ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The DAVE School Graduating Classes of 2015, as well as the Class of June 2014, were recently honored with five Pixie Awards. This is an internationally coveted distinction that recognizes outstanding work in motion graphics, visual effects and animation.
The school won more awards than any other nominee, said Dave Penn, Executive Director of the Digital Animation and Visual Arts (DAVE) School, on the backlot of Universal Studios. "This is a fantastic way to mark our 15th anniversary," Penn said. "These awards are a testament to the richness and sophistication of our program, which immerses students in a real life film and game studio production environment from day one."
Four of the awards were in the platinum category, the highest recognition level of the Pixies. These went to:
- The DAVE School Class of June 2015 and Instructor/Director Tom Bremer in the animation category for Runners, Part 2. The film is based on Sean Wang's comic book series Runners. In it, the crew of the Brimia are chased by rogue bounty hunters trying to cash on the crew's heads. The executive producers are Jeff and Anne Scheetz, and Dave Penn.
- The DAVE School Class of December 2014 and Instructor/Director Tom Bremer in the category, for The Cursed Actor. The film features an original story by Emmy Award winner Brenner, about a YouTuber who discovers a mysterious actor in film footage whose presence in the set appears eerily connected to the death of fellow cast members. The executive producers are Jeff and Anne Scheetz.
- The DAVE School Class of September 2015 and Instructor/Director Matt Killian in the visual effects category for The Thief of Always - Book Trailer. This flick, based on the novel by Clive Barker, is voiced by actor John DiMaggio. It tells the story of a mythical Holiday House where children can celebrate Christmas and Halloween year-round. Such indulgence however, comes at a hefty price. The executive producer is Dave Penn.
- The DAVE School Class of April 2015 and Instructors/Directors Tom Bremer and Angel Gonzalez, Jr., in the animation category for ™Alien Minimates (©Diamond Select Toys / Fox Entertainment) which features minimate Ellen Ripley evacuating a civilian research facility. It is voiced by actors Lance Henriksen and Deborah Marlowe. The executive producers are Jeff and Anne Scheetz, and Dave Penn.
- The DAVE School Class of June 2015 and Instructor/Director Angel Gonzalez, Jr., also received a Gold Pixie Award in the games category for the gaming trailer Carbon, about a post-apocalyptic world where corporations take over and cars are the heroes. The executive producers are Jeff and Anne Scheetz, and Dave Penn.
The Pixie Awards are sponsored by the American Pixel Academy, which connects creative visual professionals in the pixel media with educators developing the next generation of creative professionals.
Registration for the DAVE School is now open for classes starting in January and February of 2016. For information visit www.daveschool.com or call 1-855-328-3839.
About The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects): The DAVE School, located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Sound Stage 25, includes a 35,000-square-foot facility that offers three labs, a shooting stage with a 65' x 25' green screen and a motion capture system. The DAVE School, which offers comprehensive training in 3D modeling and animation, motion graphics creation and stereoscopic 3D visual effects production, places graduates in the visual effects and gaming industries. The DAVE School is a division of Florida Technical College, an EduK Group institution. For more information, go to www.daveschool.com.
Contact: Jodie Beckstine
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