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Interview: Soon-to-be graduate turns project into employment at top Vancouver game studio

Nov 26, 2012 By webdev

Laurent Giannesini wasn’t sure how he’d fit in with his project team when he started the MDM program last year. Somewhat a digital media generalist, Laurent realized he needed to find his role in the industry – a role appropriate to his visual creativity and story telling interests and...

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Interview: Alumni working on top games at social gaming giant Wooga

Nov 8, 2012 By webdev

Europe’s leading mobile and social games company, Wooga , has recently become a notable recruiter of MDM grads. Six alumni currently work for the Berlin-based company: Al Sinoy (Product Manager), Milim Kim (Game Artist), Sagar Datta (Game Designer), Robin Pan (iOS Developer), David...

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Recent MDM Grad Steve Pastro Levels Up with Successful iOS App

Jun 29, 2012 By webdev

Sometimes, four and a half months can seem like an eternity. However, if you’re graduating from a Masters program, starting work at a successful game studio, and launching your very first app in the iTunes App Store, it can go by in the blink of an eye. Just ask recent MDM graduate...

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MDM Startup Shailah Interactive celebrates one-year anniversary, technical milestones

Jun 12, 2012 By webdev

Shailah Interactive, an MDM Startup founded by Centre for Digital Media graduate Erez T. Yanuv Barzilay, celebrated their one-year anniversary on June 1 st , 2012 by hosting an intimate get together at their Discovery Parks incubation space. While there, friends and colleagues were...

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Game engine, rapid prototyping key for MDM startup V7 Entertainment

Jun 11, 2012 By webdev

Just down the street from the Centre for Digital Media, a couple of Cohort 1 graduates are making a name for themselves in Vancouver’s burgeoning digital media sector. Mike Cornford, Director of Business Development at V7 Entertainment , a post-MDM startup just two years young, sits...

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MDM Alumni Startup Shailah Interactive Wins Discovery Parks Generator Challenge

Feb 27, 2012 By webdev

Shailah Interactive - a mobile education apps development company founded by MDM Program Graduate Erez T. Yanuv Barzilay - was among eight new start-up businesses selected to earn a full year of free office space in the Discovery Parks' Generator Incubation Centre. The City of...

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MDM alumnus to develop cutting-edge video projection software for UBC theatre project

Jul 29, 2011 By webdev

Masters of Digital Media program graduate Dhruv Adhia is bringing his computer programming expertise to the world of live theatre. Recently contracted as a programmer for UBC’s Digital Video Illumination (DVI) project, Adhia is excited to begin development of a new software system and...

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CMF to fund new social app developed by alumni startup

May 26, 2011 By webdev

MDM alumni-founded 8 Leaf Digital Productions was recently awarded a significant investment from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to develop a new social media application designed for outdoor playgrounds. The Biba Mobile Application , which uses advanced mobile technology to enhance kids’...

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