BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//New Media Manitoba - ECPv5.1.2.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:New Media Manitoba X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://newmediamanitoba.com X-WR-CALDESC:Events for New Media Manitoba BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Winnipeg BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20200308T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20201101T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200810T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200821T170000 DTSTAMP:20200730T163032 CREATED:20200625T175455Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200706T183850Z UID:2059-1597064400-1598029200@newmediamanitoba.com SUMMARY:Video Game Camp DESCRIPTION:If you want to do more than just play games and learn how to actually make them\, New Media Manitoba’s got the perfect Summer Camp for you! \nThis Camp is aimed at youth\, ages 15-17 who are dreaming about a career in the video game industry. In two weeks\, students will discover what it takes to make their own 2D platformer game. Students have the opportunity to learn the basics of programming\, develop animations\, and unravel some of the mysteries behind game design from an established indie developer. \nSelected students will be introduced to video game development concepts using industry-standard software\, such as Unity and the Adobe Creative Suite. Working on our high-powered gaming laptops they will design their game in a fun and collaborative environment. \nCourse Outline \n\nCreating a posable 2D character\nCharacter rigging\nCreating basic character animations.\nImporting assets into Unity\nProgramming the character\nLevel design\, including how to create an endless runner\nProgramming logic\nHooking up player logic with level logic\nAdding a counter\nCreating a game flow\n\nIf you’re interested in discovering the creative and technical processes behind making video games (or know someone who is) sign up today\, space is extremely limited! \n\n \nInstructor Bio Gabriel Lascano\, an international Computer Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing\, got his Unity 3D Certification in 2017 after a few years of intense video game programming in his home country. Shortly after he moved to Canada in 2017\, he worked with a local company (Tactica interactive) developing a 3D video game called Kid Diners for TVOKids. Thanks to the community he was able to contact Daniel Blair\, CEO of the company he is currently working at (Bit Space Development) where he is the Chief Technology Officer working every day with the latest technology available for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to build immersive experiences and simulators. Gabriel believes that the best way to give back to the community that first welcomed him is sharing all his knowledge and helping grow its participants though all the events where he can provide guidance\, ideas and always collaborate. “I am a huge fan of collaboration\, and I believe that the greatest projects will always come from a cohesive team that is united by the same idea.” That is why Gabriel wants to bring this Unity Basics and Collaboration course to the community. \n  \n\n**Health Note** \nDue to COVID-19 we will be taking every possible step to ensure a safe and clean environment. This includes socially distancing all participants\, instructors\, and desks. We will be cleaning all surfaces\, bathrooms\, and door handles multiple times throughout the day. All students will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering our space and encouraged to sanitize regularly throughout the day. \n URL:https://newmediamanitoba.com/event/video-game-camp/ LOCATION:New Media Manitoba\, 100-62 Albert St.\, Winnipeg\, MB\, R3M 3N6\, Canada CATEGORIES:Camp ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://newmediamanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GIG_Camp-1.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="New%20Media%20Manitoba":MAILTO:info@newmediamanitoba.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200810T090000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200821T120000 DTSTAMP:20200730T163032 CREATED:20200702T143643Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200702T143643Z UID:2126-1597050000-1598011200@newmediamanitoba.com SUMMARY:Girls in Gaming Summer Camp - Virtual Edition DESCRIPTION:New Media Manitoba’s Girls in Gaming program aims to provide young women a chance to explore the exciting world of game development in a safe and encouraging environment. \nIf you want your child to do more than just play video games all summer then give them the opportunity to learn how to create one with this hands-on camp! \nThis 100% online workshop is sure to inspire students and harness their passion for video games to get them designing their very own. All you need to participate is a computer with a stable internet