Weekly Round Up (10/23 – 10/30)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Guerrero Howe – Marketing Analyst Intern
  • Brella Productions – Marketing Internship (Evanston, IL)
  • WTTW Chicago/98.7WFMT
    • Chicago Tonight Internship
    • Chicago Tonight Website/Interactive Internship (content)
    • Chicago-area History and Architecture Research Internship
    • Exploring Music with Bil McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites Internship
    • WFMT Radio Internship
    • WTTW Community Outreach and Social Media Internship
    • WTTW National Productions Social Media Internship
    • WTTW Membership Marketing Internship
    • WTTW11 Soundstage
    • WTTW/WFMT Interactive Content Production Internship
  • Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue – Communication and Fundraising Departments Intern (Geneva, IL)
  • Chicago Splash Magazine – Editorial Internship Winter/Spring 2017
  • Live Nation – Marketing & Booking Internship
  • Schubas/Lincoln Hall – Hospitality/Production Intern
  • The Whitehouse Post – Winter/Spring Post Production Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • Blindlight – Production Management Intern

New York, NY

  • NY1/TWC News
    • Spring 2017 News Internship
    • Spring 2017 Creative Services & Graphics Internship
    • Spring 2017 Technical Operations Internship
    • Spring 2017 Tape Librarian Internship

Fellowships/Apprenticeships:

  • WTTW Chicago/98.7WFMT
    • Judy and John McCarter Family Fellowship
    • The John Callaway Excellence in Online Journalism Paid Fellowship

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV – Operations Supervisor (Chicago, IL)

Freelance:

  • Friedman Place – Wellness Coordinator (Part Time) (Chicago, IL)
  • Kyle Henry – Post-Production Assistant (Chicago, IL)

Weekly Round Up (10/16 – 10/22)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • The Artistic House – Spring Theatre Internship
  • ParadigmNEXT
    • Digital Sales Internship
    • Digital Marketing Internship
  • Music Box Films – Winter/Spring Marketing and Film Distribution Intern
  • Kurtis Productions – Winter 2017 Documentary TV Production Internship
  • Kindling Group – Winter 2017 Outreach and Post-Production Internship
  • Res Publica Group – Spring 2017 PAID Public Affairs Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • Red Hour Films – Winter/Spring 2017 Development Internship
  • Howling Wolf Productions – Production Intern

Other locations

  • Discovery Communications – Spring 2017 Discovery Communications Internship
    • Chicago, IL
    • New York, NY
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Silver Spring, MD
    • London, UK

Apprenticeships / Fellowships:

  • Second Stage Theatre – Artistic Fellow (New York, NY)
  • The IRTS Foundation – 2017 Summer Fellowship Program (New York, NY)

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV – Account Executive (Chicago, IL)

Freelance:

  • dome BEAUTY (Chicago, IL)
    • Photographer
    • Videographer

The Creative Mind Group Info Session

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WORK AN INTERNSHIP. MAKE A MOVIE. LAUNCH YOUR CAREER!

EPICS is hosting an on-campus info session with The Creative Mind Group!

Monday, October 24th

5pm

Louis Hall, Room 119 (1877 Campus Drive) 

Charles Box from The Creative Mind Group will be on-hand to discuss internships and filmmaking opportunities for Northwestern Students! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP 

Our mission at The Creative Mind Group is to find the next generation of talented Film & TV professionals and usher them into the entertainment industry by providing international film programs at the worlds most prestigious film festivals and markets. At each festival and market we provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents via the creation of short films and an opportunity for aspiring film professionals to prove their capabilities, competency, worthiness, readiness and value by interning with film studios, production companies, talent agencies, public relation firms and media outlets who can launch their careers. To date we’ve brought over 1,100 participants to film festivals all over the world, setup more than 600 internships, produced more than 75 films and provided over 100 jobs for our alumni. The Creative Mind Group represents the future of interactive learning experiences while dynamically advancing the way aspiring film and TV industry professionals connect with the entertainment industry.

NU’s new MA in Sound Arts and Industries program welcomes Academy Award winner in Sound

One of the pleasures of being a student in the Sound Arts and Industries program is the opportunity to hear from sound designer and extraordinaire Gary Rydstrom himself how he created the roar for the T-Rex in Jurassic Park, the bullets in Saving Private Ryan, and the talking sharks in Finding Nemo.

