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!


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3 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…

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