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American Center

The "Center" is an educational institution that will bring experienced American professors and Hollywood professionals to teach in Colombia.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

The Center offers a variety of technical-art academic programs designed to provide students the ability to access the Film, T.V., Video-game, and global multimedia markets. We also offer the opportunity to businesses, and the general public to contract services, or simply enjoy an afternoon filled with digital entertainment! Our proposal takes into account the country’s shortcomings in digital media, and its inadequate education alternatives.


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    Andres del Valle
    President / Academic Director

    Mr. Del Valle is an academic administrator and digital media producer. As Director of the Computer Animation Department (BFA and Master’s Degree in Visual Effects) at Digital Media Arts College, he developed curricula, strengthen faculty roster and obtains national accreditation. He also developed the new Videogame Art program. He was responsible for coordinating a smooth transition into DMAC’s new campus branch in Boca Raton, FL.

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    Richard Lewis
    Department Head of Interactive Media

    Richard Lewis specializes in motion graphics for Internet based applications. His skills have produce memorable and commanding online presence for clients such as Konami, Atari, Electronic Arts, and Blizzard Interactive. In addition to his industry experience, he has been involved in education, both as a professor and as an academic advisor; he currently works as a full time professor and advisor in the Master’s degree program at DMAC.

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    Alex Duque
    Department Head of Animation and Visual Effects

    Mr. Duque is a computer animation expert. His work has been published in worldwide advertising campaigns for major companies such as Toyota, Renault, Energizer, Ford and Citibank. He has worked for companies such as Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy and Mather, McCann Erickson, and Zimmerman among others. Mr. Duque has been a full time professor at DMAC teaching to the BFA in computer animation and MFA in Visual Effects over a period of 5 years.

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    Maria Del Mar Cantero
    Marketing Director

    Maria Del Mar comes to the American Center with a strong background in marketing and market research. Her impressive list of academic achievements is only surpassed by her professional accomplishments while working as a Marketing Specialist for well-known Colombian marketing agency C.V.M.L S.A, where she was responsible for setting and achieving strategic goals, establishing and maintaining the budget, and managing all vendor relationships.

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    Juan Manuel Alvarez
    Finances Director

    Juan Manuel joins the American Center after having worked as Finances Director for Inventek Software (Colombia’s branch); there, Juan Manuel managed the financial operations of the company, oversaw and directed all activities related to budgeting, accounting, investments and cash management, and prepared monthly financial statements to administration and stake holders while ensuring that reporting was GAAP compliant.


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    Jorge Cuartas