Two Sheridan Grads Finalists For Cnma Graduate Of The Year

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Two Sheridan Interactive Multimedia graduates have been announced as finalists in the 5th annual Canadian New Media Awards to be held on May 30th, 2005 at The Carlu in Toronto.

Amy Allcock graduated at the top of the 2004 Sheridan Interactive Multimedia class with an excellent theoretical grasp on pioneering multimedia and technical skills in programming and design to support her vision. She gave extremely astute and valuable feedback to the program in many areas of learning and after a successful contract position at the ROM, she has moved on to apply her interests in e-learning at Queens University where she is building online learning modules.

Evan Jones is an interactive media producer educated in disciplines of Computer Science, Film Studies and Audio Production. His education at Sheridan College in Interactive Multimedia and experience as Production Manager in community radio prepared him for the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Art & Entertainment Programme at the H@bitat New Media Lab. During these intensive programmes combining interactive media theory with collaborative production, Evan developed projects ranging across narrative console gaming, interactive historical documentary and his undergraduate thesis–a improvisational jazz neural network algorithm. The Canadian Film and Television Producer’s Association recognized his talents in the form of a CTV Cross-Media Internship with Xenophile Media where he became Associate Producer and Creative Director for the ReGenesis Extended Reality game produced in collaboration with Shaftesbury Films. Evan is also Director of Public Relations for the Flash in the Can Festival and Director of the FITC Awards showcasing Canadian interactive media internationally.

CANADIAN NEW MEDIA AWARDS

“I am thrilled that our 5th year anniversary can profile such an incredible display of talent” said Adam Froman, Executive Producer of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. “with 19 awards being given, this will bring the promotion of Canadian interactive products and talent to a new level of recognition”.

Hailing from almost every province in Canada, finalists include companies and individuals accomplished in the digital interactive media space. Finalists represent a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.

Every year, hundreds of new media professionals submit nominations for Canadian New Media Awards and a panel of esteemed industry experts collaborate online to select the finalists. This year’s cross-country Selection Committee consisted of 126 judges, representing private, public and non-profit sectors and included several finalists and winners from previous years. Over 600 professionals and aspiring industry members are expected to attend this year’s event.

More information about the 2005 finalists can be found on: http://www.cnma.ca/finalists.html

Tickets and registration to the event are available online at http://www.cnma.ca/ticket_ordering/index.html.

For further information, please contact:
Tannis Wengel & Jennifer Throop
Co-Producers, Canadian New Media Awards
Direct line: 416.760.6800
Email: info@cnma.ca


SHERIDAN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA

The Sheridan one year post-grad Interactive Multimedia Program lets students combine programming and design to make Web applications and tools; games and puzzles; artistic and experimental work; and simulations for education and entertainment. Graduates can do everything from audio visual and motion graphics to database communications and multi-user applications.

Applications to the program are accepted until the end of the summer. Successful applicants are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please contact imm@sheridanc.on.ca or visit http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca for information on how to apply to this exciting and ever-changing field.

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