Production Option - Film and Animation BFA
October 12, 2021
Alumnus gifts company's dynamic footage for use in student films
Nick Nicely '12 (3D Digital Design), founder of Video Plates and Backings, is providing all RIT students access to his library of more than 5,000 driving plates and moving set backdrops for use in films and media projects.
October 1, 2021
RIT and Pure Imagination Studios establish creative collaborative agreement
RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is partnering with Pure Imagination Studios, an award-winning independent entertainment studio best known for combining proprietary technology with groundbreaking storytelling, to launch a satellite office and spatial computing studio in Rochester.
September 7, 2021
New leadership roles, faculty hires highlight changes in College of Art and Design
RIT's Schools of Art, American Crafts, Film and Animation, and Photographic Arts and Sciences are all under new leadership.
August 23, 2021
School of Film and Animation’s incoming director relishes new role
Shanti Thakur—who began her new role as director of RIT’s School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design earlier this month—is an award-winning fiction and documentary filmmaker who has taught for nearly two decades.
June 29, 2021
Graduate film student seeks out collaborative, groundbreaking projects
Selma Peña '22 MFA (Film and Animation), a screenwriter with an undergraduate psychology degree, is using her varied background to create compelling stories that are both meaningful and beautiful.
June 14, 2021
RIT audio expert brings MAGIC to locally-made film
In working with Dave Sluberski, senior lecturer in the School of Film and Animation, two local filmmakers became the first professional clients to use the sound mix theater in RIT's MAGIC Spell Studios.
June 8, 2021
Professor's interview with infamous CIA turncoat featured in new book
In the mid-1980s, Frank Deese of the School of Film and Animation interviewed Philip Agee to inform his screenplay on young CIA recruits. The conversation is detailed in A Drop of Treason.
April 28, 2021
Grad applies studio’s talent to faraway galaxies
Since Chris Edwards ’97 (film and video production) graduated, you could say the sky has been the limit when it comes to his meteoric success over the last two decades.
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 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 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.