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Succeeding as a Freelance Artist

Succeeding as a Freelance Artist

For some people, the idea of working as a freelance artist is the dream. Managing yourself, taking the work that suits you best and working flexible hours from home in a dressing-gown. 

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Student Spotlight: 3D Modelling Student Steph Pryor

Steph Pryor was one of our 2016 season scholarship students and completed our Advanced Diploma of 3D Modelling. During her time here with us, her work went from amazing to spectacular and it was always fun to see what she was working on.    

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VFX Compositing Student Showreel

By seamlessly blending digitally created assets, like characters, explosions, backgrounds and more, with real world shots, our amazing VFX Compositing students have made the unbelievable believable.

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3D Modelling Student Showreel

Complete with spear wielding Spartans, skateboarding Ninja Turtles, music-loving zombies and photo-realistic human anatomy, these digitally sculpted models are nothing short of spectacular.

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FX and Simulation Student Showreel

Humongous explosions. Raging fires. Devastating destruction. Stifling smoke. This has everything you could possibly ask for from a visual FX showreel, and much more. 

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Arconyx Founder and Director Kenny Roy On Games as Therapy

Whether it's beautiful art styles, endearing characters, enthralling story lines, exhilarating game play or a mixture of all of these factors, video games can whisk us away to different worlds and put us in situations we would never usually find ourselves.

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A Day in the Life of a Game Programmer With Michelle Osborne

For Mentor of Game Programming Michelle Osborne, making video games initially started out as a way for her to couple her art skills and her practical skills together to build the little worlds she had in her head.

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Student Spotlight: Concept Art Student Lauren Wakley

Lauren Wakley is one of our 2016 season scholarship students studying Concept Design here at CG Spectrum. We have all enjoyed watching her skills develop and expand over the year.

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Finding your new Career at Conventions

Some of us go to events for the good times and bright lights. Others go to dress up as their favourite characters and meet new people. And some people go with folio in hand looking to find their dream job.

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Iloura and the VFX Behind That Game of Thrones Emmy Win

Just prior to their humongous success at the 68th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, we had the pleasure of visiting scholarship partner Iloura, one of Australia's leading animation and VFX houses and speaking to industry legend Glenn Melenhorst.

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V-Ray and Chaos Group Comes to Australia

For the first time in Australia, Bulgarian-based Chaos Group are bringing a workshop and certification exam for their cutting-edge rendering program V-Ray to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Australian Film, TV and Video Game Production Studios

Contrary to popular belief, Australia is quickly reclaiming it's position as an integral part of the digital arts and video game development industries. 

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