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STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Yury Lysoivanov, Department Chair for the Recording Arts Program, and a group of TFC students and alumni, recently attended the AES New York 2017 Convention, the world's largest pro audio end-user event offering workshops, tutorials, and the trade show floor provided attendees with a wealth of learning, networking and business opportunities.

Students: Michael Zaring, Clair Finnigan, Marisa Holguin, Andrei Milosevic, Adam Power,

Hannah Bayers and Jack Michener

Recording Arts

Alumni: Victoria Salazar, Kolbe Albin, and Meredith Norman 

Recording Arts

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

Alyssa Venetucci

Film

Alyssa is a 2013 Film graduate and she's currently a Post Production Supervisor at Idea Farmer in Los Angeles, CA. We asked Alyssa a few questions about her current role and here's what she had to say!

What do you like most about working as a Post Production Supervisor at Idea Farmer?​

Since we are a smaller (but quickly growing!) company, I have so many opportunities to grow and learn about positions outside of my own. I love that I can step into pre-production roles, such as creating shot lists and storyboards, and I get to help out on set as the DIT. It keeps the job interesting and fun. 

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

 

Network with everyone you can! Every job I got in Los Angeles was through a connection I had made while I was still in Chicago.

 

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

Career services hooked me up with the team at Idea Farmer after I graduated - been there ever since! 

What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates come along?

 

I would look for a well developed eye for good editing and an eagerness to learn and grow.  

What was your favorite thing about TFC?

 

All of the friends I made. A lot of us made the move to LA around the same time, and it made the transition to the new city and learning how to navigate the industry out here so much easier (and fun!)

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

 

I liked the 2-year program, and the fact that we would be diving right into hands on experience.

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

 

I would try and take a few more PA jobs in Chicago and LA - it never hurts to have on-set experience, no matter what part of the industry you plan on going into.

 

 

 

Molly O'Callaghan

Film

Molly is a 2013 Film graduate and she's currently an Associate Producer at Bodega Pictures in Los Angeles, CA. We asked Molly a few questions about her current role and here's what she had to say!

What do you like most about working as a Consultant at Bodega Pictures?​

Working for Bodega Pictures as their associate producer is an experience where I get to be creative, technical and am constantly being presented with situations where I get to learn something new. My position requires me to be a leader and self-sufficient. My favorite part for me is the ability to travel around the US to film with all of the wonderful clients who are casted onto my show. 

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

 

While job searching, you have to really invest in filing out an application. Take the time to do your research on the company and who you’re sending your resume to. This industry has become extremely competitive, so being able to  stand out right away is imperative. Never get discouraged if you don’t get the job you really wanted, it will just kill your enthusiasm for the next one.

 

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

I met the most incredible people while at Tribeca. I had wonderful staff mentors who helped me find my passion while attending school and I accumulated an incredibly valuable group of friends who not only continue to push me creatively, but are my support in Los Angeles.

What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates come along?

 

Honesty and communication go a long way. If you’re able to show a strong work ethic, are able to ask questions,  eager to learn and aren’t afraid to communicate your thoughts, I would strongly consider you even if another candidate looks better on paper. People love attributes like that because it shows dedication to a company as well as intent to grow with a company.   

What was your favorite thing about TFC?

 

Tribeca gave me the tools to experience every aspect of this industry and I think that was my favorite part. Never being limited to one field. 

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

 

Going to school for two full years without even touching a camera did not appeal to me in the slightest. I am someone who wants to jump right in a learn everything I can, and being able to work on films and write and use the equipment right away was the selling factor for me.

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

 

I had two full-time jobs while going to school and commuting from the suburbs to try and pay for college - so I excluded myself from a lot of creative activities such as 24 hour film festivals, or screening with a Q&A panel, and I really wish I had taken the time to experience those events.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

 

Open House:  November 11, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MUSIC HACK 2017!

 

Get your creative and technical skills flowing at Music Hack 2017!

Join us for an amazing day of technical wizardry, artistic wonder, innovation, collaboration and fun. Let's make music together - no previous musical experience required, although a love of creating sounds will be an advantage! Come meet exceptional talent from Chicago's best tech companies, schools, music industry leaders and cutting edge creators.

For this year's hack, participants will be part of a new music composition process which will ultimately have its world premiere on stage at the Harris Theater next fall. Stay tuned for more clues on that day's challenge. We will be partnering with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and a MacArthur Foundation grant that brings Mexican composer Javier Alvarez to Chicago to curate sounds from this event and more.

REGISTER* now for notifications on location, schedule, judges/advisors and hints for the day's challenge!

PRIZES include iPhone X, VIP experiences at the world premiere, and more!

SPECIAL PRIZE for the participant who brings the biggest crew! Get your REFERRAL CREDIT by noting which participant referred you to register or write in emails of other potential participants you'd like us to invite.

JUDGES include Chris Amos (Chief Digital Officer, Carnegie Hall), Harper Reed (CTO, Obama and Modest, Braintree, PayPal), Neal Sales-Griffin (Starter League, CodeNow), Genevieve Theirs (SitterCity, New Founders, opera singer)!

*Interested but don't know how to code? You can join a team when you arrive, or bring a friend who can code to maximize your chances!

Guests are welcome to join at 4pm for the Hack Demos and Post-Demo Celebration. Please RSVP as "Demo Attendee".

 

More info:

Find more details about this year's event on our website - updates added each week!

Check out this video and blog post to get up to speed on last year's event.

Explore The People's Music school - our work and approach, our leadership, our team, and our latest news.

WHEN

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CST

WHERE

1871

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza

#1212

Chicago, IL 60654

PREMIERE OF FOOTSTEPS: DIGITAL TAPESTRIES' NEW FILM

PROGRAM


• 11:00am – 12:00pm: Doors open with music by Ronnie Malley (oud) whose music is featured in Footsteps.
• 12:00pm—12:40pm: Film screening
• 12:40pm—1:00pm: Q&A
• 1:00pm-2:00pm: Response art session & Reception with light refreshments

 

Chicago-based multimedia group Digital Tapestries will screen its most recent short film, “Footsteps,” and three other short films at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, November 11, at 11 am. The film and the screening provide an interactive experience that Digital Tapestries’ founder Hart Ginsburg calls “Street Psychotherapy.”

“Footsteps” (10 minutes) is a short film in Arabic with English subtitles produced by Digital Tapestries. The film’s central character, Mort, takes the audience on his path to walk through our uncertain world, tracing as he goes the footsteps of all humanity imprinted on the earth’s surface. Through his travels and engagement in society, we are led to reflect upon ourselves and how we live our lives.

For more information about Digital Tapestries’ work, visit: https://digital-tapestries.com

WHEN

SatURDAY, November 11, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

WHERE

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60601

MOVIE SCREENING: SWAGGER

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series 
With Robert Katz, film producer • In French with English subtitles

Swagger by Olivier Babinet (2016, 84 min.)

Shot in bold colors, with breathtaking aerial photography and a score by Jean-Benoît Dunckel, from the French electronic duo Air, Swagger illustrate the dreams of eleven middle school students, mostly first generation French citizens, from the Parisian projects in la banlieue. Speaking directly to the camera as if it were a long-trusted confidante, these extraordinary young people talk about love, being French, life in the projects, and their visions of the future.

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series:
At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions.

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…

Films from Young French Cinema series offered by UniFrance Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

For reservation call (312) 337-1070 or book your ticket online!
Please note that registrations for our events are non-refundable.

WHEN

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST

WHERE

Alliance Française de Chicago

54 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60610

TEEN ANIME CLUB EOLA ROAD BRNACH

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, November 17, 2017

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST

WHERE

Aurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch

555 South Eola Road

Aurora, IL 60504

MEZCLA MEDIA COLLECTIVE

Looking to connect with more women of color in the Chicago film industry? Mezcla Media Collective is a hub for for diverse boss women behind the camera, breaking down barriers to find, work, and build relationships with one another.

 

Mezcla is holding its first kickoff event on Tuesday, November 14at Stage 18, the premiere spot for filmmakers and producers in Chicago. Join us for food, inspiring talks from industry leaders, and designing the community together.

 

6:00 PM | Networking

6:30 PM | Pecha Kucha "Why" Talks featuring

 

 

7:00 PM | Ideation session

WHEN

Tuesday, November 14 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

WHERE

Stage 18 Chicago

2558 W 16th St,

Chicago, Illinois 60608

BELIEVOTRON WANDERLUST HANDS-ON SYNTH DEMO

Hands-on Synth Demo

Come explore what all the buzz is about and see this 21st century open source instrument first-hand.

Hardware Demo

Tweak knobs, slam on drum pads, play keyboards, modulate joysticks, and learn how fun it is to experiment with these sound machines. Find out how we pack thousands of dollars of equivalent modular hardware in this svelte box.

Keytar Demo

We're pleased to announce our Witch Stick Keytar. We're experimenting with a few drum machines and other midi controllers mounted on shoulder straps, and these battery powered instruments are really fun to play. The keytar features eight fret-located faders to modulate or adjust synth parameters.

Software Demo

Guided tours of the software and synth patch architecture will show you how easy it is to modify and build your own creations. Browse the hundreds of sub-modules and discuss patch development.

WHEN

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST

WHERE

TLR | The Living Room

2423 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

CHICAGO UNIDOS 2 ARTIST SHOWCASE

ALL MUSIC / TATTOO / FASHION / ARTIST SHOWCASE /

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NETWORKING / LIVE PERFORMANCES / BROADCASTING

COTHING vendors / BLOGGERS / PRODUCERS / TATTOO ARTIST WELCOME

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LIKE OUR PAGE - FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: BEAT KRUSHERS / BOOT CAMP RADIO / CHICAGO STREET TV

 

THE BIGGEST UNDERGROUND MIDWEST MULTI-CULTURAL ARTIST & TATTOO HIP HOP SHOW

WHEN

Sunday, November 5, 2017

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM CST

WHERE

REFUGE Live!

416 South Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60605

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!

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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)

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Alumni

flashpoint.alumnirelations@columbiacollege.edu

 

Employers

flashpoint.employerrelations@columbiacollege.edu

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