Film student Dylan Powers has had his film “Unravel” officially selected to be screened at the Longleaf Film Festival. Dylan wrote, directed, and edited the film. He had a small crew that assisted with the sound and filming of his film. It can be very challenging to get a film accepted into a film festival, which Dylan has achieved. Dylan is a current film student at Living Arts College and is working hard on his next film. Congrats Dylan!
Photography student Charles Williams Jr. won a gold and silver award by The American Advertising Federation of RDU for his photography work. Charles has now learned the skills to go to the next level of creativity from Living Arts College.
The Interactive Media students had the opportunity to visit the highly successful company SAS! Located in Cary, NC on their campus lies a multimedia department and a graphic design department. We met with their Designers, James Rushing and Ed Harris (alumni of Living Arts College). They were gracious to give us a full tour of their studio. The students learned what type of software they use, their pipeline, and the thought process to get SAS colleagues engaged at these tradeshows. This was a fantastic tour, and the students learned many facets within SAS. Thank you so much James and Ed for a very insightful tour! A few quotes from our student’s perspective: “SAS offers great incentives for its employees and I hope to work for a company that takes such high concern for their employees.” – Beth Ann Seiberling “One of the things that I learned about SAS is the software they use to produce their products. There was also a presentation of their work they send out to tradeshows. They explained to us about deadlines, and how much time it takes to create certain products.” – Kim Townsend
Jared Macias won a gold award from The RDU American Advertising Federation. Jared’s won for his work on an Illustration campaign that he did for one of his classes at Living Arts College, where he has learned the knowledge and tools to become a creativity professional.
Film graduate and Valedictorian Justin Fick (pictured on left) had the honor to work with The Museum of Science Fiction. Justin with the help of his wife, Kristina Fick, who is an Interactive media graduate and Valedictorian, created videos that shows the behind the scenes of an exhibit being built. The exhibit will feature a spaceship from the famed science fiction book “Eon”, written by Greg Bear. The Museum of Science Fiction will open in 2018 in Washington D.C. http://www.museumofsciencefiction.org