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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: 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


Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2016


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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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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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

Vans Warped Tour 2016

Posted on Tue, Aug 9, 2016


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Topics: 89x Radio, 89x, Music, warped tour, vans warped tour, pop punk, video editing, editing, non linear editing

Why Does All That Band Artwork Look So Similar?

Posted on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Dan Mumford's Warped Imagination


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Topics: Logo Design, Music, Graphic Design, movies, webdesign, artists,, album art

WDIV Film Challenge Detroit 2016

Posted on Thu, Aug 4, 2016

Film Challenge '16


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