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Study Film: Know the Difference Between Film and Digital

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students taking classes in undergraduate programs in film will experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Two of the biggest is learning the difference between film and digital. In the past, film was the main medium filmmakers used to make movies. 35mm was king and other formats were snubbed. Now, with more technology, [...]

Alex Day and the Future of Self-Producing

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in pursuing careers in recording engineering by creating and producing their own music might consider looking to Alex Day for inspiration. Alex Day, a self-produced musician from Essex, England, is one of a growing number of young musicians who are changing the recording industry forever. “I don’t have a label, a manager, [...]

Choosing a Major in Economics

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Choosing a major can be difficult, especially for international students. With so much riding on the line, the choice can sometimes seem overwhelming. One of the hardest things about the decision is finding a major that strikes a balance between something you enjoy, and something that will get you a good job when you graduate. [...]

Broadcasting Reality: On-Air Broadcasting Jobs

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

There are few jobs as glamorous in broadcasting as being an on-air reporter or anchor. Unfortunately, there are also few jobs as competitive. International students pursuing an education in broadcasting may find themselves out of luck if they go to school in a big city and just expect to get one of these jobs there [...]

Video Game Development at Full Sail University

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With consoles, computers, handheld devices and now smart phones in more hands than ever, video games are in greater demand than ever before. Without video game developers to conceive, write, design, and program these projects, however, few would be much more than a glimmer in the eye of many. Fortunately for game enthusiasts and would-be [...]

Recording Arts for your Eyes and Ears

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When people think of the recording arts, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is the audio from a recording studio. But to think of recording arts as just dealing with sound is to miss a huge part of the field. Sound interacting with visuals adds another dimension to any recording. Not [...]

Highest Paying Jobs in Medicine

Posted on December 31st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Everyone knows that doctors make a lot of money, but do you know which doctors make the most? Some of the highest paying jobs in medicine may surprise you. 1. General Surgeon Of the highest paying jobs in medicine, this one probably won’t surprise anyone. Being a surgeon is hard. It requires long shifts and [...]

What Does a Movie Producer Do?

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Some of the longest movie credits of all time include Alien v Predator with a 12-minute long sequence and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King which was just over nine minutes. It takes a lot of people to create a film. The person who brought them all together is the movie producer. But [...]

How to Get a Career as a Director

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

If you’re thinking about pursuing a career as a director, you might be wondering what a film school at a college or university can actually teach you. After all, how can you teach someone an artistic process? To have a career as a director, you don’t need to have a college degree, however, there are [...]

What You Need to Know About Studying Aviation in the US

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Studying aviation is a technical pursuit. There are many different terms and structures to the air transportation business in the U.S. which could affect where you choose to study aviation. International students who commit to studying aviation should educate themselves on the general outline of air transportation in the US. Civil aviation represents all non-military [...]