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Sheridan IMM Alumni TVO Ping Pong App Makes iTunes Front

February 1, 2013

Sheridan IMM TVO Ping Pong mobile app

Sheridan Alumni – David Neumann (2004), Paul McMonagle (2010) and Yohei Yamaguchi (2012) worked on the TVO Ping Pong App available in the iTunes app store at https://t.co/JfyZtoua.  The app was featured on iTunes Canada and has received over 10,000 downloads.  Congratulations!

Neumann is Manager – TVO IdeaShaker Innovation Lab and also teaches Web Design and Development in the IMM program.  He reports that the alumni created the idea for the app, the game play, interactivity and prototyped a proof of concept.  They also created HTML5 banner ads and other campaign assets.  The team including other IMM grads have made apps for TVO (http://ww3.tvo.org/apps) but in this case, due to campaign timing, the final development was outsourced.  What an exciting concept to play ping pong between two players with devices as paddles.

More news can be found here: http://torontoist.com/2013/01/polkaroo-provokes-public-to-play-ping-pong/20130123-carly-polkaroo/ and here: http://docstudio.tvo.org/special/ping-pong

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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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Japan visits Sheridan Interactive Multimedia class of 2012 – Pictures!

October 19, 2011

 

Japan Visits Sheridan Interactive Multimedia

The Osaka University of Electro Communications students of Gaming and Media came to visit Sheridan and are pictured below hanging out with the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Post Grad class of 2012.  We went on to show our Gesture technology – waiving our hands at the camera to control motion in the computer.  We showed how it was done and made working applications.

Four of Seven RIM PlayBook Demos by Sheridan Grads!

February 28, 2011

RIM Blackberry Playbook Tablet

Research in Motion (RIM) came in to the FITO user group – one of the largest Flash user groups in the world to demonstrate apps running on their new tablet, the PlayBook.  The audience of over 100 developers and designers found the speed, interface and quality of the Playbook to be just dandy – it was nice to get my hands on one even for a short time.

What was really nice to see for us at Sheridan was that Three of the demonstrators of apps running on the Playbook were from our Interactive Multimedia Program and two other presenters are with Jam 3 which was started by IMM’ers and another speaker was from the Sheridan Computer Graphics program.  So that left only one presenter, Matt Rix of TrainYard fame (and fortune) as the non-Sheridan connection.  Matt’s ScoreKeeper app looked and ran great – super interface work.

Sunil John demonstrates Robot Skinning RIM Playbook App

Sunil John (IMM2010) presented his 3D Robot Skinning App, Salpy Kelian (IMM2009) showed a recipe app, Matt Fabb (IMM2001) showed a StickerYou app and Hugh Elliot (CG1999) showed his haiku movie sorting app.  Both Salpy and Sunil are with Jam 3 so they had four presenters there that night – wow!

 

Matt Fabb Demonstrates Sticker You PlayBook App

Salpy Kelian cooks up a storm on the PlayBook

Hugh Elliot's Movie Haiku app on the BlackBerry Playbook Tablet

Sheridan IMM Program Coordinator of Curriculum, Dan Zen, attended and is now currently creating a PlayBook app using Flash Builder Burrito – and digging the tooling.  He says, “I find it a lot easier, straight-forward and powerful compared to the xCode / Interface Builder on the Mac for iOS – but then again, I have been working with Adobe tools for years. ”  The experiences of working with Mobile can somewhat be found on the facebook – Flash to Mobile group we started.

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Photos courtesy of Michelle Messina adjusted by Dan Zen.

JAM3MEDIA Wins Best in Show (Waterlife), a Gold and a couple Bronzes at the Digital Marketing Awards and an ADCC Award for Happy Planet Shot

November 16, 2009

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JAM3MEDIA have done it again winning Best in Show for the National Film Board’s Waterlife site, Golds and a couple Bronzes at the Digital Marketing Awards and an ADCC award for Happy Planet Shots.  Have a look at their blog for what they’ve been up to – http://blog.jam3media.com

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JAM3MEDIA was created by Adrian, Mark and Pablo, grads of the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia.  Dennis, Salpy, and Nick are also IMM grads at Jam 3 – excellent talent!

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JAM3MEDIA
http://www.jam3media.com/
Our focus is delivering incredible interactive work by combining the interactive directors, motionographers and sound designers with Jam3media’s elite team of developers and designers. The excitement is palpable, since the worlds of commercial and interactive production are set on a collision course set to be dominated by creative teams that will harmonize two formerly distinct industries into one.

