The Victor Central School District announced its 2020 Visual and Performing Arts Hall of Fame recipients — Fred Fouquet and Shelley Roden.
The awards program, implemented in 2018, was created to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of outstanding alumni, staff and community members who have excelled in the arts. It was established to inspire current students to make contributions to the arts by reconnecting those selected for the Hall of Fame with students, staff and community.
Fouquet, VCS Class of 1988, is an award-winning editor. For more than 20 years, he helmed culturally impactful film, video, commercial and online projects.
Along with editing Super Bowl spots, Fouquet worked on music videos like Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” Green Day’s “Jesus of Suburbia,” Foo Fighters’ “Long Road to Ruin” and Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor.” A few of his film title sequences — “Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Mimic,” “The Avengers” — went on to be in the Museum of Modern Art and appear in design students’ curriculum.
Major film directors have used Fouquet’s talents, from model compositing on the set of “Independence Day” to concepting and creating a critical scene in “Pacific Rim” and co-editing “London Fields,” a film starring Billy Bob Thornton and Johnny Depp. One of his Super Bowl spots reached No. 2 on USA Today’s poll for best Super Bowl spot of the year.
Fouquet received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film, photography and visual arts from Ithaca College. At Victor High School, he was involved in choral groups and theater productions. His high school senior yearbook quote foreshadowed his career: “Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend technique, so that art grows from the unconscious.”
Roden is an Academy Award-winning foley artist working at Skywalker Sound in northern California.
Performing footsteps and props in sync with pictures, Roden creates natural and hyperreal sounds to enhance film, TV and game soundtracks. She uses found objects to create authentic, original aural textures to convey the filmmaker’s sonic landscape.
With a focus on improvisation, Roden works with her two foley partners to mold, record and layer these original sounds. Her favorite projects include Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Chris Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” and Rian Johnson’s “Brick.”
After graduating from VHS in 1992, Roden earned a Bachelor of Science in cinema and photography from Ithaca College. She has lectured as a visiting artist at Ithaca College and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Fouquet and Roden will be honored during a reception at 6:45 p.m. on May 14 at the Early Childhood School before a regular Board of Education meeting. Call (585) 924-3252, ext. 1407 for information.