Yoobee School of Design

Asia Pacific Education Summit

November 24th, 2014 by Yoobee


New Zealand’s reputation as a major player in the global animation industry will take another leap forward next month as it hosts the country’s first-ever Asia Pacific Animation Education Summit.
Held at Wellington’s Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on December 5, the world-class event is the brainchild of Weta Workshop, ACG Yoobee School of Design and the Beijing Film Academy. Themed ‘Where Technologies Meet Art’, it aims to showcase success, share best practice and stimulate debate and evaluation of today’s animation education.
“Animation art has rapidly expanded from one single film or TV media to the entire media industry,” says HOD Multimedia for ACG Yoobee School of Design, Kieran Smith. Read the rest of this entry »

ACG Yoobee School of Design Excellence Awards 2014

October 20th, 2014 by Yoobee

Each year, ACG Yoobee School of Design recognises and celebrates exceptional student work through its Excellence Awards.  Finalists for the 2014 awards will be selected from each campus and then, in late November a judging panel chosen from both staff and industry will be assembled and they will assess the finalists’ finished work for creativity, originality and technical competence. Read the rest of this entry »

ACG Yoobee Presence at Uni Shorts International Film Students Festival

September 28th, 2014 by Yoobee

ACG Yoobee is pleased that 5 of their students made the top 35 finalists out of 190 participants who entered the Uni Shorts International Film Students Festival.

This Festival is in its third year and is a forum for discussion for emerging filmmakers and screening of new student film works. The festival attracts filmmaking students from New Zealand and around the world. It is the biggest tertiary student Film Festival of its kind in Australasia.

The Festival was held at Unitec’s Red Lecture Theatre and Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae from 12th to 14th September 2014. The Festival featured screenings of films selected for competition in undergrad & postgrad fiction, animation, experimental, documentary and secondary school categories, as well as panel sessions facilitated by guest speakers.

ACG Yoobee sponsored the best Animated Film category. We would like to congratulate the winner “Omega”. Check out the thank you message from the filmmaker.

Three tips for starting a successful UX project

September 23rd, 2014 by Yoobee

By Matt Gould
A common start point for people creating their first few digital products is to start with a list of requirements or features, sometimes broken up into ‘Must haves’, ‘Should haves’ and ‘Nice to haves’. This seems like a logical place to start but comes with a couple of potential ‘gotchas’ that might bite further down the line.

By jumping into feature lists we are assuming every user is like ourselves, and the features we think are useful will be useful for our users too. The problem is that the design that makes a product easy and rewarding to use is potentially different for every user.

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ACG Yoobee graduate Poppy Sparrow wins PrintNZ awards

July 30th, 2014 by Yoobee

ACG Yoobee School of Design graduate, Poppy Sparrow won the Digital Process for Print Award, the GAPF Scholarship and was a finalist in the 2014 Apprentice of the Year!

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Study online for a career in the creative industry

July 1st, 2014 by Yoobee

Work and up-skill for a career in the creative industry at the same time.  The Certificate in Digital Media (Online) is part time over 25 weeks. With only 2.5 hours of class time and another 5-6 hours spent on activities and assignments per week, you can easily fit this into your busy schedule.

There are no restrictions on entry and its 100% online, so you can study anywhere.  After 25 weeks, you will have achieved an NZQA Certificate in Digital Media, Level 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Behance Portfolio Reviews – Yoobee Christchurch

May 17th, 2014 by Yoobee

On Monday night at ACG Yoobee School of Design Christchurch, 15 nervous students participated in their first Behance Portfolio Review evening, and by the end of the night they were all asking “when is Yoobee having another event like this”.

Four participants were awarded Behance Appreciation Awards for their excellent portfolios. The also received one year free Adobe subscription, thanks Adobe! More images can be found on Facebook Read the rest of this entry »

Fast track your Web Design Career

May 14th, 2014 by Yoobee

Clara Kim is about to complete her 12 week intensive Web Design Bootcamp at Yoobee Auckland.

Clara is a marketing graduate who wanted to head down a different pathway. “I heard it was a three month intensive course, and I really did start learning right away! It has been really cool and really great” says Clara.

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Behance Portfolio Reviews – May 2014

May 4th, 2014 by Yoobee
Behance Portfolio Review
Behance portfolio reviews are almost here!
This is your chance to get feedback from industry professionals about your portfolio and connect with potential employers.

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Did you make a film in your school holidays?

April 30th, 2014 by Yoobee

18 lucky Wellington high school students did!

Yoobee School of Design’s Film Production School Holiday Programme was booked out last week with 18 students from around Wellington.

It was three days of intense creativity. Production crews were formed and the students got stuck in!

Led by talented Yoobee graduates Robyn Sorenson and Gemma Kingi, the teams did an amazing job in the short time frame.

Check out their shorts on the Yoobee YouTube Channel

Keen to get involved? Check out our July Holiday Programmes.