Archive for the ‘EIU Broadcasting Television and Film’ Category

EIU CMN/Broadcasting Students Win Awards!

October 19, 2016

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(Pictured: Katlyn Quill and Jesse Guinn)

Two EIU Communication Studies students were recognized Friday in a statewide contest for student broadcasters.  The Illinois Broadcasters Association held the awards ceremony for its Student Silver Dome Awards.  EIU students recognized include:

  • Katlyn Quill (2016 graduate) – 2nd place for Best Radio Longform Programming for her news report on the Fund EIU Rally in February
  • Lacey Clifton – 2nd place for Best TV Weathercast
  • Jesse Guinn – 3rd place for Best TV Weathercast
  • WEIU News Watch – 3rd place for Best TV Newscast

The awards were presented at the annual IBA-U Student Broadcasting Conference at Illinois State University in Normal.  Nine students from Eastern attended the conference.

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CMN Student Wins Regional Student Emmy Award

October 5, 2016

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Jesse Guinn has been awarded a Regional Student Emmy Award for his work as an on-air talent in Weather Forecasting and News Anchoring at WEIU-TV.

Jesse received the award last Saturday at the Mid-America Emmy Awards in Branson, Missouri.

Jesse is a senior from New Castle, Indiana and is a double major in Communication Studies and Geography, with a minor in Broadcast Meteorology.

Also, the WEIU-TV student produced nightly newscast News Watch received an Honorable Mention for Best Student Newscast in the Mid-America Region.

Annual Multimedia Contest Recognizes Excellence in Media Production

June 4, 2016

On May 2, the Department of Communication Studies awarded the winners of its annual multimedia contest.

The competition rewards excellence in the production of a variety of video productions (including documentary, news package, creative, and spot), audio production as well as web design.

Communication studies students submitted productions from coursework, membership in registered student organizations, internships (such as at EIU 360), and independent productions created especially for the event.

The competitive contest had 57 submissions this year and six full-time communication studies faculty judged the categories. The top three in each category were screened for the appreciative audience in the Coleman Auditorium.

The complete list of winners for each category with the top video for each embedded.

Video – Creative:
1. Dakota Pruemer: “James’ Dreams”

2. Dion McNeil – “Spaceship Elevator
3. Kyle Ruckert – “Gettysburg
4. Kris Wilcox – “Shooting on Set


Video – PSA / Commercial:
1. Matt Condon – “Free Education PSA”

2. Melissa Meiselman – “Healthy Lifestyles PSA
3. Blake Warman – “What Gets You Thinking


Website:
1.
Tylen Elliot (www.tylenelliot.com)
2. Dion McNeil (www.damcneil.com)


TV News:
1.
Lacey Clifton – “Firefighter Training”

2. Tori Stoll – “News Watch Promo
3. Jesse Guinn – “ISP Training


Video – Documentary:
1.
Dakota Pruemer – “Grilled Cheese Please”

2. Tyler Yunk – “Cross Country Documentary
3. (tied) Greg Hayes – “A Conscious Art”  &  Kayla Myers – “Beyond the Blog

Radio – PSA / Commercial
1.
Jesse Guinn – “Inyart Tire and Auto”

2. Justin Skare – “Z’s Music
3. James Bateman – “Hit-Mix Promo

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Alt TV Screens Episode 8 to Capacity Crowd in Downtown Charleston

June 4, 2016

The Alternative Television and Film Club at EIU screened its eighth episode of original television in front of a capacity crowd at Top of the Roc in downtown Charleston on April 27.

While the upstairs portion of Roc’s Blackfront Restaurant has not been open to the public for the previous six months, they made an exception for Alt TV. The club has now aired all eight of their episodes there, and the crowd of EIU students, community members, and fans of the series has grown with each screening.

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The cast and crew of Alt TV Episode 8 pose at Top of the Roc in downtown Charleston, Ill.

The video content of the club is truly independent and alternative as the members of the club create videos for the screening each semester outside of coursework and without external funding. The club works as a collective where members all contribute to the productions of each member.

The content of this screening was incredibly diverse. In addition to their trademark absurd comedy shorts, this episode included political drama, horror, and even an animated short.

In addition to the screening, the leadership of the club transitioned from Kris Wilcox to Ty Yunk, who

will join Dakota Pruemer as co-president of Alt TV. Wilcox, Alt TV’s only four year member, graduated the following week and accepted a position at WCIA in Champaign, IL.

Alt TV will return with Episode 9 during the last month of the Fall 2016 semester. For more information on the club go to https://www.facebook.com/ALTTV

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Annual Broadcast Job Fair to Connect Students and Professionals

March 12, 2016

Each year, the Department of Communication Studies hosts the Broadcast Job Fair to connect students and industry professionals.

In 2015, more than 80 students attended the Broadcast Job Fair to advance their professional goals. In 2016, the event provides the same opportunities of professional development.

The event occurs on Wednesday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom at the EIU Union.

There will be representatives from area radio and television stations to meet with students and discuss job openings and internships as well as how to prepare for a career in the electronic media industry.

The following 14 companies have committed to attend:

The Broadcast Fair is open to all interested EIU students, as well as people from the community. There is no charge to attend.

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Six EIU Students Win IBA Student Silver Dome Awards

October 17, 2014

Current and recently graduated EIU students won six first place awards Friday in the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Student Silver Dome Awards Contest, a statewide contest for college broadcasters.

First place awards went to 2014 graduate Kyle Fisher (Best TV Longform Program), 2014 graduate Keith Sutterfield (Best TV Commercial), Senior Brad Kupiec (Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play), and to the WEIU-TV News WaIBA Logo tch staff for Best TV Newscast.

First place awards also went to Junior Jason Tague (Best Radio Promotion) and Junior Kelsey Zancha (Best Sales Presentation).  Jason and Kelsey received their awards for work done while they were students at Lake Land College last year.

Keith Sutterfield also took 2nd place in the TV Longform Program category, and senior Anna Richardson received 3rd place for Best On-Air Radio Personality.

The students received their awards in October at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s annual IBA-U Conference in Chicago.