Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2006
Full Sail Real World Education is proud to announce that Film Graduate, Erik Adolphson, was recently awarded “Best in Show Documentary” at the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
During a three-day orientation, 50 students were trained on Adobe’s desktop digital video and audio tools, matched with mentors, and broken into 14 collaborative teams. The teams produced a three-minute broadcast reporting the activities in the American Pavilion, a five-minute documentary on Cannes and the festival, and a motion logo for the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program.
The inspiration for Adolphson’s documentary “Cannes Food,” is a look at the Cannes Film Festival as seen through the eyes of two student chefs peering out through the kitchen door. A short documentary highlighting their experience at films greatest gathering in one of cuisines' most celebrated regions.
In addition to winning “Best in Show Documentary,” Adolphson also won the “Emerging Director” Award. “I have been afforded some wonderful opportunities. Creating the piece ‘Cannes Food’ in two short weeks, while simultaneously experiencing the worlds foremost collection of new film, was a challenge. However, my education at Full Sail had prepared me well for working under very real, very short, deadlines.”
Adolphson is working on his second documentary and has recently attended SIGGRAPH in Boston with the Adobe Design Achievement Award winners. “Full Sail has given me an insight into these disciplines that has made it possible for me to capture and understand the world of these artists.”
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 20,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour five out of the last five years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Design & Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.
Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.
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