“Last Call” Films At Stix

“Last Call” Films At Stix

Nov 25th, 2013 Jake Ingram, a freshman from St. Louis studying physics, helps clamp down equipment for a film shoot Sunday at Stix Bar & Billiards. Ingram said the group Movie Camera Militia is filming all day for its production of “Last Call” and it is supposed to be a night scene. “We’re trying to make sure these are covered as well as possible so no light will get in for the scene,” Ingram said. ALEXA ROGALS | DAILY...
Holiday Spirit On Set

Holiday Spirit On Set

Feb 23rd, 2014 (Right to left) Students Manny Goldman, Sam Thompson, Braden Barton and Mackenzie Giganti wait between takes Saturday in Studio A. The actors were a part of the film “Holiday Summit” produced by Movie Camera Militia, a registered student organization. The film, directed by Thompson, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., studying cinema and photography, centers around a gathering of holidays that attempt to stop Santa’s reign of capitalistic terror. JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY...
Students Condense Filmmaking Into 48 hours

Students Condense Filmmaking Into 48 hours

Jan 19th, 2012 After 48 hours of little to no sleep, everything came down to the pause before pressing the play button. Students were required to write, produce, edit and submit a 4- to 7-minute film within 48 hours. The project was sponsored by the student organization Movie Camera Militia, a group of SIUC film students formed in November 2010. Christopher Parr, an instructional communication technical operator, oversaw most of the competition and assisted students with everything from stunt driving to equipment handling and checkout. “We based a lot of our rules after the actual 48-Hour Film Project,” Parr said. SIUC’s version was no different. More than 25 students divided into three teams and worked throughout the weekend to create a film in two days.As the title suggests, submissions must be filmed and edited within 48 hours. Each team drew a genre out of a hat, with a chance to redraw once if desired. The seven genre options included horror, “buddy film” (a film in which two people of opposite personalities become friends), comedy, romance, super hero, suspense/thriller and drama. “The trick about genres is how do you do it without being cliché,” said Aaron Mager, a senior from Columbia studying cinema. Not only did the teams have to incorporate a genre, but they also had to add three required criteria. The three teams, Team B and B, Team Bacon and Team Ducks on Ice, had to incorporate a beach ball, a character named Alex or Alexis who was a ballroom dancer and the line, “I’ve never had this happen before,” in their film. Mager, one of the founding...

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