Matt's working toward his BFA in sound design. He works mainly on sound post-production for live action films, although he's dabbled in collaborations with animation, motion media and advertising students. He interned with Disney last summer and is interviewing with them now for a full time position after graduation. Matt has made a lot of connections while at SCAD, and is close to many of his professors. One even has lent Matt his personal equipment worth several thousand dollars for his projects. Matt hangs out with students from all majors, and says that has helped him learn to communicate with people who aren't familiar with sound design jargon and to work effectively as part of a team. Matt recently got back from L.A., where he attended the Golden Reels Awards as part of a team from SCAD. Almost the whole department went, after a collaborative project was nominated. It didn't win. One thing to note is that Matt is going to be quoted in the catalog, instead of featured in a profile, so the portrait should probably highlight the strengths of the department (faculty, equipment or the focus on professionalism and design over technical skills) more than Matt's personality. Thanks!
Bevin first began acting as a teenager, and later got her big break in television as a recurring character on “One Tree Hill.” From there, she was launched into parts on shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “House: MD” and into roles in films like “Dark House.”Since her emergence into the spotlight, several fan sites devoted to Bevin have sprung up online. She says that their interest in her career “blows my mind, and it makes me work harder. I don’t want to let anybody down.”Bevin decided to come back to school last year to build on her acting skills; she chose SCAD because of the opportunities performing arts students have to collaborate with other departments. Bevin wanted to work with film students especially and to act in student-produced films. “I knew that a lot of the students here will be the people that I’m employed by one day,” she says.Since beginning her graduate studies at SCAD, Bevin says she has developed confidence in her acting and cultivated the skills needed to pursue the ambitious roles she wants. “Andra Reeve-Rabb was the head of CBS for years, and we get to do an auditioning class with her,” says Bevin. “Had I had that before I’d gone to L.A., it would have been a different experience for me. I don’t think a lot of the students know yet how fantastic and how relevant what they’re being taught is, and how much it’s going to help them.”For her thesis, Bevin is planning to write and direct a play based on unsent letters, which she collects on her blog. After graduation, she plans to continue working in television, where she hopes to expand into comedy roles.