More Women Joining Multimedia Revolution

 Wednesday, April 21, 1999  
More Women Joining Multimedia Revolution

While multimedia careers may appear to be just as dominated by men as any those in any other high-tech field, there are many opportunities�and role models�for women who want to consider a career in the exciting and constantly growing field.

Women in multimedia careers was the subject of a day-long exchange on Saturday, April 17, hosted by Ex’pression Center for New Media, meant to encourage young women to pursue multimedia careers. Women in Media Day brought approximately 250 high school women together with inspiring and influential women who have succeeded within the industry.

The unique event featured three panel discussions and Q&A sessions on creative, technical, and business sectors of the multimedia industry. About 20 leading professional women�including Leslie Ann Jones, the director for music, recording and scoring at Skywalker Sound and Linda Jacobson, a virtual reality evangelist at Silicon Graphics, Inc.�will share their experiences with the young women in attendance.

Ex’pression, located in Emeryville, teaches digital visual media and sound arts using an intensive, 14-month curriculum and high-end equipment and platforms. Classes include instruction in 3-D modeling, 3-D and 2-D animation, digital visual effects for films and video, Internet, music recording and mixing, sound effects, live sound, 5.1 Surround Sound, design ,and acoustics.

For more information on Ex’pression, contact the Web site at

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