Student Work

Winners 2014 MSP Awards

Best Sports Package

3rd place – Grace Chimel, Debra Leaskey and Shane Siminitus – Powerlifting Club

2nd place – Rebeccah Hendrickson and Kevin Otte – Rowing the Storm

1st place – Carly Mascitti and Kevin Otte – Enlisted: Temple Football Takes on ROTC Training … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2oVb35Ez-4

 Best Audio Production

3rd place – James Kevin Montague – Cabela’s

2nd place – Joey Contino – The North Philly Mistake

1st place — Thomas Ringe – Arab Spring

Best Website

3rd place – Seth Wozniak – SethWozniak.com

2nd place – Michael Busza – MichaelBusza.com

1st place — Alyssa Cassium — Youth Two Krew: An Inside Look

http://tud03744.wordpress.com/coach/

Best Research Paper

3rd place – Gina Everett – Kid Tested, Mother Approved: Kids, Cartoons and Food Advertising

2nd place – Bobby Mercadante  — An Illusion of Power

1st place – Ndidi Obasi – Mao In Malawi: How CCTV Is Using The Airwaves to Influence Public Opinion in Africa

Best Feature/News Package

3rd place – Grace Chimel, Alia Bellamy-Dixon, Kaitlin MacQueen — T-Ball at the PAYSA

2nd place – Seth Wozniak – Hockey Fights Cancer

1st place – Rebeccah Hendrickson – Title IX Investigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePtUkl48o50

Best Music Production

3rd place — Thomas Ringe — All of You

2nd place — Matthew Lilly — Brain Demonz

1st place — Selina Carrera — 20/20 Remix

Best Studio/On Location Production

3rd place — Space Station LIVE (Karina Cheung, Nic Cutrona, Nick Lucier)

2nd place – Owl Sports Update (Brendan Curry, Ibrahim Jacobs, Kaitlyn Hemsley, Kevin Otte, Chase Senior and Rich Fogel)

1st place – Temple Update Show 8  (Jackie Corbett, Mariana Zimmerman, Alia Dixon)

Best New Media Production

3rd place – Jia Hao – Work Flow of Production Department in Advertising Agencies

2nd place – Richard Li – A Day, A Choice, A Life

1st place — Matthew Lilly – Brain Demonz

https://vimeo.com/93447093

 

Best Video Editing

3rd place – Matthew Lilly — Brain Demonz

2nd place – Jen Parmer and Michael Busza – One of the Guys – Clue Clues

1st place – Robert Joseph Gentile — London 2013 – Time Lapse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5mK0RSvwsc&list=PLLf5VpjMDlboGhjBbahKrRYwor83WE1VA

Best Media Analysis/Critique

3rd place – James Stankunas — “So Hard to Say in LGBT Young Adult Literature”

2nd place — Blake Morgan-Gamber and Jonathan Kaeser — “The Local Village: Restructuring models of the Lost World to Realize a Personalized Utopian Vision in the New World”

1st place — Kristopher Castro — “A Place for Queerness in Children’s Programming: A Case Study Using Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”

Best Script

3rd place – Connor  Kline – Partners

2nd place — Gabrielle Rosinski-Castro – Strings

1st place — Brendan Curry – The Listener

 

Best Critical Video

3rd – Rebeccah Hendrickson — Mirrors

2nd place — Blake Morgan-Gamber and Jonathan Kaeser — Losing Connection

1st place — Rhiannon Wright – Girl vs. Girl.0

https://vimeo.com/92794357

Best Business Plan

1st place – James Stankunas – The James Lamar Marketing Campaign

Best Long Form

3rd place — Michael Busza — One of the Guys: Operation Fat Lady

2nd place — Max Scholnick, Rob Gentile and Ryan Baldwin — Let’s Build It!

1st place — Chris Williams — Hello My Name Is Athlete

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DQ4U3MQWjA&authuser=1

Past Winners

Best Sports Package

1st place – Luis Cruz, John Petrini & Adam DeLucia – Sterling Makes Champions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5hm8xNj4PU

2nd place – Johnny Mehler & Ankit Patel – Anthony Lee Profile

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m47B7SDXUyk

3rd place – Lindsey Bitler & Paul Bruno – Rollouts & Temple Traditions

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweL5iHc78s

Best Audio Production

1st place – Regina Medeiros & Samuel Higgins – All in All, It’s Just…

http://soundcloud.com/rmcm-productions/all-in-all-its-just/s-6f3ZX

2nd place – Todd Shaeffer – PSA: Strangers (CD)

