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Lead animators behind Big Hero 6 on making Baymax and careers in animation

Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 raked in one of the biggest opening weekend box offices ever for a Disney film, $56.2 million. When audiences screened the blockbuster at Savannah Film Festival several weeks before the official release, they also heard from a couple of the heroes behind the film.

Savannah Film Festival rewind: honoree portraits of 2013

In the midst of the count down to Savannah Film Festival 2014 (Oct. 25 - Nov. 1), a batch of Adam Kuehl’s distinctive portraits of Savannah College of Art and Design's honorees went up in Jen Library. From where the portraits hang in Jen’s study rooms, it’s hard to decipher who is ogling whom. Do the students glance up between chapters to study the faces of the film icons whose paths they want to trace?

A museum’s worth: artists’ perspectives on SCAD Museum of Art

This week, Savannah College of Art and Design brings home three honors from the American Institute of Architects convention: the AIA Young Architect’s Award, the AIA Fellowship for Emerging Leaders and the 2014 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture for the SCAD Museum of Art.

AD's Margaret Russell's 'simple truths' for graduates

A good commencement address is irresistible. Whether graduating or firmly planted in career or school, the distilled life experience and wisdom are too convenient and enlightening to pass up.

Studio Logic: inside the workspaces of professional artists and designers

Space. Invariably, it’s the object of focus for artists and designers, and often times the basis for their inspiration. This is definitely true for the spaces we’ll feature in our series Studio Logic, exploring the studios of professional artists and designers. For the first installment we travel to Brooklyn, where powerhouse duo Trish Andersen (B.F.A., fibers, 2005) and Maureen Walsh (B.F.A., fibers, 2004) set up the multi-disciplinary design studio Domestic Construction.

The jewelry of Downton Abbey with designer Andrew Prince

English jewelry maker Andrew Prince is across the pond for a U.S. tour that includes Bergdorf Goodman, which sells his designs, and Kleinfelds in New York City. He’ll give a public lecture at Savannah College of Art and Design on April 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Prabal Gurung chats with Steven Kolb live

Prabal Gurung, world renowned fashion designer born in Singapore, will discuss his career and views on modern glamour with CFDA CEO, Steven Kolb. The livestream of their conversation from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, part of SCADstyle 2014, starts tonight at 6:00 p.m. EDT here on Thread.

Slam dunk for a college application: making art with Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Hanging amidst the exhibitions of celebrated contemporary artists at SCAD Museum of Art is the work of 14-year-old Winter Jones. I never would have suspected that I would have the chance to put one of my pieces inside of a museum as good as this.

Inside the mind of Theaster Gates

Award-winning artist Theaster Gates began his lecture “An Analog but Very Important Conversation” with a slow, soulful prayer, which he sang, his rich voice filling the crevices of the packed theater at SCAD Museum of Art.

Alfredo Jaar live from Savannah College of Art and Design

Chilean artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar delivered the keynote address of deFINE Art 2014 from Trustees Theater in Savannah, Ga on Feb. 20, 2014. Watch the lecture below.

5 minutes with American Idol contender George Lovett

Savannah College of Art and Design alumnus and former member of SCAD’s performance ensemble the Honeybees, George Lovett (B.F.A., performing arts, 2011) recently sang his way to the Top 30 of “American Idol” Season 13. George is no stranger to Idol’s stage, having auditioned and made the show in Season 11.

Executive Producer Tim Gibbons's truths for surviving TV

Hosted by TV Week's Hillary Atkin, aTVfest's Q-and-A with Tim Gibbons, the executive producer of HBO’s monumental comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm and BET’s runaway hit Real Husbands of Hollywood, two shows that thrive on improvisation, fittingly gave the audience an improvised list of Truths f

Why you can't afford to miss the One Spark crowdfunding festival

The Bowerbags 2011 Kickstarter campaign was my first foray into crowdfunding.