX course in 2016, Christina was quickly snapped up in the industry before she had even completed her course by Adelaide studio, Monkeystack. With her practical skills and showreel, Christina was able to demonstrate a range of talent and was hired to work on Modelling, surfacing, and texturing of…

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AIE | Mid-Year Intake | Games | Film

Mid-Year Intake: Fast Track Your Future

Fast-track your future – applications for our July mid-year intake are now open. AIE is currently accepting students for its range of specialist, practical courses that are starting in July at all campuses. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career in games and film. Applications are open for the following courses: Game Art…

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AIE | Animation and VFX | Animation Tools of the Trade

Animation Tools of the Trade

You have been given 20 weeks and a team of 5 to create a 3 minute 3D animated music video. What tools do you need, how to you stay on time and achieve the vision? This is the challenge a team of 5 AIE students faced when creating the music video for the song ‘Follow…

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AIE Alumni | Moving For Work

Moving for a dream job

AIE Alumni, Erin Halpenny graduated at the Sydney Campus in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma of Game Art and Animation. We caught-up with Erin to discuss her move for a dream job at Playside studios. In the 3 years Erin has been working at PlaySide she has worked on games including Lego Batman, Cars: Lightning…

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AIE Teacher | Dreams Meet Reality | Injustice 2

Nerdy Dream meets Reality: Working on Injustice 2

For a lot of us, the cinematic trailers for upcoming video games sets the whole tone and hype for the game. Game cinematics are a significant part of the game development process; so, who makes game cinematics and what is involved in the development process? We met with Yoav Dolev, one of AIE’s 3D Animation…

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AIE | Graduates Showcase | Games | Film

Graduates Shine at 2017 Showcase

AIE 2017 Graduate showcases were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra in the first two weeks of December. It was a time for game art, game programming, game design and film visual effects graduates to showcase their final projects and present their portfolios and showreels to members of the creative digital industries. There was…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2018

Graduate Showcase 2018

Students are putting the finishing touches on their work and getting ready for the Graduate Showcase events that are happening soon across AIE campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. Representatives from studios across the creative digital industries will be in attendance to check out the next generation of talent. If you’d like to be…

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AIE | Film | Blue World Order

AIE Students work on Sci-Fi Film ‘Blue World Order’

Talented students from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) have played a vital part in bringing Aussie-made sci-fi, Blue World Order (BWO) to the big screen for its premiere this month.   Blue World order was filmed entirely in Canberra, using desert landscapes and modern concrete architecture to paint a stark vision of a not-so-distant…

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AIE | 3D Animation | Things You Need To Know

6 Things You Need To Know About Getting into 3D Animation

Aristotle went down in history as a celebrated philosopher known for many wonderful aphorisms, but when it comes to animation, there’s one in particular that stands out: art imitates life. By definition, animation is the process of manipulating static images or models to create the illusion of movement—in other words, bringing art ‘to life’. 3D…

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AIE Incubator | Development Grants

AIE Incubator studios awarded $200,000 of development grants

AIE has awarded development grants to thirteen start-up studios, comprising of eleven games and two film projects, as part of the AIE Incubator Grants program. The grants to successful studios amounted to a total of $200,000 after a competitive application process that included advice from an independent industry panel.   “These development grants are a critical…

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AIE | STEM | Skills Experience

Future Skills Experience

Discover where STEM skills can take you     The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is inviting year 11 and 12 students to showcase a range of future careers that relate to STEM skills. The majority of the world’s fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and there is an urgent need for a skilled workforce…

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AIE | VFX News | Film | Guardians of the Galaxy 2

AIE Graduates work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2

AIE is GROOT! The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardian of the Galazy 2, has been a huge success both here and overseas. This Marvel superhero film is yet another instalment of Marvel films whose visual effects production has been produced in Australia.   Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been dubbed the movie…

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AIE | Film | Canberra Youth Orchestra

Looks as good as it sounds

Imagine creating something that is displayed on a big screen, while an orchestra below plays your favorite and the most iconic game music ever created. AIE students recently had that opportunity as they created the motion graphics package featured during the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s performance as part of the Canberra International Music Festival. CANBERRA YOUTH…

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AIE Alumni | TILT

AIE Alumni Success with 2016 Feature Film Tilt

Congratulations to AIE Alumni, David Tonkin on the success of his feature film, Tilt Tilt follows the story of Josh (Charlie Ranger) who is an amateur poker player on his dream of turning his online poker hobby into a big fulltime gig. Starring Dave Beamish, Nick Barry and Diana Brumen, the film follows two friends…

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AIE | VFX | Post Processing Skills

Take your VFX and Post-Production skills to the next level!

AIE is calling all graduates looking to get into film and visual effects, starting their own post-production studio or wanting to take their animation and visual effects skills to the next level. A brand new post-graduate program is being launched this month to further power graduates into film production opportunities and careers.   “We want…

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AIE | Graduation 2016

Graduation class of 2016

AIE 2016 graduates celebrate in style on the big screen   The class of 2016 has had their graduation sessions in various cities over the past fortnight. AIE GRADUATION 2016 CEOs John and Vicki De Margheriti and AIE Graduate Jemima Gulliver Students from each of AIE’s programs have graduated in style and had their work…

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AIE | Film | VFX | Graduate | Luma Pictures Internship

AIE graduate in final 2 of Luma Pictures intern competition

AIE graduates in final 2 of Luma Pictures intern competition   An internship program that takes you to Fiji as part of the selection process – yes please!   AIE graduate, Jesse Cohen is one of two finalists as part of Luma Picture’s internship program competition.   There were close to 100 applications for this…

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AIE | 20 Years

AIE celebrates it’s 20th year

#20yearsofAIE   AIE celebrates it’s 20th year in style!   When we reflect back on what video games and computer graphics consisted of 20 years ago, you realise what a significant achievement it is that AIE has been in operation for this length of time.   Looking through the archives from when AIE was first…

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AIE | Open Day | Why You Should Go

6 Reasons to Attend Open Day

1. Meet our industry experienced teachers and students by taking a tour! When you study at AIE you learn from teachers who have worked on some of the biggest game and film projects around. Our students are passionate about getting into games and film and love what they do.   2. Hear from some of…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | Industry

Graduate Showcases connect AIE students with industry

Second-year students had the opportunity to impress dozens of industry professionals at the AIE Graduate Showcase.   Held simultaneously across the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra campuses, the Graduate Showcase sees students present their final year projects and showreels to representatives from Australia’s top animation and games studios.   The goal of the showcase is to…

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AIE | Game Art | Film | Games and Film Careers

Art and animation students kick off their careers before graduation

AIE would like to congratulate our new art and animation graduates who have already secured themselves jobs in the industry. With graduation ceremonies being held around the country this week, an impressive five Screen and Media students and three Game Art and Animation students, all from the Sydney campus, have lined up employment at some…

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AIE | 3D Animation | How to Make a Portfolio

How to perfect your 3D animation portfolio

Dragonborn by Anarkhy on Sketchfab Your showreel is the key to getting a job in the industry. We asked AIE Screen teacher Kim Allen to share his expert knowledge on getting the most out of your portfolio…   When should students start thinking about their portfolio? Students should be thinking about their portfolio’s from the…

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