2017 DMAE News



  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

FifoCon Day of Discovery

LSU's DMAE is featured in Country Roads Magazine. The Digital Media Arts & Engineering program will take part to connect with potential students and the greater Baton Rouge community. Come join us and many others to find out what exciting times we are in store for in our field of study and practice…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Virtual Reality Day - Nov 18th

Washington State University, Norther Arizona University, and The University of Hong Kong are just a few participants in a self-declared Virtual Reality Day on November 18th. The goal is general outreach and education about the potential of VR. If anyone is interested in holding it at LSU please…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Brew Student Prices

This year's Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) features a variety of professional development sessions related to communication, so we have worked with our friends at BREW to secure a discounted rate for your students. By using the code "brewstudent", they can access $15 tickets for the 3-day…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Ideas United launches Infinite Deviation

Ideas United has teamed up with Google Play to launch Infinite Deviation: Games. This "is a unique program for emerging mobile game designers from all backgrounds. Pitch and develop an inclusive story, publish and promote it with Google Play, and add your voice to the gaming industry."

Submit your…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Home of Future

LSU's Center for Computation and Technology & the Digital Media Arts & Engineering program were demonstrating what the state of Louisiana is doing in Virtual Reality. We joined Cox Communications "Smart Home" on Birdsong Drive in Baton Rouge. We took over a room and turned it into a room-scale VR…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Leah Haight Wins Pitch Night

Leah Haight has been working on a mobile app for building custom dolls that promote a positive body image and embraces customization. Since she started in the DMAE program this has been her focus of development. Building a business from scratch is a difficult venture and she has fearlessly embraced…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Swaybox New Orleans is Hiring

Swaybox Studios has developed groundbreaking new puppet technology for film and TV. The studio was founded three years ago by Arthur Mintz, Theresa Andersson, Noah Scruggs and Chris Armand.

The four owners met during the production of Mintz and Andersson’s interactive theatre show, “Fantastic Mr…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Silicon Valley Tour of Companies

Last year we had a tour of New Orlean companies in digital media. This year there is a more ambitious trip being planned into the heart of the industry.

Encounter Engineering in Silicon Valley is a program designed for those majoring in engineering, computer science or construction management…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Digital Media Jobs for Students & Grads in the Region

Jetstreame Jetstreame productions in Baton Rouge is looking for an unpaid internship for the summer for their upcoming video game. They are looking for you to work for 10 hours a week.

Houston Developer A video game developer in Houston is looking at filling 20+ roles including Gameplay Engineers…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium 2017 Schedule Announced

The Redstick 2017 Video Game Symposium has our special guests appearing twice both on Thursday and Friday if you want to find out the latest in the video game field.

Thursday April 27th

10:00 - 11:30 am, LSU Art Building, Room 330

Tad Leckman - Finding Your Place in Digital Production: Games…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU College of Engineering Hosts Red Stick Video Game Sympsium

LSU College of Engineering Hosts Red Stick Festival’s Video Game Symposium

The intersection of creativity and technology was on display recently as gaming and software industry leaders from around the country converged on the LSU campus to discuss the future of digital arts at the Red Stick Digital Festival’s Video Game Symposium.

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

TurboSquid 2017 Spring Scholarship

TurboSquid has established a scholarship program to help identify and nurture future talent in the 3D industry. The topic for our initial scholarship is “The Importance of Diversity for the 3D Industry.” We want to hear from the future artists (or fans) of our industry. Let us know why you think it…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Impact of the Video Game Industry State by State - up for a Webby Award

Electronic Software Association (ESA) site The United States of Video Games is up for a Webby ESA’s new microsite, The United States of Video Games, is in a close race for first place at the 2017 Webby Awards. Let the world know how important the video game industry is to the State of Louisiana…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Sessionwire's Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton

LSU is very excited to host a Vancouver based start-up that is trying to modernize the recording industry. You will get the rare chance to meet a team that is in the Alpha phase working towards a Beta release. This…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Chris Taylor

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes the Inimitable Chris Taylor

LSU is very excited to host the inimitable Chris Taylor in Baton Rouge. Chris is a driving force in the industry and has a strong point of view on the direction it is moving in.

"Chris is a video game designer and entrepreneur…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes The Rogue Initiative

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Cathy Twigg and Pete Blumel LSU is very excited to host The Rogue Intiative. They are a full spectrum production studio specializing in cinematic, interactive virtual reality, film, television, and games. They will be showing their latest game CROWE: THE…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Mike Swanson

Video Game Art Veteran Mike Swanson comes to LSU Mike Swanson has over 25 years’ experience in developing games, from touch-screen laserdisc golf in the late 80's to the latest VR content and everything in-between. Mike has had a hand in almost every game genre, game system and has held multiple…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Submit your Work to the Rookies

Submit your Work to a Student Contest The Rookies Autodesk brings you a contest to submit some of your 3-d modeling work.

