If you have walked past the screen outside the Media Arts & Studies offices on the third floor of Schoonover, you may have noticed lots of new content this school year. The screen serves as a way to showcase the work students, both graduate and undergraduate, have produced in classes, for independent projects, the 48-Hour Shootout, and more.
The display is geared to show off projects to visiting high school students, parents, fellow Bobcats, and other visitors to the School of Media Arts & Studies. “Seeing your own work or your class’s work being showcased on the screen is a prideful moment,” Lindsey Cira, an undergraduate Integrated Media student explained. “Not only does it provide students another outlet to display their projects, but it also allows them to see what kinds of classes they have the opportunity of taking and what kind of content they can add to their portfolio through the class projects.”
Professor Andie Walla, a lecturer of video production, took the lead in updating the screen. Last school year, she noticed the same projects over and over again on the screen. “Since I mostly teach production classes, I thought it would be a great way to display the best projects from classes,” she stated. Walla works with Cira, who is serving as a PACE student this year, to help gather and create new content for the display. The two have been able to add new content every Tuesday morning to the screen.
The screen works on about a 20-minute rotation, showcasing about 5-10 new videos every week. There will be another TV display installed inside of the media offices in the next coming weeks so that students, faculty, and guests are able to view the work inside while they wait for appointments. The screens are also connected to the media school’s YouTube Channel, Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies, which releases new student work every Monday morning.
So far, work has been displayed from Multicamera Producing and Directing (MDIA 3702), Intro to Audio/Video Field Production (MDIA 2700), Media Production for the Community (MDIA 2702C), Intermediate Video Production (MDIA 3700), and the 48-Hour Shootout projects. “The addition of work of the M.F.A. graduate students has really brought some diversity to the display,” Walla said. Owen Lowery, a second year M.F.A student, acts as a liaison with his co-hort and delivers content regularly to Walla and Cira.
If you are interested in submitting your work to be displayed, please contact Andie Walla (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lindsey Cira (email@example.com) or Owen Lowery (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further inquiries.
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