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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 Incubator Grants Fund Feature Image | AIE

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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Adelaide Innovation Fund | AIE Game Plus Feature Image

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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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 Alumni | Game Design | Nico King

‘Pixel pushers, code monkeys, realists and idealists’ – Nico King

Even before Nico King graduated from AIE in 2012, he was already part of something bigger and ready to take on the immersive digital world.   Starting ‘Chaos Theory Games’, Nico and his two friends, a small independent team, had a single goal in mind: ‘unmistakable innovation’. While studying at AIE, Nico and his team…

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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 | 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 | Game Design | NASA Space Apps Challenge

‘Data you can touch’, an AIE success story

Ever been interested in how many people live in your city and what you as a community contribute to CO2 emissions? -KEN-‘s got you sorted!   -KEN-, an old Scottish word for ‘understanding’, utilises NASA’s Earth Science and Human Dimension Data to provide a database of information on the earth. -KEN- is a mobile Virtual…

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