JOUR 5990: Digital Storytelling
View this email in your browser.

On-Set of UGA Student Films

University of Georgia students share their experience of studying Entertainment and Media Studies during college. Take a look behind-the-scenes at some of their movie sets... lights, camera, action!

Featured student films: The American Myth, Robert, & FratBoy FreakOut. 

Featured above: Cal Kramer acting on-set of FratBoy FreakOut.

Connor Pannell, a fourth-year student, has dreams to direct photography for television and film.

The American Myth is my big senior thesis project," Pannell said. 

Pannell is both the writer and director of the student film. 

Beth Marcinko is a fourth-year student at UGA. 

"In the future, I would love to be able to travel and create content for a project that I am passionate about," Marcinko said. 

Marcinko is both the co-writer and co-director of the student film FratBoy FreakOut.

Featured above [left]: Luis Mata, assistant director, and Leah Shedrow, casting director, show the slate for their student film, Robert. Mata and Shedrow are third-years.

Featured above [right]: Isabella Russo, camera operator, and Rafael Caraballo, director, examine the screen layout during filming for Robert. Russo and Caraballo are third-years. 

Rachel Beavers, a fourth-year EMST major, thinks that Georgia's growth in entertainment production is going to facilitate improvement in the EMST program at UGA.

"Now that people are looking towards Atlanta for places to come for the entertainment industry, they are also going to be looking towards UGA as places to go to film school," Beavers said. 

Featured above: Russo perfecting a shot of Adrian Hanson, the main actor in Robert.

Featured above [lower right]: Will Anderson, a third-year student, is the sound operator for Robert

“I have friends that did not go to school for production and are now getting jobs as production assistants. Many are actors on the side to supplement their income," Kyle Rehl, a fourth-year EMST student, said.

“For the most part, people have to put in the work and do research to seek opportunities out. Otherwise, you know somebody who is involved in a production and can get you a job as a production assistant. A lot of it just comes from knowing the right people," Rehl said.

“I would like to see [the EMST department have] an apprenticeship or internship program where they can get students on-set [of Georgia productions], so students can learn what it is like. And to network, because that’s really important," Rehl said.

Featured above: Sammy Levine, a fourth-year, placing a 360 camera to shoot for FratBoy FreakOut.

"Filming is a lot of trial and error," Levine said. 
“Right now we are not capable of seeing the footage while filming, which is a huge drawback. For big movie productions, they have a monitor to look through, so you can see exactly what you want and don’t want,” Levine said. 

“You learn to be over-prepared and always have doubles and triples of things on-set,” Marcinko said. 

The FratBoy FreakOut set included: pizza boxes, s'mores materials, a bonfire, soda, red cups, and lounge chairs. 

Featured above: FratBoy FreakOut actors, Will Reichert and Danny Kopp.

Featured below: Levine and his fellow production teammate, Allison Krausman, put out a bonfire used during a scene in FratBoy FreakOut
The FratBoy FreakOut student production crew will have the chance to present their short film and ideas to Turner Entertainment Networks in mid-December.

For more information on entertainment and education at UGA, please visit the GradyNewsource Digital Storytelling website. 
Follow Grady Newsource on our Digital Storytelling website and like our social media outlets to keep up with the latest at UGA, and stay in the know! 

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
University of Georgia · 5586 Bryson Place · Marietta, GA 30068 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp