Provides Access to High-End Industry Software, Training, Renowned Online Community
SAN FRANCISCO – May 18, 2007 –
Pixel Corps, the global guild for professional and aspiring digital artists, today announced open registration for its Beta2 Summer 2007 Online Program. Designed to test Pixel Corps‘ new training and challenge systems, this program will offer members access to advanced digital media software (valued at over USD $40,000), over 100 hours of online video training on a variety of products, access to high-end video and film footage as well as its renowned comprehensive global community for a special discounted price of USD $50 (normally priced at USD $200) – for the entire summer!
Highlights of the Pixel Corps Beta2 Summer 2007 Online Program include:
Access to Courses Taught by Industry Veterans – Pixel Corps will kick off the summer program with three online courses – two with Iain McCaig, concept artist for Star Wars Episodes 1, 2 and 3, on drawing, and another with Luxology modo master, Dan Ablan, on how to get started with modo. The classes aren’t free but are only open to members and range from USD $75-150 for a 10-week online course.
Book Readings – Book readings for this summer include: Stu Maschwitz’s “The DV Rebel‘s Guide” and Chris and Trish Meyer’s “After Effects Apprentice.” Members will also have an opportunity to discuss the books with the authors as they‘ll be dropping in for the discussion.
Access to Advance Industry Software – Pixel Corps offers its members access to a large variety of software applications including: MAXON CINEMA 4D; SOFTIMAGE|XSI; REALVIZ ImageModeler, Stitcher, VTour and MatchMover Pro; Luxology modo; NaturalMotion endorphin;Toom Boom Storyboard Pro; Imagineer Systems monet, mokey, motor; Silhouette FX Roto; and more.
Opportunity to Participate in Challenges – Pixel Corps‘ challenges are designed to push members to the next level of development; which Pixel Corps sees as an integral part of training. This summer Pixel Corps has eight to ten challenges planned each month. Most of these challenges come directly from the online video production projects Pixel Corps is involved in.
More Training – Pixel Corps offers an “All-You-Can-Eat-Approach” to training. With new video training available every week – from basic Photoshop to video production to visual effects – Pixel Corps will be preparing members for some of the new opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
Opportunity to Join a Team – One of the core principles of Pixel Corps is the concept of building a global production workforce that is highly trained and highly networked. Every year, Pixel Corps forms teams to work on larger test projects around the world – from science visualization to pure film production. This year, Pixel Corps has lined-up some compelling projects – nearly all film or 4:4:4 HD.
Community Participation – One of the most powerful aspects of the Pixel Corps membership is its community. The Pixel Corps forum offers its members an opportunity to trade notes with one another and experts from every area of the industry on a daily basis. Beyond learning, this community builds a tight network of individuals who continuously trade work amongst one another.
Pricing and Availability
Sign up today for Pixel Corps‘s Beta2 Summer 2007 Online Program. The program cost is USD $50 (a USD $200 value). While the program officially starts June 1, 2007 and ends August 30, 2007, if you sign up now, you‘ll get early access to Pixel Corps‘ offerings at no additional cost. For further information, detailed offering, and registration, visit the company‘s website at:
. Space is limited so sign up today!
About The Pixel Corps
Joining together professional digital artists and enthusiasts alike, Pixel Corps is a worldwide guild offering extensive training, access to the industry‘s most advanced applications, professional-quality field assignments and community participation unlike anything else available. Through the Pixel Corps, members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects ranging from Podcast and feature film production to advancing their skills through specially designed challenges and seminars. Founded in 2002 by industry veteran, Alex Lindsay, Pixel Corps has grown to more than 1,500 members in over 36 countries.
Pixel Corps also produces a handful of top industry Podcasts which have been recognized by Macworld Magazine and the Podcast Awards, and continuously reach ‘top ranking‘ from Apple iTunes. The Podcasts produced by Pixel Corps include MacBreak, MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Media (TWiM), Inside the Black Box, and The VFX Show. For more information, visit
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Kerry Tescher, (415) 391-0859,
785 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103