June was a busy month at Full Sail University, with a wide range of events happening on and off campus. Check out our All Access video below, where we get the scoop on the Student Community Association’s Field Day, a series of branding workshops hosted by celebrity brand strategist and grad Phil Pallen, a video game tournament hosted by the International Student Society, and more:
And that’s just the start! Read on to find out more about what happened on campus during June:
Full Sail hosts International Game Developers Association meeting
Game Design course director Justin Gallo welcomed a full house at this month’s International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) meeting. Justin presented GlyphHammer, a scripting software his company Virtual Hammer is currently working on. GlyphHammer uses visual scripting as an introduction to text-based scripting for game designers within the Unity game engine.
Conversation with Full Sail grad Tremaine “Six7” Williams
Full Sail welcomed 2004 Recording Arts grad and accomplished producer, songwriter, engineer, and programmer Tremaine Williams back to campus for a question and answer session with students. Tremaine began his career by moving to Los Angeles and was able to make a name for himself through several internships, leading to the start of his own company – Six7 Music – in 2005. He is currently on tour with Bruno Mars as a programmer. Tremaine has also worked with artists such as Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Usher, and Boyz II Men.
Pure Motivation volunteers with Feeding Children Everywhere
Members of the Full Sail community joined Feeding Children Everywhere on June 12th, 2017. The organization was paying tribute to victims and survivors of the Pulse tragedy by packaging meals to send to the home countries of those affected. Over 490,000 meals were packaged and will be shipped to countries such as Venezuela and Mexico.
SONY Latin America visits campus
Daniel McDonald, Senior Manager of Professional Solutions for SONY Latin America, spoke to students about the newest technology that SONY is creating to get ahead of the market. Daniel explained how the market is changing and why it is important for the company to grow with the trends.
Ice Cream and Conversation
The Black Student Union gathered to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865 and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Students also discussed how to support each other moving forward in the entertainment, media, and arts-based industries.
Full Sail welcomes the Game Studies program advisory committee
The Treehouse was host to the Game Development, Software Development, and Mobile Gaming Program Advisory Committee panel this month, featuring guests from companies such as Doghead Simulations and Electronic Arts. Panelists answered questions regarding networking techniques, how to break into the game industry, and how to stay motivated.
Full Sail hosts OrlandoiX t-shirt design contest
The Full Sail community and Dribbble members were invited to campus to help create OrlandoiX’s shirt for this year’s conference, which will also take place on campus. This year’s theme focused on video games, digital art, virtual reality, augmented realty, and immersive experiences. Four finalist designs were selected to be voted on by the public on the OrlandoiX website.
Additional editorial coverage provided by Stephanie Rizzo and Andrea Urrea.