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STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Niko Opperman

Digital Media, Digital Art

Niko is a current Digital Media, Digital Art student who has been interning with Comtech MMG as a Digital Media Intern. We asked Niko a few questions and here's what he had to say!

What has your experience at TFC been like?

My experience with TFC has been great! I've learned a lot and my professors are super knowledgable and they seem more like friends than professors.

What have you learned from your current internship so far?

 

At my current internship I'm learning a lot about After Effects, specifically creating cool effects. I'm also learning an animating software called Cinema 4D. I've worked on a few projects already and I'm having a ton of fun and learning a lot.

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

 

I would tell new students to take every opportunity they can get - experience helps. Also it helps to make friends, you'd be surprised how much people at this school know about stuff. 

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Tyrel Davis

Film

Tyrel is a 2017 Film graduate and he's currently a Contract Editor at The Content House Chicago. We asked Tyrel a few questions and here's what he had to say!

What do you like most about working at The Content House Chicago as well as additional projects?​

I like the collaboration. Just being under experienced leaders and being able to learn, but still have input and creative freedom is great. Some of my work is televised, so it's great to have that on my Résumé. 

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

 

Build your portfolio! It is an industry where you are defined by the work you have done. Create a massive portfolio, and keep it accessible for potential employers to view it. For example, having your work on your own website. A résumé is only a glimpse of who you are. Having work to actually line up with the credentials on your résumé, gives you an edge. 

 

How did your experience at TFC help you to join your industry? 

 

Collaboration. Working with other departments (Recording Arts, VFX, Writers, etc.), helped me to develop a respect and understanding for every aspect of my craft. People in the industry are often looking for someone who is well rounded, so having knowledge in multiple areas is important.

 

Should the opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates were to come along, what would you look for in candidates?​

For one, people who are easy to work with. No one cares how good your work is if you are stubborn and think you know everything. Be humble and be considerate. Another is their work. Some things look good on paper, but can you do quality work?

 

What was your favorite thing about TFC?

 

The unlimited resources. The cameras, editing suites, audio suites. The resources are endless at TFC. There's no reason not to create quality work to build your portfolio with the equipment accessible for FREE at Tribeca Flashpoint College.

Name one thing that made you choose TFC over other colleges? 

 

Simply, it was small. Which means it is more hands-on than larger schools. That means more attention, which means more knowledge and opportunities.

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

 

I would utilize the free resources more than I did for independent projects. And I would join clubs, for two reasons: For more networking and for more learning. A great peace of advice I got was to join clubs outside of your major. If you are a film student, why not join the Audio Engineer Society and learn some audio? Or even the VFX Club? It's like getting 2 educations for the price of one.

 

Chicago Alumni Reunion: Aug. 31, 2017

End of Summer Trimester: Sept. 2, 2017

Break - No Classes: Sept. 3 - 24, 2017

Start of Fall Trimester: Sept. 25, 2017

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.

 

 

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

FEMALE FILMMAKERS NIGHT

 

First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents its annual Female Filmmakers Night on Tuesday, August 1st at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m. This year's roster of filmmakers will be announced later this month and will be packed with premieres and festival winners directed by women from throughout the Midwest. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.

WHEN

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Century Centre Cinema

2828 N Clark St

Chicago, IL 60657

HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH MUSIC: DIGITAL EDITION

How to Release Your Music in a Streaming World to Grow Your Fanbase and Generate Revenue

Presented by Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehan
Supported by CD Baby

Today's music world has changed how musicians build a fanbaseas well as how they get royalties paid out. Musicians need to change their strategies in a world where playlists are the new social way to get discovered and nearly 2/3rds of all music heard by Spotify's 70+ million users are singles. This session covers where musicians should register their music to get all of the royalties they are owed, improve their chances of getting their music licensed by TV & Movies, plan their releases, and covers the new tools to promote music and get discovered. Includes info on how to get started from 0 subscribers and 0 views through growing an existing fanbase by covering over 20 categories of places to get their music discovered and heard and the strategies on how to use them.

Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehan are musicians, authors, journalists, public speakers, instructors, and consultants. They've written the critically-acclaimed The Indie Band Survival Guide (Macmillan), Making Money With Music (online course via CreativeLive), and are columnists at Electronic Musician Magazine (The DIY Advisor).

WHEN

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

WHERE

2112

4245 North Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL 60641

NOWHERE MIND - FILM SCREENING

Plot Summary:

Ivan uses experimental meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that might make it possible for him to escape a mysterious illness. His training takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself getting between the marital engagement of two old friends, Emily and John.

Unaware of Ivan's secret relationship with his fiancé, John invites Ivan to go on a hiking trip with him. In order to keep up appearances, Ivan agrees to go along. On the trip, John grows ever more suspicious of Ivan's intentions with Emily. A dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues that might provide Ivan an unexpected route to a cure.

View the trailer HERE!

WHEN

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:45 PM – 8:45 PM CDT

WHERE

The Logan Theatre

2646 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

GETTING STARTED WITH ILLUSTRATOR - 2D DESIGN FOR FUN & PROTOTYPING

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful, flexible program for making 2D vector graphics. Learn the basics to create designs you can cut with the Fab Lab's vinyl cutter, laser cutter, and computer numerically controlled routers. Illustrator is great for designing logos, too.

Participants will need to bring a laptop with Illustrator to this hands-on class. You can download a free trial from Adobe here.

Who Should Attend: Open to the public

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Koprucki at ekoprucki@uchicago.edu

WHEN

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Polsky Exchange North - Kimbark Room

1452 E. 53rd St.

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60615

BIT BASH 2017

Bit Bash returns for our 4th annual festival celebrating unique, lesser-known alternative games!

Bit Bash is a curated interactive art festival that seeks to promote alternative games in an exciting community environment. Whether you're new to games or have decades of experience, our friendly and qualified counselors are always available to play with you and answer questions. Join us a for a lovely day camp of unique games, live music, new friends, and more!

 

Stay tuned for game and performance announcements!

View more at bitbashchicago.com
 


GETTING THERE

• Revel Fulton Market is wheelchair accessible.
• Trains: 4 blocks west of Green & Pink Morgan CTA Station.
• Bus: #20 Madison and #9 Ashland are a quick walk away.
• Car: Unmetered street parking is available nearby.

GETTING IN
• Family Hour begins at 1pm.
• Doors open to everyone at 2pm.
• Tickets available for $35 at the door.
• Little campers under 12 get in free with paid adult.
• Show your Eventbrite ticket or valid ID at Check-In.

WHEN

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Revel Fulton Market

1215 West Fulton Market

Chicago, IL 60607

TEEN ANIME CLUB

 

Join us at the Eola Road Branch for Anime Club. Hang out, talk about your favorites, watch Anime, read Manga, do crafts and draw your favorite characters. Cosplay is always welcome.

WHEN

Friday, August 18, 2017

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Aurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch

555 South Eola Road

Aurora, IL 60504

INDUSTRY DAYS PITCH SESSION

 

Learn how to make your pitch stand out with Nicole Bernardi-Reis, IFP Chicago's Executive Director, during a free informational session on the pitch we produce during Industry Days at the Chicago International Film Festival.

At the educational session, Nicole will discuss this year's application requirements, how the process works and where previous winners are now. You'll have the opportunity to learn about what makes a thorough application and successful pitch, ways to practice and pitfalls to avoid. Email info@ifpchicago.org with any questions.

WHEN

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Stage 18

2558 W 18th St

Chicago, IL 60608

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

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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