Applied Arts 2015 Student Awards Winners

The winners for the 2015 Applied Arts Student Awards competition were announced recently. Following last year’s impressive showing, Digital Design projects have once again been recognized. The work was judged by a panel of senior communications professionals, and the winners were selected based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use. The winners will receive the following:

* Inclusion in the November/December 2015 Student Awards issue with contact information, condensed credits and a description

* Inclusion in an online winners’ gallery, with full credits and description

* Work displayed at a winners’ exhibit

* A personalized Awards Certificate for each winning entry

* Digital tear sheets of the winning work

Here is a list of the winners and links to their award-winning projects:

Jordan Barber and Kelsey HemphillFlint

Marisa BrignoleCelestial

Henry Chu – Kinform

Juhi Jaferii – Shuttle

Yan JamacaruThe Offering

Yan JamacaruThe Little Mermaid

Breanne Jansen - Live What You Believe

Madison Kaylo - Stash – Save Money

Ignacio OsorioThe Path

Mirian SilvaDoplr

Congratulations to all!

Vancouver Creative Jam

Congratulations to Digital Design alumni, Scott Strathern and Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, who were part of the winning teams for the visual design and motion design categories respectively at last week’s Vancouver Creative Jam. The teams had three hours to create a visual design or an animation to fit the provided theme of “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” by Oscar Wilde.

STUDIO TOUR: Giant Ant

(guest post by Carolina Cortes)

There’s nothing like the fresh air of a Friday morning. You can feel how happy people are by the look on their faces. I mean, nothing can go wrong when you are one step ahead to enjoy your two beloved days of no-morning-alarms. But for the DD32′s, this meant something more. It was the first time we were able to take a peek into how our dream job really works in reality. So after lunch, we were happily ready to go on an adventure to Giant Ant, located in the heart of beautiful Chinatown.

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Salazar Awards 2015

Congratulations to recent graduate Ignacio (Nacho) Osorio for winning a Salazar Award in the Video & Motion category for his project, The Path. This follows last year’s win by Cesar Martinez in the same category. VFS Digital Design (DD) students have historically done extremely well in creating award-winning motion projects almost every year since 2007 when VFS was first eligible for the Salazars. These awards are presented by GDC/BC and founding sponsor Metropolitan Fine Printers. DD also captured a record number of finalists and honourable mentions in both the Interactive and Video & Motion categories this year.

Finalists
Kelsey Hemphill/Jordan Barber (Interactive)
Stephanie Ching Yee Leung (Interactive)
Shafakat Reshamvala (Video & Motion)
Yan Jamacaru (Video & Motion) for two entries
Ignacio Osorio (Video & Motion)

Honourable Mentions
Lina Plata Chung (Interactive)
Shafakat Reshamvala  (Video & Motion)

 

Animated Typeface – Blackout Midnight

It’s that time again where students in Term 3 at VFS Digital Design get to work on the Animated Typeface project. Recap: It is a collaborative class initiative where each student makes a second long animated sequence for 3 – 4 glyphs. This time Blackout Midnight was used and this typeface was created by Tyler Finck.

These sequences needed to be 25 frames long using three or fewer of the chosen colours. It has been amazing to see the incredible work DD31’s turned in.

To view the full project, please check out:
http://dd.ourvfs.com/animatedtype/dd31-blackout.html

Here is what some students have to share about their experience:

David Cho

David Letters Process

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