ETC West Coast Trip 2012

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)
  • Autodesk
  • Electronic Arts
  • Lucasfilm
  • Playdom
  • 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!

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