Full Sail University Announces 7th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class

Full Sail University Hall of Fame

Full Sail University Announces 7th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class

Full Sail University is proud to announce the 2015 Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six graduates recognized for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts. The induction of this new class of honorees will occur during Full Sail’s 7th Annual Hall of Fame Week, to be held in February 2016.

The 7th Annual Hall of Fame schedule will include a weeklong series of campus-wide events featuring VIP speaking engagements, guest lectures, and live musical performances, including several events that will be open to the public and made available via streaming – culminating in an induction ceremony to celebrate and recognize this latest class of inductees.

The inductees to be honored as part of Full Sail University’s 7th Annual Hall of Fame Week are:

Full Sail University Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

Keith Guerrette
· Current Title: Visual Effects Artist
· Industry Credits: Keith Guerrette is an award-winning Visual Effects Artist best known for breaking new ground in narrative-driven video games. As a leader across the entertainment, VR, and educational industries, his influence is well recognized in the visually stunning and critically acclaimed Uncharted series and The Last of Us franchise. For these projects, Keith and the VFX team at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Naughty Dog Studios received numerous industry accolades including BAFTA and DICE awards for developing new cinematic and immersive graphic technologies from the ground up, as well as playing a key role in the ‘Game of The Year’ studio honors for each title. In 2012, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was inducted in the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its role in the development of the real-time interactive art medium.
· Over the years, Keith has been a keynote speaker and presented at leading industry conferences, sharing and inspiring educational advancement for visual effects growth in the interactive entertainment field.
· In 2014, Keith was profiled on the Annual Forbes “30 Under 30” list, highlighting some of the most talented young professionals in the industry today.
· 2004 Graduate (Computer Animation) & 2005 Graduate (Entertainment Business)

Ashish Manchanda
· Current Title: Recording Engineer / Producer, Educationist, Entrepreneur and Founder of Flying Carpet Productions in Mumbai, India.
· Industry Credits: Ashish Manchanda has achieved a rare distinction of success as a studio professional, live concert engineer, re-recording mixer / sound designer, and music producer. He has worked on over 100 film projects ranging from India’s popular Bollywood films to mainstream offerings including: Dev D, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
· Ashish has been a close collaborator with independent artists Ranjit Barot, Raghu Dixit, worked on live concert productions and studio work with Grammy / Oscar-winning artist AR Rahman, and has worked closely with music composers Amit Trivedi, Vishal-Shekhar, Anu Malik, and Ismail Darbar. In addition, Ashish has worked with legendary Engineer / Producer Bruce Swedien and was featured in Mr. Swedien’s biography “In the Studio with Michael Jackson.” At New York’s Effanel Music, Ashish worked with artists including: Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis – Jazz at the Lincoln Center, James Taylor & Boz Scaggs among others.
· Ashish is a three-time winner of the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy) award for Best Sound Engineer / For Outstanding Work on the movie DevD, Sona Mohapatra’s debut album, and as a live concert FOH Engineer in 2012-2013.
· He founded Flying Carpet Productions offering 360-degree solutions in the entertainment business through studio facilities, an indie record label, talent management, video production & designing on-ground entities.
· Ashish & his wife Ujjla run an award-winning institute called ‘The Media Tribe’ training young students in Mumbai in sound engineering and music production. In addition, Ashish frequently participates in industry conferences as a panelist, offering insights in creative, technical and business aspects of the media arts.
· In recent years, Ashish has been a close collaborator with MTV India for Coke Studio and MTV Unplugged, featuring a variety of live music acts for the global music channel.
· 1997 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato
· Current Title: FOH Engineer
· Industry Credits: With a career in professional concert sound that spans more than 25 years, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato has been FOH Engineer for a diverse roster of musical acts.
· After starting her touring career mixing the band Spin Doctors in the early 90s, Michelle has been on numerous world tours as FOH Engineer for some of the most recognizable names in music including: Styx, Gwen Stefani, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, Mr. Big, Natasha Bedingfield, Joan Osborne, Big Time Rush, Ke$ha, Jewel, Collective Soul, Fuel, Tokio Hotel, Thievery Corporation, Luscious Jackson, Christina Aguilera, General Public, Fastball, Adam Lambert, and more.
· Michelle has been an active participant in industry conferences participating as a panelist discussing “FOH and Monitor Mixers, Does it Take Two?” at the 2005 Pro Production Conference, AES 2001 as a mentor for the student program, and at AES 2012 on the “Women of Live Sound” panel. Michelle will appear as a panelist at the upcoming AES 2015 workshop – “The X-Factor in Audio.”
· In 2013, Michelle Co-Founded SoundGirls.Org<http://soundgirls.org/> to create a supportive community for women working in professional audio, while also inspiring and empowering the next generation.
· She has written numerous articles on topics ranging from career development to live sound techniques and has contributed to professional journals such as Live Sound International, Load In International, and various industry websites.
· 1989 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Frank Scheuring
* Current Title: Mixer and Sound Editor
* Industry Credits: Frank Scheuring has worked as a Mixer and Sound Editor for more than14 years in the audio post-production industry.
* Highlights from Frank’s career include the award-winning Discovery Channel mini-series Planet Earth, as well as notable documentaries and series including: StarTalk, Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, National Geographic: Explorer, In Performance at the White House, DC Cupcakes, and Dog Whisperer.
* Frank’s network clients include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery, PBS, TLC, G4TV, and the Travel Channel, along with numerous political candidates, government agencies, production companies and corporations.
* 2001 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Jeff Unay
· Current Title: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, and Award-winning Artist
· Industry Credits: Soon after graduation from the Computer Animation program, Jeff landed an artist position with Raven Software working on the Quake franchise. He later transitioned into visual effects for film where he worked as a character modeler at Tippett Studio and then as a lead modeler at Weta Digital in New Zealand.
· At Weta, Jeff worked on two Academy Award-winning Visual Effects films:  King Kong (2005) and Avatar (2009). Jeff’s groundbreaking work creating the faces for the digital leading characters for Avatar led him to win a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Live Action Character in a Motion Picture.
· In 2010, Jeff began working full-time as a director and cinematographer in Seattle, WA. He wrote, co-shot and co-edited Valve Corporation’s first feature film, Free to Play (2014), which went on to receive a record-setting 5.5 million views in its opening weekend.
· Jeff is currently directing his first independent documentary feature film, Greywater, which will be released in early 2017. The film has already received multiple accolades for an in-progress film including the Tribeca Film Institute / ESPN Prize and the 2015 Points North Best Pitch Award at the Camden International Film Festival.
· 2002 Graduate (Computer Animation)

Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young

* Current Title: Recording and Mix Engineer, Co-Founder of SKIO Music
* Industry Credits: Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young turned a passion for audio into the career he had always dreamed of, working for some of the music industry’s biggest names as a Recording and Mix Engineer. He grabbed the reigns as a Recording Engineer in 2007 working with Fabolous on the chart topping From Nothin’ to Something’ and has been working with major label artists since. Some of his clients include Beyoncé, Jay Z, Monica, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, and Jamie Foxx.
* In 2010 Jordan became Beyonce’s personal engineer working on her fourth studio album and mixing the I Am…World Tour DVD that was certified Double Platinum.
* During 2013 he completed work on two critically acclaimed projects, Jay Z’s Magna Carta: Holy Grail and Beyoncé’s chart topping album Beyoncé.
* Now, adding a chapter to his career, Jordan is taking a leap forward into the online technology space, with a new venture he’s co-founded called SKIO Music, pioneering new licensing opportunities for artists and labels.
* 2005 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Since 2009, Full Sail University has celebrated the now time-honored tradition that is the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Its purpose is to acknowledge those graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts throughout the university’s 35+ year history. This honor serves as a tribute to the creative inspiration, technical brilliance, and determination of each inductee, their unyielding dedication to more than a decade of excellence in their professional career, and their heartfelt commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Full Sail University.

Additional information regarding events, special guests, and live musical performances will be announced closer to Hall of Fame Week. Please visit the official Full Sail Blog for more details, and follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.

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About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2015 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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WWE Legend Mick Foley Brings ‘Cheap Pops’ to Full Sail Live

WWE Mick Foley Cheap Pops Full Sail Live
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WWE Legend Mick Foley is coming to Full Sail Live with ‘Cheap Pops’

Friday April 24, 2015

See “Mick Foley: Cheap Pops!” with special appearances by JR Jim Ross and more!!

Mick Foley, WWE champion, a hardcore legend, and WWE Hall of Fame Member, for one night only is bringing his one-man comedy show ‘Cheap Pops’ to Full Sail Live.

While his work in the WWE ring is impressive, he is also a five time self-penned New York Times best-sellers who has turned his writings into his one-man spoken-word stage show, “Tales From Wrestling Past.”

httpv://youtu.be/tc_f228Mr5E

Foley himself refers to “Tales From Wrestling Past” as “like being in the ring, without getting hurt” – a welcome distinction coming from a man who gave so much, to so many, for so long. 

Foley has wowed both crowds and critics alike with his unique stage show –  leading “Chortle”, the UK’s most respected comedy source to write “Foley himself is charm personified – eloquent, funny and self-effacing” and the decidedly non-wrestling publication “Broadway Baby” to muse, “if you’re interested at all in wrestling you’ll love it; if you’re not, you’ll like it.”

It’s important to know that this event is only for patrons 18 and older.

Tickets are STILL available for ‘Cheap Pops’ at Full Sail Live, and are General Admission for $25 (plus $1 fee) here.

I am a HUGE Mick Foley fan, both of his WWE fame and his books, and I can’t tell you how excited I am that he is coming to Orlando and how jealous that my husband Dave will be there!

Mick Foley: Cheap Pops!
Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00pm
Full Sail Live Venue
Winter Park, FL

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Full Sail University Opens REBL HQ With Maker Studios

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Full Sail University launches REBL HQ
in collaboration with Maker Studios

New On-Campus Studio To Create Original Content And
Online Video Creator Curriculum To Launch This Year

Full Sail University, a worldwide educational leader in entertainment, media, technology, and the arts, and Maker Studios,the global leader in short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube, announced a unique collaboration to produce premium programming at the new digital entertainment studio “REBL HQ” located on the Full Sail University campus in Winter Park, Florida, as well as develop and launch an online video creator curriculum.

Located in a brand-new facility that houses state-of-the-art video soundstages, REBL HQ will create content across genres such as comedy, gaming, beauty, travel, and more; will provide students with real-world opportunities to participate on professional productions, as well as study development, production and distribution for online short-form video; and will serve as an innovation hub for the evolving world of online video delivery systems, production techniques and storytelling.

“Full Sail consistently works alongside entertainment industry leaders to create, mold and evolve pioneering curriculum and opportunities for our students. In addition to the exciting productions that will occur within REBL HQ, we know we have aligned with the industry leader in short-form content and look forward to the collaboration and educational opportunities that result with Maker,” said Garry Jones, president of Full Sail University.

Full Sail University and Maker will develop and collaboratively offer innovative coursework in online video to a global student base through Full Sail’s award-winning online learning platform. The curriculum will provide instruction on best practices in content creation and optimizing online video creators’ ability to attract audiences.

“Maker is always looking for new ways to help creative people develop their skills and grow audience to their full potential. We want to empower students with the proper skills to become a successful part of the digital content ecosystem. We’re excited to produce programming with REBL HQ as well as share our expertise with Full Sail students,” said Erin McPherson, chief content officer of Maker Studios.

While production activities commenced earlier this year at REBL HQ, today marks the official ribbon cutting ceremony to open the studio timed to Full Sail’s annual University Hall of Fame celebration, which recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of graduates who have excelled in their career field.

Full Sail and Maker are working collaboratively on original content initiatives as part of REBL HQ such as today’s launch of actress Gianna Simone’s YouTube channel featuring the original series “Love, Gianna.” Another example is a five-episode series documenting student game developer teams and Maker talent such as Keyori challenged with creating a video game in just 48 hours. “Full Sail Game Maker Challenge” premieres March 28.

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the “Top 25 Music Schools” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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About Maker Studios:
Maker Studios is the global leader in online short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube. Maker specializes in reaching millennial audiences across multiple programming genres. Maker’s network includes 55,000 independent creators from more than 100 countries, attracting over 11 billion views per month, with a growing scale driven by its robust technology platform, direct-to-consumer distribution and data analytics. Maker is home to many of the world’s leading online talent and award-winning original programs such as “Epic Rap Battles of History.” Maker Studios is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in New York, London, and Singapore. For more information visit www.makerstudios.com<http://www.makerstudios.com>.

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Full Sail University Announces 6th Annual Hall Of Fame Class

Full Sail University Hall of Fame 2014

Full Sail University Announces 6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class

Full Sail University is proud to announce the 2014 Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six graduates recognized for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts. The induction of this new class of honorees will occur during Full Sail’s 6th Annual Hall of Fame Week, which will be held in early 2015.

