Posted December 12, 2011 Atlanta, GA
The work of Computational Media major, Austin Gasaway, garnered five Pixie Awards for the Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN).
Sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (APA), a coalition of professionals and educators in the field of electronic moving pixels, the Pixie Awards honor outstanding work in animation, effects, and motion graphics in the U.S. and Canada. Gasaway is a student assistant at GTCN and worked under the direction of GTCN's Scott Sergent on projects ranging from visual effects to motion graphics to opening titles.
“I plan to pursue motion graphic design as a career," said Gasaway. "After graduation I want to go freelance and design graphics for various companies around the world. I sometimes think about the work I do at GTCN as practice for the real world, but I know it is more than that. As I am working, I am also enhancing my resume, building my portfolio, and most importantly, having fun."
Some of the award-winning work appears in the student-produced TV series, “Kings of the Court.” Computational Media is a joint major in the IAC School of Literature, Communication, and Culture and the College of Computing.
Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; Public Policy; and Georgia Tech's Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units - and offers ten Bachelor's of Science, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Students are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology, and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003).