His secret is simple: make sounds that make you feel something.

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According to Rydstrom, the best sounds are not synthesized, but real, inspired from a memory or from an experience, even something you are experiencing now. It can be as mundane as playing fetch with your lovable dog or flipping through pages of that boring book your professor made you read. Remember those pteranodons flying about in The Lost World: Jurassic Park? Rydstrom created their shrieks from Tom’s of Maine anti-plaque floss.

See? Magnifying your objection to dental hygiene translates to 5-year olds screaming at the sight of flying objects.

Furthermore, knowing that sound effects can arise unexpectedly literally from everywhere opens up possibilities for sounds that an object or person will make in the film. In fact, Rydstrom tells us you don’t have to use the real thing. For example, why use the actual footsteps of a person walking, when you can use trees falling or shoes from the Victorian era?

Sound designers not only find interesting sounds, but also create them. And according to Rydstrom, the best creations come from collaborations. From working with bird scientists at Cornell to firing canons with a World War 2 buff, he not only discovered unique ways to place mics, but also novel technologies to bring forth sounds that could not be heard by the human ear before. Like a tiny spider jumping 50 times its own body length in the air.

Rydstrom says that sounds like “Hiyahhhhh” (with grand gestures to make his point).

Moreover, sound can enable you to tell the story you can’t see on screen; it is the partner-in-crime for image when wanting to tell a good story.

Rydstrom urges us to have fun while we’re at it. He is indeed a funny and adventurous guy. He blows up liquid nitrogen and oversized whoopee cushions for films like The Minority Report and The BFG. He repurposed the Wilhelm scream for the TIE fighters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And he has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning 7. It can be safe to say that the other secret to creating fantastic sound is having even a more fantastic back story.

So NU students, pay very close attention to your tired classmates as we approach mid-term. And press record. It might be the winning sound effect for the next Oscars.

Written by Masters in Sound Arts and Industries student, Theresa Thao Nguyen.

Weekly Round-Up (10/8 – 10/15)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • The Artistic House – Spring Theatre Internship
  • Writers Theatre – Winter/Spring Internships (various) (Glencoe, IL)
  • Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions – Winter 2017 Video Production Internship
  • The Escape Pod
    • Winter 2017 Brand Strategy Internship
    • Summer 2017 Brand Strategy Internship
  • Northwestern Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Center – Communication Specialist Internship
  • Modern Luxury
    • Spring In-Office Marketing Internship
    • Spring Events Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • Ensemble Entertainment –  Winter/Spring 2017 Literary Management/Production Company Internship
  • Ghost House Pictures – Development Intern
  • Circle of Confusion – Development and Management Internship – Film & TV

Other locations

  • General Mills – Marketing Communication Internship
    • Minneapolis, MN
  • Partners in Health Mexico – Communications & Marketing Intern
    • Jaltenango de la Paz, Chiapas, Mexico

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV
    • Technical Director Engineer (Chicago, IL)
    • Overnight Master Control Engineer (Chicago, IL)
  • The Escape Pod – Brand Strategist (Chicago, IL)
  • Vizient – Research Associate (Patient Flow Analyst) (Skokie, IL)
  • Kenyon College – Film Studio Manager (Gambier, OH)

Weekly Round-Up (10/1 – 10/7)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Discovery Communications –  Discovery Communications Spring 2017 Internship
  • Ripple Public Relations – Public Relations Intern (Highland Park, IL)
  • Superfly – Superfly Internship Program, Spring 2017
  • WGN-TV – Promotions Intern
  • The Whitehouse Post- Winter 2017 Outreach and Post-Production Intern

Los Angeles, CA

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Spring Internship Program (various)
  • August Wilson – In-School Residency Program Intern

New York, NY

  • American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) – Multicultural Advertising Intern Program
  • Classic Stage Company – Classic Stage Company Internships Spring/Winter 2017
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – 2017 Spring Internship Program-CAA Premium Experience
  • Gigantic Picturese – Winter/Spring Independent and Documentary Film Internship

Other locations

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Spring Internship Program – Football
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Nashville, TN
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Spring Internship Program – Music
    • Miami, FL
    • Nashville, TN
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Spring Internship Program – TV
    • Miami, FL

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV – Photographer/Editor (Chicago, IL)
  • Edelman – Edelman Immersion Program (Chicago, IL)