April 21st, 2011 by Kristin
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The Future of Film blog, launched as part of the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, features leading filmmakers and other experts within the film industry sharing their thoughts on film, technology and the future of media. In her post “Reel to Real: Interactive Drama and the Cinema of Tomorrow“, Kristin Hertko, Web Producer at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, discusses how video game technology can be used by filmmakers to create an interactive cinematic experience.
April 13th, 2011 by Kristin
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Hot on the heels of their People’s Choice win, Team Bloom yesterday took first prize in the US Imagine Cup Finals with their Xbox game, Spero: a game focused on alternative energy solutions and educating people on how to live healthier lives.
The team will now advance to the international finals in New York City, where their entry will go head to head with projects from around the globe. We wish them the best on the next leg of their journey!
View the press release from Microsoft below.
April 11th, 2011 by Kristin
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March 28th, 2011 by Kristin
It’s not every day you get to stand in the presence of royalty, but last week, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy students got a chance to meet a real, live Queen of Rock.
Before her concert at Lincoln Hall, the legendary Wanda Jackson sat down in her dressing room with six students from Film & Broadcast and Recording Arts to talk about her storied past, her new resurgence among a young fanbase, working with Jack White (The White Stripes, Rancontours), and releasing The Party Ain’t Over.
Watch Wanda perform with special guest Jack White on The Late Show with David Letterman:
March 25th, 2011 by Kristin
Congratulations to Game & Interactive Media students Andrew Zurek, David Grund, Nathan Heyl, and Nathan Moore, also known as BLOOM STUDIOS, for being named national finalists in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Game Design Competition!
Before they jet off to Washington for the national competition, you can help Bloom Studios and Spero win the People’s Choice Award on Facebook! There are two ways to vote:
Vote on Facebook – or – text BLOOM to 23000*
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, now in its 8th year, is the world’s premier student technology competition, encouraging students around the world to use technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.
Bloom Studios’ winning game, SPERO, is about making a difference in your community one step at a time. Watch the video below for a closer look!
For more about Tribeca Flashpoint Academy’s Game & Interactive Media program, please visit http://www.tribecaflashpoint.com.
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March 25th, 2011 by Kristin
March 23rd, 2011 by Kristin
How do you become a super hero? Create a video to get Illinois buzzing about saving lives and becoming organ donors.
The winning team, comprised of Producer Nathen Grigsby, Director of Photography Bryan Sentiere, Director Tom Merry, and Editor Mike Mitroff, created a :60 spot which features a hapless superhero who discovers his real life-saving powers.
Two other teams from Tribeca Flashpoint were finalists in the Donate Life competition. You can view their excellent submissions here: