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4/22 /14 – AES presents…Preamp Shootout

April 18, 2014 in Announcements, Ex'pression AES, Student Groups and Clubs

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2014 Egg Hunt Winners are….

April 18, 2014 in Announcements, Students

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Ex’pression Session Saints of Valory 4/14 @ 6PM Meyer Hall

April 10, 2014 in E'vents, Ex'pression Session

RSVP for Saints of Valory Ex'pression Session

In partnership with KFOG

Ex’pression Session with Saints of Valory
Monday, April 14th | 6pm
Meyer Hall, Emeryville campus

Saints of Valory is an American alternative rock band from Austin, Texas. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (guest instructor at Ex’pression College) they released their debut EP, Possibilities with Atlantic records in July of 2013, which featured their single, Neon Eyes. The band is currently on tour of the US and is visiting Ex’pression College in between their sets at Coachella to play for us here in Meyer Hall.

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot only if you’re certain you can attend.
You may invite one guest.

Learn more about Ex’pression Sessions and watch past performances at:
www.expression.edu/sessions

4/17/14 – Ex’pression Egg Hunt 11 am – 3 pm

April 7, 2014 in Announcements, Student Alliance, Student Events, Students

Ex'pression Egg Hunt 2014

Click Here For Rules and Prize Info

Exp’pression Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 17th – 11 am to 3 pm
Student Services Area

How the game works…

  • Eggs will be hidden around campus between 11 am to 3 pm, during which time, you will collect as many as possible.
  • Ex’pression staff members will be putting eggs out for students to find throughout the day.
  • Egg collection bags, as well as delicious spring themed goodies, will be provided in the South Wing Reception area.
  • You may bring your collected eggs to Student Affairs in the South Wing anytime throughout the day until 3 p.m. to be counted. Your eggs will be counted and your name and stats will be noted on a scorecard.
  • The results will be posted the next morning at students.expression.edu.
  • Prizes for the 3 top egg collectors include: 
    • An Ex’pression 1TB external hard drive + Giant Bunny
    • $50 Amazon gift card + messenger bag 
    • A pair of movie tickets + hoodie 
    • If your name is posted as a winner, please see Student Affairs to claim your prize. 

Large eggs will have prize vouchers for other prizes as well.

Please follow the rules!

  • Eggs will not be hidden in classrooms, labs, or offices. Do not disrupt classes/labs in session!
  • Eggs can be found in common areas throughout the school (i.e. hallways, café, library, restrooms, open spaces, Student Services area, the oval area in the South Wing, even on the patio & smoking area).
  • Eggs will not be hidden in trash receptacles.
  • Egg collection bags will be available in the South Wing Reception area at 11 am on Thurs, 4/17. 
  • You may not begin collecting eggs before 11 am.
  • Do not steal other students’ eggs.
  • The eggs are plastic, do not eat them.
  • Some eggs may be filled with additional ‘prizes’ or ‘goodies’ so keep an eye out for those.
  • Camouflage eggs will be worth 5 egg points .
  • Metallic eggs will be worth 20 points.

You must turn your eggs in to the South Wing receptionist or Office of Student Affairs Rep anytime before 3 p.m. to be eligible to win.

Ex’pert Series – DreamWorks Animation Panel

April 3, 2014 in Announcements, Career Services, E'vents, Ex'pert Series, Guest Speaker

Ex'pert Series with DreamWorks Animation Panel, April 23, 2014
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RSVP at Expression.edu/expert
Ex'pert Series with DreamWorks Animation Panel Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4 – 6PM
Meyer Hall, Emeryville campus
 

David Juan Bianchi, DreamworksSenior Previz Artist | Class 34
David Bianchi is a Graduate from Class 34 from the Animation and Visual FX Program at Ex’pression College. Fresh out of Ex’pression, David Juan Bianchi started his career at DreamWorks as a intern, getting coffee, taking notes, and absorbing as much as he could on a daily basis. He is now a Senior Previz Artist, has lead teams on recent DWA films Peabody and Sherman and Madagascar 3, and thanks his lucky starts he landed his dream job. Come find out how he got from here to there, and what it takes to in between at the next Expert Series Panel.

