The New NAD Center




A few weeks ago I had the honor of being the first guest speaker at the new location of the NAD Center, one of Montreal’s original schools of digital arts and visual effects… for over 15 years! I still remember when I was myself a student at the NAD, in a tiny portion of the 2nd floor of the Softimage building on St-Laurent Street. Today just the administration offices use more space…




The NAD Center now offers a University program, and has considerably grown its training services and research in 3D animation, visual effects and digital arts. High-tech classes and labs stand alongside training studios and traditional art classes.

I was invited to give a speech on the industry, careering and my own experiences in the world of digital effects. The place looks empty, because the kids were busy learning!


Share on:

15 thoughts on “The New NAD Center

  1. C’est beau mais c’est très froid comparé aux locaux sur Maisonneuve. Je comprends que ça devait être inévitable de déménager par manque d’espace…nostalgie. 😉

  2. J’imagine, Marc, que tu as eu le temps de discuté avec les profs du NAD à propos de l’aquisition de Softimage par Autodesk. J’aimerais s’avoir si tu as eu leur opinion sur le sujet et ce que toi-même tu en pense.

  3. Marc- André : C’était quand même lors des premières semaines des nouveaux locaux, je dirais que l’environnement n’a pas encore finalisé son look tout simplement…

    Pierre : Ma visite a eu lieu bien avant l’acquisition de Softimage par Autodesk. Je n’ai pas l’avis des profs, et j’aurais pu parler de l’acquisition, mais je considère qu’il y a eu (et ça continue) assez de discussions sur le sujet…

  4. It’s best to get all the information about insurance companies, get multiple
    quotes from different companies and also be updated about
    latest insurance news before going to any insurance agent.
    If you want to get into reselling of used printer cartridges, you will need to source for additional empty cartridges to make your efforts viable.
    It is a fact that 10 billion farmed animals die each year to become
    meat products for the American public.

    I’ll immediately grasp your rss as I can’t in finding your e-mail
    subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have
    any? Please let me understand in order that I may just subscribe.

  5. Remember: with so many shows on the air all competing for audience attention they’re all
    looking for a new and different angle. If you want to get into reselling of used printer cartridges, you will need to source for additional empty cartridges
    to make your efforts viable. According to the officials of the association, some
    tips to be followed by SMBs to prevent the attacks are:.

    My family all the time say that I am killing my time here at net,
    except I know I am getting familiarity every day by reading
    such nice articles or reviews.

Leave a Comment