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NEWSLETTER

MARCH

2018

CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

2018 INTERNSHIP FAIR

 

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Career Services hosted its annual Internship Fair, which was held on campus from 12:00 - 2:00PM.  Students had the opportunity to meet with employers from various industries, who were actively recruiting for internship opportunities, in order to network, talk about their work, skills and experience.

 

18 employers registered to attend the Internship Fair and a total of 11 employers took part in the event. The employers who participated in this year's Internship Fair were:

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

The Mill

Classick Studios

Dark Catt Studios

NoiseFloor

Jet Support Services, Inc.

Elite Amateur Fight League

JJack Productions

Tops and Bottoms

Robo Aerial, LLC

Pixel Panda

70 students registered to attend the Internship Fair and a total of 46 students attended the event. As of now, 14 students have been extended internship opportunities since the Internship Fair.           

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

Nels Carlson

Film

Nels is a 2011 Film graduate and he's currently a Dailies Producer at Mango Color in LA. We asked Nels a few questions about his current role and here's what he had to say!

What do​ you ​like most about working as a Dailies Producer with Mango LA?

What I like the most about working as a Dailies Producer for Mango is all of the networking opportunities it affords me. We handle dailies for multiple shows at any given time, so I get to work closely with a lot of the department heads and develop good working relationships with a lot of awesome people.

What ​has been the ​greatest challenge you​ have​ encountered ​working in your current role and how ​d​i​d​ you overcome it?

 

One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced working as a dailies producer is keeping all the plates spinning for the many shows we do. I’m the main point of contact for shows, so I need to stay super organized to make sure that all the different teams we have working for each show are handling every request we receive and nothing is falling through the cracks.

What would you say is one of the most important assets to have ​in your industry​?

 

It’s super important to be able to communicate clearly in the industry. Often times you won’t have all the answers, and that’s okay, but you need to be able to understand what questions are being asked so you can communicate with your team to find the best solution and execute it together. When you can’t communicate clearly that’s when mistakes happen.

 

​In your opinion, what should candidates new to the industry avoid in order to succeed? ​

Remember your role. Just about everyone starts out on the bottom rung doing some of the cruddy jobs, but every job on set is important and exists for a reason. Hard workers with good attitudes are the ones that stand out and get chances to move up.

 

What advice do you have for individuals specifically interested in ​your field of work?

 

If you’re interested in dailies you need to be an organized person. All of a production's footage flows through you, and if you don’t have an organized workflow planned out ahead of time, that’s when you lose footage, which is very bad and quite costly. You also have to be very flexible. You can be as organized and prepared as humanly possible, but unexpected circumstances ALWAYS come up, and it’s important to be able to pivot to handle them even if it’s not according to your original plan.

What piece of advice do you have for Tribeca Flashpoint candidates preparing ​for the job search? 

 

As you’re preparing for your job search you should always be looking to fill out your resume with more projects. Having to chose which projects to include and which to drop from your resume is a much better problem than finding yourself with too few and having to find a way to fill the page! Jump on projects, a lot of them, and get as much experience as you possibly can.

How did your experience at Tribeca Flashpoint help you join your industry? 

 

Some of my best friends are the people that I met at Tribeca Flashpoint. There’s a small gang of us who moved to LA about the same time, and we’ve all been able to work together and help each other out at least a few times since getting there. For me it’s huge to have good folks you can rely on around you.

What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire Tribeca Flashpoint 

​candidates came along? 

 

If we were to look to hire a Tribeca Flashpoint student it’s important to have someone with a great attitude, who is very organized and reliable, and a hunger to advance in the Post Production world. My goal is for people I hire is to teach them everything I can so they can go on to be successful themselves and give me sweet cushy jobs in 20 years, haha!

What was your favorite thing about Tribeca Flashpoint? 

 

My favorite thing about Tribeca Flashpoint was the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of film making, from script writing through post, as well as my second year of post production focused work. Even as a specialist in one area it’s incredibly helpful to be aware of all the other moving parts around you.

Name one thing that made you choose Tribeca Flashpoint over other colleges? 

 

I loved that Tribeca Flashpoint was able to get us hands on with equipment and working on things so quickly rather than having to wait through a couple years in a program learning theory before getting the keys to the equipment vault.

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

 

While I was at Tribeca Flashpoint I was too picky about the projects I was involved in. If I could go back, I would jump into many more projects whether I thought they were good or bad. Few things are as valuable as experience, and often times bad experiences teach some of the best lessons, haha.


When did you move to LA?

 

I moved to LA a little over 6 years ago now.

Are there any tips you have to offer in regards to living in LA?​

When making the move to LA you’re going to want to have a little bit of money saved up ahead of time and you should probably bring or get a car once you arrive. Work is slow sometimes, and having something saved up helps get you through. LA is a big city and very spread out, so unless you want to pay a fortune for Uber, having a reliable vehicle is key to make sure you can make it places on time.


Could you share a fun fact (or two) about yourself?​

 

In my 6 years in LA I’ve already had 4 different cars. If you like cars, LA has an awesome car culture.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

STUDENTS REGISTER HERE!

In order to assist students in properly preparing for the

Career Fair, Career Services will be hosting three workshops to go over FAQs, how to approach employers, how to talk about yourself and your work, how to follow up after the fair, etc.

These workshops will take place on:

Thursday, March 29th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532

Thursday, April 5th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532

Thursday, April 12th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!

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.

 

 

Beginning this Fall, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (Driver's License or State ID) at the InfoCommons service desk if you wish to use the TV, Blu-Ray player, and/or one of the gaming systems in the InfoCommons (XBOX360, PS3, Wii). Your ID WILL BE RETURNED when you have returned all borrowed remotes and/or controllers.  