The 6th Annual Hall of Fame schedule will include a weeklong series of campus-wide events featuring VIP speaking engagements, guest lectures, and concerts – including several events that will be open to the public – culminating in an induction ceremony to celebrate and recognize this latest class of inductees. 

httpv://youtu.be/_8_tUzHaDCw

The inductees to be honored as part of Full Sail University’s 6th Annual Hall of Fame Week are:

 Full Sail University Hall of Fame 2014


Nathaniel Howe
  *   Current Title: Creative Director & Partner of the Beverly Hills based design and animation firm, Nathaniel James
  *   Industry Credits: As an award-winning Creative Director working primarily in film, television, advertising, and branding, Nathaniel has served renowned industry clients including Coca Cola, Disney, ESPN, Ford, Microsoft, MTV, Madonna, the NBA Finals, Nike, Manny Pacquiao, ABC’s Shark Tank, and many more.
  *   In 2013, Nathaniel earned an EMMY® award for developing the “Everyday Explorers” advertising campaign for National Geographic. That same year, Brief Magazine named Nathaniel one of the “Top 13 Under 30”.
  *   2002 Graduate

Charity Lomax
  *   Current Title: Production Coordinator, 2013-2015 Eagles World Tour
  *   Industry Credits: Beginning her career in the studio, most notably working at the famed Westlake Audio Recording Studios as a Studio Manager and Engineer, Charity’s clients included Mariah Carey, Eric Benet, Ringo Starr and Marilyn Manson.
  *   Charity’s passion for working alongside artists transitioned into the world of Tour Management and Production Coordination where she has worked closely with acts including: Sublime, Queen Latifah and the Pussycat Dolls.
  *   In recent years, Charity has been touring the world with the iconic rock band Aerosmith, and is currently touring with the Eagles in support of their 2014 “History of the Eagles” tour.
  *   1994 Graduate (Recording Arts<http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/recording-arts-bachelors>)

Carlton Lynn
  *   Current Title: Mix and Recording Engineer
  *   Industry Credits: During his 20-year career in the music industry, Carlton has worked with an impressive and diverse array of artists, producers, writers, and musicians including: Madonna, The Roots, Aretha Franklin, Sean “Diddy” Combs, India Arie, Usher, Pink, Nas, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Monica, Carlos Santana, Collective Soul, Brandy, Jermaine Dupri, Polow da Don, Sean Garrett, Bangladesh and Novel, just to name a few.
  *   Carlton’s recording and mixing abilities allowed him to quickly build a notable client base where he gained the opportunity to work on hit records including TLC’s Fanmail with producer Dallas Austin. Along with the group, Carlton was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best R&B Album in 2000.
  *   In recent years, Carlton has been resident mixer for the independent label Reach Records co-founded by hip hop artist Lecrae, who’s album “Gravity” won a GRAMMY® for Best Gospel Album in 2012, earning Carlton his second statue.
  *   1994 Graduate 

Tim Naylor
  *   Current Title: Co-Founder at Creature Art & Mechanics
  *   Industry Credits: Tim has over 15 years of experience in computer graphics with a wide variety of skill sets and experiences from virtual reality to high-end visual effects. These skills have led him to work on projects including: Jack The Giant Killer, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Rango, Transformers, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, The Day After Tomorrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Hulk, and Star Wars: Episode II –Attack of the Clones.
  *   In his current role as Co-founder at Creature Art & Mechanics, Tim develops next generation digital creature technology for the entertainment industry.
  *   Previously, Tim has served industry leading companies including: Digital Domain and Industrial Light & Magic in roles including: Senior Rigging Technical Director, Creature Technical Director, Creature Supervisor, Sequence Supervisor and Development Lead.
  *   Tim has also worked for defense contractors specializing in gaming and sophisticated virtual reality technology programs for the military.
  *   1997 Graduate 

Hunter M. Via, A.C.E.

  *   Current Title: Supervising Film Editor, A.C.E.
  *   Industry Credits: Working in the field of Editing for episodic television and film for over a decade, Hunter’s credits include: Golden Globe award-winning series The Shield, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Golden Globe award-winning series, Sons of Anarchy, Emmy® award-winning series Arrested Development, BAFTA award-winning series, Torchwood, Stephen King’s The Mist, Mother’s Day, Frank Darabont’s Mob City, and Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn.
  *   In 2010, Hunter earned an A.C.E. Award for his work on the pilot episode of the critically acclaimed AMC series, The Walking Dead.
  *   2000 Graduate 

Ric Viers
  *   Current Title: Sound Designer, Author, Sound Effects Producer, and Founder of Blastwave FX
  *   Industry Credits: Ric is credited with location sound work that includes hundreds of productions for nearly every major television network including: Universal Studios, Dateline, Good Morning America, Disney, and many more.
  *   As Founder of Blastwave FX, Ric has written books about sound effects and location audio, and runs the Detroit Chop Shop – the world’s largest producer of sound effects libraries for motion picture, television, and videogames.
  *   In addition, Ric has hosted several video series including: Rode University, Rode Rage, The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries, Ric’s Tips & Tricks and more.
  *   1996 Graduate 

Since 2009, Full Sail University has celebrated the now time-honored tradition that is the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Its purpose is to acknowledge those graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts throughout the university’s 35-year history. This honor serves as a tribute to the creative inspiration, technical brilliance, and determination of each inductee, their unyielding dedication to more than a decade of excellence in their professional career, and their heartfelt commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Full Sail University.

Additional information regarding events, special guests, and live concert performances will be announced, as we get closer to Hall of Fame Week. Please visit the official Full Sail Blog for more details, and follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.

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About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Taking Kids to WWE NXT At Full Sail University

WWE NXT Takeover Full Sail Gobo

Going to a WWE NXT taping at Full Sail University is a great and affordable way for families who love the WWE to see some of the future talent and some of their favorite WWE Superstars and Divas that visit each taping.

WWE NXT Takeover Stage 2

But since there are several episodes recorded at each WWE NXT event, here are some of my best tips for taking Kids to WWE NXT.

Pick Six: Taking Kids to WWE NXT

at Full Sail University

WWE NXT With Kids

1. Introduce them to the Superstars and Divas of WWE NXT.

WWE NXT WWE Network Logo
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You can find episodes of WWE NXT on the WWE Network, and since episode is less than an hour it is easy for everyone to sit through!

2. Follow WWE NXT on Facebook and Twitter.

WWE NXT

Following WWE NXT on Facebook and Twitter will get the heads up on show dates, details, and even special events!

3. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the Full Sail Live Venue.

WWE NXT Full Sail

The Full Sail Live Venue has two categories of seating for WWE NXT, General Admission and Gold Circle. For general admission you will be seated on bleachers, and for Gold Circle seating you will be on folded chairs around the ring and ramp.

Gold Circle sells out extremely fast, but there is no need to worry because the General Admission Seats are all great!

You can find a link to buy tickets for WWE NXT events here.

4. WWE Superstars and Diva visits to WWE NXT.

WWE NXT Wyatt Family

What is really awesome is that at each WWE NXT taping at Full Sail University, WWE Superstars and Divas will have matches.

The WWE Superstars and Divas are announced prior to the event, so watch for information so you can find out when your child’s favorite wrestler will be visiting.

