"Today it's all about digital filmmaking," says Bassett, "anything else is looked upon as a dinosaur. But in another sense, nothing's changed. It's still about story." Which is why Bassett, a producer/director of educational and industrial films and the school's technology guru, put Visual Storytelling at the heart of the program.
Indeed, Bassett's career and interests are a prime example of the paths that individual evolution can take—keeping the best of the past and moving forward to adapt to a changing environment.