Specs Howard School of Media Arts Blog

Where you find insights in to the Media Arts industries!

    Specs Spotlight: Kila Peeples

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, Jun 20, 2019
      Kila Peeples, like so many others, was deeply affected by the financial crash of 2008. She lost her job and needed to figure out the next step in ...
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    Topics: Fox 2 Detroit, wdiv, specs spotlight, live in the d, multimedia journalist, Hall of Shame

    Specs Spotlight: Daniel Pelchat

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Tue, Jun 18, 2019
      Daniel Pelchat graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in March of 2010. Formerly Daniel had played high school football for South ...
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    Topics: specs spotlight, south lyon, camera operation, mayor, sports broadcasting, community

    Specs Spotlight: Zach Hiser

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Fri, Jun 14, 2019
     
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    Topics: Radio, specs spotlight, wcsr, motor city racing promotions, race car driving

    Specs Spotlight: Paul Cicchini

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Wed, Jun 5, 2019
     
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    Topics: Television, Radio, News, specs spotlight, anchor, producer, michigan, illinois

    Specs Spotlight: Craig Blackmoore

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, May 30, 2019
     
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    Topics: Art, Music, Freelance, Photography, graphic desgin, videography, specs spotlight, graphic designer, 3d graphics

    Specs Spotlight: Deshon Davis

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Tue, May 28, 2019
     
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    Topics: Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Arts, Freelance, Broadcast Careers, specs spotlight, detroit lions, detroit tigers, tv warren, broadcast engineer

    Specs Spotlight: Rebecca Lynn Spada

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, May 23, 2019
     
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    Topics: Television, Media, specs spotlight, videographer, st. clair shores, associate producer

    Specs Spotlight: Benjamin Makulski

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Mon, May 20, 2019
     
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    Topics: Television, Broadcast Media Arts, specs spotlight, video programmer, creative producer, HOMTV, videographer

    Specs Spotlight: Sari Zalesin

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, May 16, 2019
     
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    Topics: Radio, Detroit, detroit radio, Broadcasting, 101.1 WRIF, WCSX, jacapps, Program director, klxk, nhl, announcer, sirius xm, radio disney, cbs radio, wllz, female announcer

    Specs Spotlight: Cody Trombley

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Tue, May 14, 2019
     
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    Topics: Radio, Detroit, Broadcast Media Arts, Promotions, 101.1 WRIF, iHeart Media, beasley media, specs spotlight

    The Joe Wade Formicola Broadcasting Scholarship

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, Oct 16, 2018
    The Joe Wade Formicola Broadcasting Scholarship was founded by the Formicola family following the sudden passing of Detroit radio personality and ...
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    Topics: Radio, detroit radio, scholarship, Specs Howard Tour, Joe Wade Formicola, Country Radio, country music radio hall of fame

    May 2018 Open House Graduate Panel

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, May 24, 2018
    Watch our panel of graduates from our May 2018 Open House as they discuss their careers and experiences from before, during, and after their time at ...
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    Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

    Posted by Holly Krause on Sun, Jan 14, 2018
    Founder, Specs Howard, in 1989 Since its inception, Specs Howard has been dedicated to providing hands-on training in the media industries. Take a ...
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    Topics: Radio, Digital Media Arts, Specs Howard, Graphic Design, Broadcast Media Arts, 48 anniversary, tv

    4 Tips for Effective Networking

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Fri, Dec 22, 2017
    You’ve probably heard this before: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. 
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    Industry Tips: Shooting Video on Your Phone

    Posted by Steven Ferraro on Thu, Nov 30, 2017
    One of the first and most intimidating hurdles an aspiring filmmaker will come across is the monetary barrier of entry associated with getting ...
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    We Have A Winner!

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, Nov 14, 2017
    The ballots have been counted, and we have a winner! 
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    Topics: Radio, Broadcasting, Big Jim, Audition, Big Jim's House, WCSX

    Constitution Day- 2017

    Posted by Holly Krause on Sun, Sep 17, 2017
      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 ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Constitution Day, abraham linclon

    Big Jim's Big Break

    Posted by Holly Krause on Wed, Sep 13, 2017
    Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Now could be your chance! 
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    Topics: Radio, Broadcasting, Big Jim, Audition, Big Jim's House, WCSX

    2017 Halfway to Comic-Con

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, Sep 5, 2017
    This weekend is your chance to attend a Comic-Con right here in Metro Detroit. 
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    Topics: Detroit, Specs Howard, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Comic Con, Broadcast, land of the lost, halfway to comic con, great lakes comic con, glcc, marvel, batman, comics

    WDIV Film Challenge Detroit 2017

    Posted by Holly Krause on Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    Film Challenge '16
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    Topics: Detroit, film festival, movies, wdiv, detroit film, film challenge detroit, local 4, contest, click on detroit, good, good vs. evil, evil

    Metallica Day Recap

    Posted by Holly Krause on Fri, Jul 21, 2017
    We spent out day hanging out with 101.1 WRIF at all of their Metallica Day parties! Watch the video below to get a glimpse at the day's events! 
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    Topics: WRIF, Digital Media, metallica, 101.1 WRIF, recap

    Industry Tips: How to Shoot an Interview

    Posted by Theodore Cole Anderson on Thu, Jul 6, 2017
     
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    Topics: Interview, how to, tips, industry tips

    Industry Tips: How to Use Your Broadcasting Voice

    Posted by Specs Intern on Wed, May 31, 2017
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    Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, industry tips

