EMC class shoots documentary films in Athens, Greece

EMC class takes a break for a group shot at the Acropolis.

An EMC class of twelve students recently returned from Athens, Greece where they shot footage for three documentary films under the instruction of Professor Tom Neff. The students divided into three teams of four students each. Their assignment was to create a ten-minute documentary about a subject of their choice engaged in some sort of creative activity. After shooting for three weeks in Athens, the students returned to our campus where they will edit and complete their films.

Participating students can be seen in the photo above in front of the Acropolis. From left to right: Joshua Leedham, Christopher Snyder, Michael Patton, Sara Daily, Joseph Dempsey, Chad Cordell, Patrick Quinn, Patrick Murphy, Andrew Pigue, and Reid Miller.

Films in production:

1. Parkour City: Parkour is not just a sport, but a lifestyle. Panos is a coach, mentor, and friend to those that go to Athens Parkour Academy. By teaching Parkour to his students, Panos instills life values of a healthy body, mind and soul.

2. Martha Frintzila is a singer, actress, and teacher in the city of Athens. Surrounded by a team of her friends and family, she directs classes and performances at her studio Baumstrasse, fighting night and day to keep art alive.

3. Camillo is an artist who works in the air. Dancer, choreographer, circus performer, Camillo creates performances using the high wire and other acrobatics.

This class is the third installment of MTSU’s Signature Documentary Abroad program presented in conjunction with MTSU’s International Affairs office. The class was developed by Professor Tom Neff, who founded and served as the original CEO of The Documentary Channel. Previous class trips have been to Paris, France and Florence, Italy. Films from past classes have been selected for inclusion in film festivals nation-wide.

EMC First Look 2015 now viewable on Vimeo

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On May 7, 2015 EMC rented Nashville’s Belcourt Theater for a screening of a sampling of the best EMC student work of the year. The screening consisted of a one hour and seventeen minute compilation of portions of those works. Now the compilation is available for full viewing as well as each of the twenty-five films sampled in the comp reel.

CLICK HERE to view any or all of the films.

Photo by Professor Jonathan Trundle.

Photo by Professor Jonathan Trundle.

EMC FIRST LOOK showcases the best student work of the year

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FIRST LOOK Facebook logoOn May 7 EMC took over Nashville’s Belcourt Theater for its third annual screening of a sampling of the best EMC student work of the year. More than one student commented on how wonderful it was to see the work on the big screen. The one hour and seventeen minute screening presented a sampling of the best video work of the year. Also shown on the big screen was a sampling of the best student photography of the year. An interactive display was also presented with a sampling of interactive media projects on mobile and desktop systems.

Attendance was estimated at somewhere between 250 and 300. Attendees included industry professionals, student and their families, faculty, and alumni. A catered reception immediately followed the event inside the theater and allowed many introductions to be mode.

Video work covered a broad sampling from the department including animation, short films, music videos, documentary films, broadcast journalism, and experimental works.

Photography samples included commercial, studio, artistic, photojournalism, and even a set of 3D photos.

The event is called FIRST LOOK because it is the media industry’s first look at the new talent coming out of MTSU.

The videos from the event will soon be published on Vimeo, and will be announced when available.

Students Will Messerschmidt, Felicia Chun, and Scotty Wright welcomed guests to the event.

Students Will Messerschmidt, Felicia Chun, and Scotty Wright welcomed guests to the event.

View from the projection booth. All photos by Professor Jonathan Trundle.

View from the projection booth. All photos by Professor Jonathan Trundle.

RIM & EMC partner for end of semester show at Tucker Theater

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EMC Students provided every aspect of video support for this year’s End of the Semester Show hosted in Tucker Theater on Monday April 27, 2015. The End of the Semester Show, or ESS for short, was a partnership built with live entertainment in mind between the Department of Electronic Media Communication and Recording Industry Department. EMC Professor Bob Gordon and RIM Professor Dan Pfeifer provided the support in EMC’s Mobile Production Lab, while EMC 4940: Video Technology students provided in house video content live to the LED Screens on stage. The students for Video Technology did the entire stage design for the video elements. A Barco High Resolution i6 wall was used for the center stage imagery, and lower resolution BB25mm was used for the six 15 foot tall columns. Students then designed all the content being sent to the wall.

Check out the Video of the Performance Below:

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