 

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

FULCRUM POINT NEW MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS: SELLING OUT?!
 

“Selling Out?!” explores the Faustian choices artists flirt with when they utilize pop culture in the creation of their work; are they selling out? In homage to Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale,” composers Tania León and Wynton Marsalis utilize popular dance forms, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music to spice up their modernist compositions. This concert is presented by Fulcrum Point New Music Project. 

 

The Program:

“Permutation Seven” by Tania León

“Fiddler’s Tale” by Wynton Marsalis

 

Please visit Fulcrum Point's website to learn more - http://fulcrumpoint.org

WHEN

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Doors at 6:30 PM CDT

WHERE

The Promontory

5311 South Lake Park Avenue West

Chicago, IL 60615

DESIGN + THE POLITICS OF SMART CITIES

From autonomous vehicles to drones and from sensor networks to digital manufacturing initiatives, smart cities are one of the many ways in which emerging technologies are being adopted into everyday life. How might we design the future of cities in ways that mediate between top-down and bottom up approaches? How might designers and citizens understand these opportunities and/or redirect these initiatives? What design approaches are most relevant to engaging with these political, economic and social transformations? The five panelists - designers, social scientists and computer scientists - will offer different disciplinary perspectives on a range of examples from smart city projects in the United States.

WHEN

Thursday, March 29, 2018

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

WHERE

IIT Institute of Design

565 W Adams St

7th floor

Chicago, IL 60661

STEP: PRIVATE MOVIE SCREENING

In Honor of Women's History Month 2018

STEP: Private Movie Screenings (Two Locations)

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 12-3PM | Percy L. Julian High School | 10330 S. Elizabeth St. | Chicago, IL 60643 - Seating for 400. (Contact us directly if you or your group wish to attend this screening.)

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 11AM-2PM | Chicago Scholars | 247 S. State St. | Chicago, IL 60604

Seating for 150.

Cost: Free (Schools, Organizations and Individuals must provide own transportation)

STEP documents the senior year of an all girls’ high school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.

These events will include a Pre and Post Panel Discussion with Chicago Millennial Women Influencers. These events are for ALL Young Ladies of Chicago who want to be inspired and motivated to achieve their goals and dreams.

WHEN

Saturday, March 31, 2018

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Chicago Scholars

247 S State St

7th Floor

Chicago, IL 60604

OTV PRESENTS: THE EXQUISITE CORPSE & VELVET PREMIER

Join us for the world premiere of Exquisite Corpse by Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and Abby Pierce and Velvet by Allie Dunn, Leo Gilbert, Dru Greenwood, Tyla Landry, Sydney Levison, Clifton Lyons, and Becky Schultz!


The Exquisite Corpse: 
Welcome to the "The Exquisite Corpse," a DIY artists collective in Chicago comprised of five wildly different personalities; from their disciplines to their appetites, their personal histories to their dishwashing habits. It's a colorful and eccentric shared space, where the drive for generating radical and loving work is only mitigated by the fact that humans live there, with all the realities that come with that like: hygiene, personal space, and oh yeah, rent. 

VELVET: 
When Demetra, a competitive professional, is forced to reevaluate her social life, she strikes up a friendship...#squad, these five young Chicagoans begin to reevaluate their own identities as well as their relationships to each other. By weaving together public and private experiences, VELVET comedically explores the joys, vulnerabilities, and everything in-betweens of making new friends in your mid-twenties.

WHEN

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

THE GOLD WEB / STRANGE DOLL HAUS 

FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE

The Gold Web
The Gold Web is Chicago’s art-glam monstrosity. Known for their highly theatrical stage shows, the group doses audiences with blissful grooves, dramatic songwriting, and an outrageous visual performance.  


Brandishing 6-foot wings, glitter, feathers, and face paint, The Gold Web look like they flew out of David Lynch’s dream, or Lady Gaga’s nightmare. Musically things are a little clearer– and even more irresistible; the group’s self-titled debut album traffics a charismatic brand of forward thinking indie-pop marked by surreal synths, rump shaking beats, and futuristic guitar wizardry.  


Assembled out of a lineage of Chicago bands and visual artists, membersof The Gold Web cut their teeth touring with acts like KISS and Smashing Pumpkins, while other members curated notable galleries and pushed the boundaries of performance art communities. The result is a dreamy freak world which raises more questions than it answers. Where are we going? Will we be safe once we get there? Will we ever want to leave? https://thegoldweb.bandcamp.com/

Strange Doll Haus
Strange Doll Haus is a drag collective and family that produce shows, media content, and looks across the city spanning from Andersonville/Roger's Park to Wicker Park!  


The Haus includes: 
Electra Cute, Fox E Kim, Lexi Pro, Mikki Miraj, & Dakota Conduct

Eventbrite RSVP is not required to enter, but it will get you 20 FREE game tokens at the door for this event!

WHEN

Saturday, March 31, 2018

9:00 PM – 11:59 PM CDT

WHERE

Emporium Wicker Park

1366 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

TFC CAMPUS CLUBS

Now recruiting for clubs for Fall!

Feel free to let us know via email if you'd like to start your own club or join an existing club.

studentservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

The more the merrier!

ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS

INFO COMMONS / LIBRARY

WRITING LAB

COUNSELING CENTER

Stephanie LaFontaine, MA, LPC

Campus Counselor

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday - 10:45AM - 4:45PM

Wednesday - 10:45AM - 4:45PM

Thursday - 10:45AM - 4:45PM 

To schedule an appointment or in the event of an emergency, 

please contact Stephanie at:

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

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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emailing us HERE!

 

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