    Industry Tips: Pro Camcorder vs DSLR

    Posted by Specs Intern on Mon, Apr 17, 2017
     If you are looking to break into the media industry you may have one question on your mind, “should I use a Pro Camcorder or a DSLR?” Well, Both ...
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    Topics: dslr, Digital Media, industry tips, Camcorder

    Industry Tips: How to Properly Set Up a C-Stand

    Posted by Theodore Cole Anderson on Mon, Apr 10, 2017
     In the media industry you will come across a lot of different equipment. Some you may be familiar with and others may be new to you. One piece of ...
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    Topics: how to, C-Stands, how to set up a C-Stand

    Specs Howard Internship Fair 2017

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    Every year the Specs Howard School of Media Arts Career Services Department hosts an Internship Fair. An internship can be a vital starting point for ...
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    Topics: Career Services

    Grad Story: Josh Campos

    Posted by Theodore Cole Anderson on Mon, Mar 27, 2017
      Meet Specs Howard Digital Media Arts graduate Josh Campos. Josh started his journey in the media industry here at The Specs Howard School of Media ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories, digital media industry, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, video production

    Industry Tips: What is Native ISO?

    Posted by Theodore Cole Anderson on Fri, Mar 3, 2017
     
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, camera techniques, native iso, ISO, industry tips, video production

    Industry Tips: How to Wrap/Wrangle Cable Like a Professional

    Posted by Theodore Cole Anderson on Tue, Feb 21, 2017
    There is an art to everything done in the media industry. As with any niche, there is a set of vocabulary needed to understand what is going on ...
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    Topics: how to, xlr cables, audio cables, wrangle, how to wrangle a cable, tips, industry tips, wrap, cable, professional, stingers

    Industry Tips: Achieving the Cinematic Film Look on a DSLR

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Feb 3, 2017
     
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    Topics: dslr, Digital Media Arts, Film, Lighting, videography, cinematography, color grading, tips, composition, white balance, dynamic range, shutter speed, ISO

    Tips For Freelancers

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Dec 16, 2016
    Things that you should have ready before speaking with clients
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    Topics: Business, Internet Tips, networking, freelance work, professionalism, customer service

    Things You Should Do Before, During, and After a Job Interview

    Posted by Specs Intern on Wed, Dec 14, 2016
     
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    Topics: job interview

    How to Interact With Clients

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Dec 2, 2016
    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 by Specs Intern 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 ...
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    Topics: Lighting, camera, camera techniques, shooting, setting a scene, batteries, memory cards

    And The Winner Is....

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, Oct 25, 2016
      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 ...
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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 by Specs Intern 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 ...
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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 by Holly Krause 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 ...
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    Topics: BMA, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers, sports scholarship, DSBA, sports

    ACCSC Award

    Posted by Holly Krause 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 ...
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    Topics: accsc, accsc award, school of distinction

    Constitution Day- 2016

    Posted by Holly Krause 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 ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Constitution Day, abraham linclon

    3 Tips for Creative Videography

    Posted by Jake Webb 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 ...
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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 by Holly Krause 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 ...
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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 by Premier Wiggins 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

    Vans Warped Tour 2016

    Posted by Holly Krause 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

    WDIV Film Challenge Detroit 2016

    Posted by Holly Krause on Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    Film Challenge '16
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    Topics: Detroit, wdiv, detroit film, film challenge detroit

    89X Super Smash Brothers Tournament

    Posted by Jake Webb on Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    What is Super Smash Bros.? Super Smash Bros. is a smash-hit crossover fighting game in which familiar faces from the Nintendo brand compete to send ...
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    Topics: 89x Radio, 89x, Media, Media Events, video games, tournament

    Reddit & You

    Posted by Jake Webb on Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    Reddit is a content aggregation site. What this means is people from all around the world go onto Reddit to share content they’ve either made or ...
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    Topics: how to, reddit, internet, synopsis

    So, Which Camera Should I Buy?

    Posted by Keith Bedore on Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    The surge in popularity of using DSLR and mirrorless cameras to shoot video means there are hundreds of affordable quality cameras on the market. How ...
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    Topics: BMA, dslr, Digital Media Arts, Film, Freelance, dma, sensor, 4k, camera, lens

    Social Media Day Detroit

    Posted by Jake Webb on Wed, Jun 1, 2016
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    Specs Howard at the Belle Isle Grand Prix

    Posted by Jake Webb on Fri, May 27, 2016
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    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2016

    Posted by Holly Krause on Tue, May 24, 2016
    On Saturday May 21, 2016 The Specs Howard School of Media Arts had the chance to participate in the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at ...
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    Topics: Television, Radio, Broadcast, Charity

    89X - 89 Hour Film Festival

    Posted by Abby Cook on Sat, Mar 19, 2016
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    Topics: 89x, Film, film festival

    High School Media Career Day

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, Mar 14, 2016
     
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    Topics: Job Shadow, High School

    Grad Story: Rob Wourman

    Posted by Jake Webb on Fri, Feb 26, 2016
          Rob Wourman is working on-air at Diffuse Radio Network and doing promotions at WRIF. He got to where he is with some hard work, dedication and ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Steve Linville

    Posted by Jake Webb on Thu, Feb 18, 2016
          Steve Linville is a grad from our GFX program and he's working as the Senior Art Director at Fathead. It's a cool gig, and he seems to like it. ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Remy Smith

    Posted by Jake Webb on Mon, Feb 15, 2016
          Remy Smith is a Braodcast Media Arts grad, a dad, and the owner of one killer mustache! He's working as a Producer and Engineer at Empower ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Ric Pruneda

