Nabil Zouheir Abou-Harb is an Arab-American filmmaker, writer and director. He is co-founder of Five on Fifty Films and has directed and produced a number of commercials, Abou-Harb was born in Marietta, United States, to Zouheir Abou-Harb and Sally Cardinali Abou-Harb in 1984. Nabil was raised as a Muslim in Loganville, Georgia and he graduated from Loganville High School in 2003. As a senior at Loganville High School, Abou-Harb wrote and directed the film Starwars, after earning his CCNA, he co-founded a web design company with Nicholas Bowman, called Decaphase Productions, Inc. Although there was interest to see the film, Abou-Harb and Bowman abandoned the project as they went to college and he graduated in 2007, earning his Bachelors degree in Film/Television. A short, two-minute trailer from Star Wars, Rise of the Black Sun debuted on Loganville High Schools student-run news WDVL program, the trailer was posted online. As his senior year approached, Abou-Harb co-wrote a fifteen-page comedy screenplay titled, the film chronicles the journey of an American-born character named, Osama Ahmed Abou-Bakr and his plight to find a job in Americas post-9/11 atmosphere.
The story highlights the hardships of Middle Easterners and Muslims living in the United States, hes offered a high-paying job at a prestigious company. However, concealing his true identity turns into a task that unfortunately Sam cannot keep up. The script is based on real-life events that continue to plague Abou-Harbs cousin, Nidal Abou-Harb, his father, Zouheir Abou-Harb, his brother, Osama Abou-Harb. The subject matter and humorous tone of the screenplay attracted many students and faculty members to dedicate their expertise and time to help the ambitious project get off its feet. This encouraged Nabil to get in touch with Nic Applegate, a Savannah, GA investor, building contractor and band-manager, Applegate eventually became an equal partner in Nabil and Colins production company, Five on Fifty Films. The Arab in America short was shot over twelve days in Savannah and Atlanta and it debuted at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival followed by the United States premiere at the Arabian Sights Film Festival sponsored by The Washington D. C.
International Film Festival where Arab in America won the Audience Award for Best Short Film, Many talent agencies and production companies have shown interest in a feature version of the short Arab in America. Nabil Abou-Harb, co-writer Thomas Verrette, co-writer Colin Ferri, Five on Fifty Films has decided however to shoot the movie independently. The feature screenplay was completed and Five on Fifty Films is in negotiations to produce the feature. Abou-Harbs Arab in America won the award for Best Short Film at the Arabian Sights Film Festival. The festival is sponsored by The Washington D. C and it won the Grand Prize of 2008 One Nation Many Voices Online Film Contest
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design, is a private, accredited university with locations in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France. The university enrolls more than 11,000 students from across the United States, SCAD is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and other regional and professional accrediting bodies. Richard G. Rowan, Paula S. Wallace, May L. Poetter and Paul E. Poetter legally incorporated the Savannah College of Art, the university opened the following year with five trustees, four staff members, seven faculty members, and 71 students. In May 1981, the first graduate received a degree, the following year, the first graduating class received degrees. In 1982, the enrollment grew to more than 500 students, to 1,000 in 1986, in 2014, the university enrolled more than 11,000 students. SCAD opened a study abroad location in Lacoste, France in 2002 that provides programming for the academic departments offered by the universitys degree-granting locations.
It launched an online learning program in 2003 that U. S. News, in 2005 the university opened a location in Midtown Atlanta that merged with the Atlanta College of Art in 2006. In September 2010, SCAD opened a Hong Kong location in the Sham Shui Po district and it was never proven that the explosions were related to the students desire to form a constitution, however, no such document exists today. Richard Rowan Rowan served as president of the college from its inception in 1978 until April 2000, as chancellor, Rowan spent most of his time traveling and recruiting international students and staff. In 2001, he resigned the job and left the college, Paula S. Wallace Wallace, formerly Paula S. Rowan, served as SCADs provost and dean of academics before becoming president. As president, Wallace directs the management of the institution. Total compensation for 2014 was $9,621,712, the college campus includes 67 buildings throughout the grid-and-park system of downtown Savannah. Many buildings are on the famous 21 squares of the old town, which are laden with monuments, live oaks, SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall opened in 2008 after extensive restoration.
