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NEW! - Book Your Reservations Through Hill Country Premier Lodging

For our new and returning guests, please book your reservations for your stay at Edgewater-Retreat through Hill Country Premier Lodging (HCPL).  For the past five years owners Wendie and Vic Cherubini have handled the booking and management of this property. In March we met with April and Darin Anderson, (owners of HCPL) who helped us understand the benefits to our guests of using their services.  We were sold!   By using HCPL, Edgewater-Retreat will now be listed on VRBO, Airbnb,…

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Fall 2018 Intern – Alvaro Collao

For my last year at art school, studying 3D animation, I was required to attend an internship in Houston. After a couple of months of searching, I found Epic Software Group and applied. I then went in for an interview where I met the president, Mr. Vic, who was very knowledgeable in the industry. He sat down with me and told me his expectations for his interns and how I could apply my hard-surface 3D modeling skills for the company. Afterward, I met some of the other interns, and I showcased my website…

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Grace Hopper Celebration 2018

In September 2018, 20’000 women from all over the world gathered in Houston, Texas, to celebrate being women in tech. The Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists and has been held annually since 1994, honoring Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist, and a pioneer in computer programming (she invented one of the first compiler related tools). This was my first time attending this event and it was wonderful to…

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Summer 2018 Intern – Keith Marchell

After graduating Art School, I lacked the required work experience to find a job as a 3D Artist. I needed to find a place that could grant me real-world experience and the ability to build my portfolio. I saw an internship position available at Epic Software and thought it would be the perfect solution to my predicament. This was evidently the case due to the fact that during my interview with Mr. Vic, the CEO of Epic Software, I was already presented with an interesting opportunity. Mid interview,…

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Summer 2018 Intern - Cathy Zhang

This year, I thought about applying for summer internships to develope more skills in 3D animation field. Then my digital art teacher recommended me the Epic Software Group. I had two interviews with Vic, on the first one, Vic suggested me to study more in technical animations and using 3DS MAX as the main program. I have been working on game environmental designs with Maya and Zbrush in my past years, thus, technical animations gained my interest as something I never tried before.  I started…

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Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry, according to Wikipedia is the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. The input to photogrammetry are photographs, and the output is typically a map, a drawing, a measurement, or a 3D model of some real-world object or scene. Many of the maps we use today are created with photogrammetry and photographs taken from aircraft. Photogrammetry can be classified several ways, but one standard method is to split the…

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Summer 2017 Intern - Will Kuglen

Internships are  an important experience for college students to pursue in order to find a job after graduation. Since I just finished my second year at college, I thought this summer would be the perfect time to find an internship. When applying to other companies, I noticed a lot of companies preferred or required prior experience, which I did not have. However, I was delighted to find epic software had intern positions for people with differing levels of experience. After I applied, I had…

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ASMP Workshop for Photographer’s Assistants

May 24, 2017 - Photographer’s rely on their assistants like surgeons rely on support staff in an operating room. When communication is smooth they work well together and the shoot goes off without a hitch. The results are great and their clients are happy with the photos. The job of the assistant is to make the photographer’s life easier. They do this by setting up and keeping an eye on the gear and helping to solve problems on the set as they arise. While most photo…

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