Welcome to Cogswell College at SIGGRAPH 2012
Join us in Booth #959 on the show floor for an action-packed lineup of activities. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for creativity and excellence with you. Check out what we have in store for you!
Alumni & Industry Party
Take a few hours to relax with your fellow Cogswell alumni and industry colleagues, enjoy a little food, a few drinks and great atmosphere by the pool. What are you waiting for? Stop by and pick up your invitation today!
Date: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Figueroa Hotel, 939 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Appetizers & Drinks by the pool
RSVP to Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Booth Tech Talk Schedule
- "Secrets Behind High-End Animated Film Production" by Michael Zachary Huber, Writer & Director of Worlds Apart and David Perry, Animation Director of Worlds Apart. Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
- "Creative Ventures for Black Collar Professionals" by Debby Hindus, Serial Entrepreneur and Director of Cogswell's Entrepreneurship Degree Program. Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
- "A Crowd Production at DreamWorks Animation" by Allen Stetson, Crowd Department Supervisor at DreamWorks. Tuesday & Wednesday at 12:30 PM
- "Deadlines, Self-entitled Students & Crazy Directors" by Students of Project X. Tuesday & Wednesday at 3:30 PM
Announcing New Workshop for Entrepreneurs
and Their Creative Ventures
The new Black Collar Immersion Program, to be held September 13-15 and again on October 11-13, 2012, is the precursor to the upcoming launch of Cogswell's new Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEI), which prepares people to be "Black Collar" entrepreneurs who combine artistry and creativity together with technology know-how and business expertise.
Facilitated by Cogswell College faculty, the Black Collar Immersion Program engages participants with their peers in an intensive, hands-on and highly interactive workshop environment.
"The Immersion Program will draw attendees into launching a mock creative venture over the course of the two-plus days," said Debby Hindus, executive director of Cogswell's Entrepreneurship Programs. "This is a roll-up-your-sleeves experience that will get students involved in brainstorming, modeling, prototyping and launching a creative business. In short, it's a microcosm of our focused curriculum on converting creative concepts into market realities."
Cogswell College Film Worlds Apart Garners Over Ten Film Festival Awards
Worlds Apart, largely created by Cogswell's Project X students, is about an environmental disaster, a boy, his teddy bear and the aliens who visit their Central Valley, Calif. farm. The film has been accepted at over 30 international film festivals. The 11 awards garnered to date include the Children's Jury Award at Encounters International, UK, Philadelphia Film & Animation (Best Animation), Route 66 International (Best Animation), California International Animation Festival (Best Animation), Oregon Film Awards (Best Animation), Miami Short Film Festival (Best Animation) and the San Antonio Film Festival (Best Animated Short), among others.