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.
- Entertainment Business Program Manager Eric Saperstein recommended this article, in which a Miami Herald writer uses the recent Olympic Games to showcase four right and wrong ways to use social media to promote your brand.
- Magician/street performer Charlie Caper and his partner Erik Rosales performed an iPad “magic act” at a real estate conference in Cannes, France, that caught the eye of Education Media Design & Technology Course Director Jason Gillett. “I was under the mistaken impression that I had seen all that there was to see when it comes to the mighty iPad,” Jason wrote. “I was wrong.”
- Game Design Course Director Lester Frederick shared the news of EA Sports creating a non-profit game lab to create games for students, and shared his own opinion on why educational video games are so important.
- Check out “Anatomy of a Destruction Shot,” a step-by-step look (from planning to shot development to the final composite) of a computer-generated destruction scene. It was shared by 3D Arts Director Pete Bandstra on the Computer Animation blog.
- If you’re a writer who has always wanted to learn how to draw out your stories, you’ll enjoy this new Motion Artist software that Creative Writing Program Director Noelani Cornell shared with students.
- Legendary director Baz Luhrmann (he directed Moulin Rouge and his next film, The Great Gatsby, opens next summer) directed a series of shorts for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which Art History Course Director Lauren Branzei cited as a great example of filmmakers and art institutions working together.
- Advice from English department Lab Specialist Nicole Chapman: Don’t just pull a picture from a Google Image search and use it in your class presentation. She shares how to search for copyright-free Creative Commons images and how to cite other media sources in your written and visual presentations.