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
Six Different Shows to Watch The Overmountain Animation Festival had its live streaming event August 12th, 13th and 14th. You can watch each of the shows again at overmountainanimation.com/schedule. All in all, the six shows represent a total of more than 60 animation shorts. This collection truly has something for every walk of life, both young and old. Tune in on the Overmountain Animation website to find the stream, get a full list of the films, or learn about our judges and past winners. Since 2005, ETSU’s Department of Digital Media has hosted this annual, curated showcase of animation shorts. Continue Reading
May 20, 2021. East Tennessee State University and the Digital Media Department are excited to announce the approval by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission of a new Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media.
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
“Hearing the stories of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd these past few weeks and months has torn my heart apart. I’ve had trouble sleeping the past few nights as I reflect on the part that racism has played in my life. I’ve realized I’ve stayed silent for too long on these issues. From the moment I was born I was aware of how different I was. As a mixed child raised by a white family I questioned why I looked different from everyone around me. I would ask my Mom constantly if I was adopted. Fortunately, my family Continue Reading
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
In March of 2020, one of our Digital Media Alumni had an illustration and poster design published on Star Wars’ Instagram for The Mandalorian series during the recent Disney+ debut in the UK. We asked her a few questions. How did you get this opportunity to work on a poster for The Mandalorian? A little over a year ago I was invited to join an agency called the Poster Posse. They have about 50 or so artists on their roster. One of the main types of projects we do are these digital and social media campaigns where a group 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
These 3D renders are from the 3D Lighting and Rendering class (DIGM3120). Students are working with textures, materials, and lighting, in addition to putting their previous work in Color Theory, 2D Design, and Principles of Visualization into practice. The emphasis in this project was on materials and lighting rather than modeling. These images are rendered in Maya, Mental Ray and the Arnold renderer. Texturing is done in Photoshop, Mudbox, and Substance Painter.
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!
Alumni Charlie Colombo recently spoke at CBAT@Work. He’s a Producer|Aerial DP for Loch & Key Productions in Knoxville. He began his talk to students and other professional guests by saying, “My (newer) title is Producer | Aerial DP. That scratches the surface of what I’m doing in my current role. Having to wear a lot of different hats in the production world is actually part of what I’ll touch on. In our market especially, being well rounded in multiple aspects of production provides great job opportunities.” Different from a traditional career fair, CBAT@Work facilitates student and employer networking through a conference social environment. Continue Reading