Getting one’s foot in the door in the highly competitive film industry requires the acquisition of skills which are multidisciplinary in nature, gaining experience by working with classmates and student organizations, and networking with industry professionals, says Andrew Kennedy, a Purdue computer graphics technology graduate (BS ’12, MS ’14).
To improve educational materials and e-learning, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, professor of computer graphics technology, and her colleagues want to automate the process of creating movie-quality computer-animated instructors that are able to speak, gesture, and write on an animated whiteboard without sacrificing delivery eloquence.
After attending a presentation on competency-based learning, Ray Hassan, a clinical assistant professor of computer graphics technology, decided to try Purdue’s Passport application.
The 2015 Oscar and Golden Globe award winners for best animated feature film each included Purdue computer graphics technology graduates as part of their crews.
It could be Tré Bennett’s big break. More than 3 million people were watching the NBC broadcast of Purdue’s football game against Notre Dame Sept. 13, when the Purdue University commercial that Bennett worked on aired.