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Faculty Spotlights

F.I.R.S.T. Institute Spotlight: Interview With Director Donney Smith

We’ve all heard the saying, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” But what happens when hard work and talent combine, determination joins drive, passion meets productivity, goals unite with greatness, and creativity meets career to form one of the top music production schools? The answer is success!

Audio Faculty Spotlight: Earl Hoback, Director of Education

Follow our Director of Education, Earl Hoback, through his set-up as the front-of-house audio engineer for Blue Man Group in Orlando. See some of the practical, day-to-day duties of a professional sound engineer, and catch a glimpse of the show as it comes to life.

Film Faculty Spotlight: Brian Pitts — "Education Never Ends"

Meet Digital Filmmaking & Video Production instructor Brian Pitts in our Film Faculty Spotlight edition of Creativity Meets Career. As a television producer (and a graduate in Media Production), Pitts knows the film industry inside out, from the academic to the practical to the professional.


Film Faculty Spotlight: Michelle Hill Talks Hands-On Learning In Film

Let Michelle Hill explain what makes the Digital Filmmaking and Video Production Program at F.I.R.S.T. Institute tick in this edition of Film Faculty Spotlight. As the Film Program Director, Hill oversees students from the planning to the post-production phases of their projects, and with 15+ years of industry experience, she offers the kind of big-picture advice and film career tips that can help students take their work to the next level.

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