Month: November 2010

TCF 451 TV Pilot Screening

Come out to the Bama Theatre and see Re-Committed, the TV Pilot that University of Alabama TCF seniors produced this semester.

Where: Historic Bama Theatre, Downtown Tuscaloosa
Date: Thursday, December 9
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm
Admission: FREE, though donations to support the Bama Theatre are appreciated.

The full line of refreshments will be offered.

Invite your friends, classmates, roommates, neighbors, teachers, anyone and everyone!!

TCF CASTING CALL (senior films)

Friday, November 18

10 am to 2 pm

180 Reese Phifer Hall on the UA campus

We are casting women and men

in 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s…

and have a couple roles for kids ages 8 to 12.

Senior films will be shooting in Jan and Feb.


TCF Study Abroad Opportunity – Summer 2011 (8 weeks – Interim and Summer I)

Do you want to study abroad? Do you have an interest in digital media, documentary films or photography? Would you like to spend a few weeks in Madrid studying women’s lives?


6 credits, May 9 – July 1, 2011
Taught by Dr. Rachel Raimist –

“Documenting Madrid: Movimiento de Mujeres (Women’s Movement),” study abroad program offers students across disciplines, the opportunity to engage media praxis – theory, practice, and critical reflection – to study the lives, work, art, activism, and culture of women in Madrid, Spain.  Students will learn the history of women in Spain, study women’s activism and cultural production, and work with organizations such as Amnesty International, study in the architecturally-stunning Caixa Forum and the Librería de Mujeres (Women’s Bookstore), and live just steps from the Prado Museum.  Working individually and in small production groups, students will create short documentary portraits (photo essays, digital stories, and documentary videos) about women’s lives, women’s organizations, art, activism, and Spanish culture that they encounter in Madrid. There is no technical skill required.  Students will have access to the latest digital media technology through the Telecommunication and Film Department, and will receive hands-on technical training prior to departure.  This course does not require language proficiency.

Your financial aid will pay for this course and scholarships are available! Open to any US college student!!! No tech skills or language proficiency is required!


Capstone International Academic Programs (CIAP)
Angela Channell, Assistant Director of Capstone International Academic Programs
135 B.B. Comer H

TCF Production Class Shout-out (Seats Available)

Too often I hear, “Dr. R, why can’t I get in any of the production classes?”… Well, my dear students, here is a great production class that still has spots open for spring 2011:

TCF 389 – Experimental Film

A look at the experimental and underground history of cinema, focusing on individuals and groups working outside of the mainstream film industry.  The class will consist of screenings, lectures, class analysis and student productions.  Each student will be required to create three works, each inspired by one of the sub-genres we will be studying.  Examples are Surreal, the Psychodrama, the Visual Poem, Structuralist, Underground, and Abstract.  Each piece will be a minimum of 4 minutes.  Students will have the option to work in groups or alone. Otherwise the content is completely open-ended.

The instructor is Rob Briscoe, producer at the Center Public Television and producer of the wonderful new show GLIMPSE!