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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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Construction Work Ends on the epic Creative Co-Op - We Celebrate with an Open House Party

April 20, 2012 - All major construction on the epic Creative Co-Op came to an end this week, and to celebrate we had an open house party. After the studio fire at the end of January, we made a comprehensive punch-list of things we needed to get done on the building before we could call the job complete. Early this week, we checked off the last of the items on that three page list. Yes! Between Silver Rock Productions, GTIN Services, and Inspectioneering Journal we sent out over 225 invitations and…

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Details - Details - Details - Finishing up on the epic Creative Co-Op

April 2, 2012 - We got a lot done in the past week or so including the completion of the work on the cyclorama (cyc) wall, and the foam insulation under the ADA ramp. Finally, all the big jobs on the Creative Co-Op are behind us. That leaves us with a punch-list of odds and ends that are very manageable, and even includes some wish list items. Silver Rock managed to use the new studio for a video shoot for the local United Way chapter. With access to the dynamic lighting grid along with the whisper…

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epic Creative Co-Op - Studio Progress, Summer Kitchen, and Interior Work - We Are Almost There!

March 16, 2012 - We are back to a short punch-list of items and we'll be done with the building of the epic Creative Co-Op! The pace over the past month has been fast and furious, but the building is now as good, if not better, than it was before the fire. We added a roof to the summer kitchen, and added a funky mailbox for our tenants - Silver Rock Productions, Inspectioneering Journal, and GTIN Services, and everyone is settling in. Each space has its own alarm system, and we all enjoy high…

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Sheetrock Installed - Mineral Wool Blown Onto Studio Walls - Unit #3 Leased to GTIN

March 6, 2012 - Danny Span and his crew returned this week to install the Sheetrock on the walls and ceilings of the studio. This is a BIG job, and because the walls are used as shooting backgrounds, there is no room for error. As you can see by the photos, Danny delivered and the studio is coming back to life. When cellulose is blown into the wall cavities and attic space, the difference in ambient sound levels is profound. While just about any substance will burn if heated enough, we were kind…

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