In 2009, SCAD Atlanta opened the Digital Media Center, the SCAD Lacoste campus is made up of 15th- and 16th-century structures. The campus includes an art gallery, guest houses, computer lab, in Hong Kong, SCAD occupies renovated historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building, with more than 80,000 square feet. It is equipped with classrooms, meeting areas, computer labs, the colleges first academic building was the Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory, which was purchased and renovated in 1978-79. Built in 1892, the Romanesque Revival red brick structure is included on the National Register of Historic Places, originally named Preston Hall, the building was renamed Poetter Hall in honor of co-founders May and Paul Poetter. SCAD soon expanded rapidly, acquiring buildings in Savannahs downtown historic and Victorian districts, restoring old and often derelict buildings that had exhausted their original functions
Scott Blake is an American artist. Nearing the turn of the 3rd millennium, Blake created a series of artworks that involved reworkings of barcodes to create artwork, barcode art was something that quickly became an Internet meme. It is largely unknown exactly where this fad originated from and his work has been shown at various galleries and featured in magazines such as The New York Times, FHM, and Adbusters. His site has translated in many languages. For his efforts and vision, he was recognized by the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and he currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Similar to the works of pop art, Blake elected to use usual everyday images to produce his art and his early works were based entirely on the idea of creating images and art from barcodes, which are ubiquitous in today’s world. But unlike pop art, he used barcodes as a tool and image, Blake had started this project around the time of the Y2K bug and the turn of the 21st century. Around this time, there was a craze with barcode style artworks and it is unclear whether Blake had direct input on this popularized phenomena.
In 2003, Blake created Downloading Pixels which shows a progression of downloaded pixels that in turn become an image that could be viewed on a monitor or mobile device. Like John F. Simon Jr. ’s Every Icon, each pixel is an image that loads up at different intervals to make the image seem like an animation, both Every Icon and Downloading Pixels use a system of algorithms with basic image data to form images. Visitors to the website can adjust the size of the image by selecting from many image sizes. There are options for different styles, which define styles, after the settings are adjusted, the image is based on the browser technology, internet connection speed, and device. So this work looks differently on an iPhone as compared to a PC running Mozilla FireFox, Blake graduated from Brandon Senior High School in Tampa, Florida in 1995. He received a BFA in computer art from the Savannah College of Art, Blake created a flipbook consisting of images of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
Accompanying the images are written by a wide range of participants. In addition, the authors of the essays were asked to reflect on, and respond to, not surprisingly, the majority of the essayists experienced the events through news network footage. Blake is distributing his 9/11 Flipbooks to encourage a constructive dialog regarding the participation in sensationalizing the tragedy. According to Blake’s media study, CNN showed the planes hitting the towers 109 times between 9 a. m. and midnight, or about every eight minutes
Jefferson Wood is an American artist and one of the leading designers of concert posters and admats for the music industry. A. in 1995. He was the first in the world to graduate with a degree in Sequential art, Wood studied under comic book illustrator Bo Hampton. Woods illustration style is unusual compared to other poster designers, consisting of brushlines. He is ambidextrous and can simultaneously pencil with both hands at the time, or ink with one hand and pencil with the other. Wood does not make his posters available to the general public and they are screen printed in small quantities and only made available to promoters for the advertising of live concert events. The majority of his posters are displayed and subsequently damaged by the elements, because of the rarity of examples of his work in excellent condition, many of his posters have sold for thousands of dollars. An underground economy has grown out of situation, that has resulted in people removing his posters often after only hanging up for a few hours for the purpose of re-selling.
In response to this some promoters have used wheat paste to permanently adhere a poster to the sides of buildings, a collector chiseled around a wheat pasted poster and removed a portion of a wall to retrieve it. 1st place Best Poster of the Year in the first ever Pollstar Concert Industry Consortium poster contest with his poster for Tom Petty and that same poster was ranked #18 best rock poster of all time by Billboard Magazine. His poster for The B-52s was ranked #1 Best Poster Of The Year in the Pollstar CIC poster competition in 2009, Jefferson Woods website Jefferson Wood on the Behance website Jefferson Wood on the Fine Art America website
Jacen Burrows is an American comic book artist best known for his work on various books from Avatar Press. Jacen Burrows graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996 with a degree in Sequential Art, Burrows has worked with several comic companies over the years including Caliber Press and London Night Studios, and is currently working under an exclusive contract with Avatar Press. Since working with Avatar he has worked with several of comics most prominent names including Alan Moore, Warren Ellis and his comic work includes The Courtyard, Dark Blue, and 303. Outside of comics he has done work for several video game and role playing game companies, including work on Rockstar Gamess Grand Theft Auto, Vice City. He cites as his influences Matt Wagner, Tim Truman, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch