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SFSU Oakland Multimedia Center kicks off with free lectures

OAKLAND, Calif., November 15, 2001 - San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program will offer four free lectures this month to help launch its Oakland Multimedia Center. All events are free and will be held at the SFSU Oakland Multimedia Center, 2201 Broadway (at 22nd Street), Oakland. For more information, visit or call (415) 405-7700.

"Welcome to the Digital World," presented by Misty West, director of the SFSU Oakland Multimedia Center, 4 - 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26.

West will start with perspectives on where and why the Internet first took root and the foundations that inspired the boom. She will provide an overview of the technology that makes it all possible, the "boom and bust cycle," and the return of the artistic passion that brought the first visionaries online years ago.

"Careers in Animation," presented by Lee Marrs, multimedia studies instructor and president of Lee Marrs Artwork, 4 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Marrs, an animation guru and Emmyaward winner, will provide an overview of the wide variety of career opportunities in animation: feature film, television, computer games, multimedia and the Web. She will provide a short history of animation and discuss contemporary production techniques, working conditions, job resources and requirements for employment.

"3D Modeling Concepts and Principles," presented by Lisa Washburn, multimedia studies instructor and owner of Vector Graphics, 4 - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Washburn, a veteran realtime 3D designer and animator, will give an introduction to the principles of 3D modeling, providing background on the tools and techniques used by 3D artists every day and career opportunities.

"Buying and Selling Successfully on eBay," presented by Shauna Wright, multimedia studies instructor, 4 - 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29.

Wright will provide a practical roadmap to that oddly complex cultural and commercial force: online auctions at eBay. Buying and selling successfully requires much more knowledge that one may think, and Wright will go directly to the source to show what works best.

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