 

David’s credits include:
Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Turbo, Madagascar 2, Madagascar 3, Megamind, Merry Madagascar, Over the Hedge, and Shrek the Third.

 

Omar Garcia, Dreamworks | Character Technical Director | Class 72
Omar Garcia is a Graduate from Class 72 from the Animation and Visual FX Program at Ex’pression College. After graduating from Ex’pression, Omar started at Spy Post in San Francisco. Then, was brought over to Disney’s Imagemovers Digital helping wrap up some films. Omar finally landed his dream job at Dreamworks, where he started as a TRA (Technical Rendering Administrator), then worked his way up to the character td department and is very grateful to be here.

 

Omar’s credits include:
PriestMars Needs MomsKung Fu Panda 2Puss in BootsMadagascar 3,Rise of the Guardians, The CroodsTurbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

 

Brian Webb, Dreamworks | Audio/Visual Technician | Class 54
Brian Webb is a Graduate from Class 54 from the Sound Art Program at Ex’pression College. On Graduation Day Brian accepted a position at DreamWorks animation.  Brian has been on the same team for over 6 years doing audio/video for DreamWorks.

 

Brian’s Credits include:
Madagascar 2, Madagascar 3, Monster vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kungfu Panda 2, Mega Mind, Turbo, Rise of the Guardians, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Puss and Boots, Croods, Madagascar (Valentines special), How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2(comes out this summer)

 

 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

We Need Rockstars For Open House 4/12/14

March 31, 2014 in Announcements, E'vents

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  • Do you enjoy talking about your ex’periences at Ex’pression?
  • Have you completed at least one term at Ex’pression?
  • Do you know your way around campus?
  • Are you upbeat and willing to help attendees have an amazing Open House experience?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we want you! We’re looking for enthusiastic and energetic customer service-oriented students to work at our next Ex’pression College Open House on Saturday, April 12th, from 8am until 12:30pm.

Please note that you will receive an email confirmation if you are selected to work the event. Due to a large number of responses, we unfortunately can not accommodate all requests to work Open House. If selected, Open House student workers receive $50 in compensation for working this event.

Sign Ups for Open House are now closed. Thank you and we hope to see you next time!

Thank you!! 

 

4/19/14 – Python Workshop with Alum Omar Garcia – Must RSVP!

March 31, 2014 in Guest Speaker, Workshops and Conferences


Python Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 19th
Time: 9AM-5PM (8 hour workshop with break)
Location: Rm 507, Emeryville campus
Instructor: Omar Garcia, AVE, CLASS 72

Without Python knowledge, I would not be where I am today.
– Omar Garcia

Seniors and Juniors in our AVE and GAD programs, please consider attending this workshop.

Python, one of the most widely used languages in the CG industry, is a very powerful tool. Python can help you get results much faster and easier when working on anything technical such as lighting, rigging, modeling, simulation, rendering, compositing, and even animation. Get a competitive edge on other applicants, especially if you want to be that “go-to” person for any technical issues, Python will help you!

About Omar
Omar graduated in November 2009 from Ex’pression College and was very motivated to learn more about character rigging and the technical aspect of characters in general. While trying to get his “foot in the door,” Omar took classes, like Python, to learn new skills. The result – a position at Spy Post in San Francisco as a wrangler. Omar made many connections there, which led him to a job at Disney’s Imagemovers Digital as a TRA(Technical Resource Administrator). While there, Omar helped the team create and modify the pipeline tools and how they managed all shots of the film they were creating. Omar then moved to PDI/Dreamworks as a TRA, (Technical Rendering Administrator), where he managed all of Dreamworks’ movies and short films. Omar also lead the team in tool development using Python. Currently, Omar works as a character technical director, specializing in face rigging and creating pipeline tools for the department.

Omar’s credits include: PriestMars Needs MomsKung Fu Panda 2Puss in BootsMadagascar 3,Rise of the Guardians, The CroodsTurbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Before moving into the Character TD role, he also worked on How To Train Your Dragon 2HOME, and Penguins of Madagascar.

Seating is limited (18 seats). You must be available from 9AM-5PM to attend.
RSVP at expression.edu/python