Storypanda Mobile Publishing Partners with Vancouver Film School to Change Children’s Publishing

Wallers Wild West by Amrit Pal Singh and Hasan Habib

A press release was sent out last Monday (February 25, 2013) from Storypanda, announcing a partnership with VFS. As anyone who attended the recent Digital Design Talks Childish Charms would know, there is a long standing association between the program and the interactive storytelling company by way of StoryPanda’s Art Director and Digital Design grad Simon Vieira. Now we can add two more Digital Design grads to their team: Amrit Pal Singh and Hasan Habib. The two graduates from Digital Design’s 21st class have worked together on producing two books for Storypanda that reimagine classic tales. The first of these, Wallers Wild West has just been released for the iPad and is available at the App Store.
Read More

Studio of friends creates beautiful motion video: Understand Music

Screenshot from Understand Music

Digital Design student Mehdi Nowroozi recently showed me this inspiring video on Vimeo. Entitled Understand Music, it was created by a new studio called finally, which is based in Mainz, Germany (founded just this last year). This animation uses beautiful motion design principles and techniques to convey information about something its producers all love: music.

Finally studio was created by a group of friends, all designers who decided they wanted to work together.They show how incredible the work of a small group of friends can be in the production world. Utilizing their design, cinematography, animation, editing and producing talents, they’ve created a cozy and fun work environment where they can share their ideas and experience as a team.

It’s another reminder to our students how powerful networking can be and how their experiences here could even prepare them for starting their own studio after graduation. With the right dedication and talent, this dream can be realized into success.