Galen Helfter sits in front of two giant computer monitors in his corner office on the 14th floor of Cascade Plaza in Akron, Ohio. The 24-year-old looks out over the landscape and manages a basic, yet succinct summary of his surroundings: “I seriously can’t believe this is my office.” Next month, Helfter and four others will become the first graduates of the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, part of Clemson University’s Restoration Institute innovation campus in North Charleston.
A graduate of a Clemson University program that prepares students for work in the visual-effects industry was part of a four-person team that won an award for its work on the Disney animated film “Moana.” Marc Henry Bryant was on a team that won a Visual Effects Society award for “Outstanding Effects Simulations in an […]
The visual effects that help make films such as “Avatar” and “The Hobbit” trilogy come to life took center stage on May 3 when four-time Academy Award winner Joe Letteri visited Clemson University. Letteri, the senior VFX supervisor at Weta Digital, has been at the forefront of many modern techniques and specializes in the creation […]
Clemson University has been ranked No. 7 on the list of best public schools and colleges for animation education and in the top 20 percent of all animation schools in the nation.
The animated short "Peanut Butter Jelly" showcases the increasing sophistication coming out of a Clemson graduate program that mimics a real-world animation studio. It also shines a light on the School of Computing’s growing influence in the movie industry.
Whether in award-winning films, computer games, NASCAR racing or environmental research, professor Robert Geist’s work earns honors from the Academy, industry and the arts.
Three Clemson University graduates will be on the fast-track to their dream jobs when they head to California next month for an intensive training program with the animation studio responsible for the hit film franchises “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”
The Academy Awards will be presented this week and two Clemson professors have reason to cling to the remotes just a little tighter when the winners are called.