SuperGenius Goes Back to School

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Registration is open for Clackamas Community College’s spring term, and unlike previous semesters, it brings real world experience in game development. DMC 250 Motion Capture Animation class will be taught by SuperGenius Design Studio Art Director, Rob Bekuhrs.

SuperGenius is a local power house in gaming design and development working on titles such as “The Walking Dead,” “Marvel: Contest of Champions” and “Record Run,” to name a few.

Students will get first hand training from local video gaming experts. The partnership with industry and CCC was fostered by Andy Mingo, Video Production and Film faculty member. Mingo helped develop the partnership culminating in bringing professionals into the college to educate students. Mingo commented, “we have to bring real world experience to students to prepare for what lies ahead. And if they are interested in game design, CCC is where they need to be.”

Here’s an excerpt from the class description:

DMC-250 : Motion Capture Animation
[ Not Offered Every Term | 4 – credits ]

Introduction to the fundamentals of Motion Capture Animation for video game development and VFX. This project-based course will prepare students to work in the field of motion capture. Students will plan and direct sessions as well as process data for maximum efficiency. Through this process students will learn how to create professional level, 3D-based motion capture driven projects that can be used in video game development and film. Students will learn the basics of Motion Builder to create successful motion capture projects. Prerequisites: ART-106 or DMC-106, or instructor consent. Recommended: DMC-205, DMC-104, ART-107 or DMC-107.”

For more information or to register for the class, go to clackamas.edu.

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Portland-based producer and director Josh Leake is the founder and executive director of the Portland Film Festival, which MovieMaker Magazine named one of the world's "coolest" film festivals. He produced "Glena," a feature length documentary that premiered at Slamdance ’14 (now available on Showtime and VOD). His film "Emptys," a short documentary about people who collect beverage containers as their principal source of income, won first place at Tropfest New York. With his production company, Mindpollen, he's currently developing an adaption of Chuck Palahniuk's "Lullaby." Follow him on Twitter @joshleake and @portlandfilm.
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