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Savannah Film Festival: 5 benefits to future filmmakers

By Rachelle Murphy
I’m fortunate enough to be working at the 2014 Savannah Film Festival (Oct. 25-Nov. 1). I started with the festival in 2012 as an intern and moderator during my first year in graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2013, I interned again under the festival’s director of operations. My festival experiences were so valuable that my thesis topic was, Beyond the Film: A Local History and Analysis of the Savannah Film Festival.

Furniture's career path runs through High Point

By Tarana Mayes
If design is the intermediary between humans and experience, then furniture design holds the answers for how we interact with and experience our surroundings. You may never have thought about your furniture in this way, but it is the prevailing subject that rules the minds of furniture design students, in addition to materials, style, sustainability, comfort and function. There’s also the business reality to consider.

Students, SCAD rack up pancontinental recognition

By Chris Smith
The year is not quite over, but SCAD has already put 2014 to good use. Both the university and its talented students have been the center of several prominent international spotlights. Here’s a roundup of recent recognition:

Fink’s five musts to finding a good fashion career

By Michael Fink
There’s good news for fashion students. The fashion industry, like many others sectors, is starting to dust off the recession. In that time, though, we’ve advanced light years in technology and culture. Yet the fashion industry has been slow to change. That’s important to keep in mind when doing the resume rounds.

Savannah Film Festival rewind: honoree portraits of 2013

By Tarana Mayes
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?

Here's to a successful fall quarter

By Travis Walters
We’ve just wrapped up our first week of an already life-changing quarter. We wanted to recap everything that’s happened and mention a few of the things to look for in the coming months.

SecureCampus: a new level of safety

By Chris Smith
SCAD is adding another tool to our public safety strategy when we launch the SecureCampus network, a gunfire detection system. SecureCampus will cover a two-square-mile area in downtown Savannah, Georgia, with an array of sensors  — exterior and interior — that identifies the specific audio frequency created only by gunfire. John Buckovich, director of security for the SCAD Department of Public Safety, says this new tool can give the entire SCAD community more certainty in their safety.

Yuxi Bi's Supima collection hit the Fashion Week runway

By Travis Walters
“I’ve always loved fashion,” said Yuxi Bi, a recent fashion graduate. She knew she wanted to leave China to study fashion after discovering SCAD on television. She moved to Savannah four years ago to get the bachelor’s degree she received in June.

‘Advocate yourself’: Dyer uses social media, tenaciousness to seek dreams

By Chris Smith
She was following her dream. She “worked her butt off for it.” Then she was told she didn’t make the cut. When junior Lindsay Dyer (B.F.A. advertising) came to the Savannah College of Art and Design it was because it was one of the few schools that offered a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a collegiate equestrian program. But pursuing both didn’t come easy.

Animation draws big summer crowds

By Travis Walters
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the highest grossing film of the summer. So far. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is quickly catching up, and may overtake Transformers’s $243 million domestic haul. The defining characteristics of both films are the blend of live action with entirely animated characters and the many people it takes to make that happen.