How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

Behind the scenes: creating the senior thesis in a form of a movie

Story was co-written and produced with Gavin Stewart. Lights, camera, action! Every major at Western Carolina University has a way for seniors to leave their last mark with the university. For the Film and Television Production majors, it is a senior thesis film. This year, there are two separate films that have been written, produced, […]

WCU enjoys a “chaotic” Friday with the end of classes

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center at WCU to let in excited film enthusiasts and proud film majors for the seventh annual film festival, Controlled Chaos. Controlled Chaos features two senior thesis projects as well as several other films as short as 15 seconds created by WCU film students. Most of […]

Mountains inspiration for artistic soul

Around this time last year, Abigail Taylor was celebrating graduating from Western Carolina University with Motion Picture degree and a ton of memories. She returned to her hometown of Hickory and realized that something had changed since she left for college for the first time. What had once been a boring town to her had […]