Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

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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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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David Neumann to Give First SPOTLIGHT HTML5 Talk

December 2, 2011

David Neumann, the Web Design / Web App Development teacher at IMM is giving the first talk at the Spotlight HTML5 event in Toronto on Saturday Dec 3, 2011.

In this session we will walk through the main features of the HTML5 Geolocation API. From privacy concerns to fall back plans if location can’t be determined, we will look at an overview of what is for now an optional “nice to have” on many mobile web applications, but will be in the future a standard feature with interesting potential.

Hope you can make it there – SPOTLIGHT HTML5

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Embarks on the Fall Tour Interactive (via Oddly & Folks)

October 20, 2011

Fall Tour Interactive Well… it was another great studio tour
http://www.falltourinteractive.com/ to many interactive agencies in Toronto.  The class joined a couple hundred others to spend a day visiting studios and talking with representatives about our industry – an invaluable experience.  Thank you very much to the organizers, volunteers and studios!

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House Pictures!

May 17, 2011

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - SUPERSTITION Theme

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House was a success with many happy people making great comments about the work – congratulations graduates!  A number of industry were there looking to hire and it was also nice to see future students getting an idea of what is in store.

The complete set can be found on facebook and on Flickr.  If you were there, please come in and tag yourself on facebook!  There was a sheet with all the URLs of the grads – let me know and I can find it for you.

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - Gesture Tek Samples

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - Class of 2011 in Part

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Students’ Fist-Bump App a Success at FITC Conference

May 6, 2011

The Sheridan IMM Fist-bump booth at FITC 2011 - Scan Screen

FITC, one of the largest and longest running design and technology conferences in the world, had its 10th anniversary and the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia students provided an installation piece using Flash and FLAR (Augmented Reality) connected up to Facebook for a social media connection.

The installation let visitors digitally fist-bump each other (10 year anniversary) with the winner being the person with the most fist bumps.  The process was to first find out who they were by scanning a FLAR marker on their conference badge then to capture their face for a customizable avatar.  At this point they could also connect their marker to their Facebook account.  On a big screen, they scanned again to fist-bump a challenger who had followed the same process.  Big fists did the bumping, the totals were tallied and the winner was presented along with the custom avatars.  It was always a laugh seeing people’s avatars.  Your bump partner’s contact info was then sent off to Facebook.

Visitors at the Fist-bump installation + custom avatars

Animated fists doing the bumping - 10 fingers!

Overall there were about 400 unique fist-bumpers and lots of smiles and contacts made.  Congrats to the group for their hard work: Abeiene Nejar, Antonio Carito, Cherry Argana, Darren Neville, Jacky Kam, Joanna Ong, Justin Howlett, Tyler Lindo and Tyson Leslie.  The students explored a wide range of advanced interactive technologies such as augmented reality, face recognition, social media API’s, as well as traditional work with coding, motion graphics and database work.

Some of the members of the Sheridan IMM Fist-bump Team

If you would like to talk to the students or find out more about the project and program, please note we are having an open house on Friday, May 13 – click SUPERSTITION to find out more.  Thanks to Shawn Pucknel at FITC for providing the students with such a great opportunity.

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S U P E R S T I T I O N – Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House

April 21, 2011

S U P E R S T I T I O N

Friday the 13 at Function 13 at 13:00 hours!
http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/openhouse/2011/

Our IMM Post-grads will show their work with respect to:

* Flash Mobile for Android and iPhone
* JQuery for Mobile Web Apps
* Gesture Technology for Gesture Tek Cube
* FLAR Augmented Reality & Arduino
* Games, Apps, Sites, Social Media API’s and More!

Be there or be HEXED! #cc0000 #eeeeee #13aa00

Dan Zen

Professor, Coordinator of Curriculum and Industry Liaison
Sheridan Interactive Multimedia
Canadian New Media Educator of the Year 2008
http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/

Mad inventor meets Internet finds peace
Canadian New Media Awards Programmer of the Year 2002
http://www.danzen.com/

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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

jam3-1

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!

jam3

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.

WordCamp Toronto Open Source Festival May 8-10

May 5, 2009

WordCamp was a success and a surprise.  I expected more coders for some reason and what we had was primarily marketing.  This makes sense as it became abundantly clear that we have moved into the realm of using social media to get people involved with our brands.  There were all sorts of examples given and tips on how to act.  These primarily were – be honest and get involved yourself.

http://phug.ca/wordcamptoronto/ – official site with a short summary video

http://www.flickr.com/groups/wct2009/pool/ – flickr group for pics

Here is an excerpt from the Dan Zen talk discussing Blogs content:

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Original Post:

The Toronto WordCamp is May 8-10th and you can get your tickets for $50 – amazing price… $35 for students and $185 group rate for up to 7 employees.

http://phug.ca/wordcamptoronto/

WordPress is the most popular Web content admin system famous for its bloggers and open source community.  This blog is a WordPress blog ;-)

Sounds like a great event to get our students and friends out to and you can’t beat the price.  As a matter of fact… if we can we should try and sponsor the event.  I have put in a request to marketing and we will see what happens.

Hope to see you there – leave a comment if you and a group are coming.  Oh… I am giving a talk there from a content creator standpoint at least.

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IT’S ALIVE! Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House

April 11, 2009
Click for Interactive Invite

Click for Interactive Invite

We are having our Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House at Function 13 this year in Kensington Market in Toronto.  This is the home of FITO – the largest Flash User Group in the world and also FITC – one of the top digital media conferences.  As such… we are thankful for Shawn and the crew for providing a FREE FITC Ticket as a door prize!  So come on out!

The invite this year is exciting as usual.  It was created by the students and in particular Rob, Salpy and Matt with theme and organizational help from all of us.   It includes an interactive augmented reality 3D portion.  You print a page and look at the page with a Webcam and it shows a surprise 3D figure.  This is something that we will be continuing at the open house in a very amusing way 😉 and also is involved in how we give away the FITC ticket.

Here is a link to the Invite:

http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/go/openhouse2009wp

Anyone can see the invite but for the second stage with the FLAR and 3D portion you will need to have a Webcam – if you don’t or just want to take a quick look at what it is like… here is a video of professor Dan Zen trying it out:

http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/go/youtube2009wp

Please drop on by the event page in facebook and RSVP!

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IT’S ALIVE – Modeling Life…
Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House 2009

addEventListener…

April 22, 2009
2PM – 7PM
Function 13 Gallery (Home of FITO and FITC)
156 Augusta Ave – Kensington Market (at Dundas)
Toronto

var tech:Array = [“AS3”, “3D”, “Inverse Kinematics”, “Tilt”, “Motion Graphics”,
“AIR”, “PHP”, “MySQL”, “JQuery”, “AJAX”, “Project Management”, “Web Design”];

var apps:Array = [“Adobe CS4”, “Flash”, “DreamWeaver”,
“Photoshop”,  “Illustrator”, “Premiere”, “AfterEffects”];

All the best… Dan Zen

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