Full Sail's alumni network includes more than 60,000 grads, working in a wide range of unique roles all over the world. Here are just a few of the latest updates, accomplishments, and accolades from our grads.
Computer Animation Grad, Natalie Asport, Visits Campus
While on vacation in Florida, 2013 Full Sail Computer Animation Alumnus, Natalie Asport, took time to visit her friends in the Alumni Relations department with Career Development. Natalie is a Vehicle and Weapons Animator at Avalanche Studios in New York City.
Graphic Design Grad Brandon Moore, Lead Designer Miami Dolphins
Graphic Design grad Brandon Moore has been with the Miami Dolphins for almost two years and is now in a lead design position on the Miami Dolphins creative team. View Brandon's Behance to see more.
Film Grad Adam Wingard's Trailer and Featurette for Death Note
Netflix has released both the full trailer and a new featurette for the upcoming film adaptation of iconic manga series Death Note. The film will premiere globally on Netflix on August 25, 2017
Digital Arts and Design Grad Joel Balbuena Featured in "Margins" Article
Each month, Margins features interviews with visual artists and designers from diverse backgrounds to better represent the current landscape of the art & design community. Click here to read their article on grad Joel Balbuena.
David Dripps Featured on Steve Harvey’s "Funderdome"
Entertainment Business grad David Dripps presented his entrepreneurial project Brik Tile on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, a competition reality series where two companies battle it out to persuade a live audience to fund their ideas. Brik Tile is a 10×10 tile with sticky adhesive backing that you can place on the surface of your choice – most commonly used on a wall. The tiles are easily removable, and are compatible with brands such as LEGO® and Mega Bloks. Check out an in-depth look at Brik Tile below.
Stu Sanders Wins the Academy of Dreamers Music Contest
After submitting a YouTube video of his band performing their original song “North Caroline,” it only took a week for Recording Arts and Music Business grad Stuart “Stu” Sanders to become one of the top 20 finalists in the Academy of Dreamers Music Contest. As the winner of this contest, Stu Sanders and the Natives will have the opportunity to record their original music and receive one-on-one guidance from industry professionals. In addition to advancing his music career, Stu will also be helping children in need around the world by finding sponsors for them through the Holt International scholarship program, which partners with the Academy of Dreamers.
John Hollaway Wants You to "Be Afraid"
Entertainment Business grad John Hollaway released his psychological thriller Be Afraid on iTunes, Google Play, and VOD back in May of this year. The film has received several industry awards, including the 2017 NYC Winter Film Award for “Best Horror Feature Film,” and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie focuses on the effects of sleep paralysis and introduces a “dream demon” that haunts the film’s main character and tries to kidnap his seven-year-old son.
Brad Turpin Gains National Exposure from "The Profit"
Recording Arts grad Brad Turpin is the CEO and founder of Overtone Acoustics, which offers professional acoustic treatments at an affordable price. The company was featured on CNBC’s show The Profit, which brings in businessman and Camping World company owner Marcus Lemonis to help struggling businesses find success. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Brad explained that working with someone like Marcus forced him to “level up” as a businessman. As a result of Marcus’ influence and guidance, Overtone Acoustics has moved from their 1500-sqaure-foot facility in Orlando to a 75,000-square-foot facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania where they focus on expanding to new markets.
Adam Wingard Selected as Director for "Godzilla vs. Kong"
Congratulations are in order to Film grad Adam Wingard for signing on to direct Godzilla vs. Kong. In 2015, Legendary announced that the film franchises would combine for a cinematic experience. Recently, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Adam would be directing the film which is expected to be released Memorial Day weekend of 2018.
Calvin Greer on the Set of "Rampage," Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Full Sail alumni Calvin Greer (Film 2013 & Film Production MFA 2016) has been keeping himself busy these days working on Avengers: Infinity War. While the upcoming superhero film continues filming in an undisclosed location, Greer has been working as a Witness Camera Operator on the set of a film adaptation of a classic arcade game, Rampage, which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
We dedicate our work to the success of our graduates. Full Sail's Career Development department strives to help you achieve your goals by:
- Offering an advisory team made up of degree-specific industry professionals.
- Providing guidance on employment strategy - personal brand development, cover letters, resumes, and practice interviewing.
- Hosting recruitment events, alumni events and guest speaking.
- Maintaining career-long commitment to continued success at any level.