College of Arts & Media
Denver outdoor screens showcase students’ 3D motion design
When Travis Vermilye, assistant professor in the College of Arts & Media Department of Visual Arts, had a piece of digital art displayed on a giant screen downtown last summer, he had a great idea. Why not work with Denver Digerati, an organization that advocates and supports the public display of digital art, to give students the opportunity to showcase their work?
That idea has come to fruition throughout the month of November, as students from Vermilye’s 3D Motion Design course have 10-second animated films presented on the LED screens in downtown Denver. Their work will appear on screens at 14th & Champa, 15th & Champa, 16th & Champa and 14th & Arapahoe.
“This is a way for students to get their work on the screen for the public to see,” Vermilye said. “It’s pretty amazing to walk by and see your design on a giant screen.”
The project is supported by Ivar Zeile and Denver Digerati, as well as the Denver Theater District.
Students whose work will be shown include Melanie Aratani, Brandon Cahill, Gareth De Nobrega
Robert Fikes IV, Jantz Gardner, Lennyn Gramillo, Kathryn Kimball, Max LaRue, Kate Marquette, Daniel Probst, Paige Reidarson and Maddock Rigby.
Vermilye and his students are already at work on their next project, creating digital art to be projected on the dome ceiling of the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.