Sponsored by Autodesk, The Rookies has announced the call for entries to their global competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists. The final submission deadline is May 29th, 2017.

The Rookies celebrates the year’s most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, photographers, and digital artists. Entrants compete not only to represent their tertiary provider, but to win studio internships, school…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Henry LeBounta

Senior Art Director comes to Baton Rouge

Academy Award nominee Henry LaBounta has over 25 years of entertainment experience in games, film visual effects, feature animation and television. Most recently at Zynga he held the position of Chief Visual Officer. Prior to Zynga Henry was a Partner/Senior…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU High Voltage

EMDM High Voltage Concert at Old State Ballroom The EMDM High Voltage concert is an Experimental Music and Digital Media fiesta. Trans-media works with live performers, acoustic instruments, and technology are amplified to a higher plane. Works by guest composer/performer/technologist

Jason…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium welcomes Jeff

Video Game Programming Veteran comes to Baton Rouge LSU is proud to announce our second guest speaker for the Redstick Video Game Symposium. We are happy to welcome Jeff to Baton Rouge and excited to hear about large scale development challenges on AAA video game projects. Jeff works at EA…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Student Business Incubator

What a share of $25K of Start Up Capital? LSU Announces they 6th Annual Venture Challenge. This is a student only business plan/pitch competition that takes place April 20th. Students write business plans with the Student Business Incubator's help and the finalists get to pitch for a share of $2…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Fanalysis App Focus Group

Interested in College Football?

Fanalysis is looking for students to participate in a focus group demonstrating a prototype model of the Fanalysis app. Fanalysis is a smartphone application designed to enhance the college football fan experience. The application is currently in development and is…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

A Modo, Mari and Nuke Project Part II

Modo, Mari and Nuke Project for Beginners Part II

The Foundry is hosting a webinar on March 9th, 2017 at 11:00 am Central Time. Save your seat and join Martin Mayer, a Creative Specialist at The Foundry, now!

Missed Part I, no problem. Visit A Modo, Mari and Nuke Project for Beginners Part I.

Got questions about preparing and creating digital scenes using Modo and Nuke?

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Apply for summer work with a student stipend of up to $5000

Stellar group @ CCT's Google Summer of Code

Earn up to $5000 stipend to work on fascinating computational research projects

The STE||AR Group is honored to have been selected as one of the 2017 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor organizations! This program, which pays students over the summer to work on open source projects, has been a…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Presents Amoeba

Redstick announces first guest for the 2017 Video Game Symposium at LSU Scott McPherson [amoeba] will be presenting a short history of amoeba’s creative client and visual work and new examples of VR and AR work.

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Japan Sound Project

Specialising in non-traditional utilisation of games-engine-based VR, Scott will be including examples and stories of recent VR installations in art galleries, VR theatre tours, and the new mixed media project from the amoeba studio: a VR/TV/AR crossover project [ The Illuminatus! Trilogy ]…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Game Symposium Call for Entries

Call for Student and Professional Entries Last year we had visitors up from Electronic Arts, Arena Net, Microsoft, inXile, High Voltage and Gameloft to name a few. You can check out the old website for a sense of the event last April. Join us for the second annual Redstick Video Game Symposium…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

The Foundry Online Editing in Nuke

Online editing in Nuke Studio —tips, tricks and best practices The Foundry is hosting a webinar on March 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am Central Time. Save your seat and join Juan Salazar, a Nuke Studio Product Manager at The Foundry, now!

Got questions about online editing in Nuke Studio?

I’ll be answering anything you need to know in a live Q&A session, following the upcoming rebroadcast of my popular webinar: Online editing in Nuke Studio —tips, tricks and best practices.

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Global Game Jam 2017, a Huge Success

Global Game Jam is a Wrap! We had 67 participants that included LSU students, high school students, professionals and amateurs from around the state and as far as Mississippi. They created 13 games and we awarded prizes for three teams. Congratuations to the teams that made Dark Maze, Full…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Global Game Jam 2017 Tomorrow!

Global Game Jam Update We are one day away from the 2017 LSU Global Game Jam. There are over 90 people signed up to participate and hope this is our biggest jam to date. We also have Electronic Arts on Friday and High Voltage Games on Saturday with booths for those students who are interested in…