MONTHLY

NEWSLETTER

JUNE

2018

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

Lazaro Magdariaga

Film

Lazaro is a 2018 Film graduate and he's currently the Co-Founder & Producer at Reel Prodigy. We asked Lazaro a few questions and here's what he had to say!

What are you most proud of in regards to starting your own sports production company?

Starting my own sports production company has brought lots of joy. I am most proud of being my own boss and not having to wake up and dread clocking in on someone else’s time.

What was the largest challenge you encountered in starting Reel Prodigy and how did you overcome it?

My largest challenge with RP is being organized. I try to overcome this by staying on top of important dates, speaking with clients, and making sure the quality of anything we produce is A1.

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

 

One of the most important assets I would say is our reputation. Since its such a tight niche, we market to a very specific audience and hope the word spreads after a job well done. 

 

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

For those interested in starting their own sports production company, I would say be involved within the sports community get to speak with athletic directors, coaches, parents, staff, etc. Make sure they know you exist!

 

What piece of advice do you have for Flashpoint candidates preparing to enter their respective industry?

Take a deep breath, it will all work out! Stay patient and when the opportunity comes forth, take it with out hesitation!

 

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

My experience with Flashpoint helped me become more film orientated which led to better professionalism when filming.

 

What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire Flashpoint graduates came along?

If I had the opportunity to hire Flashpoint graduates, I would look for organization and the hustle it takes to succeed!

 

What was your favorite thing about Flashpoint?

My favorite thing about Flashpoint was actually learning the business aspect of owning a production company and all the bells and whistles of going from project to project.

Name one thing that made you choose Flashpoint over other colleges.

I don’t believe he works there anymore, but one of the main reasons I went to Flashpoint was because of Rodney (my counselor). The way that man spoke, made me believe anything was possible in my life, and it is!

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

If I had to do it all over again, I would most definitely get in the habit of staying better organized and on top of dates!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

 

DON'T FORGET THE CAREER FAIR HAS BEEN

POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 21!!

IT WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS (IN THE MATRIX)

FROM 12:30 - 2:00PM

 

IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED,

PLEASE DO SO HERE!

In order to assist students in properly preparing for the

Career Fair, Career Services will be hosting 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.

WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD ON:

Thursday, June 7th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532

Thursday, June 14th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532

 

 

July 4th, 2018

Independence Day - No Classes!

July 9th, 2018

Start of Summer B Session

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
 

The internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival returns for its 13th year presenting 40+ bands and will take place July 20-22, 2018 in Chicago’s Union Park. The festival highlights the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around.

Hosting over 50,000 attendees each year, Pitchfork Music Festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year. Tickets to Pitchfork are available now!

 

Friday, July 20:
Tame Impala
Courtney Barnett
Mount Kimbie
Big Thief
Earl Sweatshirt
Syd
Julien Baker
Saba
Open Mike Eagle
Julie Byrne
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Lucy Dacus
Melkbelly
The Curls


Saturday, July 21:
Fleet Foxes
The War on Drugs
Blood Orange
Raphael Saadiq
This Is Not This Heat
Moses Sumney
Kelela
Girlpool
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Circuit des Yeux
Nilüfer Yanya
Zola Jesus
berhana
Paul Cherry


Sunday, July 22:
Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
Chaka Khan
DRAM
Noname
Japandroids
(Sandy) Alex G
Alex Cameron
Smino
Japanese Breakfast
Kelly Lee Owens
Ravyn Lenae
Kweku Collins
Irreversible Entanglements
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

WHEN

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

WHERE

1501 West Randolph Street 
Chicago, IL 60607

WOMEN OF JEWISH COMEDY

From Fanny Brice to Joan Rivers to Sarah Silverman, and from the Borscht Belt to Broad City, Jewish women comedians have had a special impact on the shape of American humor. Comedy scholars Anne Libera and Grace Kessler Overbeke take us behind the scenes of this funny, genre-spanning, rule-stretching history — and provide a glimpse of what is coming next.

Anne Libera is Director of Comedy Studies at The Second City. Her directing credits include Second City main-stage and touring productions, as well as Stephen Colbert’s one-man show Describing a Circle at Live Bait. Libera teaches in the Theater Department at Columbia College Chicago and has presented at venues from the Aspen Ideas Festival to the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the author of The Second City Almanac of Improvisation.

Grace Kessler Overbeke is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University’s acclaimed interdisciplinary program in theater and drama, where her dissertation is focused on Jean Carroll, the first Jewish female standup comedian. A practicing dramaturg, Overbeke has taught for Northwestern’s Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning.

WHEN

Sunday, June 3, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

610 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605

ARBOL DE SOMBRA PREMIER SCREENING

"ÁRBOL DE SOMBRA: Bomba Chicago" is a performance documentary celebrating the vibrant Chicago community of Bomba musicians.
Bomba is an Afro-Puertorican form of music and dance, a beautiful and powerful conduit for the expression of identity, resistance, and pride from Puerto Rico and the diaspora.
The film is a visual album- a collection of songs and their stories, chosen and presented by the musicians for their enduring relevance.

Àrbol de Sombra: Bomba Chicago

Premiere screening of "Àrbol de Sombra: Bomba Chicago"

on Sunday June 10, 2018, at 4:00 pm

at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage

$10 suggested donation, all proceeds go to Chicago Hurricane Aid for Puerto Rican Arts 
http://segundoruizbelvis.org/hurricane-relief/hurricane-aid-for-puerto-rican-arts/

Bombazo to follow

WHEN

Sunday, June 10, 2018

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

4048 West Armitage Avenue

Chicago, IL 60639

ADIFF CHICAGO 2018

ArtMattan Productions and The Facets Cinematheque are presenting The 16th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago with a selection of thought provoking foreign and independent films that will have their premiere screening in the Windy City.Created in 1993 by ArtMattan Productions, a company that produces a collection of programs and events promoting Afrocentric theme cultures, ADFF has long been delighting audiences with U.S. and world premieres of independent films, including features, documentaries, animation, and shorts.

WHEN

Friday, Jun 8, 2018, 6:30 PM –

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 11:00 PM CDT

WHERE

FACETS

1517 West Fullerton Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

MADE IN L.A.

Directed by Almudena Carracedo, Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary (70 min) that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

This screening is part of the Sor Juana Festival, which serves to honor one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, as well as to celebrate and showcase the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from Mexico and the United States. The Festival also honors Mexican women leaders as a testimony to the enduring spirit of Sor Juana

WHEN

Saturday, June 23, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

WHERE

National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 West 19th Street

Chicago, IL 60608

TFC CAMPUS CLUBS

Now Recruiting for Clubs!

Now recruiting for clubs!

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

flashpoint.studentservices@columbiacollege.edu

The more the merrier!

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INFO COMMONS / LIBRARY

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:

flashpoint.counselingservices@columbiacollege.edu

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADDRESS

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Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

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Employers

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