Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 SFCC Photography Student Portfolio Review


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SFCC hosted its annual student portfolio review. Twenty-nine 5th & 6th quarter students presented their work to 14 professional photographers. Data is collected from each review that is incorporated into our annual program assessment.

The reviewers represented a who's who of Spokane area photographers. Here is a list of participants:

Tony Boccaccio

Tony is a former National Geographic staff photographer who has photographed on assignments all over the world. He is represented by Getty Images and has spent the last 40 years documenting the impact of mining and development on the Amazon forest in Brazil.


Ifong Chen

Ifong is a wedding photojournalist who is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Spokane. She is also a recent alumni from SFCC.


Jed Conklin

Jed is a photojournalist who travels internationally on assignments as well as shooting commercial advertising for adventure sport manufacturers.


Dean Davis

Dean is a highly successful commercial photographer and fine artist as well as a past-president of the Spokane Ad Federation.


Rich Heinzen

Rich has been a highly successful tock and commercial photographer for more than 40 years. He is represented by Super Stock out of Florida and makes his home in Bayview Idaho.


John Mark

John is president of Dorian Photography studios. Dorian provides school photography and yearbook services in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona.


Colin Mulvany

Colin is a is a multimedia producer and staff photographer at The Spokesman-Review, a 100,000-circulation newspaper that covers eastern Washington and North Idaho. He is also nationally recognized teacher of multimedia journalism for the National Press Photographers Association and the Knight Media Foundation.


Matt Norbut

Matt is a HD Video producer for Magnus films. Matt has worked on national Campaigns for companies such as Microsoft, Xbox and the American Heart Association. He creates documentaries, commercials, and corporate vides for web and broadcast.


Tony Roslund

Tony is a 3rd generation photographer specializing in product and advertising photography. Roslund Photography is a family owned business with studios in Boca Raton, San Diego and Spokane.


Megan Schuyler

Megan works as a producer and editor for the non-fiction division of North by Northwest Productions. She also also started GryffinClaw Productions LLC, to produce a feature-length documentary "The Wizard Rockumentary," about Harry Potter fans and Wizard Rock musicians.


Jen Scott

Jen is a fine Art photographer who exhibits regionally and received her MFA from Washington State University. She has taught as an adjunct professor at WSU and Eastern Washington University. She works in mixed media and creates photographs with a strong personal narrative.


Rick Singer

Rick is a Brooks Institute of Photography graduate and successful portrait photographer for more than 30 years. He specializes in natural light photography and has two major exhibitions of portraits of artists and musicians that have been collected by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.


Craig Sweat

Craig is a SFCC Alumni and successful corporate and advertising photographer who has been in business for more than 25 years. He is chair of the SFCC Photography Industry Advisory Committee and has been a guest lecturer on how photography affects marketing and advertising.


Bill Winter

Bill is a premier portrait photographer who shoots weddings nationally and internationally. He owns and operates Summit photography and has recently become teacher at the After Dark workshops.


Students who presented there work were:

TRE ADKINS

VIKTORIYA ALEKSANDROV

ERIC J BEAULAURIER

DAVID T BETTS

DAVID S BLUFF

BRYNNE D BOLTJES

THOMAS W DUNCAN

JAMES R EHRHARDT

BELINDA A ELTON

SARA LYNN HUTTON

SADIE L KIMBERLING

FRANK E KNAPP

PATRICIA LOWE

STEPHEN L LUCAS

MARGARET R MCGUIN

SHIRLEEN L MITCHELL

ALANNA D NELSON

BRYCESON C NEUSSE

SAMUEL A NEWLUN

DEANDRA R PERRIGO

BERNICE L PIPA

ALEXANDRA J SCHAFFERT

DEBORAH J SCULLY

PAULA M SIOK

LORETTA A SURMA

HAILEY J TARANTO

POLINA V VOROBYEV

NICHOLAS M WISNIEWSKI

RILEE S YANDT


Sunday, November 15, 2009

JOURN 225: Multimedia Journalism

The course is coming together nicely, on schedule for the Winter 2010 rollout. Students will get some experience with non-linear editing, narrated and non-narrated audio documentaries, and working as an editor with a reporter. The latter will be a unique feature of this course, one that will give students a completely different perspective. We're toying with the idea of having them post their pieces directly to a blog and completing a multimedia portfolio.
Since this is the first time teaching this course, there will be some adjustment to see what we can realistically expect to pull off during the time allotted. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SFCC faculty designs award winning image

SFCC Graphic Design instructor Greg Stiles was the art director for this image "New American Pie" that was made in collaboration with Spokane photographer Dean Davis. The pair won local and regional "Addy" awards from the Advertising Federation. Dean Davis is currently traveling to Washington D.C. this week to attend the national Ad Fed conference where this image is under consideration for a national Addy award.

