February 10, 2011
WINTER PARK, FL, February 10, 2011 – Full Sail University would like to congratulate 2010 Film graduate Boyd Hobbs, who has been selected to receive The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2011 William A. Fraker Heritage Award for outstanding artistic achievement in student filmmaking for his work as Director of Photography on the Full Sail student film Loves Me Not. The award will be presented during the 25th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony, which will be held in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
While still attending Full Sail University, Hobbs was chosen by two of his classmates and Full Sail instructors to be the Director of Photography for the 35mm short film Loves Me Not, as part of their Final Project class. Once the film was submitted for the Heritage Award, it was evaluated by a jury of ASC members who judged Hobbs’ execution of artful cinematography and effective creation of images that augment the visions of the directors and performances of the actors.
“It is an honor to celebrate this incredible achievement with our graduate and the entire Film degree program here at Full Sail University,” said Rick Ramsey, Director of Visual Arts. “Our curriculum is based on providing our students with real-world education skills that prepare them for their chosen careers in the entertainment industry. We are delighted that Boyd is being recognized for the outstanding project he participated in during his time as a student at Full Sail and we look forward to the projects he will share with us in the future.”
Established to recognize talented undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated cinematography students, the ASC annual Heritage Award was dedicated this year to the memory of the legendary cinematographer, William A, Fraker who earner Oscar nominations for his work on such notable films as: Heaven Can Wait (1978), WarGames (1983) and Murphy’s Romance (1985).
At this year’s awards, Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2011 Board of Governors Award. In addition, Matthew Libatique, ASC (Black Swan), Wally Pfister, ASC (Inception), Danny Cohen, BSC (The King’s Speech), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Social Network), and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (True Grit) have been nominated in the feature film category.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate campus and online degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.