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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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AIE Teacher | Dave Scotland

Teacher Profile: Dave Scotland

Dave Scotland teaches Game Art and Animation at AIE’s Canberra campus. With over 14 years of CG production knowledge and experience, he’s worked for some of the biggest clients in the entertainment industry including Disney, Warner Bros. Plastic Wax and Liquid Animation. He started out, in production, as a 3D Animator and Technical Director before…

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AIE | Game Design | What Is A Game Designer

What is game design and what does a game designer do?

Game design is the art of crafting experiences, says AIE second-year game design teacher Jennifer Scheurle. We asked her to share her expertise on crafting an experience, and the processes of designing and prototyping a game.   You said that game design is about crafting experiences. But what do you mean by that? As a…

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AIE | Code Camp | Kids Make Their Own Games

Code and Game Camps inspire kids to make their own games

Children aged eight to 15 years old got a taste of what it’s like to design and program for games during the Game and Code Camps held at AIE Adelaide last week. The Game Camp was designed by Karl Cizakowsky and run on the day by Adam Bailey, both game design instructors from AIE’s Adelaide…

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AIE | Job Creation Centre | Canberra

AIE’s vision of a new innovation and job creation centre for Canberra

Today AIE submitted a detailed business case for the creation of a new innovation and job creation centre as a key part of the Watson Educational Precinct in partnership with the ACT Government. We are seeking to build our Canberra base into a large scale hub of learning and job creation. AIE’s vision is to…

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AIE Adelaide | Teaching Staff

AIE Adelaide Teaching Staff

If there is one thing that all AIE campuses have in common, it is the quality of the incredibility talented and experienced teachers that lead and mentor our students. AIE’s newest campus in Adelaide is certainly no exception to this rule.   AIE Adelaide’s fearless leader is none other than, Robin Potanin. Robin has experienced…

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AIE | Game Programming | Interview with a Programmer

Interview With A Programmer

Programmers are rarely praised or acknowledged; you’ll find them out the back, working away at the code and trying to fix those bugs. The thing is; programmers are the brains of the operation. So, we thought we would take a look at programming life with who better than AIE Alumni, James Gale!   AIE caught…

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AIE | Wicked Witch Software | Placement

Melbourne students on placement at Wicked Witch

Over the summer holidays, AIE Melbourne organised for numerous students to embark on a two-week placement at Wicked Witch. We caught up with a few of those students to find out more about their experience, how it came about and what advice they would give to students and colleagues trying to break into the industry.…

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AIE | Global Game Jam | 2015

Global Game Jam on this weekend

Global Game Jam (GGJ) 2015 is on this weekend and AIE students and staff are preparing themselves to develop amazing games for this world-wide event. Last year the GGJ was held in 488 locations, in over 72 countries and created more than 4000 games. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger!   If…

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AIE Incubator | Stormworm

AIE Incubator students new game: Stormworm

Stormworm – Inspired by the retro game snake, AIE Incubator students decided to revisit a classic game and re-envision it in 3D! Slither around the planets as if you are stuck in a Tron like universe, eat until your hearts content and avoid your tail – easy right? Wrong! The Stormworm team who are working…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2014

Graduate Showcase 2014

The 2014 Graduate Showcase Evening is upon us once again, and as students come to the end of their courses, they are excited to present to you their best pieces of work. Students graduating from the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Programmers and Artists) and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media will have a…

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AIE | Arcade Cabinet

AIE Arcade Cabinet

At the Melbourne campus of AIE staff have put together a custom arcade cabinet as a fun challenge for students to create and play multiplayer games. It even features a specially designed interface to show off the game before you select what to play and jump into a match. The games don’t have to be…

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AIE Interview | Screen and Media

AIE Interview: Ready, study…GOnline!

The world is progressing into the digital realm. News can now be viewed online, invitations sent through Facebook, games played via Steam and study can be done from the comfort of one’s own home. Although online study has been around for a while now, it can still be an area where people aren’t sure about…

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AIE | Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips | Dave Scotland

Top 15 Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips

Preparing your demo reel and portfolio is not as simple as it once was. The landscape is more crowded and the creative options are vast. So what can you do to separate your work form the masses and land that job in the industry? Well the most important thing is to realize the presentation of…

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AIE | Incubator | PAX Prime

AIE Incubator Teams @ PAX Prime 2014

AIE Incubator teams have just returned from showing off their games at PAX Prime Seattle. Jessica Jazic, Communication Coordinator in Sydney, captured the teams in action!

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AIE | CEO

AIE’s CEO wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Congratulations to John De Margheriti, Executive Chairman and CEO of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Ltd (AIE) for being awarded the 2014 National Benson Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the National iAwards held in Melbourne on the 28th of August 2014 . The Benson Entrepreneur Award is presented annually to an individual who has…

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AIE | Information Evening

Information Evening – Wednesday 17th September, 2014

Launch your career into games and film by coming along to our Information Evening on Wednesday 17th September from 6pm to 8pm. During the Information Sessions, teachers will be conducting seminars covering the range of courses offered starting in 2015. If you’re serious about pursuing a career in games or film then our Advanced Diploma…

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AIE | Industry Experience Day

Industry Experience Day Wednesday 1st Oct 2014

Wednesday 1st October 2014, 10am to 3pm. Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX? Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and get creative in practical workshops using…

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AIE Online

Online Experience Day – September 6th 2014

If you’re interested in AIE’s online courses then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game programming and game design offered by AIE. With classes starting all the time, starting your career as a game…

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Google Cardboard News | Academy of Interactive entertainment

Cool Stuff on Campus – Google Cardboard

The staff and teachers at AIE are always keen to check out new technology or cool gadgets. Sometimes it’s to keep up with the latest industry standards.  Sometimes it’s just because it’s fun! In the case of Google Cardboard, it’s both.  What an odd pairing – while Google is associated with new technology, cardboard is…

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AIE | Open Day 2014

Open Day, Sunday 17th August, 2014

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sunday 17th August. Sydney, Melbourne Canberra and Adelaide campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about full-time and part-time courses staring in February 2015. The day will include presentations…

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AIE | Interview with Ben Retter | Dota 2

An interview with Ben Retter from Dota 2

Recently we caught up with animation graduate Ben Retter who has been keeping busy creating some amazing things for the game Dota 2, and sharing his art knowledge internationally. Please tell us a little bit more about yourself, and what you do. I create items for the game Dota 2 for a living under the…

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AIE Incubator | Post-incubator Development Funded

Post-incubator teams secure $110,000 development funding

A total of $110,000 is being granted across four teams Sydney, Australia – June 16, 2014 – The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is proud to announce that it is funding four projects that have come out of the AIE Incubator Program as part of its Post-Incubator Development Grant. A total of $110,000 is being…

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AIE Graduate | Jonathan Pelling | 2K Creative Director

AIE Graduates credited on Bioshock Infinite

Congratulations to all the graduates working at 2K Australia in Canberra for their amazing work on Bioshock: Infinite. The game has been critically acclaimed and has sold (at time of writing) more than 3.7 million copies. Many people are unaware of the ongoing role that 2K Australia have had in all three Bioshock games. As…

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