Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Promotional clips that were created by four graphic design students from Ex’pression College, a digital arts college with campuses in San Jose and Emeryville, were selected for on-air usage by KBCW, the San Francisco CW Network affiliate. The winning clips were chosen by KBCW as part of a contest partnership between Ex’pression and KBCW.
“This was a great opportunity for our students to show – in a real world setting – just how talented they are,” says Program Director, Graphic Design & Motion at Ex’pression College Scott Hess. “All of the contest winners do great work in the classroom, and now they’ve had the opportunity to share their impressive creations with a huge TV audience. I can’t wait to see what kind of amazing things they all come up with next.”
To enter the contest, Ex’pression students were required to build a colorful and dynamic motion graphic featuring videos of KBCW StreetStars, who are fans and viewers of the CW Network, singing the “44 Cable 12” jingle. Each of the students worked on their entries for one and a half months (in between their regular school assignments), and used Adobe After Effects – a digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing app – to create their clip.
Five second clips that were created and designed by Graphic Design & Motion students Grant Loving (35 years old, from Daly City, CA), Sean Mangosing (33, from Richmond, CA), and Jacob Pryor (19, from Brentwood, CA) were aired during KBCW programming. A fifteen second 3D clip by David Whitmer (29, from Hercules, CA) was chosen as the top entry, and was aired in prime time during the broadcast of the drama/superhero series “Arrow.”
“What I enjoyed the most about creating the KBCW promo was animating the objects to look as if they were springing out of the StreetStars,” says Whitmer. “It was a fantastic opportunity that Ex'pression made possible, and it gave me the kind of real world experience that companies will be looking for when I begin my job search next year.”
About Ex’pression Founded in 1998, Ex'pression College teaches and grants Bachelor degrees in six programs: Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design & Motion, Interactive Audio, and Sound Arts. Ex’pression utilizes a professional, accelerated program, where students can earn their degree in just under three years. Class sizes are limited to ensure hands-on learning, instructor attention, and access to gear and equipment. Students learn and work with professional-grade equipment, studios, and instructors. Ex’pression maintains close ties with industry professionals to provide students with client projects and mentorship opportunities, as well as career development assistance, which is available to all graduates. Ex'pression College operates campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area (Emeryville) and in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose. Learn more at Expression.edu.
About SAE SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAE’s international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelor’s Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Ex’pression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at USA.sae.edu.
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