This year the NFTS annual Graduation Showcase will be sponsored by the processor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). From CPUs and GPUs to server processors, AMD delivers the technology needed for today’s modern end-to-end digital pipeline, which requires robust workstations and servers for massive data sets, countless pixels, secure servers, and cloud-based services.
Jon Wardle, NFTS Director, says: “It’s fantastic to have AMD Studios as this year’s NFTS Graduation Showcase sponsor. Blending the art of storytelling with the latest technologies is at the heart of the School’s philosophy and our partnership with AMD is a testament to that approach.”
The graduation showcase is a series of events and screenings in February and March 2018 featuring over 80 projects spanning a wide range of genres from fiction and animation to documentary, video games, commercials and television entertainment.
The event attracts influential industry representatives from the worlds of film, TV and games who come to experience the graduation projects and meet the stars of the future. AMD is proud to come on board as this year’s graduation showcase sponsor to continue their support of the future of high tech creation.
In the previous year, NFTS Games Design and Digital Effects students and recent alumni have worked with AMD to deliver a series of Virtual Reality projects as part of the School’s Bridges to Industry scheme. The students were among the first in the UK to access AMD’s latest Radeon™ Pro WX7100 graphic cards, which are capable of developing and driving VR experiences at a high fidelity level. The student projects include interactive and immersive VR experiences using real-time rendered 3D computer graphics and an entertaining and inspiring 360˚ video project.
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Industry guests who would like to attend an NFTS graduation showcase event, please visit www.nfts.co.uk/gradshow