This image was also selected by PRINT magazine as a Regional winner (out of nearly 5,000 entries) in their 2009 Regional Design Annual.


The design team for this image was:
Dean Davis, Photographer
Greg Stiles, Art Director
Stephanie Blalock, Food Stylist

Monday, June 1, 2009

BLM Office donates Cameras to SFCC Photography

SFCC Photography received a donation of ten 35mm film cameras from the Spokane district office of the Bureau of Land Management. This donation will make it much easier for students who already own digital cameras because they will not have to buy another film camera while taking the intro to photography class that still uses black and white film to teach the history and fundamentals of photography. In fact, black and white film photography is experiencing a renaissance in popularity and every major film process since the invention of photography is still practiced today.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Local Photographers Help Out!

Photo by Rodger Hartman

Local nature and landscape photographers stepped in to help with this Spring's class after instructor Rodger Hartman suffered a heart attack. Alice Garland, John Latta, Charles Gurche, and John Dean each made presentations during the month of May. Photographer Joe Nuess has taken over teaching the class while Rodger recovers and is taking the students on an overnight field trip to the Bison Range in Montana. THANK YOU!

Society of Photgaphic Educators Northwest Meet

Ira Gardner attended the SPE Northwest meeting held May 16th at Seattle Central Community College. Faculty from regional colleges and high schools are planning a November conference and student portfolio review as well as future plans for articulation between institutions.

The committee also discussed plans for future events to be held in Spokane at SFCC.

Graphic Design hosts Maggie MacNab


The SFCC Graphic Design club sponsored author Maggie MacNab recently for a campus presentation. MacNab is a graphic designer based out of New Mexico who has won national addy awards and has been featured in publications such as HOW and Communication arts. You can find out more about MacNab's philosophy of design by checking out this interview from HOW Design or going to her website.

Graphic Design Program Hosts Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibit


The SFCC Graphic Design program is hosting the 2009 Society of Illustrators traveling exhibition. There are 40 works representing the best out of six categories (equential, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional and Uncommissioned) that were awarded at the 50th annual competition.

The work is being displayed in the building 19 computer labs.

Friday, May 8, 2009

SFCC Video Production Airs on Cable Channel 14

SFCC Photography students filmed a lecture given by holocaust survivor Peter Metzelaar on March 12th, 2009 at the SCC Hagan Center for the Humanities.

SFCC Photography has begun a partnership with Community Minded Television to provide programming produced by students.
Stories among us will air on Monday May 11th at 5pm, Wednesday the 13th at 7:30pm and again on Thursday at 5:00pm.

SFCC Students are also providing CMTV with videos of Winona LaDuke's recent lecture, the Spokane Get Lit Teen Poetry Slam, Armenian Genocide Rememberence Day lecture, and the Intertribal Salish Language Conference.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AVA Connections Event


The Applied Visual Arts Department hosted over 400 regional high school students for the 2009 "Connections" event that showcases all of the department programs and gives students the opportunity to visit our campus and meet faculty and industry representatives. Students met in the Music Auditorium for morning sessions and broke for lunch and campus tours in the afternoon.

SFCC Mascot "Skitch" greets high school students outside the auditorium.

This year's program included the addition of the Journalism program along with Interior Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Photography.

Ira Gardner served as MC and faculty presenters included Tanja Huffman, John Smith, and Jason Nix. Doug Crabtree and Greg Stiles assisted as well.

