06 November 2013
Read more about the Termite TV collective at http://www.termite.org/.
Samples of Professor Braemer's work is available at http://vimeo.com/dorotheabraemer/videos.
Information about the UDC/Project Censored joint conference is at http://udcconference.org/.
Posted by Mike Niman at 12:14 PM
28 October 2013
|Professor Paul DeWald (Left) leads a production meeting, AD John Myers '13 (far right)|
This fall, Communication Professor Paul DeWald's COM 434 Advanced Video Production Practicum is undertaking a live-to-tape special broadcast of the GI's of Comedy, a one-night show by a comedy troupe made up of military veterans, including former US Army Staff Sargeant Thom Tran (COM '04).
The production, directed by Pat Trinkley of Instructional Resources, will be Assistant Directed by John Myers (Media Production '13), supported by Associate Producers Nikki Styliades (Comm Studies '14) and Gina Marinelli (Media Production '14). Kraig Adams (TFA '13) is shooting a behind-the-scenes material for the DVD of the show. Other students in DeWald's class hold a variety of crew and technical positions for the broadcast.
|Ryan Conner '14 and Kaitlin Symula '14|
|Thom Tran '04, Tom Irwin and Jose Sarduy|
The show will be filmed before a live audience in Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. General Admission is $20, Students $5.
20 October 2013
|Robert Forster as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarrentino's Jackie Brown|
|Forster in Olympus Has Fallen|
According to the Burchfield's press release, Forster has built a reputation for his solid work in films and television across a wide range of genres. He has appeared in more than 100 films, starting in 1967 with Reflections in a Golden Eye. He was nominated as Best supporting Actor for Quentin Tarrentino's Jackie Brown in 1997, and also appeared in Oscar Nominee The Descendants, and in television on Breaking Bad, Alcatraz, Heroes and Huff! He also worked in the grindhouse genre early in his career and played a villain in a number of films including Delta Force and American Perfekt.
Tickets are available by phone at 716-878-6011 during gallery hours or online at http://bpac.co/e:893 Students must reserve their tickets in person at the Burchfield Penney during gallery hours.
17 October 2013
|Artist's rendering of The Front Yard installation|
Artist and Communication Department Technical Director, Brian Milbrand, and architect Brad Wales imagined the transformation of the Burchfield Penney's exterior as a backdrop for audio and images, programmed by Milbrand and triggered to play according to the season, the weather conditions, or the passage of time. Elmwood Avenue at Rockwell Road will no longer be just a street corner. It's The Front Yard at the Center -- the world's first permanent, environmentally responsive 24/7/365, outdoor audio and image experience.
To celebrate, the BPAC will close Elmwood Avenue at 5:30 for a community street party including live music by Tomas Henriques. At 6:30, the triptych of projections will begin, featuring media work by Western New York media artists Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits, Steina Vasulka, Cort Lippe, Barbara Lattanzi, Courtney Grim, Jan Nagle, Brian Milbrand, Communication Professor Meg Knowles, Chris Gallant (Broadcasting '92), and many more.
|Monday is Washday, by Meg Knowles and Chris Gallant|
Interviews with Milbrand and Knowles were included in this recent article by Andrew Manzella (Journalism '14) in The Record: Burchfield's Front Yard Exhibit Coming Rain or Shine. An extended interview with Milbrand is featured in this week's ArtVoice cover story: The Burchfield's New Front Yard.
14 October 2013
|Annemarie Franczyk, Ed.D.|
Responses indicated that all the students made decisions regarding journalism careers based on their perceived ability to do the traditional tasks of journalism (i.e., writing and/or speaking professionally). The recent retrenchment in the industry and its impact on jobs had no bearing on the students' career choices. Franczyk concluded that high school students who are exploring journalistic occupations and post-secondary options need to be given engaging opportunities to more fully learn about the current trends and future prospects in the field while still in high school. As a result, their career decisions can be made thoughtfully and rationally to both satisfy their own interests and correspond with the trajectory of the industry.
|Professor Jeff Paterson, APR|
|Brennan Terry '06|
Public relations alumni and other professionals will speak about careers in public communication at PRSSA's "Meet the PRofessionals" event on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m in Bulger 2 East. PRSSA's professional advisor, Jeff Paterson, APR, Executive Director of the Community Music School and longtime Communication Department lecturer, will act as the moderator.
The line-up of speakers includes: Clare MacClellan (Public Communication 2006), Manager of Events and Entertainment at the National Hockey League; Susan Schwartz, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Brennan Terry (Public Communication 2006), Manager of Social Media and Internal Communications at Kodak Alaris; Kandis Fuller, APR (Public Communication 1992), Communications Manager at Univera Health Care; and Danielle DelMonte, Public Relations Account Coordinator at Travers Collins.
|Kandis Fuller, '92|
Following the panel discussion, there will be a speed networking round to allow students to personally interact with the Professionals. The event is free.
|Professor Goldman (center front) and students at WNED|
Professor Ruth Goldman's COM 329 Intermediate Video class took a field trip to WNED-TV's studios recently. Students toured the Public Broadcasting affiliate's control room and television studio, which is one of the largest in the three state area, outside of NYC. WNED has produced The Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS and the New York senatorial debate for MSNBC, and its studios are fully HD capable. Students observed the Ross Vision Quattro switcher and Sony HDC-1400 cameras, and said hello to Buffalo State alumni who work at the station.
