Spring is always a busy time for film students at Dickinson College with multiple film classes in full swing. Not only do students learn the basics of filmmaking, but also they get a chance to create their own hands on projects. Students in David Warfield’s film and Liza Trevino’s documentary production classes have created some fantastic masterpieces with the help of some staff around the Media Center – along with a little bit of equipment! Check out some of the videos our students put together!
Hannah has been nice enough to hook us up with two videos she’s been working on. One a personal film project that she wrote and directed and one a documentary. In her first film, “Morning Cup”, Hannah explores just how much one might cherish their morning cup of mocha. What happens when you’re terrible rival takes both the girl of your dreams and your coffee?! In her second film, “Sweet or Deadly”, Hannah produces a documentary about HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) and it’s nutritional value (or lack there of) as well as its health effects. She then interviews college students and officials about the college’s role in regulating this potentially harmful substance. Check out her work below!
Peter was kind enough to send us his documentary film project for his class with Professor Trevino. Peter’s documentary examines the role and status of LGBTQ organizations on campus right now along with the progression of attitudes towards these groups and the students who are involved in them over the past few years.
Daniel Cuevas Guerrero
Daniel was kind enough to provide us with our final featured student project. In his video “Missed Connection”, Daniel tells the story of a man who sees a woman that catches his eye, but is too shy to say hello and tell her how he feels. Regretting his decision he posts a love message on YouTube hoping for a reply. The consequences put him in an unexpected dilemma! If you want to know how things unfold from there you’ll just have to watch!
The GIS students at Dickinson College will once again be presenting the results of their course project assignments at our annual GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium Friday, May 4th, 2012, from 1:30pm—4:30pm in the Kaufman Hall Student Lounge area (located between Kaufman 188 and 190, just outside the Center for Sustainability Education [CSE] office and next to DPS).
As usual, the posters will feature projects conducted by the students that demonstrate the use of GIS (geographic information systems) for investigating and analyzing problems across a wide variety of disciplines. This year’s symposium will include posters that focus on environmental assessment, archaeology, history, urban planning, economics, health studies, agriculture, and landscape management, just to name a few.
Refreshments will be provided, so we invite you to please come, relax, and celebrate the end of the academic year by visiting with our very talented and hardworking students.
We love working with students on their projects but we are especially excited when the final products come out so well. Professor Antje Pfannkuchen had her German Media Studies students create podcasts related to some element in German culture. Some are recorded in German and some are in English. A personal favorite of ours tells a fascinating little story about a lesser known fairytale by the Grimms Brothers. Well paced and engaging, we give this podcast two thumbs up!
Professor Amy Wlodarski’s First Year Seminar students created four fantastic videos related to John Cage. Originally made for broadcast between live performances of Cages work by Third Coast Percussion, they are now gaining a wider audience through a new Cage archive. The New York Public Library created a John Cage Archive to celebrate his 100th birthday and one video in particular is getting noticed from the student productions.
It has already been reposted through the Open Culture website and more accolades will hopefully follow. It is always a pleasure to work with faculty who encourage students to reach beyond their comfort level and allow us to support the students so they can find success.