In addition to faculty presentations the Applied Visual Arts department would like to thank the following presenters:
  • Web Design; Brandon Delauney and Marcus Brown – Seven2 Interactive
  • Graphic Design; Lorri Johnston – Klundt /Hosmer Design
  • Photography; Craig Sweat – J. Craig Sweat Photography, Ifong Chen – Ifong Photography
  • Interior Design; Kamela Potratz – ALSC Architects, Robin DeWolfe – Huntwood Industries
  • Journalism – Madison J. McCord – Editor-in-Chief, The Communicator
A special thanks goes out to Penny Butters and Gail Ferrell and the volunteer student ambassadors who assisted in hosting campus tours and arranging door prizes and snacks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spokane Area Professional Technical Advisory Consortium

Ira Gardner attended the Spokane Area Professional Technical Advisory Committee (SAP-TAC) that was held at the Spokane Skills Center on March 24th. Ira is a member of the advisory committee that supports photography, video, multimedia, and graphic design programs at the High School level. Industry reps include film director and producer Juan Mas, Michael Pickering from Hamilton Photography and Film, as well as Dan Pelle from the Spokesman Review. Terri Hayworth from the Skills Center is the chair of the committee.

During today's meeting Juan Mas introduced a proposal for a area wide documentary photography and film contest and education summit that will be sponsored in part by the Museum of Arts and Culture as well as local film production companies. Students will be awarded scholarships to attend local colleges (including SFCC!) to study photography and film. SFCC Photography has offered to host the education summit in May. More details to come.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Photo program hosting PSA Conference


Photography Instructor Rodger Hartman and the PSA (Photographic Society of America) Inland Empire chapter is hosting the annual seminar for the Northwest region (Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta, Canada) HERE ON THE SFCC CAMPUS ON SATURDAY MARCH 28.

The Featured presenter is Frans Lanting one of the Greatest Nature Photographers of our time. His influential work appears in Books, Magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature and the Environment from the Amazon to Antarctica. He has served as a Photographer in Residence for the National Geographic.

LIFE: The Unfolding Journey
Music Building #15 Auditorium.
Doors open at 7:30 AM and program starts at 8:45 AM.


PSA Members $75
Non PSA $85
If registered by March 24th lunch is included in the registration fee

Students With ID and Lunch $35
Students Without Lunch $20

Register online at www.psainlandempire.org/seminar
Or register at the door

5 free Field trips are available on Sunday March 29
  1. Inside Spokane Outstanding Architecture
  2. Channel Scablands to Lincoln County by Steve Shining and Rodger Hartman
  3. Memorabilia, Mountains, and Missions
  4. North Fork of the Couer d’ Alene
  5. Northwest portion of the Palouse
  6. Southeast Palouse, Washington and into Idaho

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Communicator Online, SFCC's student-run news website, has been named one of six finalists in its category for the 2009 Online Pacemaker Awards.

For those of you who have never been to the site, it is the web division of The Communicator, SFCC's student-run newspaper. The award itself, The Pacemaker, is known as the college equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Neither The Communicator nor The Communicator Online have ever won or placed in the finals for the prestigious honor.

Please visit the website, if you have yet to do so, the address is

www.spokanefalls.edu/communicator or you can get to it by following the links from the SFCC home page.

The Communicator Online is also joined by The Jibsheet, the student news site from Bellevue Community College, and in the four year category, The Whitworthian, from Whitworth University.

This finalist position comes after the total revamp and redesign of the website. Editor-in-Chief Madison McCord, Graphics Editor Marshall Moore and Perspectives Editor Judy Johnson spent many hours tediously rebuilding the site to make it more viewer-friendly and accessible.

source: Email from Madison McCord

Graphic Design Students Win Addys!


SFCC Graphic Design students won Gold & Silver awards at the 2009 Spokane Advertising Federation Addy Awards. Graphic Design instructor Greg Stiles collaborated with photography instructor Erik Sohner to create photographs for the submissions. SFCC students also received the Toni Robideaux scholarship.


