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Video: SCAD-FOX Sports Super Bowl collaboration

We’re happy to bring you the final result of SCAD’s partnership with FOX Sports to design the opening animation for the Super Bowl. Originally scheduled to air at 6 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, FOX Sports moved the airtime up to 2 p.m., during the network’s pre-game broadcast. Enjoy the show and the buzz it created.

How my class designed the Super Bowl open

Editor's note: The SCAD/FOX Sports collaboration ran at 2 p.m. during pregrame broadcast, earlier than originally scheduled by FOX Sports. Watch the final animation here: http://youtu.be/HSXd7O5bjpo.

I'm going to Disneyland!

You may hear the famililar refrain of champions, "I'm going to Disneyland," ring out from your television on Sunday night after the big game.

The future of fashion

What does it take to be considered a rising star in the fashion industry? Each year, the YMA gives us a glimpse into what the future of fashion holds when it crowns a new group of Fashion Scholarship Fund winners.

SCAD alumni fan the flames of Super Bowl ad fever

An Ostrich. Doritos. The chance to be seen by one of the largest television audiences in history. Not getting the connection? Keep reading.

Parking garage as host for micro housing model

There was a time during my freelance television production days when I would have gone anywhere for work. In fact, being able to uproot from Atlanta and moonlight in a new city for six to ten weeks of production sounded like the ultimate adventure. Where to live? No matter. I would apply to the job first and answer this question second, knowing there had to be some college friend or distant relative in said city who would welcome a carpetbagger.

Working Class Studio debuts Spring 2014 collection

Emerging from Working Class Studios' prolific design laboratory this week is the Spring 2014 collection of products for the home. Check out the catalog that’s fresh off the presses.

Immersion Hong Kong: a tour of the city's architectural gems

In case you’re stuck somewhere cold, snowy, uninspired, or all of the above, here’s some eye candy that’ll whisk you away on a virtual, albeit momentary, adventure. The images come from 18 graduate and undergraduate students from Savannah College of Art and Design's School of Building Arts who are traversing Hong Kong in search of the neighborhoods, architecture, and urban design that make it one of the world’s great cities.

Holiday shopping with Kickstarter

If the season of giving and holiday movies has you under its spell, head on over to the Kickstarter page for student film, Sea Odyssey, where you can indulge your appetite for both. Sea Odyssey won’t be out in time for Christmas, more like May 2014.

Get on the bus: shuttle from Wynwood to Art Basel Miami Beach

Here’s a peek from concept through production of the bus Savannah College of Art and Design is exporting to Art Basel Miami Beach. The complimentary shuttle will run Dec. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and transport riders from UNTITLED.

SCAD teams with Hewlett Packard to create field trip of the future

In a world of devices and screens of every variety, it’s easy to wonder, do we really need paper? Hewlett Packard recently turned to students and the Collaborative Learning Center at Savannah College of Art and Design to help them answer that question in the affirmative.

DesignIntelligence’s 2014 rankings name SCAD interior design #1

For the third year in a row, DesignIntelligence has ranked Savannah College of Art and Design's graduate and undergraduate interior design programs number one in the nation. Leading professionals and educators determine “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” SCAD’s close relationship to industry and unique interdisciplinary environment are two factors that keep its programs at the top of the list.

FOX Sports taps students to create show open for Super Bowl XLVIII

Updated Jan. 31: Get a peek at the final Super Bowl project here. What does art have to do with football and football have to do with art?

Under the spell of 'Mo Chara'

You might say that the luck of the Irish is with emerging filmmaker Ciaran McGuigan. Mo Chara, the first film that Ciaran directed, was accepted into the Savannah Film Festival and is steadily growing in acclaim. In between stints as a professional soccer player and an assistant soccer coach at Savannah College of Art and Design, Ciaran made this film about school age boys whose friendship overcomes the Catholic-Protestant rivalry in Northern Ireland.

Real talk on online degree programs

  I’ve contemplated going back to school to pursue an M.F.A. in film and television. As a working mom, an online program makes a grad degree seem…doable.

Festival guest Norman Reedus shoots for 5th season as Daryl Dixon

Congratulations to Norman Reedus on the renewal of his show The Walking Dead for a fifth season on AMC. Earlier this week, after giving a master class to students at the Savannah Film Festival, he sat down for an interview with Savannah College of Art and Design. Here’s Norman on how he stumbled into acting and reading The Walking Dead script for the first time.

My 16th Savannah Film Festival: how sweet it still is

There’s something about the weather this time of year. When it starts to get a little cooler I get excited about movies. The nip in the air indicates the arrival of the Savannah Film Festival! 

Inside New York Comic Con 2013: a panelist's perspective

“…riiiight, I’m supposed to be interjecting.” That’s what I had to keep reminding myself as I sat on a panel at New York Comic Con 2013 listening to the other panelists speak. I couldn’t help but get lost in what they had to say since, just like the audience, I’m a fan of their work. I love comics, always have, always will. So to be a panelist at the conference was thrilling.

Environmental documentary captures exhilarating footage and a prize

If you haven’t noticed, cable television is awash with channels dedicated to wildlife. Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, all of them rely on the unique craft of environmental filmmaking and, in many cases, the bravery of the crew behind the camera. Despite the often harrowing field conditions, the genre is exploding.

SpongeBob SquarePants visits Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design is no stranger to the movie industry. Every year, filmmakers flock to the historic Trustees Theater for the annual Savannah Film Festival (Oct. 26-Nov. 2). In the case of “SpongeBob SquarePants 2,” though, SCAD’s not showing the movie, it’s in it.