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April 20, 2007
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UMD to Host Video+Animation+Games Symposium
April 27
Public Invited


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab will host Video+Animation+Games Symposium, on Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The daylong event will showcase video, animation and gaming technologies with demonstrations, hands-on video production activities and presentations by industry professionals. The event is free and the public is cordially invited.

Lane Raichert, a TV animation and computer game production veteran, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker, at 12 noon in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. In the past 26 years a Minnesota native Raichert has worked on hundreds of games and TV episodes, including Baby Scooby Doo. He is an accomplished artist, writer, director, producer and a Co-Founder of Raichert Media, Inc.

The symposium attendees will have a chance to meet representatives from multimedia production companies as well as university professors, specializing in video, game and animation. Groups of high school and college students from the area schools, with interest in game and video production, will also be involved in the event.

The symposium demonstrations and booths will include:

The Video+Animation+Games Symposium is co-sponsored by UMD Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, Multimedia Hub, ITSS and Youth Video Quest.




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