3rd place – Mihir Patel – Ambler Commercial

www.vimeo.com/41062430

Best Website

1st place – Kevin Otte – www.redlionladylionsbasketball.com

2nd place – Brett Statman – www.astro.temple.edu/~tub98366/#&panel1-3

3rd place – Zach Fedor – www.zachfedor.com

Best Research Paper

1st place – Kaitlin Lavinder – Product Placement is Old News

2nd place – Zach Fedor – Intellectual Property Defined: The Problem with Modern Copyright and Patent Laws

Best Feature/News Package

1st place – Lindsay Keeler & Matt Repino – Battle for the Budget

www.vimeo.com/39381814

2nd place – Megan McNerney – Philadelphia Mayoral Election

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHklBTlFPQo

3rd place – Alexandra Gallo & Ankit Patel – Touchdown Toss

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz81CfCo7Kg

Best Music Production

1st place – Kara Koser – Novacaine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmzAoretN24

2nd place – Jeff Sarafinas – Call You Mine (CD)

3rd place – Matt Pasquinucci – Bridges by Mr. Surgeon General (CD)

Best Studio/On Location Production

1st Place – OwlSports Update (produced by Lauren Dowd and Stanley Wielosik)

http://www.templetv.net/shows/owlsports-update/owlsports-update-spring-2012-show-08/

2nd place – Temple Update (produced by Isabel Garcia, Matt Repino, Megan McNerney, Luis Cruz, Dana Stemrich, Antoine Hall, Charnee Smith and Noelle Roby

http://www.templetv.net/shows/temple-update/temple-update-fall-2011-show-04/

3rd place – 4 Girls and a Gay Guy (produced by Dana Stemrich, Abigail Camilo, Jenise Ortiz, Steph Hudson, Syketa Harris, Matthew Palmer and Taylor Shields

www.vimeo.com/41093618

Best Web Production

1st place – Lindsey Bitler – Flyers Kids Day

Http://video.flyers.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=156653

Best Video Editing

1st place – Kerrin Simmons – Amelie Music Montage

http://vimeo.com/m/38662412

2nd place – Russell Lash – Hero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_VYO0KGH6A&feature=youtu.be

3rd place – Seth Wozniak – The Game of Clue

www.vimeo.com/40413814

Best Media Analysis/Critique

1st place – Julie Zeglen – “Vogue: Content, Advertisements and the Key to Fantastic”

2nd place – Lindsey Bitler – “Sports Are Twittering Away”

3rd place – Julie Zeglen – Class, Gender and “Waldorf Salad”

Best Script

1st – Dominique Spooner – “See No Evil”

2nd place – Alyssa Mericle – “Love Kills”

3rd place – Lindsey Bitler & Paul Bruno – Rollouts & A Temple Tradition

Best Critical Video

1st place – Sam Rothermel – Into the Hyper Real Byway of Self-Surveillance

Vimeo.com/41062736

2nd place – Tim Saunders, Charles Abel, Adam Reicherter – Memes by Rebecca Black

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHZb4Yhdocs

3rd place – Amy Evans, Tony Boehm, Mary Theresa Martin – Facedeath: The Consequences of Social Media

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f25TiLI8pEQ&feature=youtu.be

Best Business Plan

1st place – Riley Loula – Company: Emergent Media Solutions

2nd place – Jessica Smith – Company: The Social Network, LLC

Best Long Form

1st place – Russell Lash – Glamp: The Movie (DVD)

2nd place – Jake Rasmussen – The Grog Show

www.youtu.com/watch?v=78_ocKy-JGM

3rd place – Riley Loula – Bird’s Eye View (DVD)

Video And Digital Audio Production

Recording Artist Kate Tucker Collaborates with MSP Students

On Tuesday, March 1st, Seattle/ Brooklyn-based recording artist Kate Tucker visited and collaborated with MSP music industry and video production students.

After chatting with Prof. Jack Klotz’s music industry students about the independent artist’s business model, Ms. Tucker performed a series of songs, which were recorded directly into ProTools by Prof. Klotz’s students, and shot in a four-camera studio setup by Prof. Dustin Morrow’s video production students.

Later in the afternoon, about two dozen of Prof. Morrow’s students, joined by a handful of students from FMA, volunteered to crew for a music video collaboration with Ms. Tucker.  The video was shot in HD with three 7D cameras, and included extensive dolly and steadicam work.  The video was directed by Morrow, with the equipment office’s John Sedlack serving as cinematographer.

Kate Tucker has released three alt-rock albums, including “Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden,” which was among the top indie releases of 2008/2009, generating the hit singles “Faster Than Cars Drive” and “Everything Went Down.” She has showcased at CMJ, SXSW, and Bumbershoot, and played with Lilith Fair last summer. Her catalog has been licensed to several network television series, including “CSI” and “One Tree Hill,” and to multiple Starbucks compilations.  She is repped by the A&R head at Rick Rubin’s label, American Recordings. She recently starred in her first feature film, “Everything Went Down,” which was based on her songs and was written and directed by Professor Morrow.

