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BS/MEng Mechanical Engineering
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moonlighting as a photo student

Alissa Anderson on Tuesday, 05 March 2013. Posted in Majors & Minors, The Arts, Women at RIT

As part of my entrepreneurship and new venture creation course I created a youtube video to pitch my business concept to potential investors. In order to make the best presentation I reached out to my friends in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences to help me record my pitch in a professional lighting. As a tour guide, I am familiar to the photo/video resources that are offered (for free) to student on campus but I did not realize the depth of the facilities until I started working on my pitch! CIAS supports the “CAGE” a resource that allows students to access cameras, flash, umbrellas, etc; 48 undergraduate Color and B&W darkrooms; 20 graduate Color and B&W darkrooms; 2 color paper processors; 30 Illustration studios; and labs with software including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash. 


For my purposes I used a studio, the provided tungsten lights and backdrop, and used my personal camera to capture the magic. Check out this vine video short of my setup: 


For the full tour of the CIAS Photographic Arts and Sciences Facilities check out this tour video (produced by RIT CIAS):