AAS - Design & Visual Communication
Isis was recommended by faculty who believe her work, dedication and determinationare truly exemplary. Isis draws much inspiration from her experiences, interesting scenery, culture and the fantastically woven world of books.
We asked Isis about her her experience here at TFC and here's what she had to say!
My experience so far has been absolutely wonderful. It was refreshing to come back into structure after taking a year off after high school. Not only that, but a structure that allows enough freedom to force you to become an adult. It's more than pleasant to be treated like I am able to handle myself and even more fruitful to learn that I can. Even if it's when I'm rushing, trying to finish an hour before a deadline and dealing with some confusion. I now know how fast I can work if I put my mind and the reminder of approimately $300 a class, to work!
We also asked Isis to offer a bit of advice for her fellow classmates...
Advice... Hmmm well, give yourself buffering space. Even if you have a few weeks to take care of something, get at least a little bit done each day. That way if you do wind up having to take a day off to destress, that stress isn't such a forceful wall that you'll tense up right away. Also, don't go rushing if you know that there is work you have to do that you don't understand. That is what the teachers are for. Go to them and listen to them. Oh, and remember to bring snacks and use the fridge. I completely forgot that thing was right there!
Chek out below a few work package design samples from Isis' portfolio!
Design & Visual Communication
Christon is a 2015 Design & Visual Communication graduate who is currently a Production Assistant at Media Process Group, as well as actively freelancing. We asked Christon a few questions and here's what he had to say!
What do you like most about working at Media Process Group?
The two biggest takeaways I’ve received from my employment with Media Process Group are exposure and experience. Working as a Production Assistant it can be easy to develop a stagnant mindset of doing “grunt” work or feeling low on the totem pole compared to your contemporaries. But having the opportunity to work on numerous projects and learn from some of the best in the world of film and media production has instilled the importance that everyone plays on the complete product no matter the role or position. Seeing your name in credits not only makes you proud but encourages you to keep pushing further.
What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates currently job searching?
If I could offer one nugget to those transitioning from the academic world to the career field it would be “The 3 P’s” - practice purposeful patience with your search for employment. Understand that your dream job likely won’t be your first job, but it can be your future job. Most people get frustrated and impatient with the path it takes to reach that ideal position but don’t discredit those small steps necessary for the journey. Even if it’s not in your industry there’s no telling what doors might open or who you might be introduced to. Also network, network, network… Did I mention networking??
Check out Christon's work at http://www.christonthurston.com/
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Classic Cinemas’ Woodstock Theatre has announced the lineup for its 14th Annual Woodstock International Film Festival, which begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016, and concludes Sunday, September 25, 2016. All films will be shown at 1 and 7 PM at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street in downtown Woodstock. Tickets for each feature are $6 per person for matiness and seniors; $8 per person for evening performances. Tickets available for purchase at the Woodstock box office or online at www.classiccinemas.com. The series is co-sponsored by the Woodstock Independent.
Replete with award-winning films, the Woodstock International Film Festival has a fantastic lineup of cinema from around the globe. This year, the Festival will feature foreign films from Denmark, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, France, and Sweden.
2016 Woodstock International Film Festival Lineup:
September 21 - “A War” | Denmark | Rated R | 115 min. | 1 and 7 PM
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark, Claus' wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.
September 22 - “The Second Mother” | Brazil | 114 min. | Rated R | 1 and 7 PM
Val spent 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live with the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica, in Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, raised by relatives. As college entrance exams roll around, Jessica wants to come to Sao Paulo to take her exams too. When Jessica arrives, cohabitation is not easy. Everyone will be affected by the personality and candor of the girl and Val finds herself right in the middle of it. Won Best Foreign Film at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards.
September 23 - “Theeb” | United Arab Emirates | 100 min. | Unrated |1 and 7PM
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Academy Awards.
September 24 - “Mustang” | France | 100 min. | Rated PG-13 | 1 and 7 PM
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes and Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Academy Awards.
September 25 - “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared” | Sweden | 114 min. | Rated R | 1 and 7 PM
Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again. Won Audience Choice Award at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
Woodstock Theatre: Classic Cinemas - 209 Main Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
Join Product Specialist Johnny Rayborn at Soundscape Studio as he takes you through the revolutionary Grammy award winning Melodyne4 software. In this clinic Johnny will be demonstrating main key features, such as the brand new Sound Editor with macro controls for contour and dynamics to further shape your sound. The Harmonic Eq section where you can boost or cut individual harmonics, Multi track note editing and the ability to run in stand alone or a plug in. Witness the "Death Of the Click" with the tempo manager, by exporting a tempo map of your performance and have all other instruments sync to it, keeping all tempo changes made during the recording. See and hear for yourself what makes this new edition of Melodyne much more than just a pitch and time software, and how it can now be used as a sound design tool providing a vast world of creative possibilities.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
2510 W Chicago Ave - 2510 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
A portfolio review unlike any other.
Buckle up folks — we're rolling into the windy city with our portfolio review and creative industry social event. Half review, half party, our events are unlike any industry event you've attended before. It'll be a great opportunity to mingle with some of Chicago's top creative industry pros, catch up with old friends and down a few cold ones while browsing the work of some of today's top artists.
Check out great work.
We'll be showcasing the portfolios of over 60 of today's leading and emerging photographers, illustrators and production artists. View new work from veteran reps like Daniele Forsythe Photographers and Lilla Rogers Studio along with artists like Eszter + David, Rob Adamo and Sarah Lim. Doors open at 1PM so feel free to drop by at your leisure to check out some great work. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon, so best not to fill up at lunch.
Stay for a great party.
From 5PM-8PM, we let down our hair for our Happy Hour and Social event. We dim the lights, turn up the music and bring out complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a first class assortment of booze that will flow freely throughout the evening. We guarantee a grand old time. YOU MUST BE 21+
The Found Chicago Portfolio Review + Socail is taking place on Thursday, September 15th. Doors open for portfolio viewings at 1PM, while our happy hour and social event are taking place between 5PM-8PM.
The review and social will be taking place at the beautiful Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The address is - 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 6060.
What can I expect?
You can expect a new take on the traditional portfolio review. Half review, half party, our reviews allow you to browse a curated collection of high quality portfolios at your leisure. With no schedule to comit to, and with no artists present, you can browse the collection at your convenience.
Who will be there?
We've invited some of Chicago's top Creative and Art Directors, Art Producers, Designers and even some (cough) execs. It'll be a great place to catch up with your peers, meet some new faces and check out the work of some of today's top artists.
Can I bring a guest?
Of course! Though, if possible, please have them RSVP as well so we can keep track on our end.
What is Found?
We’re all about connections. Connecting advertising agencies, magazines and brands to the very best photographers, illustrators and production artists working today. From our online directory to our sourcebooks and portfolio reviews, our goal is to make it simple and easy for creatives to find artists.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel - 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:
Chicago Premiere of WHO GETS THE DOG?
Fest at new venue this month only: Music Box Theater!
For tickets, click HERE!
TFC CAMPUS CLUBS
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ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS
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 email@example.com or walk in during the open session hours:
Monday-Thursday 1-2 pm
Walk ins and appointment
Monday-Thursday 12-2 pm
Walk-ins and appointment
Success Strategies Lab
(Time management/Organizational skills/Effective communication skills/Overcoming Test Anxiety, and more)
Workshops and appointment
Computer Technology Lab
Online Student Tutoring
All services offered on ground
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re here to help you succeed!!
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