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    Mixing the Sounds of the Industry

    Academy alum wins Emmy for work on HBO documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

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    Academy of Art University alumnus Eddie Kim. Courtesy of Eddie Kim.

    When Eddie Kim attended Academy of Art University in the ‘90s, he originally envisioned gaining the skills he needed to fulfill his boyhood dream of making a movie that would change the world. But Kim, who worked as a deejay while he was a student, soon found his interest shifting to sound design. 

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    Tattooing as a Fine Art

    School of Illustration alumnus Mario Delgado runs successful San Francisco tattoo studio Moth and Dagger

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    Academy of Art University instructor Nick Ross getting a tattoo done by alumnus Mario Delgado at Moth & Dagger, Delgado’s tattoo studio in San Francisco. Photo by Miguel Elias.

    Tattoo artists aren’t especially known for their Samaritan ways, but acts of kindness come naturally for Mario Delgado. From offering free pink ribbon tattoos during breast cancer awareness month, and free nipple tattoos to mastectomy patients, to donating posters to San Francisco Women Against Rape and running a holiday toy drive, the proprietor of Moth and Dagger Tattoo continually proves that he’s a tattoo artist with a humanitarian heart.

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    Academy Grad's Role as Producer Key to 'Soar's' Success

    M.F.A. animation and visual effects alumnus Anson Yu gained valuable experience alongside top awards

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    Harriett Barren, Palm Springs Film Festival Director of Development; Ginny Foat, Palm Springs City Council; Alyce Tzue; Anson Yu; James Egan, Executive Director of the School of Motion Pictures & Television. Courtesy of the School of Motion Pictures & Television.

    Anson Yu, producer of the animated short Soar, knew the quality of the film he helped director Alyce Tzue create was good. He even thought it might win a few awards. But he never imagined Soar would win top honors from some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, including a gold medal for Best Animated Film at September’s highly competitive Student Academy Awards.

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    'Academy Idol' Recap - Season 5: Episodes 3 & 4

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    'Academy Idol' season five judges. Photo by Bob Toy.

    Episode 3: October 14, 2015

    Week one’s Academy Idol contestants are back for another round. Sadly, Zachary Santos was the first contestant to be eliminated. The judges were curious to see how the contestants took their critiques and applied them to their latest performances.

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    An Emotional Journey to Independence

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    Saoirse Ronan and Director of Photography Yves Bélanger on the set of 'Brooklyn.' Photo by Kerry Brown. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    In Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan stars as Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant who leaves her home and family in the 1950s to start a new life in America. Directed by John Crowley and based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, the movie is a poignant coming of age story. Eilis’s rough voyage across the Atlantic from a tiny village in Ireland to a place that couldn’t be more different—the bustling New York City borough of Brooklyn—is an apt metaphor for her tumultuous emotional journey.

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    Catherine Hardwicke's 'Miss You Already' Brightens Unexpected Places

    Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette lend comedic flair to an inherently heartbreaking storyline

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    Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette and Dominic Cooper in 'Miss You Already." Photo credit: Nick Wall.

    The emotional intensity of director Catherine Hardwicke's new film, Miss You Already, is offset by alacritous humor. It's a story of cancer – the diagnosis, the treatment, the way it affects friends and family – but it's also a story of an extraordinary friendship between two women.

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