5. Come prepared for a long taping with some of their favorite things.

WWE NXT Ring

When you attend a WWE NXT taping, be prepared for an outing that will last around 4 hours! You can bring your own beverages (sodas in cans and if you bring screw top bottles the caps must be removed) and snacks into the venue or you can purchase them there at a very reasonable rate.

Also the Full Sail Live venue has free WiFi, so in case of emergency break out the WWE App or Minecraft!!!

6. Before the WWE NXT tapings

WWE NXT

Doors open for WWE NXT Tapings at 5:45 for a 6:30 show, and there are several places to eat around the Full Sail Live Venue or there are various local Food Trucks there for you to try.

Make sure that you follow WWE NXT on Facebook and Twitterbecause there will sometimes be opportunities to meet and greet with your favore WWE Superstars and Divas.

Parking at Full Sail can sometimes be difficult, so make sure you arrive on the earlier side so you won’t stress about parking.

NXT Takeover Poster

A bonus tip is that the WWE NXT tapings have grown to include Live Events that are taped at Full Sail University which are a lot of fun! The last Live Event was Takeover and it was amazing!

 

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Red Bull BC One Qualifier Returns to Full Sail University

Red Bull BC One

B-Boys will Spin for the win at

Red Bull BC One Orlando Cypher

** Head to Head Competition Returns to Full Sail University on June 7 **


The Red Bull BC One qualifier returns to Orlando this year, where the best b-boys in the South will come together to fight for the top spot and the right to represent North America in France for the finals.  On June 7, iconic Full Sail University will serve as host to an event filled with spins, flips and dynamic dance.

Last year marked the biggest year yet for Red Bull BC One, with its eight past champions competing against eight new challengers.

Millions tuned in from around the globe to watch the battle go down in South Korea, where Seoul’s own Hong 10 took home his second World Champion belt.

Cypher season kicked off February 28 with the first event held in Cairo, Egypt and is now coming to the South for the Orlando Cypher on June 7.

Red Bull BC OneThroughout the year, the Red Bull BC One Cyphers is searching out the best B-Boys far and wide to earn a spot in the World Final.  Sixteen B-Boys will go head to head in each country in knockout battles to their nation at one of six Finals, which will be held this year in the USA, Brazil, Algeria, Finland, Croatia and Taiwan.  The Finals champions will go on to compete on France’s stage in November. Find the full Red Bull BC One Cypher schedule online.

Red Bull BC One was founded in 2004 in Biel, Switzerland.  Over the years, the championship has moved from Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, the USA, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Today it remains a key event in Hip Hop culture, helping to push the art form forward while respecting the original format of one-on-one battles.

Redbullbcone.com represents the largest online network of B-Boys and fans; and the event is home to the biggest Facebook community in the scene, with more than 1.2 million fans. The Finals and World Final will be live-streamed at redbullbcone.com.

Some of the 16 Red Bull BC One Orlando Cypher participants include:

Unnex, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Hip-hop culture has been part of his life since 2008.  Unnex started break dancing when he was 16 years old, but was first introduced to the dance form at the age of 12 by watching the movie Beat Street.  He is confident, determined, intelligent, energetic, spontaneous and charismatic.  Unnex considers his style undefined, because he likes to battle and dance by free styling.

Zao, Miami, FL
Zao’s (zay-oh) real name is Daniel Montenegro.  He is 26 years old and was born and raised in Miami.  Hi started break dancing at the age of 14, while in 9th grade.  Zao was given his name by two childhood friends – because he would wear his favorite band T-shirt to practice every Friday. The lettering of the shirt reminded them of a Bboy style shirt with the name on the top back. Zao is currently dancing & training to inspire others around him to become involved in dance.

Sweet P, Houston, TX
Hailing from Haiti, Sweet P lived in Houston most of his life and began b-boying at the end of middle school.  He learned the art of dance from four amazingly-talented performers, who taught him the foundations of a broad range of dance styles.  Sweet P doesn’t really dance in a crew, but calls the people he dances with family.  Groups that he has collaborated with include the Inertia Dance Co., History Dance Co. RAD Crew, Jungle Brothers Crew, The Dirty Nation, Thug Bunnies, Groovernadez, Beat Geeks and all of the other individual dancers I’ve danced with.

Jose, Houston, TX
21-year-old Jose Cardenas has been dancing for more than six years.  The Houston native is a crew-member of Hazardous Zombies. “I just hope people enjoy watching the way I dance,” says Cardenas.

Tung Fu, Orlando, FL
Tung Fu is no stranger to the Bboy scene. The 22 year-old started breaking in 2005 and has since dominated competitions in both the US and Europe. Tung Fu represents The MF Kidz crew from Orlando, FL.

Chrizo, Miami, FL
Charlie Chizo was born and raised in Miami, where he started dancing around 2003.  Chizo’s crew affiliation is the Flip Side Kings.

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WWE NXT Takeover Overview

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NXT Takeover – May 29, 2014 – Overview

NXT Takeover, the second live special to be shown on the WWE Network, is coming to Full Sail University on May 29, 2014, and I couldn’t be more excited!

I expect the show to be taken to the next level after the success of the first NXT Special ArRIVAL on the WWE Network where the show had 21 worldwide Twitter trends and was ranked 3rd in overall social mentions for primetime programs on both cable and broadcast with more social mentions than American Idol, the Vikings premiere on History Channel, college basketball on ESPN, and Vampire Diaries on CW.

WWE NXT Takeover NXT ArRIVAL

On Wednesday, May 28, at 10:00 pm EST, the NXT Takeover Preview on the WWE Network will take an in-depth look at the rivalries behind the matches with Renee Young.

During this preview, viewers will also be able to watch exclusive interviews with WWE Hall of Famers Bret “Hit Man” Hart and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, as they prepare to be ringside for the NXT Women’s Championship Match between Natalya and Charlotte. I am really excited to hear these two WWE Legends talk about their families past, present, and future!

NXT Takeover Preshow
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NXT Takeover Preshow begins at 7:30 pm EST on May 29th, as Renee Young and a panel of experts including Christian, Paul Heyman, and Cesaro who will be analyzing each match of the night ahead. You never know what you can expect, so I hoping that there are some special guests that will be joining them!

WWE NXT Takeover Stage 1

At 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST, NXT Takeover begins, and it is sure to be a night packed full of action and great matches.

Speaking of matches, let’s look at what is lined up for NXT Takeover!

NXT Championship Match – Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyson Kidd

NXT Takeover Neville Kidd
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I am going to admit that I am EXTREMELY biased on this match, because I am huge fan of the Man That Gravity Forgot Adrian Neville.

WWE NXT Takeover Adrian Neville Flying

Tyson Kidd, the last graduate of the legendary Hart Dungeon, arrived on the NXT scene and has been gaining wins to help propel him to Takeover the NXT Championship from Adrian Neville.

