Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Sheridan Interactive Media Grad Wins Emmy for Sleepy Hollow VR Experience!

September 11, 2015

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Matthew Fabb (IMM 2001) was part of the team that made I lost my Head in Sleepy Hollow.  Sleepy Hollow was the first virtual reality project to win an Emmy.  Here is the reel: https://vimeo.com/113121166

The juried award winners are announced on the Emmy site: http://www.emmys.com/news/awards-news/juried-award-winners-announced-67th-emmy-awards

User Experience And Visual Design

Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience • FOX • A FOX Broadcasting Company production in association with Secret Location
Robin Benty, Executive Producer
Secret Location
Noam Dromi, Producer
Jay Williams, Executive Producer
FOX Broadcasting Company

The Technical Director of Secret Location, Ryan Andal, is also an IMM grad from 2003 and has been pushing the boundaries of interactive storytelling for years.  Congratulations to the team!

The one year post grad Sheridan Interactive Media program teaches the skills to work with advanced interfaces such as the Oculus Rift and the design and programming skills to make these types of projects possible. http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca
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FITC Awards (Future, Innovation, Technology and Creativity) for Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Grads

April 30, 2014

Congratulations to Jam 3 and partners who took home 3 FITC awards the other night! Enjoy Your Privacy (Best Narrative) & Heart of the Arctic (Best Visual Design and Best of Show!). Also congrats to John Iacoviello for Best Developer Website. And to Secret Location for Web Based Game in Flash/Unity. Well done Sheridan IMM Grads! We may have missed some too http://fitc.ca/awards/2014/10264691_10152349189096206_2192706178575113448_n

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Jam3 Inducted into the FWA Hall of Fame

March 20, 2014

Congratulations to Jam3 for their induction into the FWA Hall of Fame! Consistent and innovative work with a total of 33 FWAs, 3 Sites of the Montn and a Site of the Year

1890581_10151906282641403_1352653240_oJam3 was founded by Sheridan IMM alumni Mark McQuillan, Pablo Vio and Adrian Belina.

Joaquin wins DSE Awards for Crayola Installation Work

March 10, 2014

Joaquin Habacon (IMM 2012) and his team recently won the DSE Gold Apex Award and Bronze Content Award for their work on the Crayola Crayon Art Installation called “Art Alive”.

 

More on the work and the award on Joaquin’s blog

IMM Students Win President’s Innovation Challenge

January 23, 2014

IMM students Leena Salem, Jason Smith, Chau Le and Candy Lee win the President’s Innovation Challenge with mentor Patrick Weir.

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Cisco Canada, in conjunction with Sheridan College, Fuse Marketing and Soft Gravity, would like to congratulate the winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge. Chau Le, Yee Ting Lee, Leena Salem and Jason Smith were awarded a $10,000 cash prize for devising an innovative application to be used during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (TORONTO 2015) to enhance the fan experience and bridge rich connections between visitors, residents and businesses.

Official Sheridan Press Release

News coverage on CTV

Jam3 Win Gold at Cannes 2012 – Cyber Lion for Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Alumni

June 21, 2012

Congrats to Jam3 for their Gold win at Cannes.  Below are a few screen shots of the excitement!  It is getting a little difficult to keep up with Jam 3 and their awards – wow.

Jam 3 (http://jam3.com) was founded by three Sheridan Interactive Multimedia grads – Adrian Belina, Mark McQuillan and Pablo Vio.  The Sheridan Interactive Multimedia program is a one-year post grad taught in Oakville, Canada, just outside of Toronto. http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca

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PIXELLER – Kit da Studio Wins FWA!

May 3, 2012

Pixeller -try it out!

Kit Man (IMM 2002) has been creating excellent work for years at http://www.kitdastudio.com and has just launched a mobile pixel editor called PIXELLER.  The app has just won an FWA – so major congrats on a great app!

Here is the story from Kit – enjoy!

Why make it?

Coz there’s no such a serious-enough pixel art editor in the market, so i decided to make one – for myself and for people like us [:)] which allows us to create pixel art anytime anywhere when we have 5 or 10 minutes free

Why pixel art?

It is a style that never grow old; and it always remind me the golden age of gaming – which means the age where multimedia craftsmen need to push their skills, imagination and playability design to the very-edge under the limited resources. I still think the games of the 80s from Nintendo are the best game to spend time with.

What was a challenge?

