Pastriology Wins Prestige Film Award

September 11, 2013

Prestige Award logo

The new feature documentary, Pastriology, has won a prestigious Gold Award from The Prestige Film Award.  The award was given to Joel Krantz for his exciting Sound Mixing of the global production.

Joel Krantz, Assistant Professor of Post-Production Sound at California State University, Northridge in the Department of Cinema and Television Art’s Film Production Option, says, “It is my pleasure to be recognized with a Gold Award in Sound Mixing from the Prestige Film Award competition.  Thank you for the honor.  When creating the sound mix for Pastriology, our goal was to enhance and combine the diegetic specific and ambient sounds with the various musical elements, while still allowing the dialog to remain the major focus of the film.”  Read more

Student Film Draws Attention to Issue of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

September 3, 2013

The crew of ’1000 Times No,’ first row from left,Bill Brummell,  Brenda Salgado, Cynthia Lumes, Yong Sun Kim; back row from left, Tony  Incorvia, David Choi,  Thelma Vickroy.

Joining a national effort to prevent sexual assaults and rape on college campuses, a team of California State University, Northridge television students have developed a short film to draw attention to the issue.

The 10-minute documentary, “1000 Times No: Giving Voice to a Silent Epidemic,” will be screened beginning this fall at more than 200 colleges across the country as part of a yearlong effort by the Clery Center for Security on Campus, a national nonprofit organization working for safer campuses, to educate students about what they can do about sexual assaults on their campuses. Read more

CSUN Film Students, Faculty Team with FBI for Intellectual Property Warnings

July 24, 2013

Nate Thomas

A simple click of a computer button can give you access to privileged information, download movies and music or post photos online. But that same click can also be criminal and have devastating effects on someone’s life.

California State University, Northridge faculty and students have teamed with federal law enforcement officials to create a series of public service announcements (PSAs), in both English and Spanish, to educate the community about the dangers of stealing intellectual property and cyber bullying. Read more

CSUN Television Students’ Senior Projects to be Features in LA July 4 Broadcast

June 27, 2013

Problem with Perfection poster

Comedy and documentary television projects produced by California State University, Northridge students will be central elements of the Los Angeles Regional 4th of July live televised celebration.

In its ninth year, the daylong broadcast on KVMD-TV highlights activities and other projects, including the Firecracker Film Festival, that underscore the national values celebrated on July 4. The show is available on all cable systems as well as Verizon FiOS, AT&T Uverse, DirecTV and Dish Network. It also will be streamed on the Web at www.laregional4th.com. Read more

CSUN Grad Student’s Class Project Ends Up On Australian Prime Time Television

June 10, 2013

Robert Taylor

The idea had been floating around in Robert Taylor’s head for a while—the improbable, true story of a socially awkward 61-year-old farmer who beat professional athletes half his age in Australia’s 1983 ultramarathon.

Taylor, then an undergraduate studying screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, decided to develop the story as part of a class project. That was four years ago. Read more


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