Film majors to debut Capstone projects


Cayla Brown | News Editor
Posted May 7, 2014; 1:17 p.m.
Published Legacy May 6, 2014

Digital Cinema Arts majors will debut their capstone projects Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. These are student written, directed, and edited short films cumulating all the experience and knowledge they have acquired in the program. This year, six students will show their creations in the Young Film Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

The showing is held so the student filmmakers can display their work, and also learn to handle the reactions from an audience, according to professor and self-proclaimed “cheerleader” for the students Peter Carlos. Carlos invites everyone to come watch the student films. He said, “You make a film to make a statement and invoke a reaction. It is like a little film festival. I hope we have taught them something and want them to be proud of their work.”

necrophiliaThe capstone project is a graduation requirement for Digital Cinema Arts majors. Senior Milly Naeger said, “The capstone projects are necessary because you may just be an editor or writer, but one needs to understand the difficulties of putting together a full production.” She continued by saying that the capstone helped her meet many people as well as learn about creating a production on a budget and producing the whole production. Naeger’s project is entitled “Poulet et Necrophilia.


Senior Line Nylandsted said, “This is an opportunity to challenge yourself. Movie making is all about problem solving and creativity so I think my favorite moment of this process will be once it is over. While the craziness is going on, it is like you are holding your breath. Once it is over, you are finally able to breathe again. Hopefully you can look back at the process and still love cinema. I surely do.” Nylandsted’s production is entitled “Aviphile.”

The capstone students worked with graphic design majors to create posters for the productions.