Category: TCF Students

TCF Stories for 2/1

Congratulations to Dwight Cammeron – two of his students’ projects were accepted to screen at the UNA Lindsey Festival, February 28 – March 2:

  • Never Got A Dime, Lilly Ledbetter – — Shelby Hadden
  • Amends With The Past, The Mike Parker Story —-  Bryan Anders, Jake Posey, Antara Harris, Katie Nelson and Alexandra Lancashire.

Also congrats to Nick Corrao, whose students produced Alabama Art Scene, which will air on WVUA.  Everybody tune in!  The dates are

Ep 101 – Wed. Feb. 13th, 7pm
Ep 102 – Wed. Feb. 20th, 7pm
Ep 103 – Wed. Feb. 27th, 7pm

Many thanks to Adam Schwartz, who reports that TCF students totally dominated Campus Movie Fest this week.  Adam is working on a complete list, but here is what we know so far:

Best Comedy – “No Paper, No Plastic” by Christian Magadan and Taylor Kern

Best Drama – “Rise” – directed by Alex Beatty (crew of a slew of TCF folks)

Best Picture – “Person-able” – (working on complete crew list)

Best Director – Connor Simpson for “Manta”

Best Actor – Chris Harding for “Rise”

In other news, a group of TCF students had their skit air on Conan on TBS Thursday night as part of his “Occupy Conan,” a fan-sourced episode project where people pick a clip from the show and re-create it.  This group consisted of Kamal Siraji, Rey Papa, Shane Fair, Ashley Wise, Courtney Williams, Brandon Sparks, and Justin Rudolph.

 

TCF/APR Students’ Anti-Binge Drinking PSA to Air in BCS National Championship

An anti-binge drinking public service announcement filmed by University of Alabama students featuring former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal will air during the BCS National Championship.

The University of Alabama’s advertising and public relations department, housed in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, launched the LessThanUThink anti-binge drinking campaign in 2010.

Last April, the campaign gained national coverage by shooting a PSA directed by Shaquille O’Neal. The PSA will play in the Miami Sun Life Stadium during the championship football game between The University of Alabama and the University of Notre Dame. The PSA, sponsored by Bacardi USA as part of a commitment to responsible drinking, will air during the first quarter of the game. Bacardi USA is a funding member of The Century Council.

Students and faculty members from the Department of Telecommunication and Film shot and edited the PSA, and a student from the Department of Theatre and Dance played the starring role.

O’Neal agreed to participate in the PSA following a student-generated Twitter campaign at The University of Alabama. The 60-second PSA premiered Oct. 18, 2012.

Mariah Fairweather, UA alum and former LTUT team member, worked on the Shaq PSA and will be in Miami for the game.

“Having both my alma mater and the PSA in the stadium on the same night is like a dream come true,” Fairweather said.

LessThanUThink is a student-based anti-binge drinking campaign consisting of advertising and public relations students at The University of Alabama through the student-run firm, Capstone Agency. The campaign focuses on college campuses and reaches out to students through humorous messages that emphasize the negative social consequences of binge drinking. Funded by The Century Council, the campaign was launched in 2010 on The University of Alabama campus.

 

Tom Cherones’ Capstone Video Project 2013

TCF 442 Capstone Video Project 2013

Under the direction & guidance of Tom Cherones, director of Seinfeld and Newsradio, students will produce, shoot, and edit a 30 minute drama or comedy on location in Tuscaloosa.

Class enrollment is by invitation only. Students are invited to fill out an application and turn it in to Marylou Cox in the TCF office, room 484 Phifer Hall. Deadline for applications is October 26. Students will be notified on or around November 9.

Tentatively scheduled for 4 weeks in April (actual dates yet to be determined)

MTWR 5:00-9:00 pm, plus weekends

Prerequisites:

  • TCF 100
  • Two production classes
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

Applications: TCF Office or click this link to download.

For more details contact TCF Chair, Dr. Glenda Cantrell-Williams.

TCF at the Sidewalk Film Festival

The Sidewalk Film Festival is this weekend (8/24/12), and TCF is well represented! Here is a list of faculty and student screenings:

Adam Schwartz — “Barney and the Martians”

Andy Grace — “Eating Alabama” (Alabama premier)

Student Screenings:

Shelby Hadden – “Never Got A Dime”

Dara Ewing and Kellie Gentry – “AL 116”

Seema Kumar and Lauren Marsh – “A Dying Breed”

Mary Sellers Shaw and Carlos Estrada – “Undocumented”

DJ Jackson and Dana Rizor – “We Are Coming Back”

Mischa Lewis and Jamie Woodham – “State of Confusion”

Fifi Wang and Rebecca Howard – “Same People”

Xavier Burgin and Greg Houser – “The Bridge”

http://sidewalkfilmfestival2012.sched.org/list/descriptions/type/1+alabama+film#.UDTz82jOwaQ

Also, Rachel Raimist is a doc juror!

Society for Professional Journalists Award

Congratulations to TCF student Bradley Whittington! The Society for Professional Journalists selected his Mark of Excellence submission, Tuscaloosa Tornado,  as a NATIONAL WINNER in the Television Breaking News Reporting category!

National Mark of Excellence Award judges choose ONE national winner in each category and two national finalists (runners-up).  As a national winner, Bradley will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference September 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

To see a full list of winners and finalists, check out the MOE award showcase or the press release.

Congratulations to Bradley and his professors.

TCF Student Films To Be Shown at Cannes

Connor Simpson and Carlos Estrada’s Campus MovieFest film Through the Valley, and Hamilton Henson’s Campus MovieFest film Miss Peabody is Dead have both been selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

Festival de Cannes will take place May 16-27, 2012.

TCF TV Pilots Premiere Thursday, 1/26

The UA Department of Telecommunication and Film presents the premiere of Dirt and Cutters – two television pilots produced by students at the University of Alabama!

The television pilots will be screened at the historic Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday, January 26 2012 at 7:00pm.

Admission is FREE and concessions will be sold. Donations to support the Bama Theatre are appreciated and will be accepted at the entrance to the theater.

Opening for the pilots will be intro production student shorts “The Best Man” and “Have We Met?”

Premiere of TCF-produced TV Pilots

The UA Department of Telecommunication and Film presents the premiere of “Dirt” and “Cutters” – two television pilots produced by students at the University of Alabama!

The television pilots will be screened at the historic Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday, January 26 2012 at 7:00pm.

Admission is FREE and concessions will be sold. Donations to support the Bama Theatre are appreciated and will be accepted at the entrance to the theater.

 

UA Student Scriptwriting Contest

Student filmmaker.

The winning script will be produced by
director Tom Cherones*
on location in Tuscaloosa!#

 Guidelines:

  • All work must be original.
  • Script should be a short dramatic feature, 20-30 minutes in length.
  • No elaborate sets or locations; must be able to shoot the script in/around Tuscaloosa.  No car crashes, explosions, or special effects.
  • Scripts must be in proper format, neat and free of errors; should be bound by 2 brads only—top & bottom, left margin.

Only one script will be selected; decision of the judges is final.

Submit 2 copies of your script to the TCF Office with submission form (c/o Marylou Cox), 484 Phifer. Click here to download form.

Deadline for Submissions is December 2nd!!

*Director of Seinfeld & Newsradio
#Student crew from TCF 442. For more information on how to apply for TCF 442, please follow this link.