G-Star Students Take Part In NIKE Production On Their Campus

gstarPalm Springs, FL (3/21/2016) – G-Star School of the Arts once again hosted celebrity foot traffic on campus thanks to a NIKE commercial shoot there.  G-Star Studios’ Sound Stage 1 played host to such sports celebrities as Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie and Rory McIlroy.

Many others that are also major golf tour winners were subjects in the first still photography shoot for NIKE at G-Star Studios.  They have shot several film commercials on previous dates.   Five film classes which included over 120 students from the G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts were on stage and given personal instructions by the director, producer and world famous American photographer, Carlos Serrao.

Carlos Serrao is best known for bringing intense sports action to high fashion distinct look that elevates his subjects to visual stardom.  His crisp light and subtle color palette have illuminated the faces of Jack Nicholson, Will Ferrell, Michael Jordan, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant and have brought him a list of advertising and editorial clients including Sony, NIKE, GQ, TIME, Visa, and the Olympics.  G-Star students got to see his work first hand.

The NIKE public relations director said “The students were great!  They were so attentive and respectful and asked great questions.  We’ll definitely be back here again,” said Greg Hauptner, Founder & CEO of G-Star School of the Arts.  “It’s experiences like this that add to our students forward and creative thinking as they learn from the best,” added Hauptner.

The students were shown how the massive photography set was designed, how the lighting was set up, the types of cameras that were used, and how the cameras work both technically and artistically.  The students had a fantastic time on set learning from the top professionals in the business.  They appreciated being on set with a world famous photographer.  Most commercials produced at the G-Star Studios in the G-Star Sound Stage 1 are film productions.  This training in still photography was particularly instructive and timely as several G-Star students have won world-wide still photography competitions.  “Learning from Carlos Serrao was indeed an honor and a once-in-a-lifetime event”, he said.

G-Star School of the Arts Announces Winners for National Scholastic Arts Competition

gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) MARCH2, 2016 — Five G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts students have won first place Gold Key and second place Silver Key awards for their artistic submissions at the National Scholastic Arts Competition.

Over 15,000 students entered their art work in film, animation and photography. G-Star School of the Arts is proud to announce G-Star student Eli Dreyfuss walked away with an unprecedented 14 awards including 7 Gold Key Awards, 3 Silver Awards, and 4 Honorable Mention Awards for his Still Photography.

Among the honors he received were:

Gold Key: Stuck in Time

Gold Key: Stand Strong

Gold Key: State of Depression

Gold Key: Laughing Hands

Gold Key: Soul Perspective

Gold Key: Final Glance

Gold Key: Royalty

Silver Key: Art Portfolio Social Darkness

Silver Key: Demeaning Darkness

Silver Key: Tolerance

Honorable Mention: Artistic Vision

Honorable Mention: Self Reflection

Honorable Mention: Insight

Honorable Mention: Mysterious Faces

Matt Wilson, Noah Engle and Billy Rubeck won the Gold Key Award for their animated professional commercial for a national product titled 911 BOOST.  Christian Aguiar won the Silver Key Award in the Film & Animation category for his film “America.”

“Even more astounding, this is the third international competition Eli Dreyfuss has won with his photography with over 12,000 students in one competition from around the world and 15,000 in another,” says Greg Hauptner, the school’s Founder and CEO.  “That means Eli has finished first three times in direct competition with a combined number of 42,000 students!”

If you are interested in learning more about G-Star, the school will be hosting an open house next month on March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m.