Month: January 2014

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    Life is the Ultimate Choose Your Own Adventure

    Jan 30, 2014 4:37pm | by admin

    “Sometimes we find what we need in the most unlikely places.” It’s sort of become a tagline for Avatar Secrets. Maybe that’s why I am so drawn to the notion that the Internet can foster serendipity —  that you can go out looking for one thing, and end up discovering something else, something you didn’t […]

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    The Fountain Scene: Water Fountain Test

    Jan 29, 2014 11:48am | by Julie Giles

    Since the water fountain is the focal point of the scene, and the key photo-realistic element in the sequence, we really wanted to bring it to life — and to bring in magic! One way we decided to do this was to bring motion into the scene, and life. Here you’ve got a scene that […]

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    The Fountain Scene: Final Render

    Jan 29, 2014 11:47am | by Julie Giles

    This is how it all came together. When we rendered out this scene, I think collectively we all let out a big sigh of relief, because we just knew that it was right. It felt right.   [yendifplayer video=3] You get what the story is all about, even without words, you get the transition between […]

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    The Town Square And The Fountain: A Gathering Point For Community

    Jan 29, 2014 11:01am | by Ramona Pringle

    This scene isn’t the first scene in Avatar Secrets. It’s not even the first chapter. It’s Chapter three, Scene two. But it was what I chose to build out when we started creating a prototype of how this project would look and feel. This scene was pivotal for a few reasons. First, it marks the […]

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    John Hagel

    Jan 29, 2014 10:25am | by Emily Doherty

    “I live and work on the edge – the views are breathtaking, the experiences deep and satisfying and the learning is limitless.” — John Hagel John Hagel III is an author and management consultant who specializes in the intersection of business, strategy and technology. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for […]

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    Divided No More: The Great Technology Paradox

    Jan 24, 2014 4:38pm | by Ramona Pringle

    Have we become isolated from each other, splintered from our communities? Is technology – and the siren song of email pings and new message alerts – to blame? The New York Times recently addressed what might be one of the greatest sociology debates of the last decade — and one of the key questions we’re […]

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    Serendipity And The Virtual World

    Jan 23, 2014 4:10pm | by Ramona Pringle

    Sometimes in life, things happen that can only be explained as being magic. Or, at least that’s how it feels. Call it fate, destiny, a happy accident or a fortunate surprise, it’s serendipitous: the perfect thing you didn’t know you needed. Serendipity is the magic sparkle dust that twinkles over our lives, every once in […]