School of Film and Animation – News
April 12, 2021
RIT video game project wins industry awards
An multidisciplinary team of students creating noir horror game “The Camera That Bleeds” was recognized at the 2021 Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) Game Challenge.
April 1, 2021
Co-op spotlight: Student documents RIT's build out of virtual production curriculum
Simon Yahn '22 (Motion Picture Science) is spending the spring on co-op with MAGIC Spell Studios, chronicling RIT's leap into virtual production, an emerging filmmaking method only a few universities around the world are working with.
March 22, 2021
RIT filmmaking in time of COVID has brought unprecedented challenges, inspiring innovation
For RIT student filmmakers who are storytelling in the midst of a pandemic, grey has become the new black. While it’s impossible for any production to eliminate all risk in front of and behind the camera, they’ve had to constantly consider the additional time and safety procedures necessary to achieve the perfect shot.
March 12, 2021
Connections: How should we watch and judge documentaries?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Ambarien Alqadar, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation.
March 8, 2021
Motion Picture Science program's professional touch has student prepared for industry
Gayle McAdams '21 is confident her experiences in the Motion Picture Science program — one of RIT's 12 New Economy Majors — have her ready to enter the job market.
March 5, 2021
Creative Industry ‘Day’ a weeklong success for RIT students, alumni, talent seekers
RIT’s Creative Industry “Day” drew a wide range of talent seekers from companies such as Amazon, Forbes Media, and Microsoft last week, as the 16th annual event went virtual Feb. 22-26 this year due to the pandemic.
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID and Garth Fagan Dance announce working partnership
RIT and NTID have announced a partnership with Garth Fagan Dance for a “cooperative-creative-connection” to begin Aug. 1.
February 17, 2021
Film grad, now VFX editor, finds work on ‘The Prom’ personally and professionally rewarding
As a visual effects (VFX) editor, Harlan Doolittle ’14 (film production) oversees virtually every visual-effects shot in each film or episode they work on by working with editors and producers on what they need creatively to help shape each individual shot with VFX artists and vendors.
February 4, 2021
Professor's film garners more than 100 festival screenings
Film and Animation Professor Jack Beck's "Stari Grad (Old Town)" — filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia — follows a young boy who, hiding from a devastating military conflict, wishes for peace.
February 1, 2021
Students integral in bringing popular band's livestream to life
Film and photography students worked as camera operators and videographers as indie pop band MisterWives filmed a visual album in MAGIC Spell Studios. It's among the many examples of MAGIC providing professional-level experiences for students.
January 27, 2021
Alumna applies creative touch to 'Among Us,' other game titles
Justine Raymond '12 (Film and Animation) has established a successful career in video game art that includes work on a variety of console, PC and mobile games.
January 22, 2021
Partnership provides internships at state's largest living history museum
Students Devin Hull and Sophie Walter are using their creativity to expand ongoing digital efforts of the Genesee Country Village & Museum.