GiG Shark Takes A Bite Out Of The 4th Industrial Revolution

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GIG SHARK is a subsidiary of Dakar Foundation, an entertainment-tech art 501(c)(3) to create a sustainable smart pipeline system for developing and placing more inner-city talent into the creative-tech  Gig economy in Los Angeles County. The combined- mission for Dakar and GIG Shark is to provide opportunities to those in the under-resourced LAUSD Arts Entertainment Branch, The Regional Los Angeles/Orange […]

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DIGITAL DOUBLES VIA VIRTUAL PRODUCTION, SAY WHAT?

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How the ‘Gemini Man’ visual effects team created a young Will Smith https://t.co/EVlMaRaf19 — Kevin Clark (@Homageusa) September 5, 2019 Gemini Man first began development in the late ’90s as a Tony Scott feature, with rumored stars including Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage, Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film was considered “un-filmable” for many years […]

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WE BELIEVE SONY DMPC WILL BE A GATEWAY FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS TO EXCEL

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Thanks to Dan, Suzanne, Katie and, Todd for a wonderful day @ the new Sony Digital Motion Production Center. Can’t wait to get our community college students to drive this technology. Shoni, Betty, Eric, Gloria and Kevin will share the way ahead in the coming weeks. pic.twitter.com/VvMUXIMa41 — Kevin Clark (@Homageusa) August 24, 2019 Dakar Media Academy and its student […]

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GEN Z To Earth…Hello…Anybody Out There?

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Kevin Clark Dakar Media Academy Who is Gen Z and what do they want out of the workplace? Companies need to adjust their approach to attract the newest crop of workers. boomers: hate millennials millennials: hate boomers gen z: hates themselves — ♡ (@cloudymal) August 23, 2019 Dakar Foundation has assembled a team of Generation (Gen) Z students entitled ‘Through […]

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GRINDING TO GET TO SILICON BEACH & BEYOND

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THE GRIND CONVENTION IS DEDICATED TO THE SPIRIT OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS AND THOSE WOMEN WHO STOOD BESIDE THEM WITHOUT ANY RECOGNITION OR REWARD, BUT DID IT ANYWAY. THE GRIND CONVENTION EMBODIES CAMPFIRE STORIES, WORKSHOPS, AND A LABORATORY TO DISTILL SOME OF THE GRIT AND GRIND OF PEOPLE WHO MADE A WAY OUT OF NOW WAY. ALTHOUGH THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS […]

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SIGGRAPH 202O Attempts To Bring Capitol Hill & Hollywood Together?

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Siggraph 202o on Capitol Hill By Kevin Clark 08.16.19  As a workforce placement specialist in new media I attend many, many conferences, some are purely for work and some I actually enjoy. Siggraph is one of those conferences in the latter category. As we look forward to Siggraph 2020 in D.C.  we also take a look back at what we […]

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Cultural Equality Inclusion Initiative Recommendation Session. Vol. 1& 2

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How do students get involved with the State of California Create California Campaign.  We have the student capability to get involved as a challenged based learning module, and to create a production to project management pathway for students to become fluent in the language of  business of the business of the tech-creative entertainment industry. @LACountyArtsEd and @LACountyArts staff were grateful […]

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YOU CAN’T HARNESS INNOVATION

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Kevin Clark, Dakar Media Academy The Unusual Experience is accelerated by a discussion between stakeholders in digital media workforce placement and community college student entitled, The Next Big Thing.  One of the outcomes is planned tour entitled “Unusual Experience, a virtual and physical tour where students and mentors can co-create, design and build of a new media Labster. Some of the […]

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LAEDC MEETING AGENDA THURSDAY AUGUST 8, 2019

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PARTICIPANTS DAKAR MEDIA TEAM INTRODUCTION VIA ZOOM JESSICA KU KIM, HOST JEFFREY THOMPSON DO WE STILL NEED DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MK. HALEY  DISNEY IMAGINEER ERIC ELDER UNREAL ENGINE CERTIFICATION TO WORKFORCE MEIA JOHNSON LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS ED COLLECTIVE FIELD SCAN RECOMMENDATIONS SIMONE NELSON WHERE ARE THE COLLABORATORS CORY DAVIS  AT&T’S ROAD MAP TO MORE  SUBMISSION IN XR/NEW MEDIA   […]

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The Unusual Media Fest, Coming To A School Near You,

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Kevin Clark/Dakar Media Academy 8/8/2019 Last weeks annual ACM SIGGRAPH conference was something to be hold.  Its the preeminent gathering of computer graphics pioneers in the world. Full stop. As such, it is something of a time machine, a visit to SIGGRAPH affords a glimpse at where industries that rely on computer graphics will be in over the next decade, […]

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