WINTER PARK, FL — Full Sail University has announce that the US-based institution will co-host “CG Extreme” alongside Brazilian-based learning institution Grupo Seven.
CG Extreme, created by Grupo Seven, is positioned as the premiere computer graphics and media convention in Brazil for students and aspiring professionals. CG Extreme is scheduled to take place at the acclaimed Citibank Hall in Rio de Janeiro on April 27 and 28, 2013.
With over 20,000 students and 12 locations, Grupo Seven is one of the largest computer graphics and game design schools in Brazil. As part of an evolving strategic partnership with Full Sail University, Grupo Seven’s CG Extreme weekend features a roster of keynote speakers — all of whom are successful Full Sail University graduates working in entertainment throughout the world, and many of whom are inductees of the school’s Hall of Fame.
"Our goal is to educate Brazilian students whose interests lie in media and entertainment," says Marcelo Crivella, President of Grupo Seven. "Brazil has everything needed to become a huge entertainment producer in the next five years, and we want to provide the best individuals inspired to create content for the world."
The scheduled keynote speakers for CG Extreme are:
Laurie Brugger, Senior Rigger at Framestore
Chance Glasco, Senior Animator at Infinity Ward
Nathaniel Howe, Creative Director/Partner at Nathaniel James
Sebastian Krys, Grammy Award/ Latin Grammy Award-Winning Producer/Engineer
Cordy Rierson, Executive Producer/Microsoft Studios
Jayson Whitmore, Creative Director / Principal at Royale
“Full Sail University is proud to serve as the co-host for CG Extreme alongside Grupo Seven,” said Full Sail University President, Garry Jones. “In recent years, the interest in all forms of entertainment and media has grown dramatically in Brazil and is further evident as the country prepares to serve as the host location for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. We are honored that Grupo Seven and the country of Brazil would look to our institution to partner in this important event and afford our graduates the opportunity to share their life’s work and experiences.”