Gnomon Live is a unique opportunity to hone skills and meet up with fellow digital artists. These special events provide top level knowledge sharing, networking opportunities for recruitment outcomes and advise and support on broader work place issues.
As a community development program for digital artists working in the screen industry the events are crafted to meet the site-specific needs of each city. Gnomon Live was launched in Melbourne in 2016 and due to its success extended to both Melbourne and Sydney in 2017. The past three events have been standout. Take a look at what past attendees have to say in the gallery of photos and feedback.
Gnomon Live presents a line-up of artists curated by Alex Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Hollywood’s Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation for a weekend of live demos and masterclasses. Having built their knowledge in some of the world’s leading studios, the presenting artists, through a Gnomon lens, share their techniques and experience working on Hollywood Feature films, AAA games, and shortform across commercials VR, AR and short films.
Demonstrating how they bring stories, characters, creatures and environments to life through a range of computer graphics programs, each artist explains how they achieve such an impressive level of detail in the ever-tight timelines demanded of artists in the industry. Covering a breadth of production areas such as matte painting, compositing, lighting, 3D modelling, texturing, character design, environment art, art direction and more.
The program also provides a chance to meet up with peers and local industry leaders to explore opportunities and issues for artists in the region. It is a chance to hear from local studios about current projects, their studio culture, who they are employing and issues relevant to the local industry.
Called “the MIT of visual effects” by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon offers an unrivaled experience for students and boasts a 2016 placement rate of 96%.* For two decades, Gnomon has educated many of the world’s best digital artists. Graduates are professionals working on the latest blockbuster films and games, and have positions at film and video game studios around the world. Gnomon offers a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry, with full-time two- and three-year programs, specialized courses for high school students and over 100 individual courses for professional enrichment. The curriculum is distinguished by Gnomon’s innovative philosophical approach to technology. With the software and technology available to digital artists being ever-evolving, the emphasis remains on the creative process rather than technical proficiency alone. Gnomon has been awarded School of the Year for two years in a row at the prestigious CG Student Awards, a significant annual event in the media and entertainment industry that aims to reward the students and recent graduates that are proving themselves to have what it takes.
Furthermore, Gnomon received the 2015 School of Excellence Award, a high honor bestowed upon ACCSC-accredited institutions recognized for delivering and maintaining high levels of achievement among their students. Gnomon’s campus is based in Hollywood, California, located in what was originally the Technicolor building built in the 1920s. Classrooms at Gnomon have been designed to cultivate creativity and learning by mimicking the environments of real production studios. The 30,000 square foot facility has nine state-of-the-art computer labs, a green screen stage, two cycloramas, dedicated sculpture labs, a drawing studio, lecture spaces, student lounges, a student store, and the Gnomon Gallery. Alongside Gnomon, sister company The Gnomon Workshop develops online workshops and digital resources for continuing education.