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Simeon Peebler started out in the early 1980s programming his Commodore 64 and making his own games and music when he should have been doing "more appropriate" things. Flash forward to the present day; after years in game development and technology, he works as a game designer and programmer and has been working the last few years in teaching game design and game development at a leading digital arts college in Chicago Tribeca Flashpoint Academy In 2011, Simeon created Brain Bump, a trivia game for the Amazon Kindle. He also has been working on composing original music and songwriting (go to his songwriting site and hear his latest album).

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE in Chicago

A crew from Flashpoint Academy (including Paula Froehle, Peter Hawley, Perry Harovas, and yours truly -- plus a film student from our school who later posed with the director after the show!) attended a special screening of Danny Boyle's new film, SUNSHINE, at a great theater in Chicago (The Landmark, at Diversey and Clark) on Monday night. After the exciting science fiction film, we were enchanted by a long Q&A session hosted by AINTITCOOL.COM's Capone.

Perry asked Danny Boyle about the use of visual effects and in particular the presentation of the Sun as a character, and the director gave a passionate and elaborate reponse about his work on the film and use of effects and the coordination of how actors interact with off-screen or green-screened elements (Mr. Boyle simulates events in the room at additional cost if necessary where other productions might just say, "PRETEND YOU SEE SOMETHING INCREDIBLE").

The next day, the Associate Chair of Film at Flashpoint Academy Peter Hawley interviewed him one-on-one in a special feature that we will edit and present on our website soon.

1 comment:

cubedude89 said...

WHAT! I am so jealous!
Im looking forward to the special feature.

PS: A film student? A future game dev student would of balanced that out dont ya think ;)