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How to Interact With Clients

Posted on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

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When you start working with clients, there are some important things that you should keep in mind when interacting with them.

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Topics: Business, Freelance, clients, business meeting, freelance work, interacting

The Bare Necessity For Shooting Your Own Video

Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

So, you want to shoot your own video but don’t know what you need or how to start. Here is a list of equipment you should consider buying if you want to start to create your own videos.

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Topics: Lighting, camera, camera techniques, shooting, setting a scene, batteries, memory cards

And The Winner Is....

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

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On October 20th, filmmakers from around Detroit gathered at a viewing party for WDIV Local 4's Film Challenge Detroit. With over 100 entries, the field was narrowed down to just 10 finalists. Each contestant was hoping to win the grand prize, a trip for four to the Sundance Film Festival and $1,000.

 

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Topics: Detroit, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, Film, film festival, movies, sundance film festival, detroit film, film challenge detroit, channel 4, local 4

How Lighting Affects Mood

Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Many different techniques and tricks have been used over the years to strike up a certain mood or emotional reaction from an audience. One of the biggest, and probably most important factors, is lighting. Good lighting is normally achieved by paying close attention to the basic concepts of direction, intensity, color, and contrast. All these different things play a huge part in giving one's project a certain feel. Here are a few ways lighting is used to influence the mood of a scene.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, Film, Color, Lighting, Lighting Techniques, dma, intensity, mood, direction

2016 Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Scholarship Award

Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

 The Specs Howard School of Media Arts has had a long relationship with the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA). This year the DSBA awarded two deserving Specs Howard students with an amazing scholarship. 

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Topics: BMA, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers, sports scholarship, DSBA, sports

ACCSC Award

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

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The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) celebrated its 10th annual Professional Development Conference in San Diego this past week. The Specs Howard School of Media Arts had the honor of attending the event for a very special reason!   

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Topics: accsc, accsc award, school of distinction

Constitution Day- 2016

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

 

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to celebrate their legacy and nurture good habits of citizenship in all generations of Americans. This year marks the 229th anniversary of the Consitution! 

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Topics: Graphic Design, Constitution Day, abraham linclon

3 Tips for Creative Videography

Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Have you ever watched a film and wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, while many filmmakers have their secret tricks that have yet to be explained, we can at least shed some light on a few other good techniques. Here we've compiled a list explaining three useful artistic videography tips to help spice up your next production.

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Topics: digital media industry, dslr, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, videography, vertigo, speed ramping, camera techniques, dolly zoom, lens wacking, dolly technique

What's The Deal With Today's Video Game Logos?

Posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

     They say that we’re entering a new golden age for gaming. With the reveal of Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony’s Playstation VR, and SteamVR, virtual reality headsets have left the realm of farfetched ideas and crowdfunding sites, and will soon hit shelves with the capacity to play high-budget titles from major game studios such as Square-Enix, Rocksteady Studios, and Crytek.

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Topics: video games, graphic desgin, logos, graphics, computer graphics

Graphic Means: A Documentary on the History of Graphic Design Production

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016


Graphic Means

 

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Topics: GFX, Specs Howard, Documentary, graphic desgin, graphic means, graphic design documentary, graphic design history

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