I am new to the imaging part of objective-C. So I don’t really know where to start; after I’ve done sketches of Pixeller on scrap papers. The solution is step-by-step and bit-by-bit. I’ve broken things down into very small single tasks – and solve it one-by-one. Like playing puzzle. And through which I become more confident in programming [:)]

It looks complicated!

It has been a dilemma to me, to make it quickly OR to make it like drag-and-drop pixel art editor. Finally i decided to support more features to make it a serious-enough pixel art editor – reason : tools are here to support creativity and it can’t be too limited.  In the end, it took from design to product – 2 months time

What’s next for Pixeller?

I’ve done 80% of what I’ve sketched on the design notes. The next step would be ANIMATION ! With the introduction of a timeline – and pixel artists can make an animated GIF out of it ! the video and features info will be here – http://www.kitdastudio.com/?p=513 and screencaps can be grabbed from here – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixeller/id511355490?mt=8 If you have more questions I would love to answer them [:)] Pixeller v1.1 http://www.kitdastudio.com

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Alumni Win at FITC Awards 2012

April 30, 2012

Jam 3 Crew!

Secret Location Crew!

Wow!  What a night at the FITC Awards, firstly, I was getting there early, walked around the corner and bumped into Vincent Morriset coming the other way – the doors were not open yet.  So we went for a drink at the Office Pub (current home of FITO) and had a great talk about interactive storytelling, etc.  Highlight of the conference for me and it was a great conference!

FITC Awards - Future, Innovation, Technology and Creativity

I arrived at the awards just as the first award was being awarded – and it went to Jam 3, founded by three IMM alumni (Pablo, Mark and Adrian) as did the next award.  That was followed by Secret Location winning (Ryan Andal is there) and then Jam 3 again – after that, I lost track ;-).  Joanna Ong, graduate from last year was a Developer’s Site finalist as well!  Congrats to you all and all the other winners!

More pictures of the conference are here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856572211369.473397.515286368

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Secret Location Wins Digital Emmy – Way to go Ryan and others!

April 2, 2012

Secret Location, the Toronto Interactive Agency has just won a Digital Emmy for their work on Endgame Interactive – http://www.showcase.ca/endgame/#interactive.  Ryan Andal graduate from the 2005 Sheridan Interactive Multimedia program is the Technical Director and VP of the four year old company.

Endgame Interactive is an online episode that integrates fans’ Facebook friends into a “choose your own adventure” mystery. Users interact with the original drama series’ star brilliant chess master Arkady Balagan. In the show, Balagan becomes a prisoner in his luxury hotel, terrified to step outside when traumatized by the murder of his fiancée.To pay his hotel bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. On the site, users join Arkady’s investigators and participate in putting the pieces together to crack the online mystery.

Congrats on the award!  Pictured below is the team winning a Gemini for Storming Juno – what a cool opening navigation that had!  Ryan is the one on the left in the picture below.

Jam 3 Wins Best Design Team and Best Development Team at Digi Awards!

December 7, 2011

Jam 3 won two Canadian Digi Awards (formerly Canadian New Media Awards) this year – 2011.  The incredible fact is that one was for the Best Design Team and the second was for the Best Development Team.  Way to go!

Jam 3 was founded in 2003 by three Sheridan Interactive Multimedia graduates Adrian Belina, Pablo Vio and Mark McQuillan.  They have since grown into a most excellent interactive team which also includes a number of IMM grads.  You can see the folks at Jam 3 in their creative assessment of what their team does http://jam3.com.  Here is a quote from Adrian Belina, one of the founders:

It a special evening when you are honoured for being tops in both Design and Development. These awards are especially nice because they’re not just about one project that a few people worked on… they speak to the hard working, passionate teams that make it all happen, all year round. Very proud of everyone at Jam3 right now.

These awards are also a great success for the IMM program as not only the partners, Mark, Pablo and myself, graduated from the IMM class but we also employ 3 developers from the program as well. A true testament to the quality of the program!

Stitch Media founded by IMM graduate, Evan Jones, also won a Digi Award for Best in Digital Advertising for the site Drunk and on Drugs.  Congrats Evan!

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia is now accepting applicants for 2012.  Great jobs!  Great careers!  Advance our culture making interactive fun and useful stuff!  Designers, come on in and learn how to make your work… work!  Programmers come on in and learn how to program in an interactive environment beyond navigation. Other disciplines like Marketing, Engineering, Illustration, Animation, Computer Science, welcome!  Get with the mobile revolution!

http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca (redesign on its way).

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