digital worlds

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    From Storyboard To Animation: A Q&A With Ramona Pringle

    Mar 17, 2014 1:24pm | by Julie Giles

    In this second instalment of Avatar Secrets ‘Making Of’, we’re looking at how Chapter 3, Scene 6 progresses from storyboard to animation. As anyone who has worked in animation or film production knows, the storyboard is an essential tool. Not only does it allow the director to get a sense of the way the movie […]

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    How Storyboards Inspired The Creative Style of Avatar Secrets

    Mar 17, 2014 1:20pm | by Ramona Pringle

    During the pre-production phase of Avatar Secrets, our first creative challenge was to create a virtual world, and Ramona’s avatar character, Tristanova. While inspired by the fantasy worlds of online games, we decided to create something fresh — a world that referenced the scope and terrain of sprawling video games, and spoke to the blurred […]

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    Stephen Gillett

    Mar 3, 2014 11:17am | by Julie Giles

    “I hired to my weaknesses. I looked for complementary skills to my own.” — Stephen Gillett Stephen Gillett is highly regarded for his creativity, innovation and commitment to developing unparalleled customer experiences as a technology and business leader. He rose to become a CIO-plus at Starbucks, in addition to being the executive vice president of […]

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    Why We Do Things That Are Difficult

    Nov 28, 2013 10:00am | by Ramona Pringle

    “At the end of the day, I feel like I have accomplished something.” I remember the line as if it were yesterday, though in fact it was over four years ago. I was fascinated and conflicted when I heard it then, and even though I have tossed the sentence around in my head for all […]