Earlier this spring, Seoul, Korea’s C2Monster donated Wormhole Pipeline System software to Emily Carr University valued at $200,000 USD. Wormhole is a digital contents production pipeline management solution which will be used by animation students. “[At Emily Carr] you have such a great talent,” said Moon Han, C2Monster’s VP of Global Business, “we hope contributing our software adds to your success.”
The generous gift is the result of the relationship between Jinsung Choi, CEO of C2Monster, and Woonam Kim, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, at Emily Carr University. In the fall of 2015, Kim along with students from Emily Carr University and South Korea’s Hongik University International Design School for Advanced Studies, came together in a collaborative animation course exploring the concept of augmented reality.
“This software is a much needed for collaboration projects like the Augmented Reality project with Hongik University.” Woonam Kim, Assistant Professor
Working from Vancouver and Seoul respectively and facing the challenges that came along with a 16-hour time difference, the students needed a pipeline management system to assure smooth communication and effective management of all shared projects. This is a common scenario in the animation field. “As the animation industry rapidly changed during this last decade, pipeline software has a unique position in the animation process,” explains Han, “directors and producers can manage the whole process through this tool and the artist can easily follow the process. This is something that artists will get accustomed to doing in animation studios.”
C2Monster’s Wormhole enables systematic management of digital assets, and features user interface for project, sequence, and shot creation; task scheduling; real time communication for instant feedback and review; task allocation; and file, content, and data management. With the addition of this tool, Emily Carr University animation students will be supported as they continue to participate in international collaborations and become accustomed to real-world workplace practices.