Admitted Media & Cinema Studies Students

Professor Derek Long's class

The Department of Media & Cinema Studies (MACS) will be hosting a variety of sessions designed to help admitted freshmen get to know more about their major, their faculty, and opportunities to get involved upon arriving on campus in August. Sessions will be attended by a variety of faculty members and will be offered throughout the week.

Current session information is reflected in the table below. Please continue to check this page for any changes to meeting times. Zoom meeting information for these events will be sent to students admitted into the Department of Media & Cinema Studies who register for Mediapalooza in the weeks leading up to the event.

SCHEDULE OF MEDIA & CINEMA STUDIES EVENTS

Monday,
March 29
Tuesday,
March 30
Wednesday,
March 31
Thursday,
April 1
Friday,
April 2
3:30pm CST:
Class presentation: MACS 464 Film Festivals
3pm CST:
Live tour of student production facilities and studios
3pm CST:
Nobody Can Stop You editing session
10am CST:
Class presentation:
MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking
3pm CST:
Screening of Nobody Can Stop You
4pm CST:
Interactive student project: Nobody Can Stop You
    11am CST:
Class presentation: MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking
 

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Class presentation: MACS 464 Film Festivals

March 29, 3:30pm:
To kick off the week, meet with faculty instructor, Jon Knipp, and current students  in MACS 464. The Film Festival is a site of cultural exchange, aesthetic innovation, and economic incentive. They are competitions, marketplaces, and destinations for film lovers across the globe. MACS 464 explores the history, impact, and theory of this important international phenomenon. Students in Film Festivals apply the course curriculum to publicize, program, and stage the UIUC Film Festival, a celebration of student filmmaking featuring productions from UIUC filmmakers.

Interactive student project: Nobody Can Stop You

March 29, 4pm:
This interactive student project will run throughout the course of the week with faculty instructor Victor Font. The project will follow Nike’s commercial idea of split screen where characters move/interact in different windows. Professor Font will design a specific shot for students to participate in by filming a scene at home. These scenes will be collected and edited together throughout the week. We will ask that students participating upload their scenes within 24 hours after this session.

Live tour of student production facilities and studios

March 30, 3pm:
Along with current students, walk through studios and facilities utilized by MACS in production courses. Locations will include the Media Commons, Illinois Public Media and Richmond TV studios, new computer labs in Gregory Hall, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Nobody Can Stop You editing session

March 31, 3pm:
Live editing session with faculty instructor Victor Font on the Nobody Can Stop You project. There will be time for a Q&A on editing and postproduction courses at Illinois.

Class presentation: MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking

April 1, 10-10:30am:
Live workshop with MACS students in the advanced filmmaking course and students in the Theater program at Illinois as they read through the course’s short screenplay. Join the class to listen in and participate in a 30 minute Q&A. (Both the 10am and 11am session will be the same; please join the course that works best for your schedule).

Class presentation: MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking

April 1, 11-11:30am:
Live workshop with MACS students in MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking and students in the Theater program at Illinois as they read through the course’s short screenplay. Join the class to listen in and participate in a 30 minute Q&A. (Both the 10am and 11am session will be the same; please join the course that works best for your schedule).

Screening of Nobody Can Stop You

April 2, 3pm:
Join faculty instructor Victor Font to see the final interactive student project and take the opportunity to ask any additional questions you have about the MACS program at Illinois.

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