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Valentine's Day cards from Specs Howard

Posted 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 have some here that are perfect for not only our graphic design, digital media arts, and broadcast media arts students but for everyone! 

Just follow along with the directions, it's super easy! All you will need is a pair of scissors, tape, a computer with a printer, (and maybe some chocolates).

Click here to access the awesome cards (directions included).


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Topics: Specs Howard School, Graphic Design, Valentine's Day, DIY

Join Specs Howard for WXYZ's Family Day at the 2015 Auto Show!

Posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2015


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Topics: Specs Howard School, Twitter, Family Day, North American International Auto Show

7 Design Documentaries That Can Make You a Better Graphic Designer

Posted 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 the greatest influences of modern graphic design. These choice films are a must see for any new designers. So without a moments waste, read on and check out these fascinating docks.

Just Like Being There, Specs Howard, Graphic, Design
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Topics: Specs Howard School, digital media industry, Graphic Design

4 Best Digital Video Editing Apps for Android

Posted on Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Mobile, Digital VideoWith apps like Vine and Instagram more people are fully realizing the potential of mobile digital video. We would never suggest shooting for a professional video on your phone, but if that is the way you want to go you will need a good video editor. Now with the Samsung Galaxy overtaking Apple's iPhone we decided to gather our top four video editing apps for Android. 

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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 on Wed, Aug 7, 2013

CLARKSTON NEWS, Specs Howard, Digital Video 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. Their recent venture into the online world has proved successful by utilizing their staff and jumping into the digital realm. We caught up with their Marketing Representative and Specs Grad, Andrew Dubats. 

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Topics: Specs Howard School, Digital Media Arts, Specs Grads, Broadcast Media Arts

Shooting Video for Editing

Posted 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 using a shot that just feel rightScene Missing, Digital Video Tips, Shoot to Edit always bugs me into the wee early hours of the morning.  Back in the day, you could always call up your shooter and rant and scream and curse; wondering why out of the 3 hours of footage they did shoot, that they couldn'’t just get the one shot you needed!  Lets fast forward to now. Most of the stuff I edit, I shoot myself.  That usually works out great.  I know what I want when I’'m shooting, therefore, the edit goes smoothly.  The time I spend agonizing over a missed shot can still happen if enough time is not spent “shooting with my edit in mind”. 

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Topics: Specs Howard School, Youtube, Digital Media Arts, workshops

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

Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013

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Topics: Interview, Specs Howard School, Media Educator of the Year, Broadcast Media Arts

Why I Work in Broadcast Media Arts

Posted 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 much success and that was leading me to ask the question, “Why am I doing this?” There was NEVER a point during my education at Specs where I said, “You know what, I want to work in sales.” I often felt like I wasn’t appreciative of the opportunities afforded to me, but really, I didn’t care. Honestly, I was chasing someone else’s career. The hard part is, that sales career was quite nice. I have some really good friends who have amazing careers in sales. But it never made me happy. I never felt CONFIDENT. And it killed my motivation.  

Toledo Mudhens, Chris Phelps, specs howard
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Topics: Grad Stories, spotlight, Specs Howard School, Broadcast Media Arts

Specs Grad Jay Hud

Posted on Wed, Aug 8, 2012


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Topics: Interview, Radio, Detroit, specs news, detroit radio, 89x Radio, Jay Hudson, 89x, BMA, dick kernen, The Hitlist, around the web, specs howard mi, specs students, Jay Hud, Music, spotlight, Specs Howard School, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, News

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