Ringling College of Art & Design / Forrest MacDonald
Time-Based Media programs are essentially umbrella programs for animation, digital technology, interactive media, and video. Using acquired skills in drawing, sculpture, and digital art; an understanding of light, sound and motion; and education in character development, editing, and scriptwriting, students learn to tell and create meaningful stories and unique sequences. Graduates are prepared for careers as video editors, producers, practicing studio artists, and animators.
As co-producer of NBC’s “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, Scott Weinstein (Pratt Institute, B.F.A. Film ’97) is involved in every last detail of the news-parody segment, from graphics, to props and, of course, jokes.
Weinstein began working in television while he was an undergraduate in Pratt’s Department of Film/Video and Photography. “I started interning with the Discovery Channel after my sophomore year,” he says. “Then I started interning for Conan O’Brien... I did that for a semester, and I thought ‘well, let me try SNL,’ so I ended up coming here and never left.”