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The design that brings characters to life

Six artists at the top of their fields met to discuss the world of design and the costumes, makeup and visual effects that make characters jump off the screen.

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l to r: Sheldon Candis, Rob Schiller, and Bayo Akinfemi sitting in a semicircle and gesturing with their hands.

Delving into the world of directing

The year’s first Multihyphenate Masterclass featured a 2-time Emmy winner and a Sundance Grand Jury finalist dispensing advice and wisdom on directing.

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Anita Dashiell-Sparks, Anthony Sparks, Sharon Washington and Chuck Schulz sit side by side on the stage, discussing writing.

Writing your own opportunities

A panel of writer-actors and a documentarian gathered to discuss how to develop a career in writing at 2023’s final Multihyphenate Masterclass.

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Professor Natsuko Ohama and voice coach Louis Colaianni sit in chairs in disucssion.

Voice and voiceover for multihyphenates

A celebrated voice coach and a panel of professional voice actors dove into techniques and strategy for making a career in voice and voiceover at the eighth Multihyphenate Masterclass.

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Isaac Gomez sits next to Professor Luis Alfaro, who is gesturing and addressing a group.

Producing 101 for multihyphenates

Producer-artist multihyphenates conducted an interactive workshop for students and alumni on the essentials of producing at the seventh Multihyphenate Masterclass.

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Will Ferrell sits on stage next to Professor Natsuko Ohama, chatting amiably.

Comedy legend Will Ferrell brings wisdom and wit to SDA

Comedy legend and proud Trojan Will Ferrell spoke with Professor Natsuko Ohama about his career, acting advice, and why studying acting is a great way to spend your college years.

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Emily Roxworthy, Michele Shay, Judith Light, Larry Powell, and Jonas Pate flash a

Mental health for multihyphenates

A constellation of insiders discussed psychology and mental health in the arts and entertainment industry at the sixth Multihyphenate Masterclass.

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