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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Digital Media Careers

By providing a fundamental understanding of digital tools and their creative applications, Digital Media prepares students to meet the demands of a diverse and expanding job market. Through lectures and hands-on sessions, leaders from the film, television, broadcast advertising, visual effects and video gaming industries guide students in their development.

Entry-Level Positions:

  Motion Graphics (Concept Artist / Storyboard Artist / Designer / Modeler / Animator)

2D Animation (Concept Artist /  Character Designer / Production Designer / Layout Artist / Background Painter / Storyboard Artist / In-Betweener / Animator)

3D Animation (Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist /  Layout Artist / Background Painter /  Pre-visualization Designer / Modeler / Rigger / Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

Visual Effects (Storyboard Artist / Animatic Design & Production / Rotoscope Artist / Background Artist /  Match Mover / Modeler / Animator / Effects Animator / Compositor)
   

Electronic Gaming (Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Background Artist / Modeler / Rigger /  Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

Web (Designer / After Effects Animator / Flash Animator)

Film/Television Production (Production Assistant  / Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist / Pre-visualization Design & Production)

Television Commercial Production (Production Assistant / Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist / Pre-visualization Design & Production / Assistant to the Director / Modeler / Rigger / Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

 
Selected employers include:
 

Motion Graphics
Belief
Blind Visual Propaganda
Brand New School
Motion Theory
Exopolis
Fuel
Imaginary Forces
Logan
Schematics
Scott Miller Design
Stardust
Royale
Big Machine
Troika
Via Worldwide
Yu+Co
Psyop
The Famous Group
Three Legged Legs

2D Animation
ka-chew! (Klasky Csupo)
Hornet Animation

3D Animation
Digital Domain
Tiger Hare Productions
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Blue Sky Studios                
Sony Imageworks
Weta Digital
Pixar
Dreamworks Animation
Image Metrics

Digital Compositing/Visual Effects
New Deal Studios
Hydraulx
Mattel
Sony Imageworks
Industrial Light & Magic
Look Effects

   

Electronic Gaming
Blizzard Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Konami Entertainment
LucasArts
Neversoft
Treyarch
Activision
Knowledge Adventure
thatgamecompany

Web/Internet
City Explorer TV
Zugara

Film/Television Production
ABC Family Channel
Aspect Ratio (film trailers)
Fox Sports Net
Prologue Films (title design)
Univision
Lightstorm Entertainment
Cartoon Network
Nickelodeon
Zoic Studios
CBS Digital
Mike Young Productions

Television Commercial Production
Johnson & Murphy Advertising
Rezn8 Productions
Radium

Multimedia, etc.
Cre8ive
McCartney Multimedia
Apple Computer
Visual Effects Society