2018 DMAE News



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

Gateway to the Past

The Fall 2018 graduating class has released a video of their capstone project. This was three students working for just over 3 months. Check out Gateway to the Past to find out more information about an interactive experience about artifacts from the era of Persepolis.

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

Pixar Summer 2019 Internships

Pixar has posted its Summer Internships. Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time with one of the coolest animation studios in the country. These range from software development, tech director, to production management as well as of course modeling and animation. It is worth a try…

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

Independent Creator Program

Magic Leap is stepping up its efforts to encourage development by launching an Independent Creator program. It's program encourages developers with $20,000 to $50,000 in grant funding along with company support. You will retain rights to your own IP and publishing and keep 100% of the revenue earned…

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

Chillennium 2018

On Friday, October 12th, fourteen brave LSU students went to College Station to take part in the 4th annual Chillenium Game Jam at Texas A&M. This is the world's largest student game jam and features teams from Canada and the US with 352 students from 16 different Universities. The majority of…

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

Post Pixel - An Interactive Art Showcase

Louisiana Game Developers (LAGD) is hosting a gallery event this summer to celebrate interactive art made in Louisiana and the southeastern USA.

Titled Post-Pixel, the gallery will be open from 3PM to 9PM at Little Wars in Baton Rouge. Attending and showcasing is free, and snacks and LAGD stickers…

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

Living The Start Up Life

Living The Start Up Life

If you are interested in running your own business, starting an indie game company or implementing a new web distruptor this is the talk to go to. On Monday, October 22nd at 6pm go see Bob Miller (former COO of Waitr) who works for GLobal Data Systmes.

This will be at the business center in room 1615. The theme of his talk is what they don't tell you about commercializing your ideas. Please rsvp

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

TurboSquid Dystopia/Eutopia

TurboSquid Dystopia/Eutopia

Turbosquid (a local New Orleans based company) is excited to announce that their latest art competition is open to all 3D artists! This year’s theme is Dystopia/Utopia--a perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles!

The contest is open to all 3D artists - you don't…

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

Benoit Premium Threading Research Project

Preston Cothren is a mechanical engineer with Benoit Premium Threading located in Houma, who graduated from LSU 2 years ago. They currently have a research project with the engineering department in Like-diamond plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition but a smaller project has come up which may be…

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

Chillennium Game Jam 2018

Networking is one of the one of the most important things you can do to help yourself get employment in the video game industry. There is an opportunity to participate in a Game Jam with multiple industry mentors during the jam. Chillennium takes place on October 12-14 at Texas A&M.

What is Chillennium? Chillennium is the largest student-run game jam in the world, organized by students, for students. Hosted annually by the Department of Visualization, Chillennium is founded, staffed, and organized by students of Texas A&M University. This unique event brings participants from around the globe to meet fellow game enthusiasts, develop their skills, and compete for prizes. Those who participate can compete alone or as a team of up to 4 and will have 48 hours to plan, design, and develop a video game from scratch based on a theme! During the jam, mentors from the game industry will be walking the floors helping participants develop their ideas into amazing games. At the end of the 48 hours, the games will be played and judged by a panel of experts from the game industry and winners will be awarded prizes! No previous knowledge about games is needed, just a passion for…

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

Social Media Intern

CS Communications Intern (Paid Position)

The Department of Computer Science is seeking a communications intern to manage its social media accounts and regularly update its official blog, CodeItUp. The intern will be expected to regularly post about relevant events and information on Facebook…

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

Happy Mushroom in Los Angeles is Hiring

Technical Artists and Programmers

Happy Mushroom (Matthew Greene spoke at Redstick in April!) is hiring technical artists and engineers. These are for positions located in Los Angeles. They provide training and most of the work is done in Unreal (don't worry they will consider experience in Unity…

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

Some Assembly Required

One of the most useful classes I took at University many years ago was an acting class. It took a very socially shy person and let me come out of my shell and improved my public speaking and presentation abilities immesurably.

