January 26, 2007

Educational Institutions Add eyeon Fusion to Curriculum

Toronto, Canada - eyeon Software’s desktop compositing application, Fusion, has been added to several educational facilities, including the Academy of Art University School of Animation and Visual Effects.
The Academy of Art University will provide students the navigational insights into the competitive world of professional animation and desktop compositing, ensuring a diverse and successful skill set.
“We are excited to be offering a compositing class using Fusion software at the Academy of Art University for the first time this spring," says Catherine Tate, compositing lead at Academy of Art University. "We feel that including Fusion in our curriculum will provide students with more job opportunities in the visual effects industry upon graduation.” 
New York University, Sphere Studios, The DAVE School, Escape Studios, and the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics are some of the new schools teaching Fusion in 2007.
“Education is extremely important to our continued growth,” says Daryl Shail, director of sales, North America, eyeon Software. “Graduates who know Fusion get recruited by the best studios. Driving these success stories is our policy to partner only with educators who teach compositing -- not software.”
"We are very excited to be able to offer our students the opportunity to work with Fusion for their designs,” says Mike Cushny, Director of the Center for Advanced Digital Applications at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. "The best designs are produced with the best tools, and now our students will get exposure to one of the most advanced tools in the industry. By incorporating these tools in our broadcast design and 3D curriculum, the students at NYU will be better prepared to begin their careers as the next generation of compositing artists.”