Full Sail Stories
Published Oct 01, 2012
2012 Full Sail Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Candidates are considered for their professional achievements, over a decade of commitment to their chosen career field, as well as the model they have set for the Full Sail community.
Full Sail Hall of Fame honors the outstanding achievements of select alumni, and each year a committee of our administrators gather to nominate a new group of six inductees. Candidates are considered for their professional achievements, over a decade of commitment to their chosen career field, as well as the model they have set for the Full Sail community.
With the votes tallied, we’re proud to announce the final six inductees selected for the 2012 Full Sail Hall of Fame ceremony. They include:
Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica (Recording Arts, 2002)
Current Title: Recording & Mix Engineer
Sound Engineer on projects for such artists as Missy Elliot, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey, Timbaland, Christina Aguilera, Wyclef Jean, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. Received numerous accolades for her craftsmanship and has been honored with two prestigious ASCAP awards for her work and chart-topping hits with pop vocalists Pink and Keri Hilson.
Dylan “3-D” Dresdow (Recording Arts, 1997)
Current Title: Mix Engineer
Multiplatinum Mix Engineer who has mixed songs for artists including: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Usher, and will.i.am. His work on the Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. earned him a GRAMMY award in 2010 for Best Pop Vocal Album, as well as nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Dance Recording. He has also been nominated for multiple GRAMMY awards with the group in 2004 on their Elephunk album. In August 2012, he engineered will.i.am’s previously unreleased track "Reach for the Stars," which was broadcast to Earth from Mars via the Curiosity rover.
Chance Glasco (Computer Animation, 2001)
Current Title: Senior Animator at Infinity Ward
His first project out of school was Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for 2015, Inc. Shortly thereafter he joined, as an original founding member, the video game development studio Infinity Ward, and the critically acclaimed Call of Duty franchise, with credits, including: Call of Duty® (2003), Call of Duty® 2 (2005), Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® (2007), Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 (2009), and Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 (2011). His specialty and area of expertise is in weapons and first-person animations. Upon its release last November, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set a new entertainment launch record surpassing $775 million worldwide in its first five days.
Joey Morelli (Digital Media, 1998)
Current Title: Senior Video Editor & Compositor at Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA SPORTS)
Worked on game titles Tiger Woods PGA TOUR (Lead Franchise Video Editor / Compositor), Madden NFL, MMA, NCAA Football and NASCAR Kart Racing. Over the span of his 14-year career, he has earned 13 TELLY awards, 10 ADDY awards, and 1 PROMAX award for his work as a Compositor / Motion Designer / Visual Effects Artist and Editor. Clients throughout his career include: EA SPORTS Marketing and Game Teams, the Golf Channel, the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Marlins, the Florida Panthers, Nissan, AutoNation, and many more.
Susan Rose (Recording Arts, 1989)
Current Title: Lighting Designer, Director, and Programmer
Lighting Designer, Director, and Programmer for 23 years, working around the globe on tour with major artists including: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Louise Mandrell, Hank Williams Jr., John Berry and many more. Worked on numerous televised specials including the Stellar Awards, the Dove Awards, the Trumpet Awards, and the Freddy Awards; as well as special events for the Walt Disney Company, Dollywood, SeaWorld, and Nickelodeon.
Jeremy Vickery (Digital Media, 1997)
Current Title: Lighting Technical Director
Began in animation as a 3D Modeler/Texture Artist at Big Idea Productions, working on the popular animated show Veggie Tales. Expanding his career, he shifted into the role of CG Generalist and then later the Lighting Director at Fathom Studios for the animated feature film Delgo. In 2003, he joined Pixar Animation Studios as a Lighting Technical Director where he worked on the popular films The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and WALL•E. In 2007, he worked as a freelance artist for such clients as LEGO, Disney, Sony, and Ubisoft. In 2011, he returned to Pixar where he recently completed work on the film Brave and is currently working on an upcoming project.
Speaking about 2012's diverse group of inductees, Full Sail President Garry Jones said, “With each passing year, we are humbled by the talent, humility, and dedication demonstrated by our graduates. Once again, we look forward to hosting this celebration on campus as a source of inspiration for our students and the community at large.”
These six alumni will be honored in an induction ceremony to be held on Full Sail campus, with additional information and a complete schedule of Hall of Fame activities to be announced at a later date.