Guest Speakers & Panelists Announced for Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week

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

One of the highlights of Full Sail’s Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week (February 19-21, 2014) is the wide variety of guest-speaker panels that will take place on campus. Industry experts, current and past Hall of Fame inductees, faculty members, and other special guests will take part in a series of lively and informative discussions, covering industry-related topics that will appeal to students from across all degree programs.

Panels will give students an in-depth look at some of their favorite films, games, television shows, and records. In addition, members of the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Class will participate in an Ask-Me-Anything style session, with students and the general public providing the questions via Twitter.

Here is just a small sampling of the dozens of panels scheduled during Full Sail’s Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week:

  • A look at how the stunning and realistic visual effects for the Academy Award-nominated movie Gravity were created with 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Laurie Brugger of Framestore, who worked on the film.
  • “Stevie Wonder and the TONTO Synthesizer,” a conversation with Robert Margouleff, the man who helped design and construct the synthesizer, which was an integral part of dozens of classic albums.
  • A discussion with WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor about the business of WWE and what’s ahead for this global sports entertainment brand, including the brand-new WWE Network.
  • A live mix session with Grammy Award-winning Recording Arts graduate Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, who regularly works with artists like Beyonce and Jay Z.
  • “The Greatest Console Generation?,” an in-depth discussion between game industry veterans (including Hall of Fame inductees Jameson Durall, Chance Glasco, and Cordy Rierson) about the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U consoles.
  • An intimate look back at Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Bruce Swedien‘s legendary career, with Bruce sharing audio clips from his most memorable sessions with artists like Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
  • A discussion with Rob Legato, whose recent Visual Effects Supervisor credits include The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed.
  • A fun look back at Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” television show, featuring behind-the-scenes details from a handful of Computer Animation graduates who work on the Nickelodeon show.
  • “Directing Episodic Television,” a discussion with producer/director Bethany Rooney, who’s been in the chair for many different television shows, including “Arrow,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “90210,” “Weeds,” and more.

For more information on all current confirmed panels and guest speakers (including times, locations, and live stream information for online students), visit Students are now able to RSVP to the panels they wish to attend by visiting Connect. (Please note: Schedule and speakers are subject to change.)

The Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week will also feature an induction ceremony, a three-day music festival, and other special guest speakers and events. Stay tuned to and @fullsail on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.