    Posted by Jake Webb on Mon, Feb 8, 2016
          We caught up with Specs Howard Broadcast Media Arts Graduate, Ric Pruneda who started his own online radio station, Diffuse Radio Network. It ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Life Lessons From The Field: Ric Pruneda

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Jan 27, 2016
      "I’ve loved music since I was a kid and knew that I would do nothing else." -Ric Pruneda   We asked Specs Grad Ric Pruneda to give us some insight ...
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    Topics: Radio, Grad Stories, Specs Grads, Broadcasting, Promotions, Greater Media

    Grad Story: Erik Aratari

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Jan 21, 2016
          Specs Howard Broadcast Media Arts Graduate, Erik Aratari is working on-air and as the Event Coordinator at WRIF. He gets to meet some of his ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Karl Williams

    Posted by Jake Webb on Wed, Jan 13, 2016
          We caught up with Specs Howard Graduate, Karl Williams who's a Freelance Video Professional. His positive attitude and hard work ethic has ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Emily Riggio

    Posted by Jake Webb on Fri, Dec 11, 2015
          Meet Specs Howard Graphic Design Graduate, Emily Riggio. She's working as the Marketing Director at Special Springs LLC. Hear her talk about ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Ron Hilliard

    Posted by Jake Webb on Fri, Dec 4, 2015
          We caught up with Specs Howard Graduate, Ron Hilliard who's working as a Reporter and Anchor at TV Warren News. He was also a contestant on ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Grad Story: Cait Connor

    Posted by Jake Webb on Mon, Nov 16, 2015
          Specs Howard Graduate, Cait Connor took some time to speak with us! She's working as the Marketing Coordinator at Senior Meals on Wheels. She's ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    What's Going On When We Color?

    Posted by Abby Cook on Fri, Oct 30, 2015
    There is a new craze in the world, and it's adult coloring books. Sure, as a kid coloring was a favorite past time for many, but why color as an ...
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    Topics: Halloween, Coloring

    How To: Go Behind The Scenes At Specs Howard

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, Oct 20, 2015
    Unlike many "How To" blogs or Pinterest posts, this one is pretty easy to do. Let us explain not only how to get a behind the scenes glance of what ...
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    Topics: Social Media, Twitter, Periscope

    Grad Story: Jamie Savalle

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Oct 1, 2015
          We caught up with Specs Howard Graduate, Jamie Savalle who is the Assistant Promotions Direction at 89X The Only New Rock Alternative. Watch ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    The world says goodbye to two of it's most renowned type designers.

    Posted by Sean Bieri on Mon, Sep 21, 2015
    Earlier this year, the graphic design world lost two of its most renowned type designers, Hermann Zapf and Adrian Frutiger. 
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    Topics: type, type design

    Grad Story: Reed Petitpren

    Posted by Jake Webb on Mon, Sep 21, 2015
          Meet Reed Petitpren, a graduate of our Broadcast Media Arts program. He's working on-air at 89X The Only New Rock Alternative. Watch his ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    A Genius Idea: Albert Einstein Font

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, Sep 11, 2015
        Albert Einstein's handwriting turned into a font that you can use today!      Here is an example of the original writing with a digital font ...
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    Topics: GFX

    Grad Story: Scott West

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Specs Howard School of Media Arts graduate, Scott West popped in to say "hello" just the other day! Scott has been doing freelance for 17 years now. ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories

    Media Events of the Month: July

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Jun 29, 2015
          Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they have happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for you! Specs Howard ...
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    Topics: Media Events

    Financial Aid 101

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Jun 22, 2015
      Continuing your education should be a fun and exciting new adventure and not full of unnecessary stress! Many people worry about how they will be ...
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    Topics: Financial Assistance, Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Financial Aid

    6 Trends in the Evolution of Digital Video and Web Design

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Today's computer based technology is quickly evolving each and every year. The ways we shop, read news stories, watch television, and communicate ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Media Events, Graphic Design

    5 Ways Your Design Skills Can Improve This Summer

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    Summertime and the living is easy. But just because the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining doesn't mean you shouldn't be living ...
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    9 Tips For Your Cover Letter Makeover

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    You've heard about a new job opening or saw a post online and you are ready to apply. What else do you need besides a killer resume? A knock their ...
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    Topics: Career Services

    Can you spot the Adobe Photoshop fake?

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Can you spot the Photoshop fake?    This year marks the 25th anniversary of Adobe's image manipulation software program, Photoshop. To celebrate the ...
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    Topics: Photoshop

    Media Events of the Month: June

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they have happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for all of you busy bees out ...
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    Topics: Media Events

    Follow us on Twitter during the Grand Prix Tweetup

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, May 22, 2015
      Join Specs Howard and WXYZ for another tweetup in Detroit.    There will be another great Tweetup happening on Friday, May 29th, 2015 during the ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard, Twitter, Detroit Grand Prix

    The Evolution of Digital Video & Web Design Forum

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, May 11, 2015
      Save your seat for our fun, free, 1-hour meetup where you'll learn more about where the Digital Video and Web Design industries are going!   
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    Topics: Media Events

    Media Events of the Month: May

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, May 4, 2015
    Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they've happened? Don't worry! We have come up with a solution for you! That's right, it is ...
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    What is Broadcast Media Arts?

