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STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Alfred Emerson

Film - Expected Graduation, September 2018

What has your experience at TFC been like?

 

My experience here at Tribeca Flashpoint College has been amazing. I’m proud to be part of a community of creative individuals, and I know I made the right choice coming to Tribeca Flashpoint College. The staff here has been nothing but helpful. It’s good to know that I have a support system. The first few weeks started off a little rocky; balancing a full-time job and getting my assignments turned in on time was challenging. What I learned from my first trimester is communicating with your instructors and time management are both important. I encourage students at TFC to take advantage of the resources provided by the school.

What advice do you have for students in order to excel during their time at TFC?

In addition to taking advantage of resources provided by the school, I also encourage all students to join a club and get involved. I’m starting a new club on campus called Le Salon. The purpose of Le Salon is to provide a place for TFC students to congregate for intellectual conversations. We will discuss a variety of different topics, for example, political issues in Chicago. Le Salon will be a good way to get students involved. It will also help people overcome their fear of public speaking, something I struggle with at times. I think it is important that people are informed on current events, talk about the latest trends, and have a group of people to share their work with.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

Sam Johnston

Film

Sam is a 2014 Film graduate who is currently a Video Editor at Trillium Productions, LLC. Sam's passion project for the past year has been a video podcast called "the sesh", which gets up close and personal with up-and-coming artists.

 

The first season is underway and Sam's team is just about to start production on season two. Sam and his team recently partnered with TFC for the duration of the season. Because this is a music show, students from all departments can be involved and will get hands-on experience in television and concert production. It's not only a fun initiative to be a part of, and not to mention, the great connections participating students could make with participating artists.

Check out the promo trailer of the sesh, as well as other content HERE!

We asked Sam a few questions and here's what he had to say!

What do you like most about working at Trillium Productions, LLC?


Trillium Productions, LLC has been a great experience as my first job out of school. They focus mostly on industrial and educational films, which is not a part of the industry that I knew much about. Though it is not necessarily the part of the industry that I want to ultimately work in, it has been wonderful to work in the industry in some capacity and learn about industrial and educational films. Also, it is a very small company (I am usually one of only five people in the office), so I have taken on a lot more responsibility than I would at a larger production company.

 

How did your experience at TFC help your professional development path?

TFC constantly gives you the opportunity to produce work with a group of your peers, which is exactly what you'll be doing in this industry everyday. I think the school does a great job of introducing you to what it is like to be on a set, problem-solving with a team, and respecting your peers. Professionalism on set, and even in an office, shows your employer that you take the work and yourself seriously.

 

What would you look for if you were in the position to hire new graduates from TFC?

I would be looking for someone who can show up to set, ready to tackle any problem that we encounter, but can also laugh about it after. As much as it can be long and tiring, working on a production is supposed to be fun! I want to work with people who have the same amount of passion that I have. In my experience, a happy crew equals a happy final product. If you're not having any fun doing this, then what's the point?

 

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would definitely involve myself more in productions that were happening off campus. There's so much going on at the school that it's easy to only focus on that. But so many students are doing their own things! Your peers are the ones that you will be working with when you graduate school, so start building those connections earlier rather than later.

 

What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates currently job searching?

My biggest piece of advice is to trust yourself and your skill set. This is a very difficult industry that comes with a lot of rejection and there will be times in which you doubt yourself. But if you are persistent and confident, then you will find yourself in a position that you want to be. All the rejection will be worth it in the end.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

CAREER FAIR WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, March 7th & Wednesday, March 8th

Wednesday, March 22nd & Thursday, March 23rd

12:00 - 1:00PM in the Matrix, Room 530

2017 GRADUATION

Sunday, May 7th | 1:00 - 3:00PM

Revel Fulton Market

1215 W. Fulton Market | Chicago, IL 60607

ANNOUNCEMENT

**ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!**

 

TFC will be instituting a change in policy regarding loaner equipment from the I.T. Department.  This change has been in effect since MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th!

 

If you wish to check out a laptop and/or power supply from the I.T. Department, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (such as a Driver's License or State ID) with the I.T. Department while you are borrowing a laptop and/or power supply.  This ID WILL BE RETURNED to you when you bring the equipment back to the I.T. Department.  

 

 

Please note that NO LAPTOPS AND/OR POWER SUPPLIES CAN BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT LEAVING AN ID!!!  There will be no exceptions to this policy.

 

 

 

BRITTANY BAUTISTA'S NEW SCHEDULE!

OFFICE HOURS

Room 669

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

12:00 - 1:00PM

or email careerservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

to schedule an appointment

CAREER SERVICES WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

Room 609

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

1:00 - 2:00PM 

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

On Sunday night (February 26th), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, closed a very historic Black History Month with significant nominations and with the most number of black winners ever! 

Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Barry Jenkins, and Tarell Alvin McCraney, all taking home awards, and Ali becoming the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar. Viola Davis is the first black actress to triple crown in acting with a Tony, Emmy, and now an Oscar respectively. Moonlight became the first film with all black cast to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Moonlight’s win is nothing short of historic. No movie centered on an LGBTQ character has ever before received Hollywood’s biggest award. Moonlight is also the first Best Picture winner about black characters that is not about racism. By awarding Moonlight, at a time when both blackness and queerness are being directly challenged at the highest levels of power, the Oscars landed on the right side of history—both cinematic and otherwise.

#BlackExcellence #BlackJoy #BlackGirlMagic #dreamteam #humanity #create #love #OscarsWeNeed

NEW WORKSHOP: TURNING CONTENT INTO CASH

PODCASTING 101 - GET IN THE GAME

Podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016, The podcast audience is 57 million Americans and is escalating quickly in 2017. We live in an "on-demand" society and people want our content on their terms not our terms. Podcasting is the hottest standard to deliver education, entertainment and inspiration.

So how do you get in the game? Scott Kitun, CEO of Technori and Dean DeLisle, CEO of Forward Progress will bring you the best overview of how to get in the game. They will cover from marketing to production a summary of best practices.

You will learn how to:

  1. Get Started on Podcasting

  2. Find the time

  3. Produce on a budget

  4. Acquire loyal listeners

  5. Build community around your brand

For your convenience, part one of this course is live in classroom and part two us online taken from anywhere the following week! This way you can apply what you learn in part one and complete the following week with your marketing plan (March 9, 9am-11am CST)

All participants will have access to tools, additional training and a recording of the session.

BONUS: One lucky attendee for each session will win a Gift Card!

WHEN

Thursday, March 2, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

WHERE

TechNexus

20 N. Upper Wacker Drive

Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606

JUGGERNAUT FILM FESTIVAL: CHICAGO'S SCI-FI + FANTASY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The Juggernaut Film Festival is a one-day event to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. It is presented by Chicago's Otherworld Theatre Company, whose mission is to further explore and promote the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre.

The festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers,artists, and casual movie-goers alike- to encourage and support these new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts.

Festival Directors: Moira Begale and Tiffany Keane Schaefer

WHEN

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST

WHERE

Music Box Theatre

3733 North Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

SCREENING OF "13th" W/ Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION AT GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY

Nominated for numerous film awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 13th is an important documentary which offers and in-depth look at America's criminal justice system and the devastating effects it has on society. The film features prominent figures such as Michelle Alexander, Henry Louis Gates, and more.

The screening will end with a Q&A session with a dynamic panel made up of Governors State University Faculty and additionally, people who have had direct or indirect experiences with the criminal justice system.

Audience: Public, students, faculty, staff

Popcorn, snacks, refreshments

Information and Resource Table

Spoken Word Artist (tba)

**Sponsored by GSU Intellectual Life Committee

WHEN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

4:30 - 7:00 PM (CST)

WHERE

Governors State University

1 University Parkway

University Park, IL 60484

SHORTS PROGRAM I : WHAT TO DO?

What do you do when your cell phone starts calling you? When your wife thinks it’s over?

When you’re not sure if it’s a date or not? Or when life has dealt you a really bad hand?

This group of shorts has the answers; sort of!

Program includes:

THE GAMBLER / Directors: Glenn Wheelan

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE / Director: Peter Loring McGee

FIRST KISS / Director: Patrick O’Shea

THE FIREMAN & THE NURSE / Director: Gemma Doorly

INCOMING CALL / Director: Eoin Cleland

JANUARY HYMN / Director: Katherine Canty

THE APPAREL / Director: Peter Delaney

THE SWEETEST THING / Director: Douglas O’Connor

WHEN

Friday, March 3, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM CST

WHERE

Society For Arts / Gallery Theatre

1112 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60642

MAKING MONEY WITH MUSIC

It’s easier than ever to record, distribute, and market your own music today, but what about actually making money? Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists and authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Freehan take you step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business.

Drawing on their combined experience of over 38 years in the industry, Randy and Jason will cover how to maximize the money musicians you make from your music using today's latest technologies and minimize the money you spend promoting it. They’ll discuss getting digital distribution, making money from merchandise, licensing music for commercials, movies, and TV, crowdfunding, getting grants, and more.

About the Speakers:

Billboard Magazine have called Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” Together, they’re musicians that are working on their 21st album, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual For The Do-It-Yourself Musician (2nd Edition) (Macmillan), creators of the 15-hour online course, Making Money With Music (CreativeLive), and regular contributors to Electronic Musician Magazine, including the free weekly web column, The DIY Advisor. They also teach and consult about music business.

