NOC plans DMI Student Showcase, film festival

Ponca City Now - April 26, 2019 2:06 pm

TONKAWA —  The Northern Oklahoma College Digital Media Institute’s Student Showcase will be held on Friday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wilkin Hall room 110.

DMI’s nine graduating students will be showcasing their creative skills in Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and much more.  There will also be demonstrations of Virtual Reality gear and state of the art Motion Capture system and software.

Visitors are welcome to take a tour, watch demo reels, talk to the students, and enjoy traditional free ice cream floats.

DMI Director Brad Matson said, “The goal of DMI is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment in the field of advanced computer graphics.  The two-year program focuses on artistic techniques using today’s technology.  DMI students learn to transform their ideas and concepts into numerous facets of digital media, including 3D modeling, texturing, animation, motion capture, game environment and asset creation, visual effects, motion graphics, graphic design, digital filmmaking, video editing, and audio enhancement.”

“This is a great opportunity to expand the awareness to potential employers as well as introducing companies to a talent pool of educated, creative, and driven artists, in addition to exposing talented prospective students to the DMI program and the local educational facilities,” Matson added.

Student Film Festival

DMI also will host the 12th Annual Epic Shorts Student Film Festival at 4 p.m. in the Wilkin Theatre.

Film lovers can see the films from student filmmakers all over Northern Oklahoma.

Ten short movies will be screened that afternoon including “Mr. Sandman,” a film that was very popular at the BisonBison Film Festival in April; two animated shorts from a DMI graduate and SCAD student, three freshman shorts, three 48 hour film competition submissions, and a couple of others from sophomore students.

“The film crew handles all the writing, directing, lighting, sound, and the three phases of production.  This will be the best festival with quality of films since I started this festival,” Matson said.

There are cash prizes for first, second and third places and Audience Choice.

All donations and proceeds benefit Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma (DSOK).



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