best of division &
student gold ADDY
Direct Marketing
Entrant ——— Megan Strope
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Ad fed Prefl ight poster/mailer Packaging

student gold ADDY
Packaging
Entrant ——— Elizabeth Abshire
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls
Title ————— Purist-Package Design
Credits ——— Alex Abercrombie, Photographer

student gold ADDY
Packaging
Entrant ——— Holly Meagley
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls CommunityCollege
Title ————— December Wine
Credits ——— Cody Erickson, Photographer

student gold ADDY
Packaging
Entrant ——— Brennon Poynor
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— 8 Bit Brewing
Credits ——— Rachelle Swinkles, Photographer

student gold ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— Carrie Stauffer
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Package Design
Credits ——— Katie Lafountain, Photographer

student gold ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Thermals Poster
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer

student gold ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— John Mujica
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Prefl ight Event
Credits ——— John Mujica, Graphic Artist
Greg Stiles, Art Director
John Smith, Client

student gold ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— SFCC Spring Concert Poster
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer
John Smith, Art Director

student silver ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— Lindsey Matkovich
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Prefl ight-Poster/Mailer

student silver ADDY
Poster
Entrant ——— Elizabeth Abshire
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Prefl ight Poster/Mailer

student silver ADDY
Non-Traditional Advertising
Entrant ——— Jacqueline Blankenship
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Prefl ight Poster Mailer

student silver ADDY
Newspaper, Campaign
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— SFCC Graphic Design Club T-Shirt
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer, Greg Stiles, Art Director

student gold ADDY
Interactive, Web Site
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Global Warming Ad Campaign #1
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer
John Smith, Art Director/Instructor

student silver ADDY
Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— Jason Bansemer
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Lorien Herbs & Natural Foods
Credits ———

student silver ADDY
Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— Kalan Piukkula
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls CommunityCollege
Title ————— World Wildlife Fund AdCampaign
Credits ——— Jennifer Nielson, Photographer

student silver ADDY
Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— John Baker
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— WWF Ad Campain
Credits ——— John Baker, Graphic Designer
Jesse Coble, Photographer

student silver ADDY
Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— Holly Meagley
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Plastic Pollution Campaign
Credits ——— Cody Erickson, Photographer

student silver ADDY
Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— Jacqueline Blankenship
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— WWF Global Warming Campaign
Credits ——— Mellisa Howe, Photographer

honorable mentions
Entrant ——— John Mujica
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Brand X Package Design
Credits ——— John Mujica, Graphic Artist
Greg Stiles, Art Director
John Smith, Client
Zebadiah Sprague, Photographer
Ken Logan, Owner / Fabricator

Entrant ——— Lindsey Matkovich
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Envy Chocolate-Package Design
Credits ——— Zebadiah Sprague, Photographer

Entrant ——— Joshua Dukes
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls
Title ————— Liberty School Wine Bottle
Credits ——— Gretchen Hunkapiller,
Photographer

Entrant ——— Kalan Piukkula
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Turning Leaf-Package Design
Credits ——— Jennifer Nielson, Photographer

Entrant ——— Jessie Spaccia
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Moonwalker Wine Label
Credits ——— Jesse Coble, Photographer

Entrant ——— Josh Frost
Advertiser —— SFCC
Title ————— Labradoodle dog food
Credits ——— Lindsy Boyd, photographer

Entrant ——— Brandy Resa
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Portland Coffee Roasters Packaging
Credits ——— Zebadiah Sprague, Photographer
Greg Stiles, Instructor
John Smith, Instructor
Betsy Ward, Instructor
Doug Crabtree, Instructor

Entrant ——— Jacqueline Blankenship
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Main Squeeze Package Design
Credits ——— Mellisa Howe, Photographer

Poster
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— We Make Money Not Art
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer

Entrant ——— Emily Frickle
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community
Title ————— Prefl ight Mailer
Credits ———

Entrant ——— Kalan Piukkula
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— PreFlight-Poster Mailer

Entrant ——— Tyler Cantrell
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— S.F.C.C. concert poster
Credits ———

Entrant ——— Jaron R. Ballard
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Fall Concert Series Poster
Credits ——— Jaron Ballard, SFCC Fall Concert Series

Direct Marketing
Entrant ——— Kevin Armstrong
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Decemberists Concert Posters
Credits ——— Kevin Armstrong, Designer

Entrant ——— Megan Strope
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— SFCC Graphic Design Newsletter
Credits ——— Doug Crabtree, Graphic Arts Professor

Non-Traditional Advertising
Entrant ——— Areli Nathanson
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— SFCC Graphic Design Club T-Shirt
Credits ———

Non-Traditional Advertising
Entrant ——— Julie A. Edmiston
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— SFCC Graphic Design Club T-Shirt

Interactive, Web Site
Entrant ——— Dustin Dikes
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— DustinDikes.com