But even with momentum on his side, Tyson Kidd is going to have a battle on his hands as Adrian Neville is a highly efficient wrestler both on the ground and in the air with his signature finisher he calls the ‘Red Arrow’ (corkscrew shooting star press).

WWE NXT Takeover Adrian Neville

I expect this match to be a ‘slobberknocker’ (thank you JR for the perfect term) full of action and memorable moments.

I am hoping that Neville keeps the NXT Championship, but a loss could set up an amazing rivalry!

NXT Women’s Championship Tournament Finals – Natalya vs. Charlotte

NXT Takeover Charlotte Natalya
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Natalya and Charlotte both come from legendary WWE families, and the intensity of their match is sure to be taken to a new level as family members will be in their corner during this NXT Women’s Championship Tournament Final.

The Flair and Hart families have always had an on and off screen rivalry, so seeing these ladies continue in their family’s legacies is exciting.

WWE NXT Takeover Natalya

Natalya, a third generation WWE Wrestler who’s father is Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhartand uncle is Bret Hart who will be accompanying her to the ring, is sure to be tasked with carrying a large majority of this match. Natalya is, again in my opinion, the backbone of the WWE Divas as she is a solid wrestler with her feet firmly on the ground and eyes towards her future.

WWE NXT Takeover Charlotte and Flair

Charlotte, daughter of WWE Legend Ric Flair who will be in her corner of the ring, is an extremely talented gal who’s star is definitely on the rise. With strong mic skills, an athletic and gymnastic competitor, and will to win Charlotte is going to be a worthy opponent.

WWE NXT Takeover Ric Flair

Natalya has a lot to gain from helping Charlotte not only win this match, but to help her emerge as a shining diamond among the growing field of NXT Divas. I think that Charlotte takes the NXT Women’s Championship belt, but Natalya wins bigger as she firmly takes a grasp on her role within the WWE.

NXT Tag Team Championship Match – The Ascension (c) vs. El Local and Kalisto

NXT Takeover The Ascension Tag Team
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The Ascension has brought a new level of competitiveness that can’t be matched to NXT since they won the Tag Team Championship in October 2013.

The team’s gothic theme plays well, and Konnor and Viktor work extremely well together as a team because their skills and strengths compliment each other well and they always hit a great rhythm in the ring.

Conversely, El Local and Kalisto are a new Tag Team that seem to be confidently putting one toe in the ocean against this NXT powerhouse team. Individually, these two have a lot to offer and watching them put their skills together and grow as a team will be fun.

WWE NXT Takeover The Acenscion

I don’t think that El Local and Kalisto stand much of a chance against The Ascension, but I do think that the match will give some insight as to where the NXT Tag Team Championship may go in the future.

#1 Contender Match – Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze

NXT Takeover Zayn Breeze
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WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME??? How can I possibly choose in a match between Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze!!!

Sami Zayn is a powerhouse of a wrestler, who because of his size and build is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sami Zayn is electric in the ring with a vast repertoire of moves, likeable personality, and strong will to perform to the next level even when he has outdone himself in a match.

You can never count Sami Zayn out, because you don’t know where he will strike from next as he is as fast and deliberate on the ground and accurate when he is jumping from the post.

Tyler Breeze, the self-proclaimed King of Selfies, who’s gimmick has a tendency to overshadow his aggressive and athletic feats in the ring is a great match for Sami Zayn.

WWE NXT Takeover Tyler Breeze

Tyler Breeze, again not a big guy, thrives in matches that are fast paced however when he can slow down and grapple his athleticism shines through.

In a battle of these two fan favorites, we all win! Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze are two great competitors who have a knack for drawing audiences into their matches, so this match is sure to have people chanting and screaming the whole time. I can’t wait!

Adam Rose vs. Camacho

NXT Takeover Rose Camacho
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Camacho may have skipped out on his last match with Adam Rose, but the Exotic Express is chugging along and heading right towards him!

Camacho has stumbled a little since parting from Hunico, but his rage and aggression play to his advantage as they are in stark contrast to Adam Rose. He’s a solid wrestler, but he needs to own his anger and let that propel his confidence in the ring. I hope that the crowd really gets involved during this match, as it helps him move the match along with a new fire.

Adam Rose brings back a sense of fun that has been noticeably absent from the WWE for quite some time, but the difference is that he can back up his act with solid performances instead of slapstick.

WWE NXT Takeover Adam Rose

Adam Rose comes to the ring with an infectious entrance and charismatic personality, but once the bell rings he isn’t there to party he is there to win. Adam Rose is an extremely strong and solid wrestler who performs with intensity and aggression.

I think that Adam Rose is going to execute a solid match to ‘Choo Choo’ right over Camacho to help solidify his role of being more than a party animal and gimmick.

If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket to NXT Takeover, there are a few things that you may want to keep in mind.

 

Tips for Attending NXT Takeover at Full Sail University

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  • Arrive at the Full Sail Live Venue early!!! There will be a lot of traffic going in and out of the Full Sail Live Venue with more television equipment and stages than usual, so you can expect parking to take a bit longer. I like to drive down to the end of the rows to find a space, because you can usually score a closer spot that way.
  • There will be a ‘Block Party’ outside of the Full Sail Live Venue, so the normal entrance off of University Park Drive (Near McDonalds and Ale House) will be closed so you will want to use the entrance off of 436 (South Semoran Blvd) near Winghouse and Chili’s. There will be signage to help direct you on how to enter the area to park.
  • NXT Takeover Preshow is held outside of the Full Sail Live Venue on campus, and if you aren’t close to the stage you don’t have to worry because there is a huge screen and sound system so you won’t miss a thing!

WWE NXT Takeover Stage 2

  • At the ‘Block Party’ surrounding the Preshow Stage, you will be able to find WWE & NXT merchandise, food, and other offerings from vendors.
  • Make sure you know what you can and cannot bring with you into the facility, because you will have to go through bag check. If you are bringing in a poster, they are going to take a look at it to make sure it isn’t obscene. You are allowed to bring in outside food and drink, however if your drink has a screw top you will be asked to throw away the cap.

WWE NXT Takeover Shelley and Dave

  • The Picture and Video Policy at NXT is strictly enforced by ushers. Photos of the event are permitted, but video is prohibited. If you are caught taking video, you will have to delete it and will be asked to leave. It’s no joke, so don’t even try!
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Don’t forget to tune into the WWE Network to catch NXT Takeover with the Preview show on May 28th at 10:00 pm EST, the Preshow on May 29th at 7:30 pm EST, and for the matches of NXT Takeover on May 29th at 8:00 pm EST!

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Full Sail University Returns As Primary Sponsor Of The Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University Returns for 11th Year

as Primary Sponsor of the Florida Film Festival

Full Sail University is proud to return as the primary sponsor of the 23rd annual Florida Film Festival (FFF) held April 4 through April 13 at the Enzian Theater. 2014 marks Full Sail University’s 11th year as the primary sponsor and 17th year with the Festival.