There are limited seats available their first event on September 6th. They have arranged to have the The Leather Apron Theatre Co show how improv comedy can help us all overcome stage fright and become better presenters. The event will take place at the new ThreeSixtyEight HQ (local web design and add company) located at 212 S 14th Street…

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

Focus Digital Design is looking for 3D Modeler and Texture Artist

3D Modeler & Texture Artist

Company Description:

Focus Digital Design offers a variety of 3D technical solutions, including 3D Technical Animations and Interactive Media, to assist clients in explaining their products. We've done work for many large organizations from energy related services…

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

Chimerical Collective Looking for Programmers & Artists

Software Engineer/Lead Programmer - Gameplay Programmer

Summary:

Chimerical Collective is currently looking for an independent software engineer that is equally experienced in architecture and implementing gameplay systems. This position will involve creating fun and interesting gameplay elements…

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

Raconteur Games Looking for Programmers

PORTING PROGRAMMER - RACONTEUR GAMES

Do you love a challenge? Raconteur Games is looking for multiple programmers to join their growing team of Louisiana game developers.

This role involves anything and everything to do with the porting process, with particular regard to certification and…

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

Safe Space Training

The goal of the Safe Space Campaign is to identify and educate individuals who will affirm and support all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. People displaying the Safe Space symbol are committed to combating hatred and discrimination through assistance and…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes NVIDIA, HP & Twitch

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Kevin Huang (Twitch), Patrick Chou (HP), Sam Mayo (NVIDIA) and Dominick Nguyen (NVIDIA). We will end day 1 with a hardware panel focussing on collegiate esports. Hardware companies play a special role in competitive gaming in giving players competitive edges that…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Jesse Wang

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Jesse Wang, Esports Evangelist, currently working for HTC. Jesse’s background in esports began with the founding of the first high school esports league in 2011, High School Starleague. He then attended University of California, Irvine, where he served in the…

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

RedStick Esports Symposium New Keynote Speaker Announcement

Unfortunately Ryan Mussleman will not be able to make it from Optic Gaming due to a business conflict. We do have another representative from Infinite Esports. RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Jonathon Oudthone, President and Founder of NGAGE Esports. NGAGE Esports’ Jonathon Oudthone oversees…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Matthew Greene

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Matthew Greene, Chief Technical Officer, currently working for Happy Mushroom. Matthew will talk about the development implications and balancing act required when developing a game such as League of Legends that is both an esport and hit title played by millions…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Luis Cataldi

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Luis Catldi, Global Education Evangelsit at Epic. Luis will be giving a 3 hour workshop at Patrick Taylor Hall in Room 1262 on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this 3 hour hands-on workshop, we will focuses on general Unreal Engine workflows…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Trihex

Trihex (Mychal Ramon Jefferson) is an American professional gamer and speedrunner. Active at the biannual Game Done Quick events, Trihex is best known for his runs of Jet Set Radio and Yoshi's Island. He is a very popular livestreamer, with over 250,000 followers on Twitch. Come see Trihex do a…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Mike Ludlam

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Mike Ludlam, Technical Director, currently working for Activision. Mike's talk will be Tech & Art: My Time in Film, Games and 3D Printing. Mike will be talking about his long career that straddles programming and art. Mike is speaking on Wednesday, April 25th at…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Mark -Garvey- Candella

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Mark "Garvey" Candella, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Twitch. Mike will discuss how Twitch Student and the overall platform is taking their support of esports to the next level. Mark will be talking on Wednesday, April 25th at LSU's Digital Media Center's…

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

RedStick Video Game Symposium Welcomes Chris White

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Chris White, Technical Director, currently working for Weta Digital. Chris' talk will be Bringing the Story to Life: The Art and Science of Visual Effects in Film. In this presentation, Chris will give a 'behind the scenes' look at how visual effects artists…

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

Raconteur Games Looking for Interns

Raconteur Games seeks a 3D art intern for the summer of 2018. This is a remote, unpaid internship that has the potential to evolve into a paid position at the conclusion of the summer. Most work will be able to be used immediately in portfolios. The artist will jump in on the ground floor of an…

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

LIFF Needs Volunteers

For any ambitious student out there, voluteers are needed at the 2018 Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF). Its a great organization to work for and will get you in touch with many on the film side of the business in the state and nationally. I hope you take this opportunity to help out and…

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

RedStick 2018 Teaser

We had a very successful TigerLan event at the Digital Media Center last month. Over 300 students showed up and many games were played. We recorded a teaser about LSU's first Esports Symposium and our third Video Game Symposium. Come check out Academy Award Nominees and hit AAA developers at this…

