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VR user in Automotive VR application. Photo by XR Expo on Unsplash.

More than Games: Using VR for the Trade and Automotive Industry

In recent years, Virtual Reality (VR) has been a fantastic platform for game development, but it’s also being widely utilised by a range of industries for reasons other than entertainment. Connor Gibson, Head of Immersive Technologies at Tradiebot Industries fills us in on the emerging VR industry for the trade and automotive industry and how…

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Ashlee Page talks about Filmmaking at AIE

Ashlee Page has over 15 years’ experience in the Australian film industry. Working primarily as a writer and director, she has experience directing TVC’s and drama. Ashlee’s credits include a chapter in the feature film Tim Winton’s The Turning and a multi-award-winning adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s The Kiss, for which she won two AFI Awards,…

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Help Dodger Escape Space Prison in Astrobreach!

Astrobreach is an action-packed, sci-fi third person game created by students as part of their Year 2 Major Production in the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development. The playable character in the game is Dodger, a playful little scoundrel that has been wrongfully imprisoned for vandalism. It’s your mission to defeat the robot prison guards…

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What does a Production Coordinator do?

Have you always dreamt of working on a blockbuster film? That dream is now a reality for AIE alumni Crystal Taylor! Since graduating from AIE in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, specialising in 3D Animation & VFX for Film, Crystal has gone on to work at Method Studios in Melbourne. While…

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Future of Film - Virtual Production Technology: Matter Barker and Jack Condon | AIE Workshop

Discover the future of film in Canberra

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) will be hosting a Film Careers Day tomorrow, Saturday 30 October 2021, to showcase the future of film in Canberra. It’s an opportunity to learn about Canberra’s vibrant film industry, filmmaking careers and film courses as well as get hands-on with the latest technology.  Participants will be able to…

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AIE wins 2021 ACT Small Training Provider of the Year Award

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has again been recognised as the Small Registered Training Organisation of the Year at the 2021 ACT Training Excellence Awards. The award was announced in a virtual ceremony by ACT Minister for Skills, Chris Steel MLA. The ACT Training Excellence Awards recognise the dedicated training efforts in the ACT by…

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Technodolly makes impossible shots possible

AIE’s Film and Virtual Production students will be able to achieve complex and unique camera moves with the Technodolly, the first of its generation. With the revolutionary ability to record hand-held moves, the Technodolly allows cinematographers, directors and producers to conceive shots with unlimited length and difficulty where previous moves may have been too expensive…

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Entrepreneurial Billionaire Credits Games for His Start in Tech

Elon Musk is a household name, best known for disrupting the automotive industry, through electric car maker Tesla, and the space industry via rocket producer SpaceX. Musk founded both Neuralink, a company developing brain-machine interfaces and OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company. How did Elon get his start in technology? In a panel at the…

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AIE Sydney Unlocks New State of the Art Campus

AIE’s Sydney campus is undergoing a massive upgrade to educate the next generation of game and film developers. Stunning learning studios and start of the art equipment will enable AIE’s Sydney students to all be located at the one address and ready to take on the world for all courses commencing in February 2021.

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AIE at PAX Online 2020

AIE at PAX Online 2020

THE EVENT PAX is known as one of the premier Gaming events of the year, showcasing the best soon to be released games and emerging young talent from across the world. AIE has been a constant fixture at these events, and 2020 was no exception.

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AIE pledges $1 million of grants for games

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is announcing the creation of the AIE Incubator Grants Fund which will award up to $1 million over the next 10 years for game development projects.

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Flaming Skull Maiden By Kellie Lautier | AIE

My journey into Character Design – Kellie Lautier

It is every game artist’s dream to have their game character loved and played by people around the world…including big-name celebrities! For AIE Alumni Kellie Lautier, this dream came true when her name was credited on one of 2020’s most highly anticipated games.

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Casey Thomas speaking at Online Experience Day

AIE is proud to have Casey Thomas, CEO of Dark Shadow Studios and AIE Alumni, speaking at our upcoming Online Experience Day on Saturday 23rd November. Dark Shadows Studios was created through the Graduate Diploma program at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

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Creative Fund Paves Foundations for Australia

Australia has some strict rules on games classification and development. However, thanks to the efforts of many of our developers across Australia, the nation is becoming much more aware of the impact the games industry has on the economy.

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30 under 30 | AIE Graduate winners

AIE producing some of the best

We are very proud to announce that six AIE graduates and one AIE staff member have won a place on the 30 under 30 lists for ‘The Develop Pacific’ which highlights new members in the industry across the Development, Education and applicable advocacy sectors.

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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 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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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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