Their band, Beatnik Turtle, is a horn-powered pop-rock band based in Chicago. They have recorded 20 albums, released over 500 songs, and successfully completed a song-of-the-day project where they released one song for every day of 2007. They’ve written music for TV, commercials, films, podcasts, theater (including Chicago’s world-famous Second City), and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family and Viacom.

More info:

More information about the Speakers can be found in the below links:

Event attendees grant 2112 inc and its designees permission to utilize their image or likeness in connection with any live stream or recorded transmission or reproduction of the event, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION THEREOF, IN ALL MEDIA, WORLDWIDE AND IN PERPETUITY.

WHEN

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

 

WHERE

4245 N Knox Ave

4245 North Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL 60641

MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Are you interested in becoming a music producer?

Do you think you have the skills to create unique beats but, don’t know where to start?

Intro to Music Recording Technology

This audio production seminar introduces the fundamentals of creating your very own, state of the art recording facility right in your very own home!

Receive instructional training on studio setup, software and use of equipment you must have! Learn the textbook procedures used by Professional Audio Engineers

 

FAQs

ALL Attendees enter through DOOR #3 and sign in a front desk.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age requirement is 14 years of age.School or State I.D MUST be presesnted at sigh in.

 

What can I bring into the event?

Notepad and writing utensil recommended.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, you can email Wardell Dobbins at gatewaytomusicandarts@gmail.com or call 224-286-6834

 

What's the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. Under no circumstances will refunds be exchanged.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Bring photo I.D, Paper ticket not required

 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, registration fee or tickets are not transferrable.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the name on the tickets/ registration must match the person who is attending.

WHEN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

 

WHERE

Gateway to Music and Arts

1832 s 8th Av

Maywood, Illinois 60153

NETWORK AND EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL REALITY
 

Stay one, actually more like five, steps ahead of your competitors. VirTour is partnering with Joe's Live in Rosemont to host an awesome night of VR, games, networking, and food and drinks. VirTour will be showcasing its newest line of Virtual Reality (VR) services for the Event Planning industry. Join us for a fun night, and learn how VR can be used to enhance your next event. Topics covered will range from booking more events, knowing how to apply VR to your company, and perfecting your clients' memorable experiences.

Joe's Live will be doing a special raffle at the end of the night for those who are in attendance! Awesome prizes include concert tickets, VR headsets, and way more to be announced throughout the week. Sign up for this event if you want more details on what the night will be like and the prizes that we are giving away!

Other vendors that will be showcasing their services for the Event Planning industry include: Automated Lighting Designs, DJ from Revelation Productions, Wizard Creations, TJ's Candy Buffets, Artisan Graphics, Lucky Invitations, EventUp, The Fun Ones, Big Tent Events, Balloons Chicago, Chicago VR Club, Thinkubator, and Hipstr Photo Booth.

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.

For more information, please contact Noah at noah@virtourchicago.com.

See you there.

Cheers,

VirTour

WHEN

Thursday, March 2, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

 

WHERE

Joe's Live

5441 Park Place

Rosemont, IL 60018

TFC CAMPUS CLUBS

Now recruiting for clubs for Spring!

Feel free to let us know via email:

studentservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

The more the merrier!

COUNSELING CENTER

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

312.506.0643

JACQUELYN NUBER

Monday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Wedbesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

ADAM MILLS

Monday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wedbesday

9:00am - 4:00pm

ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS

All academic assistance sessions can be scheduled by emailing tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu or walk in during the open session hours:

 

 

WRITING LAB

Monday-Thursday 1-2 pm

Info Commons

Sara Stigberg

Walk ins and appointment

 

MATH LAB

Monday-Thursday 12-2 pm

Room 521

Charles Ampong

Lindsey Wander

Walk-ins and appointment

 

SUCCESS STRATEGIES LAB

(Time management/Organizational skills/Effective communication skills/Overcoming Test Anxiety, and more)

Mary Sebek

Workshops and appointment

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LAB

Michael Galbincea

By appointment

 

ONLINE STUDENT TUTORING

All services offered on ground

By appointment

Skype or email papers- Writing Lab

Collaborate in Blackboard- Math Lab

Academic Assistance - PPT, emails as needed and by appointment

 

 

To schedule an appointment contact: tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu 

 

 

We’re here to help you succeed!

INFO COMMONS / LIBRARY

WRITING LAB

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADDRESS

28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

CONTACT                               

Students (Career Services)

flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Students (Student Services)

flashpoint.studentservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Alumni

flashpoint.alumnirelations@columbiacollege.edu

 

Employers

flashpoint.employerrelations@columbiacollege.edu

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