May 27, 2008

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University Hosts Animation Marathon

Boston - The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University (CDIA) hosted a 24-hour animation marathon devoted exclusively to completing a 3D animation project for Children's Hospital Boston. The animated short, titled "The Adventures of Zak and Dakota," is the story of a child battling cancer and is intended to help patients overcome the fears about the disease.
Students and alumni produced about one month's work in just under 24 hours. "Although people fell asleep and team members departed, sometimes suddenly, and the work was immense... they knocked this project out of the park," according to a representatoive.

Five teams participated, their work judged in four major critique rounds with points awarded at each round. The winning team was awarded an assortment of animation books.

They not only worked, but also played. Guitar Hero, a confessional room, hacky sack, and DJ Kinetic kept the crowd (and the client) amped.

CDIA offers practical, hands-on education and training in the rapidly emerging digital arts fields of 3D Animation & Interactive Media, Photography, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic & Web Design, Audio Production, and Web Development.

Campuses in Waltham, MA, and Washington, DC, feature state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, and labs with the latest software, hardware, and equipment.

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