The Academy’s Digital Boot Camp Will Teach and Promote Media Arts in Tampa

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The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) is preparing for its newest offering of hands-on training for the Tampa Bay community with its fourth annual Digital Boot Camp. The workshop will provide attendees with focused instruction in digital animation, digital photography and recording arts, from a convergence of professional sources who will lead hands-on training. This year's Digital Boot Camp will take place on the Academy's campus from April 2 through April 4. The event is open to students, industry professionals and the general public. All seminars are complimentary but space is limited.

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This event does what we're committed to doing every day here at the Academy – providing the training and experience to hit the ground running, whether it's in Tampa Bay, New York or LA.

The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) is preparing for its newest offering of hands-on training for the Tampa Bay community with its fourth annual Digital Boot Camp. The workshop will provide attendees with focused instruction in digital animation, digital photography and recording arts, from a convergence of professional sources who will lead hands-on training. This year's Digital Boot Camp will take place on the Academy's campus from April 2 through April 4. The event is open to students, industry professionals and the general public. All seminars are complimentary but space is limited.

Spanning three full days, the Academy's event will feature a distinguished collection of experienced professionals, certified trainers, and industry insiders in recording arts, digital animation and digital photography. Craig Derrick, a producer, will present a talk on the games industry and his experience working at Lucas Arts. Humoring the Fates’ owner, Jesse Norton, and Jonathan Davenport of Gorilla Games will work with students’ game and animation projects. The digital photography schedule includes the introduction to the Hasselblad camera, as well as a number of classes facilitated by Wes Kroninger, Beauty Photography. Kroninger is also raffling off a signed large-format print. Mixed in the Boot Camp’s dossier is the recording arts schedule featuring Tony Shepperd, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, who is teaching a class on “Mixing in the Box.”

"We want to combine the aspirations of our local professionals with Tampa's potential as a creative hub," said the Academy - Tampa’s president Mark Page. "This event does what we're committed to doing every day here at the Academy – providing the training and experience to hit the ground running, whether it's in Tampa Bay, New York or LA."

Digital Boot Camp is an integral part of the institution's larger goals of providing real world training for creative professionals and spotlighting Tampa's creative industries.

About International Academy of Design & Technology:
The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy – Tampa) provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. Since it opened in 1984, the Academy - Tampa has served the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly qualified professionals. The programs at the Academy focus on the specialized fields of fashion design & marketing, interior design, graphic design, fashion merchandising, recording arts, computer animation, digital photography and advertising & design. The Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit http://www.academy.edu.

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