Musical Artist, Sisqo, Makes Comeback With Full Sail Instructor as Director of New Video

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Full Sail Real World Education Instructor, Carl Verna, recently shot a music video with pop artist, Sisqo, in the downtown Orlando area. Full Sail Instructor, Carl Verna, served as Director, and several Full Sail students and graduates worked in production.

Full Sail Real World Education Instructor, Carl Verna, recently shot a music video with pop artist, Sisqo, in the downtown Orlando area. Full Sail Instructor, Carl Verna, served as Director, and several Full Sail students and graduates worked in production.

Sisqo began his career at an early age when he co-founded the group, Dru Hill in 1995. They quickly gained fame with their R&B hit “Tell Me.” In 2000, Sisqo debuted his solo album, “Unleash The Dragon.” The album’s second single, the “Thong Song,” was a runaway hit and made it to number three on the Billboard charts. Its follow up, “Incomplete,” made it to number one. In 2001, Sisqo released his second solo album, which went platinum, and he also branched out into television.

Sisqo has since finished recording his third solo album, “The Last Dragon,” which will be released in November 2006. He came to Orlando to work with Full Sail and shoot his video throughout the downtown area, and he also spent time on the Full Sail Winter Park campus.

“I greatly enjoyed working with Sisqo and to have Full Sail students and graduates be involved in this major mainstream project,” said Verna. “Full Sail takes every opportunity to expose our students to artists and celebrities currently in the industry as a way to bring our real world education even closer to home, and to familiarize them with what they’ll be experiencing once they graduate.”

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 23,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing world tour six out of the last six 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 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.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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