Digital Marketing awards
http://www.marketingmag.ca/dma/index.html
Innovation, excellence, leadership. It’s what the Digital Marketing Awards are all about. Produced by Marketing magazine, the DMA’s represent the best of interactive marketing in Canada. The Awards are judged exclusively by the industry with the mandate to inspire many but reward few. Those few are chosen for their creativity and for leveraging the interactive environment to its full potential.

ADDC
http://www.theadcc.ca/home_awards.asp
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada is a non-profit, non-political group dedicated to encouraging excellence in Canadian advertising and design. The Club’s overall goals are simply these: to inspire creativity, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, to forge a sense of community and integrity among advertising and design professionals.

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia on Oddly Toronto Digital Studio Tour

October 22, 2009

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Pictured above is the 2010 Sheridan Interactive Multimedia class (in part) at the Fall Tour of Toronto Interactive Studios arranged by Oddly Studios.

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Our first stop was Grip where we entered via slide…

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The paparazzi took shots from the bubble reception area…

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We walked the streets of Toronto on this beautiful day

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each of the six groups of about 30 saw a half dozen studios of the 20 or so fantastic studios on the tour

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who spoke about their philosophy and the state of the industry…

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Thank you Tim, the volunteers, the studios and all the students we met on this wonderful Fall Tour – cupcakes for all!

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Grad Featured as Design Student of the Month on Microsoft UX Connection Blog

May 20, 2009

Salpy Kelian - Design Student of the Month

Salpy Kelian has been featured as the Design Student of the month on the Microsoft Canada User Experience Connection blog.  Salpy is a graduate of the 2009 Sheridan Interactive Multimedia program with an excellent blend of coding and usability skills.  Yay Salpy!  And thank you to Qixing over at Microsoft for the feature 😉

Sheridan Interactive Work at the Ontario Premier’s Innovation Awards

April 20, 2009


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Gesture interactive works developed by two groups of Sheridan Interactive Multimedia students are being displayed at the Ontario Premier’s Innovation Awards ceremony on May 15th at MaRS in Toronto.

The work will be projected on the floor and walls of the reception area and features gesture technology from Gesture Tek.  People will wave to interact with elements of our innovations. In one of the features, the names of the guests will be read from QR Code readers and placed on shapes such as atoms and wind. The letters of the name will then animate to gestures.

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The projects are two of the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia one year post grad program’s client projects where the students work in groups with live clients. Another group is working with Infusion to create prototypes for multitouch tables like Microsoft Surface. Spy Films in Toronto is also working with a group to create an interactive video installation for their walls during their 15th anniversary of their famed Media Agency Party.

PREMIER’S AWARDS

The Premier’s Innovation Awards was created to recognize and reward Ontario’s top researchers and innovators that are successfully turning global challenges into the next generation of jobs for the province.

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There are three categories of Premier’s Innovation Awards:

The Premier’s Catalyst Awards help build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ontario by recognizing excellence and leadership in innovation.

The Premier’s Discovery Awards celebrates the research excellence of Ontario’s most accomplished researchers.

The third category, the Premier’s Summit Award is administered by MaRS. This Award provides research support to a small number of outstanding medical researchers, helping attract them to or retain them in Ontario and enabling them to significantly expand their research programs.

Adrian Belina from Jam3 Media Gives Talk to Sheridan Interactive Multimedia

March 14, 2009
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Adrian Belina from Jam 3 Visits IMM

Adrian Belina from the award winning Jam 3 Media at http://jam3media.com came in to give a talk on Motion Graphics to the students of the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia one year post grad program.  Adrian is a co-founder of Jam 3 along with Mark McQuillan and Pablo Vio.  All three graduated the same year from Sheridan Interactive Multimedia and have gone on to form their own company in Liberty Village in Toronto.

It was great to see the motion graphics tips and tricks they use to add value to their client work.  Adrian gave a two hour talk and answer period that really solidified the learning the students have been doing in the Motion Graphics course.  We thank Adrian for his time and care to give back to educate the new generation of students.

Inventor Professor Dan Zen with Co-founder Adrian Belina from Jam 3

Professor Dan Zen with Co-founder Adrian Belina from Jam 3

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Japan’s Osaka University of Electro Communications Visits Sheridan Interactive Multimedia

March 14, 2009
Visit from Japan's Osaka University of Electro Communications

Visit from Japan's Osaka University of Electro Communications - click to see larger

Japan’s Osaka University of Electro Communications came for a visit to the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia class and saw some of the new advances in Adobe Flash work.  The visit is part of an exchange visit between our schools.  The students were primarily digital arts and animation and one of the teachers taught multimedia.  We have now met the teachers a few times and are starting to get to know one another.  We had the same camera 😉

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