soon to show student-run short movies
have tackled the art of soap operas and sitcoms. Now,
RTVF students are producing short movies to be featured
at film festivals.
III production students are venturing into the world of
There will be three student-run movies produced over the
course of the semester, professor Chuck LaMendola said.
The films give students from several radio-TV-film classes
a chance to work together and to put their work onto a
resume reel, he said.
Video III students will take part in the directing, producing
and photography for each project, LaMendola said. They
have also enlisted the help of the on-camera acting class
for the actors, the audio class for audio and post production
and freshman radio-TV-film volunteers and entry-level
classes to help with set design, costumes and make-up,
Each project is a different story and is directed by a
The hardest part about directing these projects
is getting everyone on the same page, said Clint
Gage, a senior radio-TV-film major.
But the projects are a great experience, he said.
Haely White, a junior radio-TV-film major, is a lead character
in the first project. White auditioned for the on-camera
acting class and then auditioned and received the part
of Maddie, she said.
Everybody works together and truly cares about the
success of the projects, White said. Its
not just a class to us.
The first film is about a love triangle in which Maddie
is torn between two of her past relationships, Gage said.
It is an interesting story and it keeps you guessing until
the end, he said.
Pre-production has already began for the second project
and production will begin in March, Gage said. Production
of the third project will begin in April.
After the films have been finished they will be submitted
to different film festivals in the student category around
the Metroplex and other major cities, LaMendola said.
White said it is important for students to see what the
radio-TV-film department does.
People are oblivious to the state-of-the-art equipment
we have and all the work that goes into these projects,
she said. It is important for students to know that
anyone can be involved in the projects in some way.
There will be a TCU film festival, open to all students,
to view the three projects the Wednesday night of finals
week, LaMendola said.
movie director Emily Gipson (center), a senior radio-TV-film
major, directs a staff of RTVF students in filming
for a Video III class project.