Full Sail’s September Behind the Scenes Tour Features Panel of Distinguished Alumni

Earlier this year, Full Sail launched a brand new Behind the Scenes tour offering visitors an in-depth look at our campus and curriculum. The monthly tour now includes more interactive programming, such as degree-specific workshops and info sessions on everything from financial aid to housing. It’s also a great way to explore our facilities from top to bottom, with campus tours running throughout the day.

One of the highlights of the new tour is a Guest Speaker Panel, presented by Full Sail’s Career Development department. Each month, they invite distinguished alumni, members of our Hall of Fame, and leaders from the Orlando community to contribute to the panel. During the hour-long presentation, speakers share personal insights and expertise gleaned from their time working in the industry. They cover topics such as how to make the most out of your time as a student, advice for breaking into the industry, and how to get (and keep) a job. The panel culminates with a Q&A session designed to give attendees a chance to steer the conversation based on their unique interests.

Our next Behind the Scenes tour is September 10, 2017. Visit us online to reserve your spot today.

We are excited to welcome the following four panelists to this month’s tour:

Jack Geckler (Computer Animation, 2001)
Previz Artist, Animator – Lightstorm Entertainment
Hall of Fame Inductee

From feature films, to advertising, to video games, Jack Geckler’s talents have played a role in some of the entertainment world’s most striking visuals. Prior to working at Lightstorm Entertainment, he worked at other notable studios such as Luma Pictures and Digital Domain. His animation talents can be seen on films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, How to Train Your Dragon, Power Rangers, and upcoming releases like Thor: Ragnarok and Ready Player One. Jack’s work also includes video games titles such as Madden NFL 17, WWE Smackdown vs. RAW, 50 Cent Bulletproof, and Fight Club and has created commercial spots for Toyota, Lexus, Dodge, Propel, Nintendo, and Corona.

Frank Scheuring (Recording Arts, 2001)
Mixer, Sound Editor, Owner – 66 West Media
Hall of Fame Inductee

Frank Scheuring has worked as a mixer and sound editor in the audio post-production industry for more than 15 years. Highlights from Frank’s career include the award-winning Discovery miniseries Planet Earth, as well as notable documentaries and series including StarTalk, Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, National Geographic: Explorer, In Performance at the White House, D.C. Cupcakes, and The Dog Whisperer.  His networking clients have included National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery, PBS, TLC, G4TV, and the Travel Channel. He has also worked with numerous political candidates, government agencies, production companies, and corporations. Frank contributed to The Cage Fighter, a critically acclaimed documentary, and also produced the documentary Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club, which tells the story of an East Coast skateboarding mecca of the late ‘80s.

Darren Lynn Bousman (Film, 2000)
Director, Writer
Hall of Fame Inductee

Darren Lynn Bousman has made a name for himself in the horror genre as a director for the number one films Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, and cult favorites like Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival. After moving to Hollywood post-graduation, Darren worked as a PA to support himself while writing and pitching scripts – which paid off when his screenplay The Desperate was sold and adapted into Saw II. The film was a huge success at the box office, and he went on to direct two more titles in the franchise. Darren’s career has continued that momentum since, including recent releases like The BarrensAbattoir, and two more additions to The Devil’s Carnival series.

Nathaniel Howe (Computer Animation, 2002)
Executive Creative Director – Nathaniel Howe Studios Beverly Hills
Hall of Fame Inductee

As the creative director and founder of Beverly Hills design and animation firm Nathaniel Howe Studios, Nathaniel leads a team that spends its days creating branding campaigns for an array of clients in the entertainment industry. Since opening its doors in 2012, the agency has worked with big names such as Nike, Disney, HBO, and ESPN. He is the recipient of an 2011 Emmy award for his work on the ad campaign for the National Geographic Channel’s Everyday Explorers and was named on Brief magazine’s “Top 13 Under 30” list of entertainment executives that same year. Now at the helm of his namesake studio, Nathaniel’s philosophy and passion for his work is evident in each project – aligned under his goal of “bringing beauty, joy, and thoughtful creativity into the world.”