“For more than a decade, Full Sail University has been proud to serve as the primary sponsor of this meaningful 10-day film festival that Enzian offers the Central Florida community,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We look forward to sharing in the many educational and entertaining events included in the 2014 schedule, and we congratulate our students and alumni whose film projects are showcased within the festival’s programming.”

Full Sail student and alumni credits can be seen on several films throughout the festival. The short film, The Cyclist, which will hold its world premiere during the FFF, features the work of Full Sail graduates Kellen Voss (producer and sound designer) and Donald Shults (production sound), and the short film The Past, featured in Best of Brouhaha was directed by Full Sail alumni Sean Sida & Garrett Callahan.

Attendees of the festival will also have the opportunity to see the work of over a dozen Full Sail University Film students who visited local farms and markets including Palmetto Creek Farms, Lake Meadows Farms, and East End Market to produce short documentaries showcasing how food is prepared and the importance of these farms to the local community.

Contributing to the educational elements of the festival, Full Sail University’s Program Manager of the Film Production MFA, Maylen Dominguez, will be moderating the panel discussion “Perseverance: Women in the Industry” on Thursday, April 10, from 11AM–12:30PM at the Enzian.  In addition, Dave Franko, Full Sail’s V.P. of Academic Affairs, will be moderating the panel “Pushing the “Curfew”: A Case Study from Short to Feature” on Friday, April 11, from 11AM–12:30PM at the Enzian. These film-focused panel discussions are free and open to the public.

The 2014 Florida Film Festival will screen more than 170 feature and short films representing 26 countries. Of the films selected, 137 have premiere status. The festival features a vast array of forums, parties, and special events including celebrity guest appearances by Academy Award-winning actress, Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), film and television actor, Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), and actor, director, and producer, Giancarlo Esposito (AMC’s Breaking Bad).

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Full Sail Hall of Fame Music Festival

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Full Sail University Adds Music Festival to 5th Annual Hall of Fame 

Celebration Schedule – February 19-21, 2014

Full Sail University is proud to announce the addition of a three-day music festival to the 5th Annual Hall of Fame celebration featuring nationally and locally recognized bands and artists performing live on Full Sail’s campus. The Hall of Fame music festival will also include gaming exhibits, film screenings, food trucks and more.

This year’s Hall of Fame Music Festival, sponsored by WWE®, will feature performances by: Bear Toe, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Courrier, Jeremy Ellis, The Pauses, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, and many more. Admission to the music festival is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 12pm daily and performances held on the university’s Hollywood-style backlot from 3pm to 9pm. Full Sail’s Hall of Fame Week is sponsored by Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America, with supporting sponsors WWE, Adobe Systems, Inc., Avid, CDW-G, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Co., Murphy Lighting Systems, and Sennheiser.

During Hall of Fame week, guest lectures and panel discussions will take place featuring new and past Hall of Fame inductees and industry leaders from notable companies including, but not limited to, ESPN, Sony, and WWE. Select events within the week will be streamed live to the university’s online students and the public.

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Kicking off the Hall of Fame week celebration on February 18, Full Sail is proud to host the world premiere of Orlando Rising, a documentary film dedicated to the growth and economic impact of the Orlando digital industry. On February 21, the highlight of the multi-day celebration will be the induction ceremony of the latest Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six Full Sail graduates.

“As we embark on our 5th annual Hall of Fame celebration week, and the 35th anniversary of our university, we are filled with an astounding sense of pride surrounding our remarkable university community,” said Full Sail University President, Garry Jones.

Additional information regarding events, music festival performance schedule, and special guests will be announced as Hall of Fame Week approaches. Please visit the mobile-optimized site http://halloffame.fullsail.edu for more details, Like Full Sail University on Facebook and follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.

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Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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2013 Full Sail University Hall of Fame Class

Full Sail University Announces

2013 Hall of Fame Induction Class

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Full Sail University is proud to announce the 2013 Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six graduates recognized for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts. The induction of this new class of honorees will occur during Full Sail’s 5th Annual Hall of Fame Week, which will be held February 2014.

Coinciding with the university’s 35th anniversary year, the 5th Annual Hall of Fame schedule will include a weeklong series of campus-wide events featuring VIP speaking engagements, guest lectures, and concerts – including several events that will be open to the public – culminating in an induction ceremony to celebrate and recognize the 2013 class of inductees.

Sponsors already committed in support of the 5th Annual Full Sail University Hall of Fame Week include: Adobe Systems, Inc., Avid, CDW-G, Cisco, Murphy Lighting Systems, Sennheiser, and WWE, with additional sponsor announcements forthcoming.

The inductees to be honored at the 5th Annual Full Sail University Hall of Fame Week are:

Kim Alpert

*   Current Title: Founder and Director of Creative Strategy at Make Amazing
*   Industry Credits: With over a decade of working for world-renowned marketing and advertising agencies, Kim has been the creative force behind award-winning campaigns for global brands including: The Four Seasons Hotels, Nintendo, Samsung, Motorola, Sears, Pizza Hut, Reynolds Wrap, and Seattle’s Best Coffee, just to name a few.
*   Her work as a Creative Director and Strategist has been broadcast nationally and hosted online with unique visitors in the millions.
*   2003 Graduate (Digital Arts & Design)

Tom Boyd

*   Current Title: Underwater Cinematographer
*   Industry Credits: During his 20+ year career, Tom has worked on more than 35 award-winning film and television projects including: Parenthood, CSI: NY, NCIS, Little Miss Sunshine, and Crimson Tide.
*   His work has been featured by popular national and international brands including: TLC, IMAX, NCAA, and Nike.
*   1991 Graduate (Film)

Demacio “Demo” Castellon

*   Current Title: Producer, Engineer, Mixer and Artistic Director Industry Credits: A native of Florida, Demo has worked as an engineer, mixer, producer, programmer, artistic director, and A&R representative for countless artists such as: Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Lady GaGa, Robin Thicke, Rihanna, One Republic, Jay Z, Timbaland and Chris Cornell.
*   His innovative style can be heard on Jay Z’s 2013 #1 release, Magna Carta Holy Grail, and Madonna’s 2013  #1 DVD release, MDNA World Tour.
*   Demo is currently working with longtime collaborator Timbaland on a new posthumous Michael Jackson album, to be released in 2014.
*   2001 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Leon Hopkins

*   Current Title: Road Staff Manager for Clair Global
*   Industry Credits: Serving the world of concert touring for more than 28 years in two major capacities Leon currently serves as the Road Staff Manager for Clair Global, a leading sound reinforcement provider worldwide. In this capacity he has focused on road staff development at both the entry and experienced skill levels helping to launch and advance many careers which includes numerous Full Sail graduates for more than two decades of audio service to the worldwide touring industry.
*   Previously, Leon served as a Live Sound System Engineer working around the globe with touring projects including major artists such as: Boston, Genesis, George Michael, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and more.
*   1985 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Larry Katz

