Collaborative Technology Center

Located at the Lewis Center, the Collaborative Technology Center supports digital production and post-production activities and facilitates time-based work in sound, video, and installation. Serving as a collaborative hub, it promotes interactions and conversations between MFA students, students from other programs, and faculty.

As a digital maker space, the CTC offers individual technical support to students who are working with digital media for the first time and students with advanced digital media experience. Workshops provide focused training and support students as they venture into new territories to produce work that ranges from large-scale projections to multimedia installations.

Areas of Expertise

3D Modeling for Animation & 3D Printing
3D Animation
Post-Production Video & Sound Editing
Basic VFX Compositing
Interactive 3D Environments
2D Animation
Projection Mapping & Design
Video & Sound Capture
Rigging
Special Effects
Rendering
Lighting for Photography & Video
Graphic & Web Design
Web Programming
Script Design
Video & Sound Installation (multi-channel, projection, and interactive design)
Public Media Art
Stop Motion Animation
Preparing Arduino & Raspberry Pi

Recent Workshops & Tech Sessions

3D Modeling for Animation and Printing: Intro to Maya
3D Modeling Workshop II: Working from Images
3D Modeling Workshop III: Advanced Features (Mudbox)
Drone Photography & Videography: Drone Flight
The Fractured Image: Editing Techniques and Strategies for the Moving Image and Fracturing the Narrative (After Effects, Premiere)
Introduction to 2D Animation
Introduction to Drone Photography & Videography: Google Earth Mapping
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Non-Linear Story Telling for Interactive Media
Introduction to Graphics for Web & DVD Menus
Introduction to Video Editing Strategies & Techniques: Structuring the Narrative (After Effects, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro)
Projection Mapping & Video Mixing
Stop-Motion Photography with Compositing (After Effects)
Video Post-Production (Adobe Creative Suite)