Heidelberg, Germany welcomes UWRF DFT students

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Two UWRF DFT students, Alec Philippi and Jonathan Reid, and professor Erik Johnson are in Germany this week studying and producing film with media production students at RheinMain University in Weisbaden, Germany as a part of Digital Flim & Television’s Year of Germany project. Today the group met their German student partners and planned the weeks video projects. After planning over a traditional German meal of Maultaschen (pasta stuffed with sausage and cheese), the group set out to film German cultural life in Heidelberg, Germany.

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DFT students in Germany

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While classes are on hold, the video production continues! Digital Film and Television (DFT) students are traveling the world this spring filming for various professional and academic projects. One such project is a trip to Germany to film promotional videos for the University of Wisconsin (UWRF) Year of Germany initiative and UWRF Global Connections.

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Lights, Camera, Music Video Action

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Employers in the Film and Television industries are looking for graduates with both precise technical production skills and expressive visionary creativity. Students enrolled in the Digital Film & Television program (DFT) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) take classes in a well-rounded curriculum. Through a breadth and depth of classroom, studio, and field experiences, students graduate with a portfolio that will lead to job opportunities after graduation.

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DFT Majors Get a Chance to Fly

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Digital Film & Television (DFT) professor Erik Johnson is always on the lookout for exciting opportunities for students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Today, DFT students had the opportunity to be a part of the official River Falls school spirit song music video.

In 2010, Phyllis Goldin wrote “Our Chance to Fly,” now the official UWRF Spirit Song. The song—with lyrics that represent the allure and charm of the city of River Falls—makes UWRF the only division three school in the UW-System to have a spirit song.

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A Night of Success

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Digital Film Television (DFT) students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) have access to great opportunities to learn and grow in knowledge and experience in the industries of film and television. Because the UWRF campus is located so close to the Twin Cities, students are never at a loss for awesome chances for career development and networking. One student who took advantage of such a recent opportunity is Kelsey Anderson.

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DFT Expands its Film Tech Arsenal

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When choosing a school, access to the latest technology is a deal breaker for many students. Digital Film and Television (DFT) students at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UWRF) have access to state of the art film equipment. UWRF Television Services provides DFT students with a wide range of film equipment including camcorders, light kits, cables, and even DSLR cameras—everything needed to produce any film project students can dream up. This year, the list of available equipment is larger than ever.

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UWRF Summer Scholars Program 2013

Turning Point for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence: Spanish Language Video Series (preview)

DFT’s first Summer Scholar

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The University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) is a small campus with big potential. Students who seek out extracurricular activities are richly rewarded for their efforts. One such student is senior Digital Film & Television minor, Jonathan Reid. Last spring, Erik Johnson presented Jonathan with an idea for a video project. The catch: the project would be entirely in Spanish (Jonathan doesn’t speak Spanish). The SECOND catch: the project proposal was due in less than 48 hours. Together Erik and Jonathan quickly planed out the specifics of the project and with the guidance of Professional Writing professor, Kenneth Price, Jonathan typed up a grant proposal requesting funding as part of the UWRF Summer Scholars program through the department of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Development and Creative Achievement (URCSA).

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