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

RedStick Esports Symposium Welcomes Kyle Langley

RedStick 2018 is proud to welcome Kyle Langley, Systems Designer, currently working on Fortnite with Epic Games. More than 40 million people have downloaded Fortnite and the game has peaked at over 2 million playing simultaneously. Fortnite Mobile is a top selling iPhone app in 13 countries. Kyle…

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

RedStick 2018 ESS & VGS

The RedStick 2018 Festival has two large video game components this year. We are holding LSU's first Esports Sypomsium. On April 24th Esports LSU (@EsportsLSU) will host an e-sports symposium:

LSU’s esports club has over 300 members with competitive teams in Rocket League, Hearthstone, Overwatch…

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

Redstick 2018 Call for Submissions

We have another showcase planned for Wednesday April 25th, 2018. Show off your latest project to industry professionals. Representatives from multiple video game software and hardware companies will be present! This showcase is open to students from around the state as well as Louisiana…

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

LSU DMAE Student Wins ADDY Award

The Baton Rouge American Advertising Federation has completed their 2018 ADDY awards. Work awarded at a local level can advance to the second tier, the AAF District 7 competition. Recipients of gold and silver awards at this level can then advance to the national competition, presented at the AAF…

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

Pixel Magic is Hiring

Graduates with compositing experience are wanted in Baton Rouge. You can check out the feature films and project the company has worked on here. They are looking for someone who can develop into an excellent compositor. Please email maubabanel@cct.lsu.edu me for more information about whom to…

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

LIFF Student Submissions

The Louisiana Film Festival is coming up on April 19th throught the 22nd. They are still taking submissions for student work. The categories are: Narrative Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short. You can submit your work on the withoutabox website. When you submit your film you will enter

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

LSU Global Game Jam 2018 Stats

The stats are in for the 2018 Global Game Jam. This was LSU's 4th anniversary and the Jam's 10th anniversary. We had many returning teams and participants and the most recent Jam was another huge success. This past Game Jam is officially the Biggest Game Jam Ever. Here are some stats:

  • LSU Created 13 Games
  • GGJ created a total of 8,597 video games
  • LSU had 69 Participants
  • At all Jam Sites there were 42,800 game jammers
  • We were the only site in Louisiana
  • There were a 108 countries that participated
  • The largest team at LSU was 11 jammers
  • The largest team in the world was 19 members!
  • One of our games was called
  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Pixel Dash is Hiring Engineers

"Pixel Dash Studios is seeking a talented software engineer with a passion for game development who can work self-directed and within a team. Engineers are expected to design, implement, and modify game features while collaborating with other engineers, artists, and designers.

We work on both…

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

Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences

For students interested in Digital Media and want to get a taste of what LSU's Center for Computation & Technology and it's Digitial Media Arts & Engineering program have to offer, consider joining us for the summer in an REU. Apply Here

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is…

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

LSU Global Game Jam 2018 Highlight Reel

Congratulations to all 13 teams that participated in the Global Game Jam. Every team had a finished prototype or game at the end of a very short 48 hours. I have included a video of a quick edit we put together just before our final presenation in the theater. Here is a list of all the games that…

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

LSU Global Game Jam 2018

For the 10th anniversary of the Global Game Jam, LSU DMAE hosted its fourth jam.

48 Hours, 72 Jammers, 4 cases of Soylent, 13 teams whom all made games based on the theme “Transmission”. The teams interviewed for the live stream but we never made it onto the global channel. If you are interested in…

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

Gearbox is Hiring Contract Programmers

Gearbox Software is looking for Programmer COGS to join our game development team. COGS stands for Contractors of Gearbox Software – you will get a contract and it will say that you have become an actual, official, paid professional inside the studio that is home of Borderlands, Duke Nukem…

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

Turbosquid is Hiring

Graduates with 3D experience (in one of the following: 3ds Max, Maya, C4D, Blender preferable) be aware. Turbosquid has a couple of openings in their NOLA offices for new CheckMate inspectors. These folks review all models submitted for certification and work with those 3D artists to fix mistakes…

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

Looking Forward to 2018

It was a very busy 2017 with a lot of activities taking place at the Digital Media Center. Lets kick things off with a recap of last year's Video Game Symposium. We held our second symposium with the illustrious Chris Taylor of Total Annihilation fame, Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton of Sessionwire…