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    What is Broadcast Media Arts?  Creating audio and video content and distributing it to the masses via radio, television or the web is broadcasting. ...
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    Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers

    SAG-AFTRA Presents: Your Voiceover Career

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    On Monday May 4, 2015, America's premiere female live voice announcer, Randy Thomas, will be here at Specs Howard for "Your Voiceover Career". This ...
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    Topics: Voice Over Workshop

    Join the Specs Howard Video Team at the 18th Metro Times Blowout!

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    In it's 18th year, Metro Times Blowout continues it's run as one of the most legendary music events in North America. Thousands of bands from every ...
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    Topics: Media Events, Metrotimes

    DMA Freestyle Friday : Designing A Professional Edit Suite

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    Join us for our next Freestyle Friday!   There’s more to a professional edit suite than just a MacBook Pro and an external hard drive from Best Buy. ...
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    Topics: Freestyle Friday

    More Than Just Helmets: A Graphic Design Redo

    Posted by Alan Smith on Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    Have you seen the new concept helmets created by Dylan Yung, a fellow Graphic Designer? These were uploaded recently and have already over 3 million ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, NFL

    Media Events of the Month: April

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they have happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for you! Specs Howard School of ...
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    Topics: Media, Media Events, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Industry, Broadcast

    5 Reasons You Should Come to a Walk-In Wednesday

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Wed, Apr 1, 2015
            Taking that first step towards pursuing something new can be intimidating. That's why, at Specs Howard, we leave our door open to all ...
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    Topics: Financial Aid

    GFX Lunch and Learn: The Gradient Mesh Tool

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Join us for our next Lunch and Learn! 
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    Topics: Lunch and Learn

    Freestyle Friday : The Wedding Video Playbook

    Posted by Amy Brown on Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Join us for our next DMA Freestyle Friday!  
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Freestyle Friday, Wedding videography

    How to make custom fonts with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    We’ve had some good times with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for the holidays. You can check them out here and here. Now, we've found ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Illustrator, Photoshop, typography, Graphic Arts

    The 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Sat, Mar 7, 2015
      What is the Ann Arbor Film Festival? With February passing us by just as quick as January did, we want to share awesome ways to spend your fleeting ...
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    Topics: Digital Media, Film, Ann Arbor, film festival

    DMA Freestyle Friday: Short Film Competition - Spring 2015

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    Join us for our next DMA Freestyle Friday!!  
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    Topics: Freestyle Friday

    Media Events of the Month - March

    Posted by Amy Brown on Sun, Mar 1, 2015
        Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they have happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for all of you busy bees ...
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    Topics: Media, Media Events, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Industry, Broadcast

    Top 10 Networking Tips

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Feb 24, 2015
          Meeting the right people at an event can be tough. You are in a room full of strangers, many who can help your career, and you have no idea how ...
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    Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, networking

    Battle of the Design Terms

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    JPEG, raster files, serif fonts...What are they and when should I use them?  Read on for more info to find out! There are many things you need to ...
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    Topics: GFX

    Specs Howard's Top 15 Media Memes

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    We know you all loved our last blog with humorous graphic design memes, we had to do another one! This time we have gathered some that our Digital ...
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    Topics: BMA, Digital Media Arts, Broadcast Media Arts, Memes, Humor

    DMA Freestyle Friday: Lighting Illuminated

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Join us for our next Digital Media Arts Freestyle Friday!
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    Topics: Freestyle Friday, Lighting Techniques

    Valentine's Day cards from Specs Howard

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, Feb 13, 2015
     Happy Valentine's Day from Specs Howard School of Media Arts!       Send your friends and family (or yourself) a cool card this Valentine's Day! We ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard School, Graphic Design, Valentine's Day, DIY

    Celebrate Pączki Day in Hamtramck

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Looking for the place to be this Valentine's Day and Pączki Day? There's no better place than our very own city of Hamtramck. Not only is Hamtramck ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Pączki, Hamtramck

    Animated & Live Action Shorts Playing at the DIA

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    The Academy Awards will be held on February 22nd, and if you're like most of us, you haven't had the opportunity to see the more obscure nominees in ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Film, Shorts, Academy Award, Live Action, Animation

    How The Super Bowl Won Digital and Social Media

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Tue, Feb 10, 2015
      Source: The Associated Press We’re all used to the Super Bowl being one of the most watched television events of the year, every year. 2015 was no ...
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    Topics: Commercials, Super Bowl, Advertisements

    Academy Award Nominated Documentary Shorts Showing at the DIA

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    With the rise in popularity of Netflix and Hulu, documentaries are also becoming more popular among viewers. More and more are becoming available as ...
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    Topics: Digital Media, Shorts, Academy Award, Documentary, Detroit Institute of Arts

    Drinks X Design for Graphic Designers

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    Attention all Graphic Designer's and students in the Detroit area!!   The Detroit Design Festival is sponsoring another Drinks X Design event on ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Metrotimes, AIGA

    Join Specs Howard at the Great Lakes Comic Con

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Feb 3, 2015
         Join Specs Howard School of Media Arts at the Great Lakes Comic-Con February 27th-28th in Warren, MI. We will be there taking lots of photos and ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design, Comic Con

    How the FCC Saved Net Neutrality Because of You

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    Photo via www.savetheinternet.com  The Internet is a piece of technology that is coveted not just in the United States, but also around the world. ...
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    Media Events of the Month - February

    Posted by Alan Smith on Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    Are you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they've happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for all of you busy bees out ...
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    Topics: Media, Media Events, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Industry, Broadcast

    Pantone announces Color of the Year for 2015

    Posted by Amy Brown on Sat, Jan 31, 2015
    Pantone introduces it's color of the year for 2015!  Pantone, self-described as the world-renowned authority on color, predicts which hue will be the ...
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    Topics: GFX, Color

    Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) is being held March 10-11 in Lansing, MI. The conference features educational and networking events ...
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    Lunch and Learn: Essesntial Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography

    Posted by Amy Brown on Thu, Jan 22, 2015
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    Topics: GFX, Graphic Design, Lunch and Learn, Digital Photography, Photography, Lighting

    Freestyle Friday: Adobe Story

    Posted by Amy Brown on Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Join us at our next Freestyle Friday for current Digital Media Arts students at the Farmington Hills Satellite Location! Jan 30  |  Noon - 2pm  | ...
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    Join Specs Howard for WXYZ's Family Day at the 2015 Auto Show!

