One year ago, EMC Professors Tom Neff and Clare Bratten recruited a group of Video & Film Production students to create a documentary film about the making of the MTSU-originated PBS fundraiser special Pa’s Fiddle. The resulting film, The Making of ‘Pa’s Fiddle was directed by EMC major Sam Willey. EMC majors Haley Ellis and Megan Brantley, served as line producers. Other team members included EMC students Hayden Mason, Jacob Strong and Clay Tipton, plus Recording Industry Professor Matt Foglia. Until now, the film has been used as a premium gift for PBS donors. This weekend marks the first time the film will be broadcast.
“The Making of Pa’s Fiddle” will air Saturday, Dec. 7, on Nashville Public Television’s secondary digital channel, 8.2, beginning at 8 p.m. Central time. It will be rebroadcast on NPT2 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Continue reading
Submission deadline: Jan. 14, 2014
The College Television Awards is a national competition recognizing excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work. Each year, we receive entries from hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. Winners are honored with a personalized trophy at the gala in Los Angeles, receive cash awards, industry recognition and the opportunity to network with top television executives.
Two years ago, MTSU student, Erica Doyle came in second place in this competition with her MT10 program Koure TV. Click here for the story. Continue reading
Five Photographers is an exhibition of photographic prints from five MTSU seniors: Starling Sensing, Davion Baxter, Zach Hampton, Danielle Kirk, and Evan Hickman. Continue reading
Please join us for two free screenings of three EMC student-produced documentary films. Each film is about ten minutes long. Admission is free, so please come and bring a friend!
Monday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Student Union Video Theatre, Room 208, Student Union Building
The films were produced during last summer’s Documentary Program Abroad, where Prof. Tom Neff took 12 MTSU students to Florence, Italy to create documentaries about art and artists. Sam Willey’s team created “Il Maestro Aquafresca,” Jaclyn Edmondson’s team created “Sbocciare” and Phillip Dixon’s team created “Streets of Florence.” Continue reading
Members of the Advanced Multimedia Journalism class taught by assistant professor Robert Jasso today announced their class media project, which will focus on long-form journalism and combine news from existing MTSU student media — Sidelines, MT10 TV and WMTS 88.3 FM — into a single format.
Members of the Advanced Multimedia Journalism class at MTSU pose in the Center for Innovation in Media while preparing for the launch of their class project, the “Bragg Innovative News Network.” Seated are Kelsey Lebechuck and Alex Erkkila; standing left to right are Quint Qualls, Kailey Jackson, Rafferty Cleary, Chris Davis, Matt Parker, Jordan Taylor and Emily West.
Named by the class for the late state Rep. John Bragg, a publisher for whom the Bragg Mass Communication Building also was named, the network christening was attended by one of Bragg’s sons, Circuit Judge David Bragg, and other campus dignitaries. Continue reading
Behind the scenes of Conference USA’s Women’s Volleyball Tournament a team of 56 EMC and RIM students are producing live streaming broadcasts of ten games in three days. Four games today, four yesterday, and two more tomorrow fill out the ten-game commitment. Two student crews are producing the broadcasts. One team is covering the games with eight cameras and EMC’s 40-foot Mobile Production Lab. The other team is back at Mass Comm producing intermission shows with game hi-lites and analyses on a virtual set in Studio 2. The live events are being streamed on C-USA’s website and on MT10.
EMC and RIM students producing their sixth game in two days, with four more to go.
MTSU students’ documentary films, photographs, and a film by Prof Bob Pondillo, swept many of the awards given out this past Saturday, Nov. 16 at Artlightenment!
Among the biggest award winners were the documentary films produced by students during Prof Tom Neff’s May 2013 Documentary Program to Florence, Italy. Jaclyn Edmondson and team’s “ Sbocciare” won Best Film, and member Scotty Wright was there to accept. Sam Willey, for his team’s “Il Maestro,” won both the award for Best Documentary, and also the Audience Award. Phillip Dixon’s “Streets of Florence” won the award for Best Art Direction. The films were enthusiastically received, and many approached Prof Neff to exclaim their praise for the documentaries.
EMC’s Photography program, whose exhibit was produced by Prof Jonathan Trundle, won all four top photography awards, a clean sweep! First Place was won by Davion Baxter, Second Place by Leigh Kogar, Third Place by Levon Mkrtchyan, and Fourth Place by Danielle Kirk. The images adorned the entrance hallway to the main screening room.
Not to be excluded, Prof Bob Pondillo was Second Runner Up for Best Dramatic Film with the “The New, True Charlie Wu.” Continue reading
In the earlier post, it was stated that the MTSU Florence documentaries would begin at 10 PM. THIS IS INCORRECT! It has been learned that the films will begin at 6:30 PM!
MTSU students’ documentary films, along with photography from the Dept of Photography and Prof Bob Pondillo’s recent film, will be featured as the opening lineup. The MTSU documentaries were produced during last summer’s Documentary Program Abroad, where Prof. Tom Neff took 12 MTSU students to Florence, Italy to create documentaries around art and artists. Sam Willey’s “Il Maestro Aquafresca” leads the three films off at 6:30 PM, followed closely by Jaclyn Edmondson’s “Sbocciare” and Phillip Dixon’s “Streets of Florence.” Each film is about ten minutes long.
Out for food and fun in Florence, Italy
Then, we are treated to Prof. Bob Pondillo’s recent film, “The New, True Charlie Wu,” which will begin about 7:00 PM, and is approximately 30 minutes. Continue reading
Mayor Karl Dean announcing the new Nashville Film Television Transmedia Council
MTSU’s Electronic Media Communication(EMC) department is participating in the formation of Mayor Karl Dean’s new Nashville Film Television Transmedia Council, aka FTT Council. The purpose of the FTT Council is to promote the growth of the film, video, and transmedia business in Nashville, to bring funding opportunities to Nashville, and to provide opportunity for students to successfully enter those businesses; there will be other activities. There is no charter for the Council as yet, and as MTSU’s Billy Pittard pointed out during discussion, “Everything comes from the purpose.” The details will be worked out over the next 90 days. Continue reading
On Friday, November 15th, the MTSU ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter will be hosting a LAN Party playing Primal Carnage. The event is sponsored by Lukewarm Media, developers of Primal Carnage. Continue reading