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Tagging Along with SilverRock at the Schmidt Tools Video Shoot

January 30, 2013 - Willis, Texas - We had a chance to follow SilverRock Studios around while they shot footage for an instructional video for the guys at Schmidt Tools. The video will outline installation instructions for use with their R.I.P. Steady Rest equipment that they manufacture and sell, from their Willis, TX plant. We will be creating the companion web site for the R.I.P. Steady Rest, so our time was spent taking much needed photos, and picking the brains of Schmidt Tool’s…

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One Successful ISBU (Cargo Container) Project Spawns Another…

December 04, 2012 - Last weekend the epic Creative Co-Op hosted a holiday kickoff party for the Piney Woods branch of the US Green Building Council where they announced details of their new ISBU project which will be built just down the road from our building. Their project will be constructed from 2 cargo containers, and will serve as a demonstration home. The design calls for it to be totally off-the-grid and it will also do double duty as the office of the Piney Woods USGBC Branch. The building…

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Epic software group Selected to Create Animated Logo for 2012 Lombardi Award Broadcast

November 28, 2012 - On December 5th, the 43rd Annual Rotary Lombardi Awards Ceremony will take place on CBS TV, and the animated logo for the show was created by the artists and animators at the epic software group.  The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the college football lineman — offense or defense — who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.  As the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi…

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Louis Gossett Jr. Event by Eakin Films and Publishing Held at epic Creative Co-Op

November 10, 2012 - This evening Silver Rock Productions hosted an event at the epic Creative Co-Op featuring a reading by Louis Gossett Jr. from the book 12 Years a Slave. A small, select group of film industry folks and friends attended. Local media also took notice and on hand were representatives from Fox News, Voice of America, Chronicle, Pubic Radio (KUHF), HCN papers (The Woodlands Villager/Conroe Courier), Culture Map and others. Frank Eakin, President of Eakin Films and Publishing and Producer…

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3D Virtual Drill Rig Site, Animation and Video Goes Live on HARC Web Site

October 15, 2012 - For the past 6 months we have been immersed in producing a massive project for HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) that included several videos, on-location photo shoots, dozens of 2D & 3D graphics and even a 3D virtual rig tour using Unity 3D (one incredibly powerful game development program). epic worked closely with Rich Haut, Director of the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems program, and Andra Wilcox, and EFD Systems Research Assistant. "The 3D Virtual…

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My epic Internship - Clare Spaulding

August 13, 2012 – I discovered the epic software group towards the end of my senior year of high school while browsing online publications, and was very curious about such a unique, local company. After peeking around their website and viewing examples of the variety of work they do, I decided to apply for an internship as a writer. I was welcomed with open arms and was immediately given tasks that would test my eye for detail. I worked on the epic website, the company blog, assisted in developing…

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Epic Expands and Reinvents Space

June 21, 2012 – With the completion of the epic Creative Co-Op in April and continued interest in additional rental space from The Woodlands area creative community, epic has begun construction on several new additions to our main building. The second floor, previously used as storage space, will be completely remodeled into office space. It will be divided into four offices, a conference room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. In addition to the construction upstairs, a few changes will be made…

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Epic Teams-Up with Aveda to Take On the World of High Fashion

May 14, 2012 - epic software group teamed up with Aveda Institutes to help their students get a real world photo shoot experience. The mission of AVEDA is to care for the world we live in. This includes the products they make and the ways in which they give back to society. AVEDA strives to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility – not just in the world of beauty, but around the world. Aveda’s Spa Director in The Woodlands, Texas is Crystal Cormier. She and Instructor…

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