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NOC plans DMI Student Showcase, Epic Shorts Film Festival

Epic Film Shorts  DMI

 The Northern Oklahoma College Digital Media Institute’s Student Showcase will be held on Friday, April 29, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Wilkin Hall room 108/110.

DMI’s six graduating students will be showcasing their creative skills in Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and much more.

Visitors are welcome to take a tour, watch demo reels, talk to the students, and enjoy traditional free ice cream floats.

DMI Director Brad Matson said, “The goal of DMI is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment in the field of advanced computer graphics.  The two-year program focuses on artistic techniques using today’s technology.  DMI students learn to transform their ideas and concepts into numerous facets of digital media, including 3D modeling, texturing, animation, motion capture, game environment and asset creation, visual effects, motion graphics, graphic design, digital filmmaking, video editing, and audio enhancement.”

“This is a great opportunity to expand the awareness to potential employers as well as introducing companies to a talent pool of educated, creative, and driven artists, in addition to exposing talented prospective students to the DMI program and the local educational facilities,” Matson added.

Epic Shorts Student Film Festival

DMI will also be hosting the 14th Annual Epic Shorts Student Film Festival at 4 p.m. in the Wilkin Theatre.

Seven short movies will be screened that afternoon including Killing Crows, an animated short from DMI Graduate and SCAD student, Jason McNaughton.  His film won the overall Best Film at the 1st Annual Tonkawa Film Festival two years ago

“The film crew handles all the writing, directing, lighting, sound, and the three phases of production.  This will be the best festival with quality of films since I started this festival,” Matson said.

There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Audience Choice.  All donations and proceeds benefit Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma (DSOK).