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SEGA Producer visits college

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VGaD student Samantha Bruce shows some of her artwork to SEGA exec Ethan Einhorn during his recent visit to the college.

VGaD student Samantha Bruce shows some of her artwork to SEGA exec Ethan Einhorn during his recent visit to the college.

Students from the Interactive Multimedia and Video Game Art and Design programs had a unique opportunity last week when SEGA Digital Content Producer Ethan Einhorn paid a visit. VGaD instructor Chris Sharpley knows Ethan well. When Chris was Artistic Director for Other Ocean Interactive, before he joined the college, they worked together on Super Monkey Ball, a game SEGA commissioned Other Ocean to work on.
 
I met Ethan when I travelled with Chris and several others from PEI to the international game development conference known as GDC last year in San Francisco. The guys were presenting a post mortem of the Super Monkey Ball project at the conference. Ethan’s a pleasure to talk to – knowledgeable, but always interested in hearing about what other people are working on, and very enthusiastic about people just starting out.
 
Having a professional of Ethan’s calibre talk to students was invaluable. He was able to tell them first hand about the industry, and offer them advice about starting their careers. One of Ethan’s key points was that they shouldn’t pigeonhole themselves, but should keep their eyes open for new opportunities.

Some of the students were a little awestruck. I’m sure they’ll remember his presentation for a long time to come.

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Written by Sara Underwood

October 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

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  1. Hi – just a brief note to say thank you for this entry. Very interesting.

    Edgardo Lorenzana

    January 25, 2010 at 4:49 am


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