Television Production

“Sesame Street” Director Ken Diego Visits Dustin Morrow’s Class

On Friday, April 8th, Emmy-winning director Ken Diego visited MSP faculty member Dustin Morrow’s “Producing and Directing” course.  Diego spoke to Morrow’s students, and a group of SMC students who joined the class for the day, about his decades of experience in directing for television.  Mr. Diego’s credits include extensive work in live event television, such as The Tony Awards and PBS’s Great Performances, as well as work in children’s programming for both PBS and Nickelodeon.  For the last 17 years, Mr. Diego has been a director at the legendary children’s series Sesame Street.  Mr. Diego screened clips from his storied career, and answered the students’ questions about TV directing, children’s media, live event directing, public broadcasting, and pursuing a career working in television.

Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award

Two MSP students just won a PAPBA award for their sports piece called Cherry Confusion. It was produced in Professor Matt Fine’s class and aired on TUTV and owlsports.com. The winners were Jeff McDevitt and Matt Goetz.

According to Professor Fine, “It’s a very exciting award for these guys, who were very creative in their approach to a funny topic on campus.”

Hollywood Director Mary Lou Belli Visits MSP Classes

Mary Lou Belli Visits MSP Studios

On Friday, February 25th, MSP welcomed a special guest, the Emmy Award-winning Hollywood sitcom director May Lou Belli.  Ms. Belli spent the morning conducting a producing/ pitching workshop with the students of Prof. Dustin Morrow’s course, Producing and Directing.  Then Ms. Belli joined about two dozen MSP students for an informal chat over a catered lunch.  In the afternoon, Ms. Belli taught an exciting workshop in directing for sitcoms in Prof. Morrow’s course, Advanced Techniques in Directing.  In addition to the course’s students, the workshop was attended by about two dozen additional students from the departments of MSP and Theater.

With over 100 TV episodes to her credit, Belli has directed such series as “The Game,” “Girlfriends,” “Sister Sister,” “Living with Fran” starring Fran Drescher, “Misconceptions” starring Jane Leeves, “The Hughleys” starring DL Hughley, “Major Dad” starring Gerald McRaney, “Monk” starring Tony Shaloub, and “Eve” starring hip hop artist Eve.  She began her career directing the iconic 80s series “Charles in Charge.”  She is the author of three books about directing and acting for television.

Broadcast Performance

Voice coach, radio producer and host, Sharon Eisenhour took her Broadcast Performance class to WRTI for a field trip in October to record student radio drama projects in WRTI’s fabulous studio. According to Sharon: “It was a great experience for the students; we have another session, to finish up the last three dramas. Since I was on the air at WRTI (and before that, WFLN and WHYY), I know all those folks and we have a great relationship. It was a nice favor they did, making their production director available for this project.”

Temple Smash - Temple University’s first student produced variety show comprised solely of university talent.

Temple Update - The television news program produced by MSP students. View Temple Update programs, as well as examples of student reporting.

Temple Basketball - A project by Kyle Henrick, a student in Professor Matt Fine’s Sports Production Practicum.

Welcome to BTMM - MSP (BTMM 4741) Cybermedia Workshop

Producers: MSP (BTMM) 4741 students

This video presentation provides an overview of the Media Studies and Production Departments.

Point of View

This short clip from a student project shows two actors explaining their points of view to one another in an effort to better understand one another.

Tragedy

This student project was designed to demonstrate tragedy. Part of the story between a husband and wife is explained, where the wife leaves her husband because he has been accused of being involved in terrorist activities.

I am an American - BTMM 270

Writer/ Director: Nana Karikari

This PSA illustrates an open arms perspective towards immigration to the United States, showing people of various ethnicity and creeds speaking their minds about what America means to them.

Digital Audio Production

 

Students in MSP 4890′s “Bell Tower Music” record label produced and recorded 3 tracks for the self-titled debut album from Philadelphia-based reggae band, Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds, including the single “Airplane”.  The album was voted the #1 Local Album of 2010 and the #1 Local Debut Album of 2010 by WXPN radio’s “The Key” – a website dedicated to the local music scene in the Greater Philadelphia region. Another MSP connection to the project is MSP alum and audio lab assistant, Ken Shumski. who is the band’s bass player.

“Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds” is available on amazon.com, iTunes, cdBaby, and others. Check out the music video.

Students in Temple’s “Advanced Topics in Media” class hone their engineering skills while working on real-life projects developed for the university’s record label, Bell Tower Music.

Learning the ropes from an industry insider is an experience Temple students enjoy across the university — a successful entrepreneur teaches Fox students, a renowned sculptor works with Tyler students and an Inquirer reporter trains journalism students. There’s no better way to uncover valuable bits on where the jobs are and how to get hired.

