51 Full Sail Graduates Work on OSCAR-Nominated Projects at 80th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences OSCAR Awards

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Working behind the scenes, 51 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) were involved in the production of 18 films nominated for an OSCAR Award in 18 separate categories. Full Sail graduates have worked on the previous four consecutive OSCAR-winning Best Picture films and a total of seven Best Picture winners over the past 13 years (since 1996).

Working behind the scenes, 51 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) were involved in the production of 18 films nominated for an OSCAR Award in 18 separate categories. Full Sail graduates have worked on the previous four consecutive OSCAR-winning Best Picture films and a total of seven Best Picture winners over the past 13 years (since 1996).

This year, alumni from programs such as: Film, Digital Arts & Design, Recording Arts and Computer Animation, are all represented on projects for the 80th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences OSCAR Awards to be held on February 24th in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Kodak Theatre.

Graduates this year again earned production credits in the Best Picture category such as Christian Labarta for There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Aaron Randall, for his work on Michael Clayton. Also credited are graduates Daniel Cramer, H. Haden Hammond and Darrick Akey for their work on the film, No Country for Old Men, also nominated in the Best Picture category.

Full Sail graduates are represented across many OSCAR-nominated categories overall including: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay and Best Animated Feature. Contributing as Digital Artists, Sound Re-Recording Mixers, or serving in Set Production, Full Sail graduates were responsible for creating some of this year's finest visual masterpieces including: Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Transformers, American Gangster, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, Across The Universe, Sicko, Into The Wild and The Golden Compass.

Full Sail's Film Program Director, Dave Franko said, "The high level of education that we provide at Full Sail is evident in the work that our graduates produce. Watching our alumni involved in Oscar-nominated films confirms the sense of pride we have in our programs, faculty and students. It is truly an honor."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

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

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