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Jan 14, 2015
     
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    Topics: Specs Howard School, Twitter, Family Day, North American International Auto Show

    Follow us on Twitter during the Auto Show Tweetup

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Jan 14, 2015
      #SpecsHoward and #7AutoShow Tweetup at #NAIAS   There will be another great Tweetup happening on January 15th, 2015 during the Industry Preview! ...
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    Voice Acting – Confronting the Commercial Script

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    Broadcast Media Arts Freestyle Friday Voice Acting – Confronting the Commercial Script January 16, 2015   |   11am - 1pm    Lisa Jesswein and Steve ...
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    5 of the Most Impressive Logos that May Surprise You

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    There isn't a day that goes by where we are not surrounded by the logos of the companies that make America tick. Here are five popular and extremely ...
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    How to create winter graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Posted by Amy Brown on Sat, Dec 6, 2014
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    Creative Design Packaging

    Posted by Amy Brown on Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    We found some unusual and creative packaging ideas to inspire you with your next design! There are some extraordinary ways to display a variety of ...
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    How Does Color and Shape Affect Your Design?

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    Choosing the right colors and shapes is an essential part to reaching the right audience with the right emotions as a graphic designer. People often ...
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    Topics: Logo Design, Graphic Design, Color, Shape

    The 36th Annual Telly Awards

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    Are you looking for a way to not only brand yourself and have your work seen by people from all over the world, but to compete with some of the ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Telly Awards

    Calicos - A Specs Howard Thanksgiving Short

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, Nov 24, 2014
      In a world filled with unchecked facts, Alan is right at home. Tensions rise as everyone tries to get to the bottom of what the real story of ...
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    Topics: Thanksgiving

    What is Digital Media?

    Posted by Amy Brown on Sun, Nov 23, 2014
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    Topics: Video, Media, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media

    Specs Howard's Top 20 Humorous Graphic Design Memes

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Specs Howard's Top 20 Humorous Graphic Design Memes  Here are some of our favorite graphic design memes we found on the interwebs. Who says design ...
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    Topics: GFX, Graphic Design

    5 Reasons You Should Come To Our Graphic Design Open House

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    Graphic design is constantly evolving - get the skills you need to become a part of the industry! Get an inside look into the world of graphic design ...
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    Topics: GFX, Open House, Graphic Design

    WXYZ expands into new downtown broadcast studio

    Posted by Amy Brown on Sat, Nov 15, 2014
        WXYZ Channel 7, the ABC affiliate in Detroit, are expanding their studios into downtown in the Chase Tower.
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    Topics: Detroit, BMA, Broadcast Media Arts

    Media Industry Night

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    We don't want you to commit to a school that's not for you! So come to our Media Industry Night where you will get to experience what it's like to ...
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    Topics: Media Events

    What is Graphic Design?

    Posted by Amy Brown on Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    What is Graphic Design?  Graphic design is the creative process that combines different art forms to generate a specific effect or meaning. Blending ...
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    The Tale of Kernevil

    Posted by Alan Smith on Thu, Oct 30, 2014
      What happens when an evil spirit older than it’s mother roams through the halls of Specs Howard School of Media Arts? Perhaps it takes control of a ...
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    5 Ways Nature Can Inspire Art (And How to Utilize It)

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    Every piece of art requires a muse to inspire it's creation. There are times where the inspiration you may be looking for seems to be unattainable. ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Nature, Inspiration

    How to create Halloween graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Posted by Amy Brown on Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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    Topics: Graphic Design, Halloween, Illustrator, Photoshop

    Newly purchased Studio Center preps to reopen in 2015

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    The soundstage located in Farmington Hills is planning to reopen in 2015 after a 4 year hiatus. Studio Center was recently purchased by Sterling ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Studio Center

    Basic Scene Lighting -- Sculpting your scene with light

    Posted by Amy Brown on Tue, Oct 14, 2014
      Broadcast Media Arts Freestyle Friday Basic Scene Lighting -- Sculpting your scene with light Friday October 24 | 11am – 1pm | Studio A   
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    #SpecsGradAtWork Twitter Photo Contest!

    Posted by Amy Brown on Mon, Oct 13, 2014
      Time for another great chance to win on twitter with our #SpecsGradAtWork photo contest!  During the week of October 27th through November ...
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    Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Scholarships

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Oct 2, 2014
      The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) is an organization comprised of local sports media professionals and students. In addition to ...
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    #SpecsGradAtWork Snapchat Photo Contest!

