Photography student, Sydney Smith won two silver awards from The American Advertising Federation RDU for her photography work. Sydney used her knowledge from her classes to win her awards, from classes like Lighting and Design for Imaging and Applied Camera Arts. Living Arts students gain the industry professional skills!
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
Produced by students and faculty, “The Healer” is a fantasy drama directed by film instructor Michael Pearce. This full length feature movie was made on the latest in Film-making technology, the Sony F55, 4K camera.
Animation and Game Design student Cindy Nguyen is now working at Breakiron Animation & Design as a “Rigger”. Cindy’s job is currently a contract job, but she hopes it will lead to full time work when she graduates. She was discovered at The East Coast Game Conference that Living Arts suggested she attend. Breakiron interviewed her at the conference and gave her the job after being impressed by Cindy’s demo reel. Living Arts students get the jobs while still in school! Way to go Cindy!
Audio Engineering Graduate Kaya Black is now working at KIX 102.9 in Raleigh, NC. Kaya is an on air personality on weekends from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pm Sunday. Check out his page at www.Kayablack.com. After gaining the skills and knowledge in Audio Engineering from Living Arts, Kaya has come to the forefront of his field and is a Creativity Professional.