07 October 2013
As of October, 2013, 91.3 FM WBNY, "Buffalo's Original Alternative," is broadcasting at 1,000 Watts. This means Buffalo State's campus radio station will have a greater broadcasting range. For the past 31 years, WBNY has operated as a 100 Watt, Low Power FM Station, reaching the City of Buffalo and some suburbs. Our new antenna will allow a much larger audience to enjoy the radio programs from WBNY. Numerous Communication majors and alumni currently have shows on WBNY. The schedule can be found here. http://www.buffalostate.edu/wbny/programming/
You can link to an in-depth article by Lauren Coppola (Journalism '14) on the upgrade in The Record.
|Lauren Coppola, News Co-Editor, The Record|
|Terence Harding '12|
|Peelahr Moore, Media Production '10|
|John Szablewski, TFA '13|
John Szablewski (TFA '13) will be working as a Production Assistant on a new, non-scripted AMC Pilot shooting in Western New York in October. Details about the production are being kept under wraps by the successful cable network at this time. Szablewski recently wrapped post-production on his own pilot, The Pretzel Store.
17 September 2013
Assistant Professor of Public Communication, Professor Seth Oyer, who is a specialist in crisis communications, has research interests that include public relations crisis management, interactive online media and public relations effects. He joined the faculty in Communication at Buffalo State in 2012.
Dr. Oyer is currently conducting research completing a replication of a 2007 study entitled "The effects of a threat type and duration on public relations practitioners' cognitive, affective, and conative responses in crisis situations." The original study surveyed only public relations practitioners. Oyer's follow-up surveyed practitioners as well as PR educators and students to compare and contrast the responses of these participant groups. Oyer will seek publication for his study over the next year.
16 September 2013
Join Professor Deborah Silverman as she moderates an online conversation on public relations ethics at a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, September 17, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
The discussion on the ethics in new media and what it means for the public relations profession is titled "Ethics in New Media: Navigating Sponsored Content, Influencers and Changing Media Landscape," and will feature a panel of 9 guest speakers, including Brandi Boatner, Janell Huelsman, Nick Lucido, Jim Lukaszewski, Mickey G. Nall, Marlene Neill, Brian Price and Ann Willets.
This hangout is sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America and the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards. You can sign up to virtually attend and/or join in this important discussion at http://bit.ly/1eaF8Q8
10 September 2013
On Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m., internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Catherine Opie will speak at Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Opie is one of the most visible and widely exhibited lesbian artists in the world, and one of the rare queer artists to achieve mainstream success on her own terms. In the fall of 2008, she was the subject of a major mid-career retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum.
Opie's talk is presented by UB's Department of Visual Studies, in partnership with New York City's Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the Burchfield Penney. Jonathan D. Katz, director of the UB PhD program in visual studies, is the president of the Leslie-Lohman Museum and curated the series.
"She is perhaps the most celebrated living queer photographer," Katz says, "and a founding figure in queer art in general. Her studio portraits rose to prominence in the 1990's, in part due to her repeated subversion of familiar expectations and social codes."
Currently a photography professor at UCLA, Opie's work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She received the Julius Shulman Excellence in Photography Award in 2013 and a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006.
06 September 2013
|The Superfriends Show is on WBNY Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.|
|Sean Dwyer '13|
You can also visit the Superfriends on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SuperFriendsShow .
Buffalo State students and alumni gain experience in the field of radio broadcasting by volunteering at WBNY-FM 91.3, Buffalo State's radio station, in any of the following areas:
News: Help WBNY-FM 91.3 bring the latest news to the students of Buffalo State.
Sports: Cover Buffalo State football, basketball and hockey games.
Production: Join the production staff and learn about board operations, engineering duties, and how to make commercials, promos and sweepers.s
Talk Shows: Every Monday night is "All Talk Monday." Join the conversation.
To join, visit WBNY's studio, located in the Campbell Student Union (Room 220), between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and ask about how to get involved, or come to one of our upcoming general interest meetings.
Other questions, or want to ask in-directly? E-mail the Program Director at : firstname.lastname@example.org
04 September 2013
|photo tweeted live from Cohen's address|
The Record is also tweeting sports updates from @BSCrecordsports.
Dr. Jack Karlis, Assistant Professor of Communication, spoke on "PR and Social Media" this week at the Public Relations Student Society of American chapter meeting at Buffalo State. Excellent presentation and great turnout for the meeting!
02 September 2013
The New Museum on the Bowery in New York has recently archived a number of Professor Meg Knowles's early films as part of the XFR STN exhibition, "an open-door artist-centered media archiving project." Congratulations to Professor Knowles. Here's a link to watch her 1997 film, "Cure By Pill." Knowles's work if also held in the collections of other museums, such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Posted by Mike Niman at 2:23 PM