Deanna Morse Says Goodbye

Friends, students, alumni and colleagues gathered to celebrate Professor Deanna Morse at the Alumni House on Wednesday, April 24.  Deanna retired this semester after teaching animation and related courses for 33 years in the School of Communications. Deanna received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Career achievements include producing numerous award-winning … Continue reading Deanna Morse Says Goodbye


‘Realizism’ Premieres to Positive Review

The 2012 Summer Film Realizism premiered on Friday, April 19 at Celebration North. The film was written and directed by GVSU alumnus Mitch Nyberg. Darius Mathis, another alum, was the Director of Photography. SoC Film and Video Production majors served as the production crew and postproduction team under the direction of GVSU faculty. The premiere of the 30 … Continue reading ‘Realizism’ Premieres to Positive Review

Student’s Mother Accepts Diploma

At a ceremony that was both sad and celebratory, Kyle Ackerman's mother Sarah received his diploma from GVSU on Thursday, April 25 at the Alumni House.  Kyle, who was a Film and Video Production major with an emphasis in animation, died in a car accident in November 2012.  Several faculty spoke about Kyle's talent, perseverance and … Continue reading Student’s Mother Accepts Diploma

Film and Video ‘Spring Showcase’ Well Received

Congratulations to the GVSU Film and Video Production program for a successful 2013 Spring Showcase on Thursday April 25 at Loosemore Auditorium.  Outstanding student work was well received by a full house of family, friends and supporters.  Featured work included short fictional narratives, documentaries, a video essay, and one animation. Many thanks to the FVP faculty … Continue reading Film and Video ‘Spring Showcase’ Well Received

Student Run PR Firm Wins ‘PRoof’ Award

  Advertising and Public Relations students working on the student-run PR firm GrandPR won a 'PRoof' Award from the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA). The PRoof Awards recognize local PR professionals for their work on campaigns as well as individual tactical excellence. Work is judged by professionals from another … Continue reading Student Run PR Firm Wins ‘PRoof’ Award

Two Summer Films Win ‘Eclipse’ Awards

Two films produced as part of the GVSU School of Communications Summer Film Project have won Eclipse Awards for "Production Excellence." The films were "Horizontal Accidents" and "Message Sent." The Eclipse Awards began in 2012 and were established to honor West Michigan producers, writers, directors, editors, directors of photography, sound designers, and art director.

Latest Issue of ‘Cinesthesia’ Is Out

The spring issue of the School of Communications film journal Cinesthesia is now available online. This issue examines both World Cinema and contemporary American media.  It features an essay by GVSU grad Dan Ketchum and experimental images by Griffin Pines.