March 8, 2011

Off to Sarasota and The Ringling College of Art and Design

After taking off from Kinston Regional Jetport, we left North Carolina and headed towards our next destination in Sarasota, Florida at Ringling College of Art and Design.  Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design, is a private institution with a lovely campus upon forty-nine acres.  It is highly regarded as one of the top design schools in the world and both students and alumni are heavily recruited by organizations such as Pixar and DreamWorks.

We were there that day to have a meet and greet with David Shapiro, Co-Founder of Future Films, LLC along with his business partner, Sam Logan.  Future Films has been working with the school to develop the Ringling Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, a groundbreaking program that combines education with film development.  The Studio Lab is designed to provide Ringling College students majoring in Digital Filmmaking hands-on experience with top-tier directors, producers, writers, and cinematographers, as well as help Sarasota become an integral part of the film industry.  We were very impressed with our visit to this school and are thinking of ways to perhaps utilize some of these young, energetic, and talented students as interns at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Photos By Martha Stewart @marthastewart and Eliad Laskin @joemartha

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