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First Meeting!

Our first official meeting will be this Monday, August 29th at 8 PM in the Soundstage of the Communications Building! We hope to see you there!

MCM: Movie Camera Movement

We are tremendously excited to start a new chapter of MCM as we begin another year of filmmaking. Additionally we are equally as excited for this announcement… After much thought, we’ve found a new meaning for the acronym MCM and finalized a title and mantra for our organization: “Movie Camera Movement”. As an RSO, we pride ourselves in being a family of filmmakers working together to achieve our shared artistic ideas. Using the concepts and skills that we learn in the classroom and applying them to create films. Motivated by our passion for filmmaking, we come together as a movement to grow and learn through tangible experience and to make films we are proud of. We are truly excited about this name change and how it reflects our organization as a whole. We are looking forward to working together with our members and the entire Mass Communications college, United and motivated more than ever....

“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

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

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...

Filmmakers In The Making

Jan 14th, 2013 Tony Jou, a senior from Bartlett studying radio-television, center, and Jared Kingry, a senior from Mahomet studying philosophy, right, help gather audio and adjust lighting Saturday during the Movie Camera Militia’s 48 Hour Film Festival. The festival involved three groups of students who wrote, filmed and edited a short film within 48 hours. Jou said the process is exhausting, but it is a great opportunity for students to prove their ability as filmmakers. LYNNETTE OOSTMEYER | DAILY...

Why Do We Love MCM?

MCM: Filmmakers United is a student-run film organization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) that was created as a way for students to gain hands-on film production experience before pursuing a career in the film and media industries. Many of our MCM alumni have moved on to exciting career and bigger projects in cities like Los Angeles, New York City or Nashville among others. We pride ourselves for being a tight-knit group of current and past Militia members and we will always hope for and support successes that come in the future. This upcoming 2014-2015 year at SIUC is going to be a big year for MCM. Our organization had a lot of good friends and mentors graduate this year in order to pursue their own careers out in the real world. (Good Luck Everyone!) Next year’s Officers and Boardmembers were selected at the end of the Spring 2014 semester. Here is the official selection for new officers and board members: President: Braden Barton Vice President: Bianca Durbin Secretary: Emma Paterakis Treasurer: Patricia Pircon Boardmembers: Naomi Nielsen, Sam Thompson, Evan Swiech, Tom Kendall, Danny Cox MCM is excited about the upcoming year, and we wish the newly selected Officers and Boardmembers the best of luck for next year!...