Month: December 2014

TCF Prof. Matthew Payne on “Critical War Play”

TCF faculty member Matthew Payne’s “Critical War Play” is the lead article in Communication Currents, the newsletter of the National Communication Association. Dr. Payne’s essay is distilled from an article published earlier this year in Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Payne, M. T. (2014, December). Critical war play. Communication Currents, 9(6).

Payne, M. T. (2014). War bytes: The critique of militainment in Spec Ops: The Line. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31, 265-282.

Two TCF Majors Develop Fight Choreography for Film

TCF majors Kevin and Calvin M. Ross were recently featured in the Crimson White:

About 10 years ago in the gymnasium of Liberty Middle School in Madison, Alabama, Kevin and Calvin M. Ross were doing more pull-ups than most of their classmates, running at two of the quickest speeds for their mile runs and playing on the school’s basketball team.

Now, as college seniors, the Ross twins do flips off the steps of Gorgas Library while finding the best camera angle to complement their martial-arts-inspired fight choreography. The two are pursuing degrees in Telecommunication and Film with the hopes of doing stunt work and eventually producing their own action films.

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