The Annual 2012

School of Visual Arts
Newsmakers

Winning Ramus

Danica Parry

From over 360 entries worldwide, recent alumnus Danica Parry (BFA 2012 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department) won the coveted USA Internship Award at the 2012 CG Student Awards (formerly known as the Computer Graphics Student Awards), earning the chance to gain valuable experience at The Mill, a moving image, design, and digital media company based in New York, Los Angeles and London. Parry’s impressive demo reel, featuring work from her thesis project, Ramus, also placed her in a finalist spot for the Student of the Year Award. Finalists were handpicked by a jury of judges based on creative and technical skills, presentation, raw talent and future potential.

Parry explains:

My reel consists of commercial work I helped create with a bunch of other talented people at Nathan Love animation studio, along with my thesis project, Ramus, which was a collaboration with Chris DeVito. Ramus was a year-long project that animator/rigger Chris DeVito and I worked very hard on and lost a lot of sleep on. It’s a short film about a little tree. I did the design work, lighting, modeling and texturing as the creative developer, while Chris did the animating, rigging and dynamics as the technical director. I believe we made a great team, we did well for two just people, and we’re happy with the results and the reception it’s been getting.

Parry was in good company at this year’s CG Student Awards: nearly a dozen 2012 graduates of the BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department received high honors. Alumni Arsen Arzumanyan, Da Suel Kim, Sari Rodrig and Huber Wozniak, along with current student Kyle Moy, earned “Highly Commended” status.