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CSU Alumni Media Festival

CSU Alumni Media Festival
September 17 – 19, 2009
Lory Student Center

Rob Case, ’82, with covered camera, is seen here shooting a Japanese Whaling ship from a chase boat during production of the first season of the Discovery Channel’s “Whale Wars” series.

Want to see and hear how the Discovery Channel’s successful Whale Wars series was produced? Producer/Photographer Rob Case, CSU class of ’82, helped to produce and photograph the first season of the show. He will be on campus during the CSU Alumni Media Festival in September to show and talk about his work. Case is based in Washington, D.C., and has been nominated for a national cinematography Emmy Award for his work during the show’s first season.

Many other CSU graduates also have confirmed participation in the inaugural Festival, which is scheduled for September 17-19 in the Lory Student Center. The Journalism and Technical Communication department is coordinating the festival. The College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Communication Studies and the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation are co-hosts. The festival is sponsored in part by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan fund.

Alumni from any program at CSU can enter work that was produced for general audiences. There also are entry categories for faculty, staff and students. Categories are available for writers, directors, producers, photographers, graphic artists, reporters, editors and on-camera talent in a variety of communication genres. Categories and entry details are outlined in the flyer that you can link to from this site (below).

Alumni are encouraged to attend whether submitting entries or not. This event is designed as a networking opportunity and a celebration of creative work. Festival sessions will be open to the public, while the opening reception and football tailgater are focused on bringing alumni together.

Festivities begin with an alumni reception, Thursday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the Longs Peak room. An opening presentation of select works in science, nature, travel and experimental media follows at 7:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater. Friday’s daytime events include numerous panels with presentations by festival entrants and media producers. The presentation of grand-prize winners follows Friday night in the Lory Student Center. Events conclude on Saturday, September 19 with a tailgate lunch (noon) at Hughes Stadium and a discounted opportunity to see the CSU-Nevada football game at 3:00 pm.

For questions, or more details and a complete four page PDF flyer with entry information and entry forms, click on the link:

media flyer

Or, if you have additional questions, send a note to jtcalum@colostate.edu