Steps of Faith, an Interview with Aaron Adams

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Animation | One Comment
Steps of Faith, an Interview with Aaron Adams

  Aaron Adams pursued a degree in animation as part of SVAD’s first animation class in 1998. He describes himself as an “obsessed” art student, but perhaps a more accurate word would be driven. He did whatever he could to work on projects in and outside lab hours, continually trying to raise is personal standards […]

SVAD At SONscreen 2016

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Film | No Comments
SVAD At SONscreen 2016

SONScreen is the largest annual Adventist film festival, and 2016 was no different! SONScreen aims to encourage and promote Christian filmmaking. The festival puts the best Christian films on display in a contest featuring variety of genres. The festival was held in Chantilly, Virginia during the March 28-April 1 weekend. The closer locality to Southern’s campus allowed more than […]

Best of BA Gallery Showing

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Fine Art | No Comments
Best of BA Gallery Showing

The gallery’s latest showing, Best of BA, is a culmination of the best work from Bachelors of Art students. Almost of all of the work on display was created by upperclassmen BA students. Bachelors of Art students are not required to present a gallery showing, while the Bachelors of Fine Art students are. However, the […]

2D Lab Upgrades With New Cintiq Tablets

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Animation | No Comments
2D Lab Upgrades With New Cintiq Tablets

The new Cintiq DTK2200 tablets now line the walls of the 2D Lab. 2016 has been a year of development for the Animation department here at SVAD. This semester, the lab known as the “2D Lab” has been upgraded with 15 new Wacom Cintiq 22HD DTK2200 tablets, each powered by their own desktop workstation. The Cintiqs double […]

Buzzfeed Design Director Dennis Huynh Visits Graphic Design Students

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Graphic Design | No Comments
Buzzfeed Design Director Dennis Huynh Visits Graphic Design Students

Before spring break, the Graphic Design department was given a unique opportunity by Dennis Huynh (prounounced “win”), who is the Design Director at Buzzfeed.com. Buzzfeed is a popular news and entertainment website, but before Buzzfeed, Mr. Huynh worked for Cincinatti Magazine, Cooking Light, Tennis Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. He graduated from Walla Walla University and […]

Nameless

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Animation | No Comments
Nameless

Jason Dull, an animation alumni, has officially released his final project here at SVAD entitled Nameless! The short has already gathered 13k views over the past two weeks on CGBros YouTube channel to a very positive reception. Here’s what Jason has to say about the project and the journey to completion. The goal started out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]