School of Film and Animation – News
November 16, 2020
Holiday animation special by alumnus set for Netflix premiere
"Alien Xmas," a 40-minute stop-motion animation special directed by Stephen Chiodo '76 (Professional Photographic Illustration), premieres Nov. 20 on Netflix.
November 13, 2020
RIT faculty, alumnus, and esports team recognized at annual SMPTE awards
RIT enjoyed yet another strong performance this week at the 2020 SMPTE awards, an annual celebration recognizing business, technical, and creative leaders and students who have made substantial contributions to the ongoing advancement of media and entertainment technology.
October 23, 2020
Faculty, alumni collaborate on industry-recognized film
Many faculty and alumni of RIT's School of Film and Animation were part of the creative team for a documentary selected for a handful of festivals.
September 11, 2020
RIT talents shine in this year’s Fringe fest @ home
Nearly 20 artists and groups from Rochester Institute of Technology are participating in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival @ Home, a 12-day virtual event beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sept. 26.
September 7, 2020
Innovative planning, teamwork transform RIT galleries into creative academic spaces
Normally lined with exhibits showcasing the talents of RIT faculty, students, and alumni, three RIT galleries are instead outfitted this semester with the desks and technology necessary to meet the academic needs of hundreds of first-year College of Art and Design students. The University and Bevier Galleries inside Booth Hall and the William Harris Gallery in Gannett Hall have been transformed into creative classrooms.
September 1, 2020
Students, faculty to lead 'Representation Matters' panel
Students Joy Anderson (Film and Animation) and Aria A. Dines (Film and Animation; Illustration) are featured speakers for the Levine Center to End Hate's "Brave Spaces" event.
August 17, 2020
Facilities receive enhancements, safety upgrades for fall semester
Physical distancing and cleaning protocols, room capacity limits and reimagined spaces are among the preparations to help ensure a successful fall.
August 12, 2020
New students receive informative welcome with First Class Academy
The College of Art and Design offered three courses as part of RIT's First Class Academy, a tuition-free, credit-bearing online experience that introduced incoming freshmen to the RIT and Rochester communities this summer.
August 10, 2020
Production student edits award-winning footage for RIT SportsZone
Film and Animation (Production option) student Sophie Walter further hones her video editing skills by working for RIT SportsZone, an on-campus production organization covering RIT athletics.
May 1, 2020
First-year students develop imaging system to study historical artifacts
A multidisciplinary team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course. But with the shift to remote classes, the students left campus with the device nearly complete. Although disappointed, they shifted focus to the opportunities the new situation would create.
April 22, 2020
Alumnus aids community in business, coronavirus fight
Adam Richlin '09 is helping to distribute fresh groceries to freelancers during the pandemic — a selfless act that is mirrored in the business model of Brooklyn lighting equipment rental house.
April 13, 2020
Faculty, staff using 3D printing expertise to help battle with coronavirus
Mark Reisch, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation, and Dan Gabber, digital fabrication specialist, are using their expertise in 3D printing to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.