Faculty Finds: The Rise of Electronic Dance Music, the Animation Behind Pixar’s ‘Brave,’ and More

faculty picks

Over on the Full Sail University Online Faculty Blogs, course directors and lab specialists share articles with their students that we think everyone would enjoy, so we’re picking a few of our favorites every month and linking to them right here.

  • Anyone remember Duck Hunt? Game History Course Director Liz Cancari-Rose shared an interesting article that explains how exactly the gun (the NES Zapper) actually worked.
  • Music Business Department Chair Gale Newbold shared a New York Times article about the rise of electronic dance music, and how music business execs are debating its wide appeal. She poses the question, is electronic dance music worthy of investment or is just a passing fad?
  • It took the simulation team at Pixar three years to perfect Princess Merida’s hair for the new movie Brave. 3D Arts Course Director Pete Bandstra shared an article explaining the process behind it on the Computer Animation faculty blog.
  • Snow White and the Huntsmen recently premiered, and Creative Writing Course Director Noelani Cornell shared an interview with screenwriter Evan Daughtery, in which he explained his writing and editing processes and how he stayed true to his vision while accepting the studio’s suggestions.
  • Art History Associate Course Director Lauren Branzei shared an article that asks an interesting question: Were ancient cave paintings a precursor to animation? The author of the article says they were. Watch the video accompanying the story: it demonstrates how the cave paintings would appear if played in quick successions, like an animation.




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