Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) – Animated short films and video games – Class of 2021
THANK YOU to our industry mentors: Miriam Luciow, Gigi Gomez, Alejandro Vergara, Daniela Campos, Paula Vargas, Leah Hoyer, Cesar Sakai, Susan Guzman, Eduardo Bragin, Drew Tolman and Dr. Susan Epstein
“TeraFlow” Lead Producers – Emmanuel Ojeda and Erik Breto ; Lead Programmer – Abraham D. Anez-Martinez. Industry Mentor – Leah Hoyer (VP Creative at Wizards Games) Faculty – Mel Tomeo
“Bunny & The Hidden Treasure” Created by Veronique Vilpin; Produced by Narda Munga, Dania Larsen, Amaya Alleyne; Original Music Composition by Ryan Rodriguez (NWSA); Character Voices by Mikayla Queeley, Julio Otero, David Gutierrez (NWSA). Industry Mentors – Cesar Sakai, Susan Guzman, Eduardo Bragin (Univision Communications, Inc.) Faculty – Silvia Sayas
“A Lesson in Magic” Created by Hannah M. Roza; Produced by Gabi Lecusay; Original Music Composition by Joseph Guerra (NWSA); Character Voices by Luis Adolfo Chiurliza, Solanch Dominguez, Mikayla Queeley (NWSA). Industry Mentors: Miriam Luciow, Gigi Gomez, Alejandro Vergara, Daniela Campos, Paula Vargas (Nickelodeon) Faculty – Silvia Sayas
Animation and Game Development Chairperson: Mauricio Ferrazza
Special Thanks to: Madeline Pumariega, Dr. Malou Harrison, Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez, Cristina Mateo, Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Dr. Susan Epstein, Patrice Bailey, Mark Cole, Sarah Tuskey, Manuel Perez, Viviam Lopez, JC Acosta, Tatiana Rodriguez, Jennifer Rogers, Cesar Sakai, The MDC Foundation and New World School of the Arts. MDC Board of Trustees: Michael Bileca (Chair), Nicole Washington (Vice Chair), Dr. Anay Abraham, Roberto Alonso, Marcell Felipe and Bernie Navarro.
MAGIC Faculty & Staff: Mauricio Ferrazza, Department Chairperson; Ariana Fernandez, Assistant to the Chairperson; Jose Soto, Academic Lab Manager; Silvia Sayas, Instructor Animation & Game Art; Mel Tomeo, Instructor Game Dev & Design; Juan Borrero, Instructor SEDT; Ana Guzman, Instructor Entec; Adjunct Faculty: Rame Rampson, Kolos Schumy, Hung-Chum Kao, Vanessa Velasquez, Alejandro Roque, Alvaro Sanint, Humberto Lopez and Gabriel Ramirez. Nicole Garay, Secretary I; Ieon Skepple, Chris Argueta and Segundo Correas, Academic Tutors.
Short-films, video games or immersive simulations are produced at MAGIC as capstones projects during the second academic year. All students are granted the opportunity to pitch an idea for a project. Selection is based on having an original idea, strong and defined characters, production feasibility and the potential to elevate MDC MAGIC and our community through its message. Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex.
Visit MAGIC’s YouTube page and watch all short films and video games created and developed at MAGIC.
For more information about the MAGIC program visit magic.mdc.edu or contact Ms. Ariana Fernandez at (305) 237-7851.