There To Here…Reprise – Marc Boyson Interview

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Fine Art | No Comments
There To Here…Reprise – Marc Boyson Interview

Marc Boyson is a Fine Arts professor and teaches several classes to students within SVAD. He was gracious enough to sit down and talk about his recent gallery showing, There To Here…Reprise. His gallery showing is specific to the John C. Williams Gallery, unique and one-of-kind–a staple of Marc’s philosophy behind his art. Be sure […]

October MegaGame Jam: Dev Up!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
October MegaGame Jam: Dev Up!

Check out the  trailer created be team member, Lucas Brown! Download Dev Up! here! Every month, Epic Games, the developers behind the game engine Unreal Engine 4 hold a “game jam”. Game Jams encourage small teams to use the engine to develop a game over a short span of time, usually a weekend. This month was […]

Campion Academy Film Workshop Success!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Campion Academy Film Workshop Success!

A few months ago, the film program was brainstorming ways to nurture and build relationships with Adventist academies that were trying to build film programs. They were also looking for a way to retire older film gear. Senior film student, Zach Kast, suggested that they donate one of Ledford’s aging Panasonic HVX200 cameras to his high school, […]

Fenton Forest | Circe Bogart Interview

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Animation | No Comments
Fenton Forest | Circe Bogart Interview

Gordon Bietz wrote the Fenton Forest stories when he was a pastor, several years ago. The stories were aimed at tackling complex church issues in a way that was relatable. This year, the Junior Collaborative class is adapting one of the Fenton Forest stories into a short animated film this year. Their particular story follows […]

Film Alumni Tanya Musgrave talks Freelancing in QnA

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Film | No Comments
Film Alumni Tanya Musgrave talks Freelancing in QnA

Film alumni Tanya Musgrave was kind enough to provide a ‘TanyaTalk’ workshop for current SVAD Students regarding the ins and outs of working as freelance artist. She shared her own experiences and covered a lot of technical ground. She discussed how she runs her sole proprietorship and how she file taxes, which is especially important when working as an individually […]

SVAD Film Graduate Nick Evenson Reviews the Sony FS-7

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Film | No Comments
SVAD Film Graduate Nick Evenson Reviews the Sony FS-7

Cinematographer and film program coordinator David George recently sat down with film graduate Nick Evenson to ask him about the new Sony FS-7!

How to be in front of the camera and behind it at the same time!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Film | No Comments
How to be in front of the camera and behind it at the same time!

If you’re a Canon EOS owner, there is a free tool that turns your laptop or desktop into a free preview monitor and camera control unit. I have found this to be incredibly helpful in numerous situations, including but not limited to the video linked in this post!  This utility is software that comes with every […]

Here’s an easy way to really improve your closeup photography.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Film | No Comments
Here’s an easy way to really improve your closeup photography.

Cinematographer and coordinator of the film program at Southern Adventist University David George shares and inexpensive way to take your closeup work to a whole new level.  Check out the video at the link below. How $15 can revolutionize your close up work.

Tips for shooting with anamorphic lenses with cinematographer David George

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Film | No Comments
Tips for shooting with anamorphic lenses with cinematographer David George

2 minutes and 11 seconds of info about using anamorphic lenses on a digital camera like the Arri Amira. I visited a camera rental facility (Doug Bates Video) and tested anamorphic glass with Bryan Fowler on his Arri Amira. This videos shows a couple of the quick takeaways from our tests. Check out the video […]

How to get amazing bokeh every time!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Film | No Comments
How to get amazing bokeh every time!

Here’s a quick overview of what it takes to create those cool bokeh circles you’ve been looking for from cinematographer and film professor David George. Click Here