Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Convocation signifies the formal opening of the 2016-2017 academic year. All students, faculty and staff are asked to participate. Faculty should dress in academic regalia and meet in the Hollis Center Lounge at 4:30 p.m. in preparation of the processional.
Students should arrive at 4:30 p.m. to Edmunds Center and will be seated behind their class year gonfalon. First year students will sit in the floor seating. All other students will be directed to the upper seating sections.
Convocation will be followed by the Community Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Hollis Center. All faculty, staff, students and their families are invited to attend at no charge. Students that have a meal plan will swipe upon entry.
Matt Katsolis - Director/Cinematographer
Founder of Interpret Studios, Matt is a prominent award-winning director and cinematographer, creating inventive and diverse films, commercials, television shows and branded content. He made a name for himself by developing story driven cinematic film and television in the action sports world, which brought him into the realm of directing feature length documentaries. Soon after the change, Matt was awarded the Grand Prize of Panasonic's International Film Competition for "Moving On", then two years later won the 45th Annual Dove Awards Movie of the Year for "Fading West", as well as numerous film festival awards and nominations for his other documentaries. He made the jump to commercials and brand integrated content 7 years ago and has worked as both director and director of photography on national ad campaigns and branding campaigns for Red Bull Media House, Nike, Universal, as well as numerous ad agencies and mainstream artists.
It's Matt's refined ability to show genre diversity, moving effortlessly from storytelling to music-driven visual concepts and humor, that makes him a highly sought after talent among clients. He remains focused on keeping Interpret a leader in cinematic storytelling. On his off days, he's not afraid of getting beat at tennis by his wife Jennifer, both graduates of Stetson University, or dividing his time between bow hunting, fishing and surfing.