Montreal-based Moment Factory has created a $5,000 annual graduation award fund to honour a Media Arts graduate who has created an original, multidisciplinary, innovative work.
Moment Factory is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of immersive environments combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects to create remarkable visitor experiences. Founded in 2001, their projects aim to bring life to the public sphere by sparking participation, positivity, and a shared sense of wonder.
Moment Factory partnered with Emily Carr to create a unique multimedia experience for the the opening celebrations of the Great Northern Way campus. A special production on November 17, 2017 completely animated the exterior of the building, and also projected a multimedia show in front of the Reliance Theatre.
The graduation award was created to support the enthusiasm and originality of Emily Carr students, and encourage them to continue pushing creative boundaries in their work.
“With this award, we’re hoping to celebrate the effort of a student who displays incredible passion for their project, who overflows with creativity, and who exhibits clarity in expressing their ideas,” said Emilie Faubert, Human Resources Director at Moment Factory.
“We celebrate and encourage research, innovation, and unique project ideas that straddle disciplinary borders, combining interactive design and multi-sensorial experience. We want to underline the talent of a student whose creative work is dedicated to moving the public, dazzling and bringing people together, in the image of what we aim to do at Moment Factory.”
The inaugural winner of the Moment Factory award was animator Chris Strickler, who was honoured for his graduation piece Goopy in May 2018: