Fifth Annual Hall of Fame: Day Three Preview

Industry Leaders, VIPs & Celebrity Guests at Full Sail Hall of Fame

NOTE: Due to weather, the Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been moved to inside the Full Sail Live Venue. The Music Festival will take place inside of Full Sail Live beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

Tomorrow is the last day of our Fifth Annual Hall of Fame, and will bring the celebration to a close with a mix of nearly two dozen events for students, staff, and faculty. The schedule is filled with lectures from industry leaders, panel discussions with Hall of Fame inductees, live music performances, and the week’s main event – the ceremony to induct this year’s group of six new alumni.

There’s a lot to choose from during the final hours of Hall of Fame, with some of the highlights including:

  • “Sound for Film: Breaking into Audio Post-Production, where a panel of graduates from the audio post industry (including three Hall of Fame inductees) will talk about their roles breathing life into blockbuster films, television shows, and video games through sound.
  • Hip hop pioneer DJ Hurricane returns to campus for his comprehensive lecture series “PlayPro Media Presents: The Birth of Hip Hop and How Its Evolution Has Shaped the Modern Music Industry.”
  • WWE continues to dominate the sports entertainment industry, and we’re hosting John Saboor (Executive Vice President of Special Events, WWE), who will give students a behind-the-scenes look at this recognized leader in the field.
  • Finally, the “5th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” will kick off at 3:15 p.m. with a live band performance. The event will be held outside the Full Sail Live Venue, and feature the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction class: Kim Alpert, Tom Boyd, Demacio “Demo” Castellon, Leon Hopkins, Larry Katz, and Juan Peralta.

Hall of Fame Day 3 Full Panel Schedule:
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9:00 a.m. – Connecting Artists With Fans: It’s About the Live Show*
9:00 a.m. – The Convergence of IT and A/V*
9:00 a.m. – Get Your Foot in the Door: The Best Film Internships & Training Programs*
9:00 a.m. – Sound for Film: Breaking into Audio Post-Production*
9:00 a.m. – Television Development & Production: Taking A Show From Pitch to Post-Production*
11:00 a.m. – Presto: How A Design Team Evolved Neil Peart’s Drumkit Into A Website*
11:00 a.m. – PlayPro Media Presents: The Birth of Hip Hop and How Its Evolution Has Shaped the Modern Music Industry
11:00 a.m. – The Changing Face of Journalism: From Traditional to Digital* [CANCELLED]
11:00 a.m. – How To Get Noticed in Hollywood Today
11:00 a.m. – The Long Tail vs. The Viral Hit: The Future of YouTube Production*
12:00 p.m. – Backlot Meet & Greet
1:00 p.m. – Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Inductee Panel* [CANCELLED]
1:00 p.m. – Four Full Sail Grads Take You Behind the Scenes of Nickelodeon Animation*
1:00 p.m. – Backlot Meet & Greet
1:00 p.m. – Is 4K the Future of Film and Television?*
1:00 p.m. – The Secrets of Successful Music Festivals*
2:00 p.m. – The Business of WWE and the Future of Sports Entertainment*
3:15 p.m. – Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony*

Friday’s Music Festival Set Times:

12:00 p.m. – Student Talent Showcase
5:30 p.m. – Skywire
7:00 p.m. – Jeremy Ellis
9:00 p.m. – Solillaquists of Sound

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