Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Art Institute Graduate Earns Emmy Award

Jason Korber

Jason Korber earned a Creative Arts Emmy for his visual effects work on Gettysburg.

A hardworking animation grad from The Art Institute recently took home some prestigious hardware, by winning an Emmy Award.

Jason Korber earned a Creative Arts Emmy for his visual effects work on a civil war TV movie called Gettysburg.

“It felt good,” said Korber to the Richmond Review this week.

Gettysburg is a two-hour documentary film, directed by Ridley Scott and the producer behind Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and American Gangster, Tony Scott.

Korber had already earned undergrad degrees in anthropology and archaeology, before deciding to chase his childhood dream at The Art Institute, in Burnaby.

Awards are great, but Korber says the true indication that he’s doing good work has been surviving in the industry this long.

“I’ve always known I was doing well at this, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to last that long.”

His impressive resume includes mega hit televisions series and films such as High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Walking Dead, and Grey’s Anatomy.

He was unable to be in Los Angeles to accept his award. Instead, he was busy doing what he does best. Working away at his computer, adding the effects that make for amazing TV shows and movies.

Schools mentioned: The Art Institute

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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