At the 2022 Senior Showcase, Ashley Thomas frames up a lofty achievement with Professor Todd Emma. At the 2022 Senior Showcase, Visual Effects students and their favorite actors pose with Associate Professor James Livingston. At the 2022 Senior Showcase, students from the NSAC team pose with Professor Jonathan Hounshell. Senior Showcase Demo Reel
ETSU’s National Student Advertising team placed in the top eight of the National Student Advertising Competition semi-finals after winning first place in the district 7 competition. This is the third time in five years that ETSU students have competed at the finals. Students on the NSAC team represent the ETSU Departments of Media and Communication and Digital Media. This semester, they collaborated to create an advertising solution for the 2022 competition client Meta and its VR device, the Quest 2. At the district level, the team competed against seven other universities, including second place winner Lee University and third place Continue Reading
Sullivan Perry (class of 2021) directed, filmed and edited his first music video. The track is “Let Them Eat Cake” by the artist Fleurie who has 3,498,816 monthly listeners. Sullivan poses with the Fleurie and the crew in a series of outtakes that play during the music video’s rolling credits. Let Them Eat Cake by Fleurie Sullivan Perry’s Portfolio Sullivan’s B.S. in Digital Media was a concentration in Visual Effects. You can see more of Sullivan’s student work as well as professional work in his portolio here.
ETSU’s Department of Digital Media was a spotlight participant at the 2022 East Coast Game Conference. Students and faculty participated in several ECGC sessions including a panel discussion regarding their partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This partnership created multiple training scenarios from crash cart simulations to cutting-edge VR de-escalation training for the hospital staff. Megan Smith, Stephen Overton, Grayson Wiles, and Todd Emma discussed working with non-gamers as stakeholders and the pipeline for asset creation and deployment. FACUTLY AND STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH Is grad school for you? Professor Todd Emma and Assistant Professor Jacy Richardson Lessons Learned in Continue Reading
The Department of Digital Media has received accolades from the online resource Animation Career Review which has ranked ETSU among the top animation and game design schools in the South in their 2021 review. No. 1 in Tennessee for Game Design No. 1 in Tennessee for Animation Top 20 in the South East Tennessee State University has been ranked No. 1 in Tennessee as the top school for game design, as well as animation. It is also positioned among the Top 20 Game Design and Animation Colleges in the South, ranking No. 12 for its animation program and No. 17 Continue Reading
Meet Digital Media alum Jeb Johnson who was the Director of Photography for the film “One Night In January: Counting the Cost of Homelessness,” which is a feature length documentary film that examines the causes of homelessness and its cultural, social, and financial impact on society. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film is available FREE for viewing online. You can read more about Jeb and learn more about the film at One Night In January. “We met Jeb while we were interviewing ETSU students about their awareness of homelessness. When he found out that we were filming a documentary, Continue Reading
Digital Media Alum Ryan Brown has been featured on the Quaver Ed website to celebrate Black Music Month. Ryan currently is the Supervising Animator at Quaver Ed which has it’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. You can read the full interview about Ryan, his work and his perspective on Black Music Month here on the Overmountain Animation Festival. Since 2005, the Department of ETSU Digital Media host this celebration of animation talent from all over the world. This year, the festival is available in an online streaming event. For more more information on the schedule, see the
ETSU’s National Student Advertising team placed in the top nine of the National Student Advertising Competition semi-finals after winning first place in the district 7 competition. This is the second time in three years that ETSU students have competed at the finals. Students on the NSAC team represent the ETSU Departments of Media and Communication, Art and Design and Digital Media. This semester, they collaborated to create an advertising solution for the 2020 competition client, Adobe. At the district level, the team competed against eight other universities, including second place winner the University of Alabama and third place winner Lee Continue Reading
Friends and family celebrated our graduates in the Senior Showcase with some reminiscing words from senior Britannie Cox. As always, the student work is on display. This season, our new 82″ displays show off all those glorious pixels and hard-fought renders.
Dobbyns-Bennett Band is on it’s way to the Rose Bowl Parade with a extra bit of support from the talents of one of our DIGM freshmen, Sullivan Perrry. Sullivan’s video is currently in the Power of Hope Contest, that challenges 2020 marching bands to create a short video sharing how hope powers their communities. The contest is only open to those marching bands accepted for participation in the 2020 Rose Parade presented by Honda. SULLIVAN’S VIDEO
Students from the departments of Digital Media and Art & Design enjoy an evening at the Cosplay Life Drawing event in the Digital Media Center. Thanks to Marty Henley for organizing this!
The goal of this project was to show a character going through a change in emotion because of something they observe without the use of dialog. Acting is reacting!