Students got a lesson in networking this month when the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation and Ad-2 Orlando hosted a panel discussion at Full Sail with area film and video leaders. The event was open to the public, and brought together a diverse collection of professionals to campus.
The evening started with an hour-long meet and greet, after which the panel talked guests through today’s industry landscape, with a focus on what makes the Central Florida area such a premier location for film, television, and commercial productions.
These guests included a range of local talent including Full Sail Film and Entertainment Business graduate Sheena Fowler, Director of Film & Digital Media at Orlando Film Commission. Sheena is a major supporter of independent and student filmmakers, and recently offered her advice on the logistics of local shooting.
Additional panelists included Chad Crawford (Host, How to Do Florida), Allen Ellis (Senior Motion Designer, CYBIS), Brad Fuller (Co-Founder, Florida Film & Tape), Kai Isaac (Producer, Filmscape Productions), Jon Strong (Strong Films), and Shaun Trout (Executive Producer, Concrete Lion Pictures).