Alumni Profile: Desmond Huey, B.A. Film 2018

Desmond is a 2018 Film graduate, and he’s currently an Office PA with Empire Season 5 / 20th Century FOX Television. We asked Desmond a few questions and here are excerpts from what he said! What do you like most about working as an Office PA with Empire Season 5 / 20th Century FOX Television? […]

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3 Tips for aspiring audio engineers

3 Tips for Aspiring Audio Engineers

You know that you want to be an Audio Engineer. You have always been interested in music: listening to it, analyzing it, even creating it. You are excited to learn everything there is to know about recording, mixing, and mastering. Before you have worked your way to the top with invitations to all the big […]

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Life as a Flashpoint Summer Camper

Summer will be coming to a close soon, and it has been an exciting season on Flashpoint Chicago campus.  We are thrilled to have completed two successful Summer Camps with a total of 70 students. Campers participated in studio workshops focused in Film Production, Music Recording, Graphic Design, or Animation and Digital Art.  Each session […]

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Girls Rock! Chicago…Again!

Girls Rock! Chicago was back on Flashpoint Chicago campus last weekend, and they rocked out again! A few weeks ago we posted GIRLS ROCK! CHICAGO ROCKED FLASHPOINT  and shared who Girls Rock! are and what it is they do.  Please feel free to check out the previous blog to refresh your memory. This time, we […]

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Wakandacon, Concept Art, & Anthony Jones

Chicago had the honor of hosting the world’s first Wakandacon last weekend.  Opposite Lollapalooza, the convention was successfully hosted at the Hilton Downtown Chicago. Founded by the Barthwell siblings, David, Ali, and Matt along with Producers, Lisa Beasley and Taylor Witten, Wakandacon was the team’s interpretation of Afro-Futurism and what they called a celebration of […]

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Flashpoint Chicago Class of 2018

A special congratulations to our 2018 graduates. During this ceremony we celebrated everything our students accomplished and honored the closing of this chapter as Flashpoint Chicago students. Among others, you will see a speech from class Valedictorian, Melody Pohla, A.A.S. in Design and Visual Communication. We are thrilled to share this video of commencement for […]

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Girls Rock! Chicago Rocked Flashpoint

Girls Rock! Chicago is a nonprofit founded in the Fall of 2005 that creates community through musical expression for girls, transgender youth, and gender non-conforming youth. Flashpoint Chicago’s campus of Columbia College Hollywood has the pleasure of partnering with Girls Rock! to record the music of the young folks before they perform a concert at […]

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FIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN TRENDS TO USE IN 2018

Like all trends, that which is popular in graphic design is cyclical.  According to popular design go-to sites like 99designs.com, creativebloq.com, and venngage.com, some of 2018’s trends are blasts from the past whereas some others are continuations of trends from 2017.  To recommend five graphic design trends we checked out the top sites and spoke […]

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How I Got the Job: From Video Games to a Career in 3D Modeling

Lena Goodnough never expected that she’d be spending her days modeling roads and bridges. “I originally wanted to do video game design,” says the 2015 graduate of Flashpoint Chicago, a campus of Columbia College Hollywood. Though she had previously imagined herself crafting characters in games, Goodnough now works as a 3D artist for Parsons Corporation, […]

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A Brief History of Music with Visuals

In 1964 the Beatles gave us a precursor to visual albums with A Hard Day’s Night.  Since then, many artists have experimented with musical films, shorts, and visual albums, including Daft Punk, Kanye, Pink Floyd, and Beyonce. In 2018, Janelle Monae has created an  “Emotion Picture” with Dirty Computer.   Dirty Computer, an Emotion Picture […]

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