Sheridan Home Run at Fan Expo

  Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props and the Makeup for Media and Creative Arts Program booth showcased at Fan Expo was a huge success! We hosted three seminar sessions featuring: Emmy Award winning makeup artist Colin Penman, whose work includes The Strain, Defiance, Pacific Rim, Resident Evil, Falling Skies, the SAW movie franchise and The Kennedys. Sculptor and Character designer Don Lanning who has designed and created some of the best known aliens and monsters on the big and small screen Star Trek: Into Darkness, Hellboy, and the current Batman featuring Ben Affleck. Puppet-masters, Robert Mills and Fred Stinson who spoke about non-Computer Generated Special Effects. They have combined experience manipulating monsters and puppets in films such as The Thing, Short Circuit II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Bride of Chucky, The Santa Clause, Labyrinth. From television credits include the Muppets on Fraggle Rock and Dinosaurs as well as… Read More

Advanced TV and Film Students Apply Skills in 3X3 Production (Part 1)

Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film (ATVF) program teaches advanced film and television skills to students who have either academic or industry backgrounds, but wish to develop the practical and competitive skills they need to successfully integrate into the film, television or interactive industries. Many ATVF students enter the program somewhat “afraid and suspicious of technology,” program coordinator Jean Desormeaux suggests, but after a year of intense master classes and production, they graduate from Sheridan comfortable with technology and industry workflow processes. The ATVF program offers students specialties in producing, directing, screenwriting, editing, audio production and post-production, camera and lighting, and digital design. This post-graduate certificate program begins with an intensive seven-week session of master classes in the above disciplines in which students can specialize. Then in the next seven weeks, students apply their learning in a real life short film production methodology named 3X3 (i.e. interpretative film projects that are… Read More