By ALYSSA HOLCOMBEmmy-winning sound designer Paula Fairfield has a lot to say about a lot of things. With each example she gave from her storied career, she hit point after point about what it means to be human, finding solace and healing through your work, and letting your “freak flag fly” in your chosen industry.
by Thomas WallOn a trip that took us from Steven Spielberg’s private screening room, inside the headquarters for one of the country’s top talent agencies, and backstage during a live taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live, it’s understandably difficult to pick just one or two of the most impactful moments for me. The entire trip was
By Miya Williams FayneJoshua Baggett fell in love with theatre in his freshman year of high school. While studying the play The Death of a Salesman in his acting class, he witnessed the power of storytelling firsthand. “I had never experienced that sort of reaction from a book, or film or TV show,” he recalls.
By Thomas WallWhat do the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Pyscho and baby lotion have in common? More than you might think.
By Brenna C. CroninA significant theme in our Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) coursework this fall is the power of pathways and networks. On Thursday, October 18, our cohort, along with a number of others, attended a Speaker Series event with three titans of the film industry. Each accomplished in their own
By Alyssa HolcombA panel full of creative content connoisseurs shared their insight on the film and television industry in the “Creative Writing Panel | Content, Creativity and Change: The Future of Entertainment.” The event, hosted in the Norris Center, was open to School of Communication students (including the MSLCE cohort) interested in content and the
By Jake NelsonThough a countless number of people have attended world renowned film festivals like Sundance and Cannes, few can say they’ve been there for college credit. Chip Potter is one of them. The MSLCE student went to Sundance in 2013 for school credit while studying at DePauw University in Indiana.“I met these people who
By Amy A. Ross As a kid, Brianna Matthews liked movies. A lot. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Matthews would spend hours and hours of her childhood watching movies while her mom worked. “Instead of hiring a babysitter, my mom would drop us off at the movies for a double feature and pick us
By Amy Ross Although 2014 was a smaller year for Chicago as a destination for filming Hollywood features, local productions and television series helped maintain the city’s steady uptick of filmmaking. Richard Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996, estimates that the revenues and total number of shooting days of 2014 would continue
By Amy Ross Chicago film director Jason Knade sees his name as a brand. And as with any brand, success is all about standing out: having a clear identity, consistency and boldness. “As for building brand awareness, my manager and I put a lot of time into my social media presence, and I’m always reaching