Students create opinionated documentaries in MACS 496

In Fall 2019, students in MACS 496: Advanced Media Practicum, taught by Assistant Professor Derek Long in collaboration with Illinois Public Media, worked in teams to create three 10-minute opinionated documentaries (op-docs), which you can watch below. The students created a production collective for these projects, called Illinois Student Lens. More op-docs will be created in Spring 2020; stay tuned!


Independent Cinema in Champaign

Produced by Glenda Villalon, Eder Rebollar, and Wally West.


The Altgeld Ringers

Produced by Elijah Kent, John Greska, and Jeremy Chen.


Racism Is Everywhere Out Here

Produced by Carson Wang and Nick Arroyo.