Such access is even more critical when the students are aspiring to work in an area as chaotic as the music industry, a field that has undergone radical change since it became possible to download music for free online.

Enter Aaron Luis Levinson and Bell Tower Music. The Grammy-winning music producer teaches “Advanced Topics of Media and Telecommunications,” a School of Communications and Theater course focused on music production and recording. Levinson took a concept that had been brewing for years — a Temple-based record label — and forced it into reality with the help of Jack Klotz, Jr., assistant professor of Media Studies and Production (MSP).

Last semester Bell Tower Music (BTM) bore its first fruits outside of the classroom. The label signed Danny Janklow, a gifted jazz saxophonist and Boyer College of Music and Dance student, and Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds. Shine’s bass player, Ken Shumski, is a MSP alumnus. The label also redesigned its website and started YouTube and iTunes channels, giving it the ability to distribute music worldwide.

Bell Tower Music offers the same services as any commercial label — recording, production, distribution and promotion — but is unique in its focus on finding talent in the Temple community.

“We’re always on the lookout for Temple artists,” said Levinson. “There is a premium placed on talent found in our own backyard.”

Each semester, new students work at the label as part of the class. They benefit from the accomplishments of their predecessors and leave behind their own contributions for their successors — exactly as Levinson and Klotz have planned it. While last year the label centered on signing and recording its first artists, this year’s push is on building the label’s brand.

“One of our goals this semester is to build the image of and word-of-mouth about BTM,” said senior Sasha White.

White and classmate Matthew Smith recently landed a show on Temple’s radio station, WHIP, called the Bell Tower Music Hour, which they will use to promote the label and its artists as well as seek out new talent. Fellow classmate Susannah Welbeck, who works at WHIP, helped open the door. The coup exemplifies what makes BTM work so well: each student in the class brings unique expertise and interests and together they go the extra mile.

“We meet up after class and do things on our own time. We make sure we stay connected,” said Jenn Lacko, a senior MSP student.

It’s one of the advantages of signing with BTM: the collective creative might of an entire class focused on an artist’s success. Plus, unlike a commercial label, BTM offers the kind of environment where artists can take more creative chances, explains Klotz, who likens the label to an incubator.

During a recent class, more electricity was coming from the students than was feeding the equipment in the recording studio, which occupies space on the first floor of Annenberg Hall. The group is clearly jazzed to be learning from and working with an industry veteran. Even better, they get to do real work for a real business with real challenges and rewards.

“This is so much more valuable than writing a paper or reading a textbook,” said White. “We’re doing stuff we want to be doing in the future. If we’re going into this industry, we have to know what it’s like to really be there.

Temple Opera: “Le Nozze di Figaro”

K.492 (W.A. Mozart) Act I – Giovani liete, fiori spargete

Recording Assistants: Kris Larsen, Michael Sacchetti, Dennis Baker, Ken Shumski, & Anthony Radomile

Mixed by Ken Shumski

Supervised by Jack Klotz

Audio Production Sampler

BTMM 3751 and 4751: Intermediate and Advanced Digital Audio

“Do What They Say”

Independent Project

Johnny Cab: “Do What They Say”

Written, Produced, Engineered, & Performed by John Massey

“El Train Girl”

Independent Project

Paul Hocynec: El Train Girl

Written, Produced, Engineered, & Performed by Paul Hocynec

“Still Love You”

BTMM 3751 Spring 2009 Class Project

Paul Bernard w/ Dishona Tatuem

Produced by Paul Bernard

Engineered by members of the class

“SummerSlug”

Courses: Intermediate and Advanced Audio Production

This is an indie folk rock song about summer in the city recorded by students in BTMM 275 and edited and mixed by students in BTMM 374.

“Galilee”

Band: The Beggar’s Son

The Beggar’s Son is a rock trio from the Philadelphia suburbs. The band consists of three current and former Temple students: Joshua Skinner, Bryan McGee, and Nick Kovac. To date, they have two releases: Spare a Dime (LP) and Temporary Threshold Shift (EP). “Galilee” is a track from Temporary Threshold Shift.

Media Business Plan

Sing-Along Studio and Store (excerpt)

Author: Hugh Abbott, Jr.

First Place in Business Plan Category, 2008 BTMM Festival

Course: Creating a Media Business – BTMM 4614

Media Studies

Comparisons of Undergraduate Theory Textbooks

Authors: BTMM 1011 Students

Course: Mass Communication Theory – BTMM 1011

Media Technology: Web Sites

Owl Help

Authors: Drew Wallace, Seana Ray, Jackie Jimenez, Andy Goodling

Course: Intro to Media Technology – BTMM 1701

Averlanche

Author: Adam Teterus

Course: Intro to Media Technology – BTMM 1701