Full Sail University's Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts.
Six new graduates are chosen for the Hall of Fame each year. This honor serves as a tribute to the creative inspiration, technical brilliance, and determination of each inductee, their unyielding dedication to more than a decade of excellence in their professional career, and their heartfelt commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and graduates of Full Sail University.
Hundreds of candidates are considered for selection, and the individuals chosen for a given year's class are confirmed by a Full Sail committee of faculty, administrators, and past Hall of Fame inductees.
The inductees' career accomplishments are highlighted at the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit, which features a 60-foot mixed-media wall that includes video, sound, pictures, and credits of chosen graduates, as well as artifacts and memorabilia from their work in the industry.
As an award-winning Creative Director working primarily in film, television, advertising, and branding, Nathaniel has served renowned industry clients including Coca Cola, Disney, ESPN, Ford, Microsoft, MTV, Madonna, the NBA Finals, Nike, Manny Pacquiao, ABC's Shark Tank, and many more. In 2013, Nathaniel earned an EMMY award for developing the "Everyday Explorers" advertising campaign for National Geographic. That same year, Brief Magazine named Nathaniel one of the "Top 13 Under 30".View Full Profile
Beginning her career in the studio, most notably working at the famed Westlake Audio Recording Studios as a Studio Manager and Engineer, Charity's clients included Mariah Carey, Eric Benet, Ringo Starr, and Marilyn Manson. Charity's passion for working alongside artists transitioned into the world of Tour Management and Production Coordination, where she has worked closely with acts including: Sublime, Queen Latifah, and the Pussycat Dolls. In recent years, Charity has been touring the world with the iconic rock band Aerosmith, and is currently touring with the Eagles in support of their 2014 "History of the Eagles" tour.View Full Profile
During his 20-year career in the music industry, Carlton has worked with an impressive and diverse array of artists, producers, writers, and musicians including: Madonna, The Roots, Aretha Franklin, Sean "Diddy" Combs, India Arie, Usher, Pink, Nas, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Monica, Carlos Santana, Collective Soul, Brandy, Jermaine Dupri, Polow da Don, Sean Garrett, Bangladesh, and Novel, just to name a few. Carlton's recording and mixing abilities allowed him to quickly build a notable client base where he gained the opportunity to work on hit records including TLC's Fanmail with producer Dallas Austin. Along with the group, Carlton was awarded a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album in 2000.View Full Profile
Tim has over 15 years of experience in computer graphics with a wide variety of skill sets and experiences, from virtual reality to high-end visual effects. These skills have led him to work on projects including: Jack The Giant Killer, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Rango, Transformers, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, The Day After Tomorrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Hulk, and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. In his current role as co-founder at Creature Art & Mechanics, Tim develops next generation digital creature technology for the entertainment industry.View Full Profile
Working in the field of editing for episodic television and film for over a decade, Hunter's credits include: Golden Globe award-winning series The Shield, AMC's The Walking Dead, Golden Globe award-winning series, Sons of Anarchy, EMMY award-winning series Arrested Development, BAFTA award-winning series Torchwood, Stephen King's The Mist, Mother's Day, Frank Darabont's Mob City, and Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn. In 2010, Hunter earned an A.C.E. Award for his work on the pilot episode of the critically-acclaimed AMC series, The Walking Dead.View Full Profile
Ric is credited with location sound work that includes hundreds of productions for nearly every major television network including: Universal Studios, Dateline, Good Morning America, Disney, and many more. As Founder of Blastwave FX, Ric has written books about sound effects and location audio, and runs the Detroit Chop Shop – the world's largest producer of sound effects libraries for motion picture, television, and video games. In addition, Ric has hosted several video series including: "Rode University," "Rode Rage," "The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries," "Ric's Tips & Tricks," and more.View Full Profile
Each year, Full Sail honors past and present inductees by hosting a week-long celebration in and around its Winter Park campus. The event features panels presented by industry leaders and alumni, workshops, meet and greet sessions, and other educational opportunities for students.
Guests may experience the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit featuring artifacts and memorabilia from the careers of select alumni presented in 60-foot-mixed-media wall. The week culminates in an induction ceremony honoring the six most recent graduates entering the Hall of Fame.