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Virtual healthcare agents, at your service

North­eastern con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of researchers for the 2014 Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Intel­li­gent Vir­tual Agents, where experts dis­cussed and show­cased avatars that could be used in a variety of health­care applications.

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Kickstart to Hollywood

Ter­rence Masson, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor of ani­ma­tion, has launched a Kick­starter cam­paign in sup­port of his ani­mated short film The Cafe, which he hopes will grab the atten­tion of Tinseltown.


3Qs: Lots of action in today’s film industry

Rising bud­gets, new tech­nology, and Kick­starter cam­paigns are changing the game for moviemakers, according to exec­u­tive pro­fessor of ani­ma­tion Ter­rence Masson.


One ‘Fantastic’ experience

Ter­rence Masson, director of Northeastern’s Cre­ative Indus­tries pro­gram, con­sulted on an Oscar-​​winning short ani­mated film.

3Qs: A scary time in cinema?

Around this time of year, movie the­aters and tele­vi­sion host horror movie spe­cials and relive the clas­sics. But have horror films lost their way? In honor of Hal­loween, we asked Ter­rence Masson, director of Cre­ative Indus­tries in Northeastern’s Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, to examine how scary movies have evolved in recent years — and how to bring back the true fright factor.

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3Qs: The movie trailer? So 1998

A viral mar­keting cam­paign for the summer block­buster movie “Super 8” hit the Web more than a year before its the­atrical release last Friday. We asked senior aca­d­emic spe­cialist Ter­rence Masson, director of the cre­ative indus­tries pro­gram at North­eastern, to ana­lyze the impact of using social net­works to drive audi­ences to the movies.

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3Qs: A 3-​​D headache or family fun?

With the recent release of Nintendo’s new 3DS, a hand­held gaming system, and the pop­u­larity of movies like “Thor” and “Avatar,” the use of 3-​​D tech­nology has increased over the past few years. Ter­rence Masson, director of Northeastern’s Cre­ative Indus­tries pro­gram, weighs in on 3-D’s revival and where the tech­nology is headed.

Creative Industries

3Qs: The “grand dame” actress of her day

Cre­ative indus­tries director Ter­rence Masson, who has worked in com­puter graphics and visual effects for some 20 fea­ture films, dis­cusses Eliz­a­beth Taylor’s impact on Amer­ican movies and culture.

Creative Industries

Creating character, from stage to screen

Actor Stephen Lang, a star in the movie “Avatar,” shares his expe­ri­ences in the the­ater and on film during a three-​​day visit to campus.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill

Creating an industry

Ter­rence Masson draws on a varied career to give game-​​design and interactive-​​media stu­dents inspired direction

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