Welcome to The Television Department at Columbia College Chicago!
We are coming to the end of Spring Semester!
Hope you all are settling in nicely to this semester and are looking forward to continuing the great school year you have started. For the freshmen and transfer students, we hope you are adjusting well and enjoying your new school, and seniors keep your heads up, you are so close to that finish line. For the students in between, keep up the hard work and continue to strive towards your goals. Everyone at Columbia College Chicago is here to help you succeed. We are hoping for this semester to be even better than the last and know that all of you will help make it that way! Make sure to check back here, 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so you can always stay up to date on events and everything that is going on around the Television Department and school.
Many know Ron Norinsky for his 36-year old video equipment rental and post/duplication company, Video Replay, which unfortunately shut its doors summer of 2011. It was then that Norinsky realized that the closing of one door, was the opening of another (so to speak) and was an opportunity for him to focus his energy on other things. Besides consulting on projects and planning large scale events that require live projection, he has also created "The Norinsky Family Production Grant."
BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO KAYLA ROSENBURG!!! The first Television student to be awarded and recognized for her piece, "The "Z" Word," a dark comedy set in a post-apocalyptic zombie world, a cure for the zombie-ism is found.
The Television Department is extremely proud our own Department Chair Michael Niederman, he can now add another feather in his cap as he is officially the President of the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa).
For those of you who can't wait until April 27 for the next installment of Freq Out, don't worry you can get your weekly dose right here! Every week we will be posting a new video here and on Facebook of "Behind the Scenes" of Frequency's FreqOut in the making. And for those of you who don't don't know what Freq Out OR Frequency is, make sure you visit Frequencytv.com You'll love it, we promise.
Production Week 1 of Behing the Scenes.....guess what? We are only a few days away now!! Don't forget to RSVP...you MUST do so to attend!! www.colum.edu/freqoutlive
Craig Benzine Visited the TV Department the week of Feb. 6. Craig is a very successful online video creator, so successful that his show, WheezyWaiter has been viewed over 66 million times and has over 400,000 subscribers on YouTube. Make sure to check out his video, become a subscriber to witness his talent. You can learn more about him here http://wheezywaiter.com/about.php and here: http://www.youtube.com/user/wheezywaiter
We feel pretty special too bc he included one of our TV classes in his new video. Check it out:
Think you could walk a mile in the Department Chair's shoes? Well Sharon Ross is doing so, and in heels no less! More recognized as the Associate Chair of the Television Department and well known professor, she is taking over the role of Department Chair while Michael Niederman is on sabbatical for the fall semester. Make sure to read her blog which will be posted on this page under Student Resources index. Sharon will be givng you her thoughts on her new role, happenings in the TV Department, majors and of course what's goin on in the TV world itself. She welcomes all of you to post comments and any questions you may have. This is a great way to get to know the amazing Sharon Ross outside of the classroom setting. Happy reading and blogging everyone!! http://tvwatchwithsharon.blogspot.com/
It’s the end of the school year! What a better way to celebrate than joining us at MANIFEST in collaboration with the Television Department to support one of esteemed faculty members and a great cause.
TV Premiere Night