Awards

APPLIED COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Animation and Game Development

The Synergy of Art and Technology

Applied Computer Graphics - California State University, Chico

Our award winning team develops dynamic visual media. We have the creativity, talent, and skills to produce vibrant animations, films, web pages, video games and more to meet a variety of needs.

  • Computer Animation
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Concept Art
  • Storyboarding
  • Graphics Art
  • Special Effects
  • Web Page Design
  • Video Editing
  • Video Game Design
  • Video Game Programming

Swirls Heal Stone

Celestial Sphere Observatory

We create fanciful works, reconstructions of historic monuments, landscape vistas, conceptual scenes, function expositions, and more.

Applied Computer Graphics and its students have won many awards for animation, design, and video games. Most prestigious is the Telly Award we received last summer for our animation for the National Science Foundation funded PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope from the Emmy Award winning Interstellar Studios.

Telly Award Winner 400 Years of the Telescope

VIDEO

Excerpts from 400 Years of the Telescope showing examples of the award winning animation work. The sample video has been compressed for web viewing. The following images are captured from this video.

Stonehenge

Celestial Crystal Sphere

Crystal Sphere

Lenses coming together

Book

Telescope

Observatory Detail

In the opening of 400 Years of the Telescope we reconstructed Stonehenge, created the celestial crystal sphere and constellations, and modeled the solar system and galaxy all of which was put into motion with special effects to capture the audiences’ attention.

In the documentary, we produced instructive models and animations detailing basic and advanced telescope function, astronomical models and animations, and conceptual diagrams and animations.

Our talented instructors and students can produce a variety of media products utilizing professional teams sized based on need (from a few to over fifty students and staff) to produce outstanding work in a timely manner.