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Let's keep the contests going! This #SpecsGradAtWork photo contest will take place on SNAPCHAT! This  contest will last for one week only. So, ...
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    Topics: #SpecsGradAtWork, Photo Contest, Snapchat

    Constitution Day

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Sep 17, 2014
      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 ...
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    #SpecsGradAtWork Instagram Photo Contest

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, Aug 12, 2014
      Let's keep the contests going! This #SpecsGradAtWork photo contest will take place on INSTAGRAM! We even decided to make this contest last for two ...
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    Topics: #SpecsGradAtWork, Instagram, Photo Contest

    Behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning PBS show: Great Lakes~Great Tastes

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Specs Howard School Freestyle Friday Behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning PBS show: Great Lakes~Great Tastes Friday, August 15th | 11am – 1pm ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Freestyle Friday, Behind the Scenes, Film

    Specs Grad Spotlight: WJBK FOX2 Grads pt. 2

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Welcome back! Hopefully we haven't kept you waiting too long. We've got more FOX 2 Specs grads ready to tell you about their experience at Specs, ...
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    Topics: Television, Specs Grads, WJBK, Fox 2 Detroit

    Specs Grad Spotlight: WJBK FOX2 Grads

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Jul 30, 2014
      Anywhere you go in the media industry you are bound to run into a Specs Howard graduate. This was definitely the case when the Specs Howard Street ...
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    Topics: Television, Specs Grads, News, WJBK, Fox 2 Detroit

    #SpecsGradAtWork Facebook Photo Contest!

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, Jul 21, 2014
      Our first #SpecsGradAtWork photo contest was such a great success we thought we would do it again. This time it's FACEBOOK exclusive! During the ...
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    Topics: Specs Grads, Social Media, Facebook, Photo Contest

    Life Lessons From The Field: Taylor Sharpe

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    "My motto towards learning has always been don’t tell me, teach me. To me that means don’t just tell me what to do, how to operate a switch board, ...
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    Topics: Television, Grad Stories, Specs Grads, Editor

    #SpecsGradAtWork Photo Contest!

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, Jun 24, 2014
      There is a new and exciting holiday in Michigan this year. Monday, June 30th 2014 is now officially known as Social Media Day! In honor of this new ...
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    Topics: Specs Grads, Social Media, Twitter, Photo Contest

    Adobe Audition Turn-Up!

    Posted by Kathryn Stickley on Wed, Jun 4, 2014
      Broadcast Media Arts Freestyle Friday Adobe Audition Turn-Up: Taking it A Step Further Friday, June 20 | 11am – 1pm | Adobe Lab
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    Life Lessons From The Field: Cody Trombley

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, May 13, 2014
    "Remember nothing is below you.  Do everything you are asked and you will get places. Just take "no" out of your vocabulary." -Cody Trombley   We ask ...
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    Topics: Radio, Grad Stories, Broadcast Media Arts

    Life Lessons From The Field: Justin Baker

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, May 5, 2014
    "Don’t be discouraged by the challenges.  After school it may take some time to find the job you want, or you may have to settle for something that ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Specs Grads

    Join the Specs Howard Video Team at the 17th Metro Times Blowout!

    Posted by Abby Cook on Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    In it's 17th year, Metro Times Blowout continues it's run as one of the most legendary music events in North America. Thousands of bands from every ...
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    Topics: Media Events, Metrotimes

    The Dos and Don'ts of Graphic Design

    Posted by Abby Cook on Fri, Mar 21, 2014
        Rarely do we stop and think about how we see graphic design all around us, every day. Every advertisement, brand logo, those are all designs that ...
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    Specs grad takes on rebranding of the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz

    Posted by Abby Cook on Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    One of the Michigan’s more prominent law offices has gone through a makeover recently. Can you guess which one it was? We’ll give you a clue. Her ...
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    On-Camera Performance Workshop

    Posted by Kathryn Stickley on Tue, Mar 18, 2014
          Broadcast Media Arts Freestyle Friday On-Camera Performance Workshop: Taking it to the Next Level Friday, March 28 | 11am – 1pm | Studio “A”
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    5 Keys to be Successful in Radio Broadcasting

    Posted by Abby Cook on Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    You want to be "the voice" of the radio show. You want to let the listeners know what they need and want to know. You want to have a strong and ...
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    Specs Howard Internship Fair

    Posted by Kathryn Stickley on Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    Are you looking to get your new career started? Take the next step at the Specs Howard Internship Fair at the Southfield location. It’s your ...
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    Topics: Career Services

    Life Lessons From The Field: Matt “Easy E” Evans

    Posted by Abby Cook on Mon, Feb 17, 2014
    “I think that was the first time Jay really took me seriously, and I learned I could do this radio thing in a real world setting, not just a ...
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    Topics: Interview, Career Services Letters, Radio, Grad Stories, BMA, Matt Evans, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, Career Services

    Life Lessons From The Field: Casey Humbles

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Feb 14, 2014
    “I work with a group of amazing individuals who come together as a whole, and represent the face of Disney for the Detroit area.” -Casey Humbles We ...
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    Topics: Television, Radio, Grad Stories, Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting

    Specs Howard School Of Media Arts Celebrates 44 Years

    Posted by Specs Intern on Mon, Jan 13, 2014
      44 years ago Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts opened it’s doors to students eager to train in the radio industry. Over the years, the school ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting, History, 44 years, 44th anniversary, curriculum, timeline

    Continuing Your Education: Five Online Resources for Filmmakers

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Jan 3, 2014
    Written by Matt Winne Let’s be honest.  No matter how much you learn in school about a trade, you’re going to need to learn more.  This is true for ...
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    Topics: Video Content, dslr, Tutorials, Specs Howard

    What is Joomla?…no really what is it?

