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Contact: Christine Payton Sept. 29, 2006
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
CINEMATIC ARTS WORKSHOP HOSTS INAUGURAL PRESENTATION
 
The newly formed Cinematic Arts Workshop at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will present “The Mind Behind Your Eye: An Artistic Guide to Conceptual Design,” a guest lecture by acclaimed artist Maurice Kimball of Vancouver, B.C.

As the inaugural event for the Cinematic Arts Workshop, Kimball's presentation is scheduled for Oct. 6, from 1 until 3 p.m. in Fletcher Hall Auditorium on the campus.

While the event is free and open to the general public, Kimball's lecture and demonstration will be of special interest to students considering careers as artists in the entertainment industry.

“ Mainly, my presentation will offer a window to your aspiring artists,” Kimball said. “They will get a rare inside look at the gaming and film industries, as seen from the perspective of an industry professional. The focus will be on my specialty, Concept Design, and the method I use to execute ideas during a production cycle.”

For more than 13 years, Kimball has worked as a concept design artist and illustrator for a broad spectrum of projects within the entertainment industry, including animation, feature films, television, video games and even theme parks.

Kimball's animated projects include major studio films like Pocahontas and Mulan II, as well as television programs such as The Simpsons and Family Guy. He is currently the Lead Concept Design Arts for Radical Entertainment, a leading computer game company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the years, though, he has added to his client roster companies like Walt Disney, Warner Bros. Nickelodeon, HBO, ABC, Vivendi Universal Games and Universal Creative.

Kimballs' credits also include dozens of well-known computer games and interactive media for children, like Dinotopia and Jurassic Park III, as well as some hot new game titles currently in development at Radical Entertainment.

Details about Kimball's career and samples of his artwork can be reviewed at www.mauricekimball.com

“ The Mind Behind Your Eye: An Artistic Guide to Conceptual Design” will address how to break into the industry, Kimball said, and then how to survive in it. Whit the tremendous growth in Louisiana's film and video game industries, the presentation will be an extraordinary valuable and unique opportunity for both gamers and local college and high school students in art, animation, computer science, business and film studies. “It's for anyone who wants to make a living as a professional in the gaming and film industries,” Kimball said.

Presented as part of the launch of UL Lafayette's new Cinematic Arts Workshop, the Oct. 6 event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the College of the Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education at the university.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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