Full Sail’s Hall of Fame ceremony is an annual event that honors the career achievements of a select group of Full Sail alumni. As we get closer to the 4th Annual Hall of Fame celebrations in mid-February, we’re going to showcase each of the grads chosen to be inducted this year. The ceremony will take place on Feb. 15, capping off a week of school-wide Hall of Fame-related events, so stay tuned to the blog to learn more about these exceptional grads and get info on the events that will be taking place during the Hall of Fame celebrations.
Dylan “3-D” Dresdow didn’t walk at his Full Sail graduation ceremony, he was already halfway across the country. After finishing his final test in the Recording Arts program, Dylan packed up his car and took off for Los Angeles eager to start a life in the recording industry.
That was 1997. Fast forward to today and that determination has seen him develop into a multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning, mix engineer with credits on dozens of hit songs and albums. Many of these tracks were mixed in Dylan’s own recording facility, Paper V.U. Studios – a thriving Los Angeles creative space where he’s done work for artists like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, and more.
Among Dylan’s closest collaborators are the Black Eyed Peas, who he’s worked with for over a decade. His contributions to their album The E.N.D. earned him a GRAMMY award in 2010 for Best Pop Vocal Album, as well as nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Dance Recording. He was also nominated for multiple GRAMMYs in 2004 for their previous hit record Elephunk.
And as if it weren’t enough having tracks with the band in rotation here on Earth, Dylan also engineered singer will.i.am’s song “Reach for the Stars,” which was broadcast from Mars via the Curiosity rover.
“There’s something about music that’s beyond me loving it,” Dylan says. “It’s just something I can’t be without, and to get to be a part of that is just incredible to me, and makes me one of the luckiest guys on the planet.”