    Posted by Nick Melanshek on Mon, Dec 23, 2013
      The CMS software called Joomla has been popping up more and more these days. It's been spreading through the web communities, as well as some ...
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    Specs Students Compete In The "48 Hour Film Competition"

    Posted by Nick Melanshek on Tue, Dec 3, 2013
      Matt Winne Specs Howard DMA Instructor   From writing to shooting to editing, it can take months, if not years, to make a movie.  So wouldn’t it be ...
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    Craft Your Kernen Cube Man! Join the contest!

    Posted by Nick Melanshek on Wed, Nov 27, 2013
    Looking for inspiration, motivation, or just a friend? Download, print, and craft your very own Uncle Kernen Cube Man! Simply place the Uncle Kernen ...
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    Designing Halloween

    Posted by Nick Melanshek on Thu, Oct 31, 2013
    Jack-o'-Lanterns, candy, and rubber bats, Halloween is this week! We look into Halloween's most familiar symbols, and where they came from. Let's ...
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    Topics: Graphic Design, History, Halloween

    A Special "Type" of Hate

    Posted by Dan Kubacki on Thu, Oct 10, 2013
    There are few things in life people just hate.  And when I say hate, I mean hate, like instantaneous "What does this possibly exist?!" loathing.  The ...
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    Topics: Comic Sans, History

    Specs Howard Grad: Bridgette "Bri" Wood

    Posted by Jerry Howard on Mon, Sep 30, 2013
    Bridgette "Bri" Wood wanted a career, not just a job. After receiving her four year degree, she felt she needed more experience, "Even with the big ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories, detroit radio, Specs Howard, Broadcasting

    Graphic Design, and Digital Media Event of the Week

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Tue, Sep 24, 2013
    Deadline Detroit is hosting an event Thursday September 26 at the Compuware Headquaters for New Media Professionals. The discusion will revolve ...
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    Topics: Business, Social Media Marketing, digital media industry, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Creative Suite, graphic design workshop, Digital Media, Graphic Design

    Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association: Specs Howard Scholarship

    Posted by Jerry Howard on Thu, Sep 19, 2013
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    Topics: detroit radio, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Specs Howard, Digital Media, Broadcasting, Rochester College

    7 Design Documentaries That Can Make You a Better Graphic Designer

    Posted by Jerry Howard on Wed, Sep 18, 2013
    Inspiration is gold in the world of a designer. Here is a list of seven documentaries that will help inspire you, as well as introduce you to some of ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard School, digital media industry, Graphic Design

    Specs Howard Grad: Mark McKenzie

    Posted by Specs Intern on Wed, Sep 4, 2013
    Mark McKenzie could be called the hardest working man in radio. He has not missed a day of work in his nine years of radio. Mark got his start at ...
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    Topics: detroit radio, 89x, Specs Howard, Broadcasting

    The Interview - The dos and don'ts to help you land the job

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Aug 16, 2013
    You've submitted your resume, and you just got off the phone with a recruiter. Congratulations, you've made it to the interview stage - now what? ...
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    Topics: Interview, Career Service, Job search, Specs Howard, Digital Media

    4 Best Digital Video Editing Apps for Android

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Thu, Aug 15, 2013
    With apps like Vine and Instagram more people are fully realizing the potential of mobile digital video. We would never suggest shooting for a ...
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    Topics: Video, Video Content, Specs Howard School, digital media industry, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, Specs Howard

    Sharing Stories Via Digital Video

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Wed, Aug 7, 2013
    The Clarkston News has been around since 1929, the year the stock market crashed, and they know how to stay around and how to keep with the times. ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard School, Digital Media Arts, Specs Grads, Broadcast Media Arts

    Specs Howard Graphic Design Grad: Bryan Boedeker

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Mon, Jul 29, 2013
    Bryan Boedeker has always been a creative person, something he attributes to his creative parents.  While working in a nursing home he felt ...
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    Topics: Career Service, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

    Resume Writing Basics: What Media Professionals need to know

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, Jul 12, 2013
    Writing a resume can be a very cumbersome task. How long should it be? Should it be creative or traditional? Are there enough keywords? With so much ...
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    Topics: Job search, resume, Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design

    Horror Film Lighting on a Budget

    Posted by Specs Intern on Wed, Jun 26, 2013
    By Emory Reeves Let me first start by setting the scene.... Imagine standing hunched over an entrance to a bedroom, exhausted and in shock from the ...
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    Topics: Video, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials

    Shooting Video for Editing

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Mon, Jun 17, 2013
    By Tim Peterson The worst feeling I've ever experienced sitting in an edit suite is searching for a shot to use that just isn’'t there.  The agony of ...
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    Topics: Specs Howard School, Youtube, Digital Media Arts, workshops

    10 Sites Every Web Design Professional Should Know About

    Posted by Specs Intern on Thu, Jun 13, 2013
    The internet can be a big place if you are looking for a specific piece of information, and if what you are looking for is about building a web site ...
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    Topics: specs howard anniversary, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, graphic design apps, Internet Tips, graphic design workshop, workshops, web design

    HTML 5: The Future of Web Design

    Posted by Specs Intern on Tue, Jun 4, 2013
    By Dara Harper Years ago, people accessed web sites from dial-up modems and online video consisted of short Quicktime movies. Most people only went ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, graphic design workshop, web design, Specs Howard

    Specs Howard Honors Metro Detroit's Media Educator of the Year

    Posted by Specs Intern on Fri, May 24, 2013
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    Topics: Interview, Specs Howard School, Media Educator of the Year, Broadcast Media Arts

    Dropbox: A Web Design lifesaver

    Posted by Specs Intern on Wed, May 22, 2013
    By Cally McIntyre  Dropbox is my lifesaver. My whole world opened up considerably when I found Dropbox.  I can’t actually remember how I found it or ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, graphic design apps, web design, Specs Howard, Graphic Design

    So You Want to be a Digital Media YouTube Star?

