Have you ever wanted to create animations like the ones created by Pixar or Dreamworks but not sure where to start? Bringing your creative characters to life on screen can be an incredibly rewarding experience, as well as a lot of fun. One of the major barriers to this is that people are often unaware of where to start and how to use the software (or even what software to use!) At Yoobee School of Design we’ve made it easy for people to start their creative journey in the world of animation. Read the rest of this entry »
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Graduate students Linda Ling and Karl Davis have been awarded excellence awards in the recent 13th Animation Academy Awards at the Beijing Film Academy. The awards, which have been running since 2001, feature up and coming filmmakers with a focus on animation.
The Animation Academy Awards acknowledge excellence in animated films through work submitted by the students from all around the world. Entry requirements specified that students must include a completed short film, three screen shots, one poster for their film and a 15 second trailer. Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this year Mike Williams, Yoobee Graphic Design tutor, had the opportunity to attend an international design conference of his choice. Top of the list for Mike was the HOW Design Live Conference, one of North America’s most popular events for design professionals and enthusiasts alike.
This year, the five-day conference was held in San Francisco and focused on issues such as creative story telling, how to strike a work-life balance and personal branding, particularly for design professionals. Over the course of the conference, Mike was able to sit-in on workshops and seminars by industry leaders such as Jessica Walsh, Austin Kleon and Alina Wheeler. Read the rest of this entry »
The 8th annual Show Me Shorts festival is currently being held across 14 different New Zealand towns and cities. After a successful session in Auckland, Yoobee School of Design’s Wellington campus is excited to announce a (free) short film talk on Monday 18th November. Read the rest of this entry »
Summertime conjures up all kinds of ideas: sunshine, holidays, and Christmas; but for many of us, summertime is also the season for job-hunting.
Creative industries are notoriously competitive. Whether you are finishing a Filmmaking, Animation, Graphic Design, Web Development or Digital Media diploma, getting your dream job, or landing your dream contract, comes down to more than just a great portfolio. It’s also about selling yourself in a job interview.
Yoobee School of Design Wellington is very please to be working with Summer of Tech this year.
Summer of Tech is a world-class internship programme matching smart Wellington technology students with innovative New Zealand employers, for paid summer internships. The internship provides the student with real life work experience in software development, computer engineering, digital design, game development, information systems, web, mobile and much, much more.
Yoobee School of Design has been working with it’s regional International marketing groups – Study Auckland, Grow Wellington and Christchurch Educated to provide FREE social media workshops for their members.
The first workshop was in Christchurch in May. Lewis Bostock, Yoobee’s social media tutor, is showing the international community how to create a social media policy, how to manage reputation, write content and measure the return on investment. He has been introducing them to many different platforms and guiding them on what to use when. ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, Vine, Pinterest etc. Participants are then able to develop a social media strategy relevant to their organisations.
Study Auckland ran a workshop in October, and two additional workshops are scheduled in November for Study Auckland and Grow Wellington members . Lewis Bostock was one of the key note speakers in Study Auckland’s conference in August, and has been invited to be on the panel for Social Media workshop at the upcoming Education New Zealand Conference in November. Read the rest of this entry »
Merlyn Darmawan arrived in Wellington in early September this year to study the Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate) at Yoobee School of Design, with the goal of further study in animation. Her dream is to become a 3D animator and join this exciting fast growing industry, and with the course pathways offered at Yoobee, she is already on track.
Originally from Surabaya, Indonesia, Merlyn first heard about Yoobee through her friends from her family Church. Merlyn did some more research online and then contacted a local Indonesian agent Yurika, who arranged for her to meet with Annie Goh from Yoobee when Annie was visiting Surabya. “Merlyn was so passionate about becoming a 3D Animator, I knew she would fit right in at Yoobee’s Wellington Campus. Merlyn had just graduated from high school so I recommended she start her study with iCreate our foundation programme”, says Annie. Read the rest of this entry »
Michelle Vergel De Dios
An Interview with the winner of the 15 Seconds 400 Dollars Film Competition
In late August we offered Yoobee School of Design students the chance to win 400 dollars cash for 15 seconds of film. The brief was simple; create a 15 second ad that communicates the message “with Yoobee School of Design you can creatively do anything.” The winning ad would be used to advertise the school at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival throughout the country.
The call for entries was met and in just 18 days creative entries arrived from around the country. Judging from these entries it was a tough task, but in the end the judges agreed the cash should go to Diploma of Digital Film Making student Michelle Vergel De Dios. Check out her Yoobee 15sec Ad
After a busy week of assignments we managed to catch up with Michelle to talk about her win. Read the rest of this entry »
Yoobee School of Design donated 15 iMac computers to Mangere Central School as part of its strategy to improve education outcomes for Maori and Pasifika students.
Mangere Central School, which caters for years 0 – 8, is a decile 2 school with a high number of Maori and Pasifika students. This was part of the reason that Yoobee School of Design chose Mangere Central for this particular gift.
“One of Yoobee School of Design’s key strategies is to focus our training and education on improving outcomes for Maori and Pasifika students,” says CEO, Ruth Cooper. But it was more than just about choosing a school that would benefit from the gift, she says.
“I discovered Mangere Central has a genuine culture of supporting students, and a real focus on innovation and using technology in learning. Many Mangere school students do not have access to computers at home, adding more pressure for quality IT access at school.”