“I greatly enjoyed being able to bring the students on the shoot as their excitement over the project was contagious,” said Neihouse.
Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2010
Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) is proud to recognize James Neihouse, Cinematography and Lighting Full Sail instructor, who served as the Director of Photography and astronaut crew trainer who led a team that included Full Sail staff and students to produce the upcoming IMAX® film, Hubble 3D (http://www.imax.com/hubble).
The film, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, allows movie-goers to journey through space and accompany spacewalking astronauts as they attempt what is claimed to be “the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history.” The film will offer an inspiring look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy, and highlight the exceptional impact on the way viewers witness the universe.
In addition to serving at Full Sail University, Neihouse’s career focus began moving toward large format motion picture production when he received the opportunity to work with IMAX founder and co-inventor, Graeme Ferguson. The two collaborated on the IMAX Dome® production Ocean, filming underwater off the coast of Southern California. Since then, Neihouse has continued to work with Ferguson on numerous IMAX projects, including all of the IMAX space films.
Neihouse has worked on more than 35 large format films including: Hail Columbia, The Dream Is Alive, Blue Planet, Destiny In Space, Mission To Mir, Space Station 3D, Pulse, A Stomp Odyssey, Rolling Stones: At The Max, NASCAR 3D, The IMAX Experience, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, India, Kingdom of the Tiger, Roving Mars, Michael Jordan to The Max, Bears, Race The Wind, The Great Barrier Reef, On The Wing, Alamo, The Price of Freedom, Skyward, Arkansas: Center of Attraction, Darwin on the Galapagos and Mexico. He has also worked on many commercials, features and documentaries in other formats.
Additional Full Sail staff selected by Niehouse to serve on the Hubble 3D project included: 35mm Course Director, John Walsh, and instructors Zack Austin, Marc Bucksath, Andrew Campbell and Alicia Lyman. Full Sail graduates who were current Full Sail students at time of production included: Michelle Erdman, Cory Jennings and Brandon Lewis.
“I greatly enjoyed being able to bring the students on the shoot as their excitement over the project was contagious,” said Neihouse. “In addition to the students, having Full Sail staff present was incredibly valuable as they were perfectly trained to handle such a large project. When working with the space program there are truly no second takes, and you have only one opportunity to get it right. Therefore, having the right team by my side was critical and it turned out to be a wonderful success and a rewarding experience for all.”
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,800 students from 50 states and 57 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of 28 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.
Full Sail was most recently named the 2009 IT Florida “Leader of the Year” as well as “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition, Full Sail University has been recognized as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and has also been previously 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.edu.