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AIE Behind the Scenes: VFX Film Shoot - AIE

AIE Behind the Scenes: VFX Film Shoot

Film day for the VFX crew was set at the Book-It Repertory Theatre. From 7am to 5pm, the 3D Animation & VFX for Film crew was busy on set! Lighting equipment, dolly and camera equipment was provided by David Burns, a Seattle director of photography and long-time co-worker of Vic Bonilla, 3D Animation & VFX […]

Something Was in the Air at Emerald City Comic Con - AIE

Something Was in the Air at Emerald City Comic Con

Tarrance Tucker – Communications Coordinator, AIE Seattle Tarrance Tucker is part of the admissions team at AIE Seattle. His role at AIE is to spread the word about the Academy of Interactive Entertainment by going to events, conventions, festivals and meetups. When he’s not on the road, Tarrance enjoys family trips to Maui, watching sports, […]

Is Game Programming Right for Me - AIE

Is Game Programming Right for Me

Ian Rich – Communications Coordinator, AIE Seattle Ian Rich is a part of the admissions team for the Seattle Chapter at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. Being an established gaming-focused technical artist himself, he completely understands what the next generation of industry professionals want to learn. Prior to AIE, Ian has taught Game Art and […]

Major Production Pitches 2019 - AIE

Major Production Pitches 2019

Throughout the entire 2nd year, students enrolled in our Game Programming and our Game Art & Animation programs are divided into game development teams to create their first game. All student games below will have demo presented at IFEST 2019, as it is a milestone shared among all teams. Before they get to showcase their game […]

AIE at 343 Industries - AIE

AIE at 343 Industries

The Academy’s students and staff visited 343 Industries, which included an exclusive Q&A panel with 343 Industries staff. The Q&A covered a wide range of topics, from concept art to engineering to production. Of particular note, at the height of Halo 5’s production, 343 Industries employed roughly 80 in-house environment artists, presumably many more in […]

Art Institute Displacement Info Sessions - AIE

Art Institute Seattle Displacement Info Sessions

If you are a displaced Art Institute student, please take note that the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Seattle Campus offers learning track towards careers in the following: • Game Art & Animation • Game Programming • Game Design & Production • 3D Animation & VFX for Film We are aware that every person’s situation is […]

Recruiting and Networking Mixer

In response to the King/Z2 Games and ArenaNet layoffs, The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE Seattle) partnered up with the Seattle chapter of the Indie Game Developers Association (IGDA Seattle), Experis Seattle, and TurboPlay to co-host a Recruiting and Networking Mixer, on March 6th, 2019. From Seattle to California, tons of studios and recruiters attended, […]

Education and Games Industry Breakout - AIE

Education and Games Industry Breakout

Foundry10, Seattle EdTech and Indie Game Developers Association (IGDA) partner up for Education and Games Industry Breakout, which took place on Monday February 25th, 2019 with our generous hosts at the Pacific Science Center. Our Industry Relations Specialist, Cami Smith and James Flatmo, our Game Design & Production instructor were invited to speak on bridging […]

VFX Alumni Animates Mobile Augmented Reality Game - AIE

VFX Alumni Animates Mobile Augmented Reality Game

AIE USA is excited to announce that AIE Lafayette alumni Kristina Zavala (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) and Dana Nicholle (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) have joined the team at Blipd, an iOS developer in Sterling, Virginia. Kristina Zavala, 2018 Alumna Dana Nicholle, 2018 Alumna Both Kristina and Dana graduated […]

Interactive Experienc Day April 13th 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – April 13th 2019

AIE’s  Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops […]