Donald (DJ) Meadows

Recording Arts

DJ has recently secured an Internship with Periscope Studios. It has been DJ's goal to secure an internship with Periscope Studios and get involved in the film industry in order to tap into his passion, which is audio for film. His internship at Periscope Studios will certainly help him accomplish this as well as help him gain hands-on experience in his field of study...not to mention excellent networking opportunities! DJ has truly been and exemplary student and we wish him the best of luck in this great endeavor!

We asked DJ a few questions regarding his experience here at TFC and here's what he had to say!

What has been your favorite thing about attending Tribeca Flashpoint College so far?

My favorite thing about attending TFC has been the community feeling that a lot of other institutes promise but fail to  really uphold. Building life-long relationships (both personal/professional) is a lot easier when everyone is in the same boat. I also really love the accessibility to resources and faculty who truly want to see nothing but success for their students.

What’s your advice for incoming students?

My advice for incoming students is do not slack off and be passionate about your art. No matter what type of discipline you decide to get into if you show energy, passion, and a desire to be successful by paying attention in lecture classes, doing the work (and more), collaborating, and always having a positive outlook/attitude you won't go unnoticed by staff, faculty, or your fellow student body. Promise. Let people know why you are there but also show them the talent you have to back up your case AND become very good friends with your Career Services department (they have helped me through a lot so far!)

Learn more about DJ and check out some of his work:


Kaleigh Cox

Design & Visual Communication


Kaleigh is a 2016 Design & Visual Communication graduate who is currently a Junior Graphic Designer at Elite Communications Group. We asked Kaleigh a few questions and here's what she had to say! 


What do you like most about working at Elite Communications Group?

What I like most about working at Elite Communications Group is getting more direct and hands-on experience working with clients.

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

My advice for anybody looking for a job is to treat job searching as an actual job. Also, to email companies even if they aren't hiring. I made multiple connections and freelance opportunities by sending companies my portfolio.


Check out Kaleigh's work at


FALL A Ends on October 22, 2016

FALL B Starts on October 26, 2016


AbelCine CH 

Saturday, October 8th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join AbelCine for a special Saturday event: our Fall Tech Expo! At this free, day-long event, you'll be able to get a closer look at all the new gear that manufacturers have announced at NAB, Cinegear, and IBC. There may even be a few surprises, so don't miss out! 


The day's activities will include: 


  • Manufacturer areas set up in our Chicago Learning Point, featuring the latest and greatest gear from top manufacturers such as, Canon, Panasonic, Teradek, IDX, and others

  • Technical presentations from manufacturer experts and our own AbelCine specialists

  • Multiple raffles and prizes

  • Ample hands-on time with new cameras, lenses & more

  • Free food & drink

This event is sure to fill up fast, so make sure to RSVP! 

Networking That Works... For You!


Whether you're looking to identify a potential investor, grow your customer base, or simply establish the relationships that will move your product or service forward, you need to be intentional about building your network.  Too often, people approach networking as a necessary evil, rather than as the enjoyable, productive experience it truly can be.  This session will uncover how to build a valuable professional network in a way that works for your unique communication and personality style.


Benefits of Attending:


  • Participants will learn the building blocks of effective networking

  • Participants will identify with the potential strengths and limitations of their personality style

  • Participants will create a basic value statement / elevator pitch

  • Participants will hear from a self-proclaimed introvert, who has made networking work for him

  • Participants will leave with specific strategies for starting/ending casual conversations and building genuine rapport


Erich Kurschat  is a seasoned corporate human resources professional, dynamic DiSC instructor, and founder of the HR coaching and consulting company Harmony Insights .  Erich helps founders and startups navigate diverse personality styles to enhance communication skills, increase productivity, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.  For more than 16 years, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders, via company workshops and one-on-one coaching, to get the most out of themselves and their teams.  He facilitates a process of learning that is at once deeply introspective, highly interactive, and immediately applicable.


Wed, October 26, 2016

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


4245 North Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL

Share your voice and support independent film global community! 

The 2016 Shortcut100 Film Festival is the 4th annual short film showcase by Nebula Creatives dedicated to recognizing and honoring independent filmmakers around the world. By filmmakers for filmmakers, our goal is to promote the visions and voices of others in our community. 

Audience members each receive a ballot to vote for their top 2 favorites from approximately 8-10 short films in the program. The votes are counted at the end of the festival, with the prize and award given at the winning film announcement. 

Awards & Prizes

The Audience Award winner gets a cash prize of $100.


5pm: Reception

6pm: Screenings part I 

6:55pm: 10 minute break 

7:05pm : Screenings part II 

8:00pm : Q&A, Vote counts, and award announcement

8:30pm: After Party  

Official Selections will be announced around mid-September. "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook and Twitter to catch the list and see the trailers. For more info or check out the past year's festivals, visit:!film-festivals/cs1n

Any questions, feel free to email



Sat, October 8, 2016

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


The Throne Room

2831 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL

Chicago South Asian Film Festival is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience through South Asian films.


For more information, please visit our official website


Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 7:00 PM

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 10:00 PM



Showplace Icon Theater

1011 South Delano Court

Chicago, IL

Gratum Farm and Be Kind Productions are ecstatic to come together to announce...

The 2nd Annual Grate Pumpkin Music Festival 

Gates open Friday October 7th at Noon, Camp Cleanup is Sunday Afternoon.  

Many of you know how this all got started, and nobody quite knows how this all will end. But in the process, we have all made some amazing friends, built a strong and supporting group of like-minded individuals around the nation, and continue to make some grate memories.  We look forward to greeting some new friends, putting faces to names, recounting tales of shows and travels, and the most important: sharing fellowship with friends and family...Be There and Be Kind

Band Lineup (Subject to Change)

Friday Night - Charlie Crider, Matt Fichter, Earth to Clark and Timing's Everything

Friday Midnight to 3am - Silent Disco Dance Party (Headphone rental ticket $5-covers both nights)

Saturday - Alabaster, Electric Garden, Sunshine Daydream, Terrapin Flyer

Saturday Midnight to 3am - Silent Disco Dance Party

Sunday Morning - Pete's Sake, Kara Cavanough, JC Grochow


Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 12:00 PM

Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 3:00 PM



Gratum Farm

46W097 Middleton Road

Hampshire, IL

First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:

Our Annual Midwest Pilot Showcase!
Special advance screening of Midwest-made pilots

Midwest-made TV pilots take center stage at First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival on Tuesday, October 4th, with festivities beginning at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema at 6 p.m. The 12th Annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) has announced its official selections for this year’s Independent Pilot Competition and there are seven Midwest-made productions among this year’s picks. The Midwest Independent Film Festival will be presenting all seven pilots on October 4th before they make their official premiere at NYTVF this fall. The showcase will also include premieres of two brand new pilots, one from the legendary improv duo of T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi and one from the Executive Producers of TEACHERS, currently in production on its second season for TV Land. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.


Now recruiting for clubs for Summer & Fall!

Feel free to let us know by emailing or


The more the merrier!


Jacquelyn Nuber


9:00am - 5:00pm


10:00am - 4:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm

Adam Mills


9:00am - 4:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm



The Writing Lab, Math Lab, Success Strategies Lab and the Computer Technology Lab will resume for the Fall Term on Tuesday, September 6th thru Thursday, December 15th, 2016. 


All academic assistance sessions can be scheduled by emailing 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: 



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