*   Current Title: Second Assistant Director
*   Industry Credits: Working in production for over a decade in the motion picture industry Larry’s credits on major blockbuster films include: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
*   In addition to feature film credits, his career includes work on numerous television projects including the primetime hits ER, Desperate Housewives, Castle, and 7th Heaven, as well as Showtime’s comedy-drama series, Californication.
*   2000 Graduate (Film)

Juan Peralta

*   Current Title: Re-Recording Mixer at Skywalker Sound
*   Industry Credits: Juan has worked on more than 90 film, television, and video game titles, including: Oblivion, War Horse, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, TRON: Legacy, Avatar, Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Cars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and many more.
*   His latest projects include: Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
*   In 2009, he won the Best Sound Editing award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) for WALL•E.
*   1996 Graduate (Recording Arts)

Since 2009, the university has celebrated the now time-honored tradition that is the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Its purpose is to acknowledge those graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts throughout the university’s 35-year history. This honor serves as a tribute to the creative inspiration, technical brilliance, and determination of each inductee, their unyielding dedication to more than a decade of excellence in their professional career, and their heartfelt commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Full Sail University.

“As we embark on the fifth year of this remarkable celebration, we look forward to welcoming the latest induction class of the Full Sail University Hall of Fame back to campus, and we congratulate them on receiving this prestigious honor,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “It is with great pride that we share this announcement with our students, staff, faculty, alumni, the Orlando community, and the entertainment industry as a whole.”

Additional information regarding events, special guests, and live concert performances will be announced, as we get closer to Hall of Fame Week. Please visit the official Full Sail Blog for more details, and follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.

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About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In addition, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Full Sail University Partners With Hard Rock International For PINKTOBER

Full Sail University Partners with Hard Rock International in Support of PINKTOBER
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Seminole Hard Rock Pinktober

Full Sail University has partnered with Hard Rock International in support of Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign for breast cancer awareness. Nine female students from Full Sail’s game art and computer animation degree programs created a breast cancer awareness themed mixed media art piece that will be on display at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Fla., throughout the month of October. The art piece will be auctioned online for charity at a later date.

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Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER program encourages guests around the world to support breast cancer awareness by attending live music performances and pink-themed events at Hard Rock locations across the globe. Fans can visit their local Hard Rock and rock out for the cause with concerts and special events to benefit local breast cancer charities such as Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation and other breast cancer research and awareness organizations.

“We are excited to partner with Full Sail University to support PINKTOBER and breast cancer awareness in such a unique way,” said Jeff Jones, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live Orlando. “This partnership gives students the opportunity to have their artwork — inspired by such a great cause — featured at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk for thousands of people to see throughout the month.”

Through the university’s project-based arts initiative known as The Art of Full Sail, nine female students collaborated over two days utilizing mixed media including paint, acrylic marker and a stylized guitar pick mosaic to produce the art piece. The entire process was documented on video and provides insight into the concept and creation of the one-of-a-kind artwork that was unveiled at Hard Rock’s annual PINKTOBER event featuring rock icon Bret Michaels at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 26. Full Sail Recording Arts graduate Blake James composed and mixed the soundtrack for the video, which can be seen here:

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“As a university community, Full Sail is proud to partner with Hard Rock on this incredible project in support of breast cancer awareness month and Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER initiatives,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We are honored and humbled that our students were selected to participate in this opportunity, allowing them to utilize their talents to have a positive impact in the fight against breast cancer.”

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About Hard Rock International
With a total of 174 venues in 54 countries, including 138 cafes, 17 hotels and 7 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San José, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Palm Springs, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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About Full Sail University
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Red Bull Training Grounds Hits Full Sail University for E-Sports Competition

Red Bull Training Grounds
Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen and Bae “Sound” Sang Hwan compete during Red Bull Training Grounds in Santa Monica, CA. USA on 21st of June, 2013.

Red Bull Training Grounds Hits Full Sail University For Three Days of eSports Competition, Anaylsis, and Student Interaction

Eight professional StarCraft II players from around the world head to Full Sail University for Red Bull Training Grounds, a competitive training intensive for pro gamers, with $10K in prizes up for grabs.

Taking place at the high tech on-campus entertainment venue, Full Sail Live, select students of this award-winning entertainment and media institution will take part in behind-the-scenes educational opportunities during the production, while receiving hands-on experience from industry professionals throughout the event.

The eight elite players will experience valuable training in a true tournament environment, while fans at home and in the live studio audience gain insight into their strategies and stumbles in the post-match analysis from not only the players themselves, but eSports’ elite experts, Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and Ben ‘MrBitter’ Nichols.

Every moment of the action and analysis will be available for the millions of eSports fans and aspiring players worldwide via live digital broadcast on the newly launched Red Bull eSports channel, www.redbull.com/esports. For those interested in attending in-person, the event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

WHAT:

Red Bull Training Grounds, a competitive training invitational for professional gamers, incorporating intense matches                         and in-depth expert analysis.

WHO:

Commentators: Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott | Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham | Ben ‘MrBitter’ Nichol

Eight pro gamers from around the world including:
Jens “Snute” Aasgaard, Norway              Kyeonghyun “SeLect” Ryoo, USA
Dario “TLO” Wunsch, Germany              Ryan “State” Visbeck, USA
Chris “HuK” Loranger, USA                  Dennis “Succeed” Schmuck, Sweden

Full Sail University Game School Faculty:
Jeremiah Blanchard, Program Manager, Mobile Gaming Master of Science Degree Program
Liam Hislop, Final Project Producer, Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Lee Wood, Program Manager, Game Design Bachelor of Science Degree Program-Online

WHEN:

Friday, July 26th – Sunday July 28th, 2013*
Doors open at 1PM EST. Live digital broadcast begins daily at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

WHERE:    

Full Sail Live at Full Sail University / 141 University Park Dr. Winter Park, Florida
Live broadcast daily at www.redbull.com/esports

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Tips To Know: Attending A NXT TAPING

Coming up on July 11th at Full Sail University, WWE NXT returns for what is shaping up to be yet another great night of wrestling featuring many of your favorite NXT superstars as well as appearances by WWE Superstars Dolph Ziggler and the current WWE Diva’s Champion, AJ Lee.

WWE NXT

I have had some amazing experiences attending NXTmyself, however, in this post I wanted to take the time to give both first timers and other NXT fans some tips and hints about attending future NXT events.

