Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Digital Artists From New York Talk To BYU Students
BYU NewsNet 4Apr00 B2
By Kimberly DeMucha: NewsNet Staff Writer
PROVO, UTAH -- New York digital artists Devin and Kevin Shelley
visited BYU on Wednesday, March 5th to host a student night and tell
students about their multi-million dollar venture, SilverKid Digital
Studios. The twin brothers started the company while students at BYU.
The entrepreneurs gave a presentation on mastering multimedia art
forms and building successfull buisiness habits, and gave a day of
classroom instruction and reviewed student portfolios. The
presentation was sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts.
Kevin and Devin were the original media lab student directors at
BYU's Brimhall Computer Lab. This led Kevin to join BYU's BFA program
in 1990 while Devin studied microbiology. While still at BYU, they
launched SilverKid, and started working with major players in the
industry. "Our cinematic credits for special effects include Titanic,
Species, Eraser, Space Jam and others. We have various advertising
clients including, Intel, Coca Cola, ESPN, and DreamWorks," said
The company has now merged into Sorceron, Inc., a software
development company, and the new combined company will debut in June,
according to Kevin. "My brother and I are now sharing the chief
creative officer position for Sorceron Inc.," he said.