Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) March 5, 2008
Outstanding achievements in the fields of film and motion picture were honored at the 80th Academy Awards on February 24, 2008, where 15 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) were involved in the production of six motion picture releases nominated for an OSCAR Award in ten separate categories.
Continuing to build upon their reputation for excellence, Full Sail graduates have worked on the previous five consecutive OSCAR-winning Best Picture films and a total of eight Best Picture winners over the past 13 years (since 1996). Alumni from programs such as: Film, Digital Arts, Recording Arts and Computer Animation, were all represented on projects for the 80th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences OSCAR Awards.
Graduates Daniel Cramer, H. Haden Hammond and Darrick Akey earned production credits in the Best Picture category for their work on the film, No Country for Old Men, which took home the OSCAR for Best Picture this year. Also credited on films nominated in the Best Picture category where Christian Labarta for There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Aaron Randall, for his work on Michael Clayton.
Full Sail graduates were represented on many OSCAR-winning films in categories including: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Screenplay- Adapted and Best Animated Feature. Contributing as Digital Artists, Sound Mixers or serving in Set Production, Full Sail graduates were responsible for creating some of this year's finest visual masterpieces in addition to No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood including, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, and The Golden Compass.
Full Sail President, Garry Jones said, "Once more we are in wonderful awe of the exceptional talents of our graduates and honor their achievements at this year's Oscar Awards. We sincerely congratulate each of their unique contributions to the films they represented, and we celebrate and share in their extreme passion for filmmaking."
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.