Mixed Media Campaign
Entrant ——— Grant Hoki
Advertiser —— NIC
Title ————— Ripe Campaign
Credits ——— Grant Hoki, Bottle/Ad Designer
Laura Feasline, Bottle Designer

Entrant ——— Lindsey Matkovich
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— W.W.F-Ad Campaign
Credits ——— Brooke Porter, Photographer

Entrant ——— Kalan Piukkula
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— World Wildlife Fund Ad Campaign
Credits ——— Jennifer Nielson, Photographer

Entrant ——— Elizabeth Abshire
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls
Title ————— WWF Ad Campaign
Credits ——— Alex Abercrombie , photographer

Logo
Entrant ——— Nathan Getzin
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Custom Lures

Entrant ——— Carrie Stauffer
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Community College
Title ————— Brand Identity- Logo

Entrant ——— Brandy Resa
Advertiser —— Spokane Falls Commmunity College
Title ————— Portland Coffee Roasters Logo
Credits ——— Greg Stiles, Instructor
John Smith, Instructor
Betsy Ward, Instructor
Doug Crabtree, Instructor

Fine Arts & Photography Field Trip


Fine Arts faculty member Tom O'Day extended an invitation to SFCC Photography students to join the art program for a field trip to the WSU fine art gallery in pullman where the exhibit "Running the Numbers" by photographer Chris Jordan is on display until April 4th.

Students and faculty were escorted by bus and enjoyed a hosted lunch and tour of the entire WSU art program.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Now Playing: Danny McCollim

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Here is a short video on SFCC Music Instructor Danny McCollim. Students in the Photo 237 Intro to Documentary Video Production class used three cameras to film the performance and interview. If you are willing to participate as the subject for a short documentary video during Spring quarter or you know of an interesting student that would be willing to participate, please let Ira Gardner know by email before March 26th. The video class would like to highlight the talents of SFCC students and faculty.

Photo Faculty and Students Attend Photography Convention & Tradeshow


Photography instructors Rodger Hartman and Ira Gardner attended the 2009 Professional Photographers of Idaho Convention at the Coeur d' Alene resort as part of a class field trip. SFCC students were granted a free day pass to attend a 3 hour workshop presented by internationally known photographer and PhotoShop guru Eddie Tapp as well as admission to the trade show where vendors are presenting the latest in studio equipment and presentation techniques.

Among the professional photographers in attendance were recent SFCC graduates Nick Alexander (Big Picture Studios) and Ben Norwood (Quicksilver Studios) who have become established professional over the course of the last five years and have been recognized for the quality of their work in this years print competition.

Way to go Nick and Ben!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Community TV forms Film & Video Society



On March 3rd, Ira Gardner attended the inaugural gathering of a new Spokane area film and video organization. The meeting was held in the Community Building offices of Community Minded Television. The group is part of a grass roots effort by Community Minded Television (cable channel 14) to bring together amateur and professional filmmakers as well as regional educators for the purposes of providing networking, education, and production distribution in support of local filmmakers ranging from shool age children to retired seniors.

Tuesday's meeting included several former SFCC photography students including one who works for CMTV and several representatives from EWU, North by Northwest, as well as members ffrom the Kootenai North Idaho Videographers group that are looking to join as an affiliated member.

The group will meet monthly and has formed a steering committee that will help define the scope and mission of the new group. Ira will serve on this committee and is forging a relationship with CMTV that will bring student productions to the public airwaves starting Spring Quarter.

Rodger Hartman Photography Exhibition


Photography instructor Rodger Hartman is exhibiting work from a recent trip to Alaska downtown at the Brick Wall Art Gallery which is located in the skywalk level of the Bennett Block building above Rocky Roccoco Pizza. Rodger spent 4 weeks this past summer on a photo safari with a group of regional photographers. Please join him for the First Friday art walk on March 6th.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Department Blog Goes Online

After years of discussing the need for better inter-department communication a new blog has been created to share department information. This blog fulfills a strategic plan initiative and will give the department faculty the opportunity to highlight what's happening within their programs. The new blog enables faculty to upload photos and videos along with their news items.

If you have any questions about how to use the blog please contact Ira Gardner at: irag@spokanefalls.edu

or call: 533-3728