April 3, 2020

From US Army to Hollywood: Alumni Interview With Compositor Robert Alomar

Robert Alomar was an Intelligence Analyst and Linguist in the US Army, but he always had an interest in film. Robert tells how he changed careers, got a compositing job at MPC...

March 30, 2020

Want to Become a Game Designer? Start Doing These 5 Things Today

Lead Designer and Game Design Course mentor Heath Smith has more than a decade of experience in the AAA video game industry. Heath has worked at Activision, Square Enix and...

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update: A Message For Our Community

As we follow the developments of COVID-19, we want to ensure your study experience at CG Spectrum remains uninterrupted, and that you can stay on track to meet your educational...

March 17, 2020

Latest Student Work

See what our students have been creating lately! CG Spectrum's beginner and advanced courses prepare students for exciting careers in the film and game industry. Students attend...

March 12, 2020

What is Game Programming and How to Become a Game Programmer

If you want to become a Game Programmer, this is a great place to start! In this guide, we cover the role and responsibilities of a Programmer, salary expectations, and tips to...

March 8, 2020

Interview With Blade Runner 2049 & Vikings Compositor / VFX Artist Brittany Piacente

Senior Compositor Brittany Piacente has worked on more than 50 movies and TV shows, including Black Panther, Blade Runner 2049, Vikings, and not one, but THREE Star Wars films!...

February 24, 2020

Game Designer Troy Dunniway Shares Tips on How to Make a Great Video Game

If you want to know how to make a great video game, Troy Dunniway is the guy to ask. Troy's been making video games for over 25 years, and between working with art legends like...

February 14, 2020

What it's like to be a Concept Artist: Interview with Tyler James

Award-winning Concept Artist, Illustrator and CG Spectrum Mentor, Tyler James shares advice on how to become a Concept Artist. Tyler's got some serious street cred having worked...

February 12, 2020

Ubisoft Video Game Programmer Firas Hosn Talks Jobs and The Future of Video Game AI

AI Game Programmer Firas Hosn knew early on that the future was in his hands. The Game Boy he got for his eighth birthday was his introduction to the wonderful world of gaming,...

February 10, 2020

Alumni Interview with Matt Moriarty (Concept Artist/Illustrator)

Ever since he was a kid, Matt Moriarty loved drawing characters. He studied Graphic Design after high school and took some animation classes, but life led Matt along a completely...

January 22, 2020

What Is 3D Texturing?

What does a 3D Texture Artist do? A 3D Texture Artist creates stylized or natural textures and materials that are then applied to 3D models and environments in games, films, or TV...

January 15, 2020

How Hamzeh Alkailani Became a Compositor Against All Odds

Hamzeh Alkailani has faced extraordinary odds in his lifetime. More than most of us could imagine. But with determination and unyielding hope, sprinkled with a bit of good...