Sherlock, Captain America, Hunger Games, Merlin, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural
by thesheepenthusiast

Welcome to Senior Seminar: Fans & Transformative Works! We’ll be examining theoretical frameworks around audiences and fans, alongside creative transformative fan works. This class is a hybrid analytic and production based course, as we will be creating our own transformative works and reflecting on the process throughout the semester.

Check out the course site which functions as your syllabus, and provides readings, assignments, and tutorials. You may download a PDF of the syllabus here: FansTransWorksSyllabus.

-Prof. Zuk

Student Film Showing

 Dear students! In 2016  GSU film students went to Budapest Hungary to shoot a feature film! Now it is time to show off their hard work. Please join us and celebrate Georgia State University‘s film program The United States premiere of Petra will occur on Saturday, December 16 at 7 PM. At the Plaza theater! In downtown Atlanta. See you there!  Tickets are available through fandango and off the Plaza theater website.
Dear students!  If you buy your tickets at the door and show your GSU ID you’ll get half price tickets! All proceeds from your tickets will go toward the film department‘s foundation.
Come and celebrate this red carpet affair!
Dr. Lewis

Showcase Thursday!!

Hello everyone! This Thursday we will be having a showcase of the rough drafts of our final projects in class. We will not have time to watch roughly 6 minutes per person (unless people are willing to stay late).

There will be breakfast! I’ll have bagels, muffins, and pastries on Thursday (with coffee and OJ). It is intended to be a low-key day.

The fair use form is now up and available on the assignment page (and also here). Please turn it in along with your final reflection on iCollege assignment dropbox by Dec. 7th.

FCC and Net Neutrality!

Dear FCC, Save Net Neutrality


The FCC will be voting on repealing the Open Internet Order (Net Neutrality put in place in 2015) in the next few days with a proceeding called “Restoring Internet Freedom” (17-108). This act would allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to legally charge more for some sites over others, to censor some sites over others, etc.

To oppose this proceeding and to encourage the FCC (seriously 5 guys who we never voted on get to make this decision WTF), please formally lodge a complaint with the FCC (it’s an online form and takes like 5 minutes and use the Dear FCC, site to send letters to Congress.

FCC Formal Complaint (enter 17-108 in the first field)

Dear FCC, (click the link in the para and fill out the questions).

Television Academy Internships

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Postmark deadline is January 16, 2018.

*Letters of recommendation without a signature will NOT be accepted.

New for 2018 – Choreography

Agency · Animation · Art Direction/ Set Decorating · Broadcast News · Business of Physical Production · Casting · Children’s Programming/ Development · Cinematography · Commercials · Costume Design · Development · Digital Entertainment · Documentary/ Nonfiction Production · Editing · Entertainment News · Legal & Business Affairs · Live Television Production · Marketing · Media Research · Movies for Television · Music · Post Production · Production Management · Program Planning and Scheduling · Public Relations/ Publicity · Sound · Special Visual Effects · Television Directing · Television Scriptwriting · Unscripted Television

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Informz for iMIS

Perspectives of A Black Independent Filmmaker

Clayton State University’s Film Society Presents:
Perspectives of A Black Independent Filmmaker

MORROW, GA – The Student Film Society in conjunction with community engaged courses in Public Relations and Film & Video Production announce a lecture and screening event featuring Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Praheme. The event will take place on November 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center in Room UC 416. The challenges of independent filmmaking will be discussed, as well as his creative process along with advice for emerging filmmakers.

Praheme is an African-American storyteller, writer, director, and producer from Richmond, Virginia. He continued his passion for the arts at Howard University, earning a BA in Film Production in 2006. In 2010, Praheme graduated from Florida State University with a Masters of Fine Arts in film production. There he worked on the Student Emmy winning short film Underground as Director of Photography, and served as producer and director for the award winning short films “Intercambios”, “Soap”, and “Soaked”. In 2011, Praheme wrote, directed, and produced his first full-length film, “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions”, which was completed in May 2013. Praheme’s most recent film, Stuck is now in post-production and will be released in early 2018.

Through the use of film, Praheme addresses unrepresented portrayals of black youth in Hollywood. His production company, Praphetic Praduction aims to capture the black experience in ways that the silver screen has never done before. With use of the aesthetics of African-American culture along with the imagery of afro-centric idealism, Praheme has taken on the task of bringing black arts and culture into living dimension.

Thursday (11/16) Production Lab Day

Thank-you everyone for coming to the Crowdfunding Indie Media talk. Hopefully, you found it useful to you and your future projects. If you are interested in working independently (apart from a pre-established studio), you should check out some basic business information. I suggest this “guide” in Lynda.com that walks you through some important questions for starting a business (including the LCC) here: https://www.lynda.com/guides/Business/starting-business. The CMII (Creative Media Industries Institute)  has “incubation” contracts for start-ups and the info is here: http://cmii.gsu.edu/industry-professionals/incubate/.

This Thursday is a scheduled production day, as such we have a lab available Classroom South 305 during our class time, with the full Adobe suite, etc. available. Many of you will find working from home more useful at this juncture, and you are free to do so. For others, you may require assistance, and I will be available in the lab for you.