The Entertainment Technology Center took the incoming class on the annual “West Coast Trip” this past week and a half. Everyone flies out to LA and then San Francisco to visit big name companies in film, games, and location-based entertainment as well as to meet ETC alumni in these cities.
It was quite the tiring experience to be visiting a company every morning and another one every afternoon with occasional evening alumni events. However, quite informative as well. Being in a space and feeling the atmosphere and the vibe that it gives you is quite different than reading about it or even watching a video of it.
There were different buses going to different companies everyday. The companies I visited were:
- Dreamworks (LA)
- Sony Imageworks
- Disney Animation
- Rhythm & Hues
- Digital Domain
- Dreamworks PDI (SF)
- Electronic Arts
- Silvertree Media
Also, on Saturday, January 7 – my birthday -, we got to go to Disneyland and California Adventures… to appreciate the entertainment technology, of course!