Font Designer Robbie de Villiers Visits SVAD Typography Class

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Graphic Design | No Comments
Font Designer Robbie de Villiers Visits SVAD Typography Class

Award-winning graphic designer Robbie de Villiers from the Wilton Foundary paid a visit to Associate Professor Ed Guthero’s Typography class to discuss his insights on typography and critique the class’s font designs. It was a special opportunity for students to get one-on-one comments from a master typographer. Robbie has won 2 Clio design awards and has 19 international […]

Prolific Justinen Illustration Duo Demos at SVAD

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design | No Comments
Prolific Justinen Illustration Duo Demos at SVAD

Lars and Kim Justinen, owners of the Justinen Creative Group based in Nampa, Idaho, recently conducted a 2 session digital illustration workshop at Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design. The Justinens and their studio staff have produced literally thousands of illustrations for books and magazines for over 25 years. They also own and operate […]

Animated Short by Animation Alum

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Animation | No Comments
Animated Short by Animation Alum

When Kevin Jackson visited last year, he showed us a hilarious project he was working on called ‘Wake Up Call’. He connected with recent graduate Rebecca Johnson to do the lighting and rendering. UPDATE: Kevin used the fantastic Malcolm rig from AnimSchool, and they interviewed him here. Enjoy!

Senior Film Project Update

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Film | No Comments
Senior Film Project Update

A crew of Film majors got the chance yesterday to team up with Chosen Productions in order to get some aerial shots for their Senior Thesis. Chosen Productions used their drone to take our RED camera, and later the Canon C100, up in the sky to capture Ironman competitor Ed Rusk as he ran and biked. Currently in production, the film […]

A Day in Atlanta

A Day in Atlanta

This Fall 52 students from SVAD traveled to Atlanta for a morning at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and an afternoon at the High Museum of Art. Highlights of the Botanical garden included the amazing Fuqua Orchid Center (They have a fascinating blog here), the edible garden, and the Imaginary Worlds exhibit of living sculpture. At the High Museum, Anselm […]

RED Epic Dragon Upgrade

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Film | No Comments
RED Epic Dragon Upgrade

Recently Epic our RED camera had a new sensor installed called ‘Dragon’. This sensor adds three additional F stops, new color science, and more dynamic range. This helps in situations with too little or too much light, and handles the raw 6k data stream in a more manageable and aesthetically pleasing way. That means less […]