Sunday, May 24, 2009

Roger's Birthday

Birthdays are always a celebration at Gemini and this time it was Roger's turn! We enjoyed a lunch prepared by our resident barbeque chefs Jin, Scott & David and homemade enchiladas by Shamrea. Cake and ice cream cones concluded a great afternoon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Attention Sci-Fi Fans, Entertainment Industry Artists and Illustration and Design Students!

Join us for a special book signing event Sat. June 6th at Borders Books @ The Domain in Austin, Texas.

Steambot Studios presents its first original visual “art of” book, Exodyssey. A new alien race has been discovered that adorns themselves like humans celebrating Halloween. A group of unlikely heroes from Earth, consisting of prisoners, pilots and scientists, must travel light years away to confront this new race that they feel threatened by. Steambot Studios takes us on a fantastic visual journey to tell this science fiction tale.

Steambot Studios, a collective of six digital artists working in the world of entertainment - Sebastien Larroude, Thierry Doizon, Joel Dos Reis Viegas, David Levy, Nicolas Ferrand and Patrick Desgreniers, takes us aboard an epic science fiction ride in Exodyssey. Created in parallel with a series of art education DVDs and lectures, the group demonstrates their creative production art techniques developed through many years of experience in the field working for such companies as Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, Epic, Digital Dimension, Canal+.. Follow the Steambot crew through an original but also realistic point of view on futuristic civilizations, space transportation and society as they visually develop the characters, vehicles, environments and props needed to tell the tale. Various educational lectures and tools are thoroughly documented in this visually stunning book.

The book will be available for purchase, but quantities are limited. Come meet the artists, get your copy of the book and say "hi"!

Saturday, June 6th
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Borders Books
3309 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758
RSVP here!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthdays and Barbeque

Fridays are always fun around Gemini School but last Friday was special. We celebrated Manny Carrasco's birthday. Several of our industry friends joined the students and staff for a cookout and cake by the pool. Great weather, great friends, great school!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Industry Day with Steambot Studios-June 4th

Join us for Gemini School's Industry Day 2009, where we show off our Senior Portfolios and network till we drop! This year we welcome David Levy and Barontieri from Steambot Studios as our special guest artists. Fresh off a successful west coast book tour, David and Thierry will share the story of Steambot Studios' latest work of art: Exodyssey: Visual Development of an Epic Adventure by Steambot Studios. We'll have an exhibition of artwork from the book, a book signing, and of course, a killer happy hour! This is an industry only event--so please RSVP on our site at by Thursday, May 28th. If you're a hiring manager, you can also set up an appointment to review our student portfolios! Note: the image above is the Exodyssey cover art.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gemini Attends the Steambot Exodyssey Party in LA

Some of the faculty and staff headed out to LA to attend the Steambot/Exodyssey party in LA. The Gnomon Gallery hosted the official launching of Exodyssey!

There was a book signing, live painting, DJ's, wine and food. They had a fantastic turn out. We all had a blast and it was great to see David, Thierry, Joel, Sebastien & Nicolas. Their book is beautiful. You can purchase it online from Design Studio Press.
Check out this interview on CG channel!

Steambot will be coming to do a demonstration for our students and to attend Gemini's Industry Day June 4th. If you are an industry professional email us for an invitation.