connection. We will be streaming the lessons each day via our Twitch and Youtube channels. The sessions are all recorded for further review or if something comes up and you can’t attend in person. Lessons are followed up with virtual office hours\, where students can interact and ask questions to our instructor. \nGirls in Gaming is designed from the ground up for young women to spark interest and excitement in STEM (Science\, Technology\, Engineering\, Math). Game development is the ideal way to explore these STEM topics as it combines fun with hands-on learning\, problem-solving\, and creative planning. Our classes are 100% female-focused\, from instructors to students. We put positive female role models in front of students who create a safe and collaborative space for students to play\, explore\, and be themselves.  \n“Girls’ interest in STEM peaks in middle school and drops off during high school due to social factors and a lack of access.” \n-Girls Who Code \nStudents will be introduced to important video game development concepts including logic\, design\, and basic coding in this one of a kind camp for young women aged 12 to 15. Imaginations flourish as students use art and code to bring their stories to life in their own interactive narrative game. \nOur video game development lessons provide students with the opportunity to: \n\nLearn Twine 2 and how to blend logic\, writing\, images\, and code into a playable story\nDevelop new skills like prototyping\, time management\, and storyboarding\nLearn image manipulation with browser-based tools\nExplore a passion for games in a constructive way\n\nInstructor Bio \n  \nShera Starr is a 2D/3D generalist artist currently freelancing and working on a commercial indie game.\nShera has been making video games since she was 11 and regularly goes to game jams. She usually concentrates on art I also love sound design and trying new roles. \nHer interests are pretty varied\, she can sometimes be found baking something yummy\, gardening\, or singing karaoke. In addition to her work in games\, she has also worked in film\, IT\, and also creating 3D printed puzzles for an escape room. \n  \n  \n URL:https://newmediamanitoba.com/event/girls-in-gaming-summer-camp-virtual-edition/ LOCATION:Virtual\, https://www.twitch.tv/newmediamanitoba\, Winnipeg CATEGORIES:Camp,Livestream ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://newmediamanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GIG_Camp_virtual.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Girls%20in%20Gaming":MAILTO:info@newmediamanitoba.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200810T090000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200821T120000 DTSTAMP:20200730T163032 CREATED:20200625T180404Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200702T143418Z UID:1999-1597050000-1598011200@newmediamanitoba.com SUMMARY:Girls in Gaming - Summer Camp DESCRIPTION:New Media Manitoba’s Girls in Gaming program aims to provide young women a chance to explore the exciting world of game development in a safe and encouraging environment. \nIf you want your child to do more than just play video games all summer then give them the opportunity to learn how to create one with this hands-on camp! \nRecent school closures and the frequent need to work from home has had a significant impact on parents and students alike. Providing meaningful ways to keep children learning has proven to be a challenge. Generating excitement and maintaining interest is a task few were prepared for. This issue has inspired us to create a fun\, engaging camp experience that inspires students to harness their passion for video games to get them designing their very own. \nGirls in Gaming is designed from the ground up for young women to spark interest and excitement in STEM (Science\, Technology\, Engineering\, Math). Game development is the ideal way to explore these STEM topics as it combines fun with hands-on learning\, problem-solving\, and creative planning. Our classes are 100% female-focused\, from instructors to students. We put positive female role models in front of students who create a safe and collaborative space for students to play\, explore\, and be themselves.  \n“Girls’ interest in STEM peaks in middle school and drops off during high school due to social factors and a lack of access.” \n-Girls Who Code \nStudents will be introduced to important video game development concepts including logic\, design\, and basic coding in this one of a kind camp for young women aged 12 to 15. Imaginations flourish as students use art and code to bring their stories to life in their own interactive narrative game. \nOur video game development lessons provide students with the opportunity to: \n\nLearn Twine 2 and how to blend logic\, writing\, images\, and code into a playable story\nDevelop new skills like prototyping\, time management\, and storyboarding\nMeet new friends with a similar interest\nExplore a passion for games in a constructive way\n\nInstructor Bio \n\nAmy Gerardy is an illustrator and game developer currently working as a freelance artist. She usually has a variety of projects on the go\, from making prints and books to marketing materials and art assets for games. She’s contributed her art to numerous projects as a frequent game jam participant including several that have grown into larger titles such as Sort the Court and Mirror Mortis. She frequently forgets that her tea is still steeping. \n  \n  \n\n**Health Note** \nDue to COVID-19 we will be taking every possible step to ensure a safe and clean environment. This includes socially distancing all participants\, instructors\, and desks. We will be cleaning all surfaces\, bathrooms\, and door handles multiple times throughout the day. All students will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering our space and encouraged to sanitize regularly throughout the day. \n  \n URL:https://newmediamanitoba.com/event/girls-in-gaming-summer-camp/ LOCATION:New Media Manitoba\, 100-62 Albert St.\, Winnipeg\, MB\, R3M 3N6\, Canada CATEGORIES:Camp,Promoted Event ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://newmediamanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GIG_Camp.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Girls%20in%20Gaming":MAILTO:info@newmediamanitoba.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200730T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20200730T193000 DTSTAMP:20200730T163032 CREATED:20200706T182720Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200709T182642Z UID:2169-1596132000-1596137400@newmediamanitoba.com SUMMARY:Stay at Home Session - A Houdini Primer DESCRIPTION:Take your first dive into the power of procedural assets with Houdini. This crash course on one of the most powerful software suites around and will help you think procedurally as you go through the process of creating your own digital assets. This session will teach you the process of creating a very simple Houdini Digital Asset aimed at game development workflows. \nThis Stay at Home Session will be in a slightly different format than previous ones. We will kick things off on July 9th with an intro session and then release a weekly series of instructional videos. The session will wrap up with another live session to answer questions and show what your next steps might be. \nHere’s what’s going to be covered at the July 9th intro session: \n\nA basic introduction to the ideas and workflows of Houdini.\nWhat is a Digital Asset and why should you care?\n\nAdvantages and disadvantages of using Houdini rather than other software.\n\nA short discussion of what integration with Unity/Unreal means in this context.\n\nAn overview of the process of creating and exporting a Houdini Digital Asset.\n\nImporting a Houdini Digital Asset with Unity or Unreal.\n\nHere’s what’s will be covered in the videos: \n\nBasic procedural modelling\nGroups and selections of faces/edges/points to support a procedural workflow\nUse of common Nodes in Houdini Modelling (PolyExtrude\, Merge\, Group\, .. )\nSetting up simple materials and UVs in Houdini\nSet up of Digital Asset in Houdini to prepare for export\nImporting and using the Digital Asset to add variation to your model.\n\nNote: We will not be covering basic Houdini topics like the UI Layout\, installing the HDA or other topics that are sufficiently covered by other available videos so you may want to watch some intro videos to prepare if you are new to Houdini. \n\nYour Instructors \nMike Safioles is a 3D Artist at Zenfri Inc\, who works on procedural technical art with SideFX Houdini and Unity.\nMike loves finding ways to automate or improve the efficiency of art tasks\, and ends up spending a lot of time with Houdini both at work and at home!\nFind him at https://twitter.com/MikeSafioles and www.safioles.com \nDylan Fries is an independent game developer\, instructor\, programmer and artist living in Winnipeg\, Manitoba. \nDylan is the founder of Peg Jam and co-founder of the Winnipeg Game Collective. He has organized and ran a dozen game jams with New Media Manitoba and is a frequent speaker and organizer in the game development community. \nDylan is currently teaching Computer Science to international students at ICM at the University of Manitoba and formerly taught the Video Game Design 2 course at Red River College. \nContact him at dyl@dylanfries.com or follow at https://dylanfries.itch.io/ \n URL:https://newmediamanitoba.com/event/stay-at-home-session-a-houdini-primer/2020-07-30/ LOCATION:Virtual\, https://www.twitch.tv/newmediamanitoba\, Winnipeg CATEGORIES:Livestream,Webinar ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://newmediamanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Houdini.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="New%20Media%20Manitoba":MAILTO:info@newmediamanitoba.com END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR