On Monday, September 8, Tom Griscom, former editor of the Times Free Press and current regent for the Tennessee Board of Regents, visited with students in Chris Willis’ COMM 1010 Survey Mass Comm. Mr. Griscom shared his insights on storytelling, the transition to digital and social media, and the value added to a community by a local newspaper.
Mr. Griscom challenged students to think of creating new forms of communication from scratch, in the digital age, and what would be the key ingredients. “I’d still have a newspaper….it should invest in rich content,” said Griscom. He went on to emphasize increased market penetration via social media and using more video in place of photos.
These ideas further illustrate the need for digital media communicators with modern storytelling skills for the new media marketplace.
Professional Film and Television Training consists of a series of courses that have been offered at Chattanooga State Community College for several years. In it’s current form, there are 3 courses that should be taken in sequence beginning each Fall with PFTT 250 Introduction to Film and Television Technology.
It’s really more than just courses, as we develop cohorts of like-minded creatives who come together to make films. You will get hands-on instruction on state-of-the-art equipment provided by the college and you will be expected to contribute to the production process in a variety of production roles.
PFTT 250 – Introduction to Film and Television Technology – Fall 2014
This course to introduce students to the business and everyday working methods of professional film and television production with an emphasis on techniques used in field shooting for motion pictures, dramatic television shows, TV commercials and music videos. This course will be the first step in enabling students to acquire skills necessary for gainful employment in a professional film/video production setting.
These are credit courses that you must be registered to attend. For more information contact email@example.com or visit our facebook page.
The capabilities that artists now have in the digital medium opens up a creative world where it’s hard to find something that is impossible to produce. This short reel features some of my creations using After Effects, illustrator, and Photoshop (some a combination of all 3). It is also set to a track that I produced a few months back. Hope you enjoy!
While in Intro to Electronic Media We made movie posters. I decided to make one for a short I made. William_Mills_Movie_%20flyer.ai.ps
This was a project from my Intro To electronic Media course at Chatt State. We had to make a slide show with transitions. The song I picked was from a local band called “Scenic” the song is “My Boy’s On TV” Mills Slide Show
The game series Halo which was created by Bungie and is now owned by Microsoft has accumulated millions of fans and revenue worldwide. The first game of the series that marked the epic journey of a military-based group of soldiers, known as Spartans, against the relentless and unpredictable aliens, the Covenant, was released in late 2001. The four main chapters of the trilogy are Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3. This first game set the benchmark for Bungie to continue the epic journey of their main character Master Chief throughout four main parts to the series, as well as several spin-off games, books, comics, and a film. Continue reading
At its core, this is one of those arcade games where you stick in a quarter, and the quarter falls, hitting pegs along the way. You try to get it in a specific hole at the bottom. With cutesy graphics and nearly too-much-to-bare girly sound effects, this game’s is just too cute!
The whole objective of the game is to bounce your way through 75 levels, rescue the girl coins, demolish obstacles and solve puzzles as every touch of your screen sends coins raining down on bad coins.
Coin Drop features include cool moves like drop, spin, smash, bounce and demolish. You can shake your device for an even cooler experience of demolition. Puzzles, Portals, Lasers, Magnets, Stars, Pins and a catchy audio soundtrack. Continue reading
Fallout: New Vegas is one of my favorite games of all time. It is, however a sequel to Fallout 3, both created by Obsidian Entertainment and Bethedsa Sutdios in 2010. Bethedsa is also responsible for creating other titles such as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and the Mass Effect series. Anyway, this is about Fallout: New Vegas. Set in a post-apocolyptic society in the Mojave Desert and in what the creators dubbed “New Vegas” modled after (you guessed it) Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading
The video game Pokemon (Red, Blue and Yellow) is one of the most impactful video games in history. Owned by game giant Nintendo, and created by Satoshi Tajari. Pokemon has a target audience towards young children, but it has also touched older people via nostalgia. The game allows a player to take part in an epic journey throughout a region (Kanto) in hopes of collecting gym badges, raising Pokemon to be as strong as can be, and catching the original 150 Pokemon. This game is top-notch fun, and throughout the years has improved graphically and gameplay wise. Continue reading