Are you interested in film, television, and digital media but unsure where to begin? The ConnectNext speaker series is a TED-like event that takes place at college campuses across Connecticut. Our December ConnectNext speaker will feature Entertainment Sports Programming Network's (ESPN) Coordinating Designer of Motion Graphics, Carlton Pitts at the Laurel Vlock Convergent Media Center at University of New Haven. A long-time ESPN employee since 1988, Mr. Pitts has composed graphics and worked on ESPN Studio productions such as SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NBA Nation, NBA Finals, College GameDay (Football & Basketball), The Fabulous Sports Babe, NFL Live and Countdown, and more. We look forward to Connecting What's Next in the motion graphics with you and Carlton Pitts.
What is Digital Media CT?
DMCT is a statewide education initiative to support a talent pipeline that recognizes Connecticut's expertise in digital media. Working in partnership with the CT Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media, the University of Connecticut, and other CT institutions of higher education, DMCT serves as a platform that connects students of all ages to their next step; whether this is selecting an appropriate degree, finding the right internship, or securing their first job. Explore our website to discover more about Digital Media opportunities in Connecticut.
for Middle and High Schools
DMCT provides experiences for the specific benefit of Connecticut middle and high school students. Our Education and Industry page provides an interactive map that gives information about every digital media degree-granting program in Connecticut. Also, explore our map to discover locations of film festivals and companies in the digital media across the state. In addition, we recommend middle and high school students to check out our videos on YouTube and work with parents and educators to attend the DMCT Digital Media Summit and Connect Next Speaker events.
for College students
As a college student nears graduation, DMCT offers specific events to support the transition into industry. These learning experiences include Connect Next, which is a small intimate speaker series where CT professionals offer honest insights about their field and give advice on how best to prepare for the digital media industry. Furthermore, DMCT provides support for college students who want to join Connecticut's professional Siggraph chapter, submit content to CT based festivals, or participate at the CT Talent Showcase. Contact us directly for more information.
Innovation within Digital Media is ambitious, which makes it challenging for educators to remain current. This situation is the main reason why Digital Media CT events target CT educators. Absent accurate information, students can be advised the wrong degree program or miss out on an opportunity to learn about a lucrative career path related to an expressed interest. We encourage educators to attend our annual summit and visit our YouTube Page to remain current on topics such as digital branding strategy, creative technologists, and motion design.
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