School of Film and Animation – News
November 18, 2019
Alumni Update: Alumnus works with his childhood heroes on ‘The Simpsons’
Mike Battle ’02 (film and animation) has been watching The Simpsons for almost 30 years. For about half of that time, he has had a behind-the-scenes view of new episodes.
November 18, 2019
Learning from Industry: Employers keep RIT’s curriculum forward-looking
For the last several decades, volunteer groups have played a pivotal role in keeping RIT’s curriculum relevant and current with the latest industry trends. The groups of 10 to 30 leaders from a wide variety of companies come together a few times a year to offer their insights for RIT faculty and staff in nearly every college.
November 6, 2019
Hundreds attend RIT's National Portfolio Day
In support of the college admission process, prospective students from around the country received portfolio reviews from RIT faculty and reps from other leading art and design colleges.
October 7, 2019
Film experts in Rochester: ‘Joker’ film does not glorify violence
WROC-TV talks to Brian Price, visiting assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation, about the movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and the controversy around issues of violence and mental health.
October 7, 2019
Alumnus captures Emmy for sound work on popular HBO show
Matt Taylor '02 (film and animation - production option) was the co-supervising sound editor of a Warner Bros. sound team that won an Emmy Award for its efforts on Barry.
September 29, 2019
The history of Rotoscoping, the animation technique behind Amazon’s "Undone"
Brian Larson, professor in the School of Film and Animation, explains the history of rotoscoping, a technique where animation is drawn over footage of live actors, in a video by The Conversation.
September 10, 2019
RIT filmmakers' thesis works honored in international competition
Mackenzie Bates ’18 (Film and Animation) and Annika Servin ’18 (Film and Animation; Photojournalism) each won a category in the CILECT North America Best Film Award competition.
August 20, 2019
Motion Picture Science alumni, student honored for industry impact
RIT Motion Picture Science continued a trend of its alumni and students being recognized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
August 19, 2019
RIT partners with RCSD for portfolio preparation workshop
College of Art and Design faculty and staff led a workshop educating Rochester City School District art teachers on portfolio requirements and the art of photographing portfolio pieces.
August 7, 2019
RIT helps visitors to Bethel Woods museum mark Woodstock's iconic moment in music history
Six recently graduated motion picture science students from RIT’s College of Art and Design wove together the captivating videos for a museum exhibit at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the National Register Historic Site of the Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y.
June 17, 2019
RIT assistant professor’s feature-length screenplay garners industry attention
A feature-length screenplay written by an assistant professor in RIT's School of Film and Animation is receiving significant industry attention as she advances her moving coming-of-age story toward production.
June 4, 2019
Students' VR film leads to 'dream' jobs at local studio
Emily Haldeman and Tim Stringer were hired by Optic Sky shortly after showing the production studio their VR film that merges storytelling and interactivity.