WWE NXT

One tip that I cannot stress enough is to buy your tickets for the event early. Tickets typically go on sale on the NXT ticketing website the day after the last NXT taping at Full Sail University has taken place and the best seats will often sell out quickly. However, if you are lucky enough to be at the Full Sail taping, tickets for the next NXT event go on sale directly after the show, giving you a bit of a jump start over those not in attendance. Seats are available for as little as $10 which enables you to access GA bleacher seating around the Full Sail Live arena. If you want to sit ringside, for $5 more you can purchase what is known as Gold Circle seating which brings you even closer to the action.

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John Cena at WWE NXT

Another tip is to arrive early to the events. If you purchased tickets via will call, the line typically begins to form a few hours before to get into the arena so you want to make sure you grab your tickets early enough to get a good spot in line. In past events, we have made a point of arriving not later than 4:30pm as doors typically open around 5:45 pm with the show itself starting at 6:30 pm. By arriving early, not only will you not have to worry about rushing to find seats but also you’ll avoid any last-minute traffic coming into the event.

WWE NXT

One last tip I have when attending NXT tapings is to make sure you follow WWE NXT on Twitter and Instagram as they constantly keep you up to date with any promotions, pre-sale codes and contests that may be going on during the show. Currently, NXT is holding an Instagram contest where if you dress up as your favorite NXT or WWE Superstar/Diva and then post a photo to Instagram with the name of the superstar, your twitter handle and the hashtag #NXTInstaSLAM you could win an exclusive meet-and-greet with a WWE Superstar before the 7/11 NXT TV Taping at Full Sail University. Entries must be submitted by 7/10 at 11:59 pm EST so be sure to enter as soon as possible!

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For further questions about attending any of the WWE NXT Full Sail Live Tapings, please feel free to comment below or be sure to check out my past post about my own personal NXT experience.

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DON’T Forget!

WWE Performance Center
Triple H, his trusty sledgehammer, and several NXT performers helped in their own special way with the creation of the WWE Performance Center!

The WWE Performance Center opens next week, and we’ll be there covering the action! Until then, don’t forget to check out our video of the WWE Performance Center Announcement!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVKKmt2zSvU

 

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Red Bull BC One Cypher Orlando At Full Sail University

The World Famous Red Bull BC One Returns To Find The Best Individual B-Boy On The Planet

Red Bull BC One

The Battles Begin Sunday, June 30 at Full Sail Live

Top Florida b-boys will compete in the Red Bull BC One Cypher Orlando hosted by MC Supernatural at Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue located on the campus of Full Sail University.

The sixteen B-Boys from Florida (Name-Crew) are:

  • Bobby “Insight” Adamyan – Mind 180
  • Jacob Alexander – Street Masters
  • Morgan “Stripes” Andrews – Main Ingreedyantz
  • Robert “Fantum” Bell – Raw Miami
  • Anthony “Omen” Cabrera – Supreme Beings
  • Abdiel “Keebz” Chapa – Mind 180
  • Charlie Chizo – Flipside Kings
  • Jonathan “Unex” Colon – Backyard Funk
  • Rey “ReyMosu” De Leon – Backyard Funk
  • Sergio “Zeku” Garcia – Future Force Crew
  • Ray “RayGunz” Gazzelli – Sonz of Shaolin
  • Isaac “Oath” Lucero – Scribes of Warfare Crew
  • Victor Montalvo – Fleet Boys
  • Raul “Dolo” Osorio – Shaka Zulu Kingz
  • Himey Rodriguez – MF Kidz
  • Alfred “Lego” Sotelo – Flipside Kings

The judges for the competition are RoxRite, Jeskilz and Reveal.

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Red Bull BC One Cypher at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15th, 2013.

Since its inception in 2004, Red Bull BC One has become the leading competition in the world of b-boying, consistently attracting the best individual breakers in the world. Originally designed as an invitation-only event, the series has now opened to give any b-boy the chance to compete through a multi layered global qualification phase.

httpv://youtu.be/Ete3by61iqI

The Red Bull BC One Cypher Orlando is one of 50 local qualification events that are being hosted in the U.S. and around the globe in countries such as Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia and Taiwan.  The winner of the Orlando cypher will move on to compete against the best b-boys in the U.S. during the Red Bull BC One National Qualifier held Aug. 17 in Houston, Texas. The dancer who earns the national championship title in Houston will step onto the world stage to compete against the best of the best at the Red Bull BC One World Finals, hosted in South Korea.

Follow their journey and learn more at www.redbullbcone.com.

 

Red Bull BC One Cypher Orlando


WHERE:           Full Sail Live – 141 University Park DR, Winter Park, FL

WHEN:             Sunday, June 30, 2013 / DOORS: 3 pm / BATTLES: 5 pm

TICKETS:          All Ages / $5.00 Tickets available at the door/ Free to all Full Sail University students

SOCIAL:           @redbullORL, @redbullbcone, @fullsail

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Attending WWE NXT At Full Sail University

The last WWE Live event has come and gone at the Amway Center and suddenly you find yourself craving even more of the non-stop action that only professional wrestling can provide. Why wait another year for the next WWE Live event to return to Orlando when all the action is closer than you think?

Back in 2012, the WWE and Full Sail University in Winter Park entered a partnership that would bring the WWE’s developmental program WWE NXT to Full Sail’s campus for live tapings on select Thursday nights.

WWE NXT

Recently I was able to attend one of these tapings and being a big wrestling fan myself, I was interested to see what kind of experience the WWE could bring to a considerably smaller venue as compared to that of a large arena. Needless to say I was more than impressed!

Walking into the Full Sail Live Venue, one of the first things I noticed was how close all of the seats were to the in-ring action. With a capacity of 500, no seat was a bad seat.  In fact, the seats were so close that you could actually hear the wrestlers interacting with the crowd, something that is often missed when attending live events.

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Another pleasant surprise was the fact that at many of these tapings the WWE will often showcase some of your favorite WWE Superstars such as Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Damien Sandow, and even Chris Jericho. On the night I went we had an extremely surprise visit from none other than the WWE Champion himself, John Cena.

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John Cena at WWE NXT

One last thing I really loved about attending the WWE NXT taping was how excited the fans were to be there. Even though NXT is the company’s proving ground for future talent, the crowd was still loud as ever. This was great not only for the wrestlers as they often feed of the energy of the crowd, but it also made for a very fun night as well.

httpv://youtu.be/1G7fmw2vs4A

If you would like to attend a future WWE NXT event, make sure to visit their website and follow NXT on Twitter (@WWENXT) for updates on upcoming tapings at Full Sail University.

Tickets sell for as low as $10 and if you would like to sit ringside you can purchase Gold Circle tickets for $15. All ticket sales go towards a WWE sponsored Full Sail scholarship fund which the organization has already been fortunate enough to have donated two $10,000 scholarships to some extremely hard working students.

The next phase of the WWE NXT and Full Sail Partnership kicks off this summer with the opening of the WWE Performance Center! We are really excited about it opening!

httpv://youtu.be/QVKKmt2zSvU

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