GV students form new club: The Animation Guild

Animation is the process of bringing something man-made to life, giving it action.   A new club called The Animation Guild is being brought to life at Grand Valley State University to give students interested in animation a common space and to help students gain more experience in the technique. “By forming a club and building … Continue reading GV students form new club: The Animation Guild

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‘Lucky Jay’ Reels in Film Awards

"Lucky Jay," a web series written and produced by School of Communications faculty and students, has received several awards, with more potentially on the way. The series, a comedy/drama about a college film professor, earned five awards from the Global Independent Film Awards: BEST WEB SERIES - GOLD BEST COMEDY - SILVER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD … Continue reading ‘Lucky Jay’ Reels in Film Awards

Faculty Earn ‘Eclipse Awards’ for Film Projects

The School of Communications had a good showing at the local Eclipse Awards recently. The Eclipse Awards recognize the best in film, video and television in West Michigan. Here's a list of faculty winners: Animation Workshop Group won the Animation category for their work on Animation Collaboration.  The Animation Workshop Group includes Deanna Morse, Suzanne Zack, … Continue reading Faculty Earn ‘Eclipse Awards’ for Film Projects

170 Film/Video Alumni Return to Campus for Reunion

In celebration of 40 years of film and video at Grand Valley State University, film and video production faculty and the Film/Video and Arts & Media Alumni Chapter of the Alumni Association hosted a reunion at the L. William Seidman Center on May 2 which gathered 170 alumni from around the country. The reunion also … Continue reading 170 Film/Video Alumni Return to Campus for Reunion

Web Series About Fictional Professor Launched

"Lucky Jay," a series of short comedic dramas about a fictional college professor, has been launched online. The web series was featured in the recent Expressions, the School of Communications annual report and magazine.   The "webisodes" range from 8-18 minutes in length and tell the story of a young film professor whose carousing gets … Continue reading Web Series About Fictional Professor Launched

Alumnus Is Partner in New Firm Specializing in Corporate Films

Dustin Foster, a graduate of the Film and Video Production major, has returned to Grand Rapids after a decade working elsewhere to set up a post-production company that specializes in corporate films. Foster's partner in the company, called Chop and Hue, is Daniel Wiltshire. The two worked together at a company in Lansing before starting … Continue reading Alumnus Is Partner in New Firm Specializing in Corporate Films

Summer Film Projects Can Be Viewed Online

The School of Communications' Summer Film Project is in its 20th year. Each April, the film shot the previous summer is shown at Celebration Cinema North. On April 25, "The White Bag" will be shown. Meanwhile, the previous year's film, "Message Sent," can now be seen on Vimeo. Other previous summer films can also be … Continue reading Summer Film Projects Can Be Viewed Online