    Posted by Specs Intern on Thu, May 16, 2013
    By Jeremy Browe   Imagine this scenario: You have an amazing idea for a video in your head. You have spent weeks (perhaps even months) planning, ...
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    Topics: Video Content, digital media industry, Youtube, Digital Media Arts, Specs Howard

    Web Design from 2012 to 2013: Skeuomorphic Vs Flat Design

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, May 10, 2013
    By Dylan Mierzwinski  The term “skeuomorphic” is enough to make anyone conjure up images of mad scientists and experiments gone wrong, but really ...
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    Topics: Dylan Meirwinski, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, web design, Graphic Design

    Creating Digital Media with the Adobe Creative Cloud

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Wed, May 1, 2013
    Specs Howard is pleased to announce exciting updates to the Digital Media Arts Program. Beginning this month, the Digital Media Arts Program will ...
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    Topics: Farmington Hills, Adobe Creative Cloud, CS6, Christin Russman, Digital Media Arts, Specs Howard

    What to know to start Shooting with DSLR Cameras

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Mon, Apr 29, 2013
    By Christin Russman A new trend in the video industry is shooting video with HDSLR (or sometimes just referred to as “DSLR”) cameras. HDSLRs (Hybrid ...
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    Topics: Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, workshops, Specs Howard, Broadcast Media Arts

    What is ‘Responsive Web Design’

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Thu, Apr 25, 2013
    By Dylan Mierzwinski    These days we have loads of different devices: laptops, computers, iPhones, iPads, Nexus tablets, Smart TVs, Android phones, ...
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    Topics: Dylan Meirwinski, graphic design workshop, web design, Specs Howard, Digital Media

    Why I Work in Broadcast Media Arts

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Tue, Apr 23, 2013
    By Chris Phelps When my career in media started I found myself not getting exactly what I wanted out of it. I was working in sales and I hadn’t found ...
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    Topics: Grad Stories, spotlight, Specs Howard School, Broadcast Media Arts

    Looking for New Web Design Trends

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Apr 12, 2013
    Last year saw a great deal of new web design trends, most altered the way we looked and interacted with some of our favorite sites. Now,  with almost ...
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    Topics: web design, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

    Speaking About Media Arts Jobs

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Mar 29, 2013
     By Tom Profit Does it really matter how well you speak to someone?  With the use of the abbreviated language of text messages and Twitter, ...
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    Topics: Career Service, digital media industry, Specs Howard, graphic design industry, Broadcast Media Arts

    Careers in Radio Broadcasting are DEAD!

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Wed, Mar 27, 2013
    I read articles every day filled with gloom and doom about "radio's dead" and marvel at how often I've heard this over the last 50 plus years I've ...
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    Topics: Career Service, Radio, dick kernen, Broadcast Media Arts

    Specs Howard's 10 Ways to Spot a Graphic Designer

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Feb 8, 2013
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    Topics: Social Media Marketing, how to, Logo Design, Skills, top 10, graphic design apps, graphic design workshop, Specs Howard, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

    Graphic Design Grad Story

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    Topics: user interface designer, web design, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

    Specs Howard School celebrates 43 years in the industry!

    Posted by Kathryn Stickley on Mon, Jan 14, 2013
     
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    Topics: 43 years, digital media industry, specs howard anniversary, graphic design industry, Broadcast Media Arts

    Specs Howard Grad Story: Steve Linville

    Posted by Kathryn Stickley on Fri, Dec 28, 2012
    Originally working in automotive electronics, Steve knew that with economic changes he wanted to pursue something that made him happy. He always ...
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    Topics: Interview, fathead detroit, graphic grads, design detroit, Specs Grads, Graphic Design

    Rochester College Articulation Agreement

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Wed, Dec 5, 2012
    Rochester College & Specs Howard School are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their educational partnership with the announcement of a renewed ...
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    Topics: Specs Grads, News, Digital Media, Broadcasting, Graphic Design, articulation agreement, Rochester College

    The Universal Arts of Graphic Design

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Nov 30, 2012
    Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Watch the Universal Art ...
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    Digital Media Video Length: It's about Content not Size!

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Mon, Nov 19, 2012
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    Grad Story: Shawn Palmer

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Wed, Oct 17, 2012
      We caught up with Shawn Palmer, a caption editor and videographer in Los Angeles and proud graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts. You may ...
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    5 Best Graphic Design iPhone Apps

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Tue, Oct 16, 2012
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    Catching up With Kernen: From the Mailbox

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Oct 12, 2012
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    Topics: Letters, Career Services Letters, Career Service, Uncle Kernen, Brant Carey, Joseph Kasak, Specs Grads, News

    Why Digital Video Content is Important?

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Fri, Oct 12, 2012
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    Topics: Video, Business, Video Content, Social Media Marketing, how to, Content, Tutorials, Internet Tips, Specs Howard

    Specs Howard Digital Media Arts Grad: Dylan Mierzwinski

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Thu, Aug 16, 2012
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    Specs Grad Jay Hud

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    Michigan State Honors Dick Kernen

    Posted by Gasper Rubino on Tue, Jul 24, 2012
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