Tag : Digital Film

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MediaTech Institute Graduate Accepted Into the Dallas International Film Film Fest

  We would like to offer our congratulations to Michael Krist, a MediaTech Institute Graduate in 2015 for being accepted into the Dallas International Film Fest North Texas College Showcase.  His movie ‘Behind the Red Door’ was one of 10 selected for this great achievement. The 10th annual Dallas International Film Festival runs from April 14-24 and all the nominees will be walking the red carpet during that event!  Way to go, Michael and best of luck during the rest of the process!   BEHIND THE RED DOOR, erotic thriller written and directed by Michael Krist Donen. A depressed fashion Read more
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UNSIGNED GRIND – Hosted by 97.9 The Beat and ArtistsofHipHop.com

  We are proud to announce us partnering with ArtistsofHipHop.com and Radio One to host “The Unsigned Grind” showcase.  97.9 The Beat has teamed up with ArtistsofHipHop.com to bring awareness to HIV.  Winners of The Unsigned Grind online contest will compete for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Hip Hop for HIV concert at the Fort Worth Convention Center on August 25, 2013. HIV testing will be free and available to anyone who attends the event. After you are finished with the test, you will find out the results within 1 minute! Anyone who takes an HIV test Read more
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MovieMaker Magazine Interviews MediaTech Film Instructors

Movie Maker Magazine, a magazine dedicated to independent moviemakers, recently interviewed six film school professionals for their publication. MediaTech Institute’s very own filmmakers Keith Duncan- Instructor, Eric Jewell-Department Head and Instructor, and Lee Shapiro- Instructor, were featured in the magazine to give a little insight into the world of film school. Jennifer Wood (MM): What is the biggest change affecting film education right now? And how is your program responding to it? Lee Shapiro (LS): Another change involves how the industry hires. Most companies are more interested in demo reels, recommendations and work ethic than grades and degrees. We screen Read more
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MediaTech enters the ’24 Hour Video Race’ for the 4th year!

The 24 Hour Video Race is a fun filmmaking competition in which teams of video makers have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and score an original short film. The 2012 24-Hour Video Race started at the Dallas Angelika Film Center on Friday, May 4th 2012 with a theme, prop, location and line of dialogue assignment for the film. The race concludes 24 hours later with a sprint to the finish line back at the Angelika. Lead by Instructor, Eric Jewell, this is 4th year that MediaTech Institute’s Digital Film program will be entering the competition. The first year year MediaTech entered they Read more
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MediaTech President releases ‘Wordy Birdy’ iPad app on iTunes

Owner and President of Recording Arts and Digital Film school MediaTech Institute, Russell Whitaker, releases ‘Wordy Birdy’ iPad app on iTunes! Teach your bird to talk! This is the most effective training device available! “Wordy Birdy” allows you to record in your own voice whatever you wish your bird to learn. A simple push of the button and “Wordy Birdy” will repeat your words or phrases over and over again at an adjustable training intervals, until your total time has completed! You can change your message anytime you wish.   MediaTech Institute’s President and founder Russell Whitaker has been at Read more
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‘SOCIALLY SOUND WITH SHAMA’ interviews MediaTech Institute’s VP, Tracy Terrell

CW33’s  Shauma Kabani is one of the world’s leading voices on social media and technology trends, and hosts weekly segments called “Socially Sound with Shauma” airing Saturdays at 9pm on CW33 KDAF. Kabani shares tech tips, new gadget reviews, and brings you the best of the tech and social media world. Shauma recently sat down for an interview with Mediatech Institutes’s Vice President, Tracy Terrell, for a segment called “Companies that are doing well by doing good”.  Watch the interview by clicking on the following link… Socially Sound with Shauma – MediaTech Institute Read more
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MediaTech Grad presents screening premiere for first short film| Immortal Infection | Dec 3rd @ 9pm

MediaTech graduate Cory Parker will be screening his first short film, “Immortal Infection” on Dec. 3rd. in the theatre at MediaTech Institute. The show starts at 9p.m.   “Immortal Infection”, is a short film about a doctor that falls for a man that others in the town fear may be a vampire. She is tormented by another doctor who claims to be a vampire hunter, as he warns her of the dangers, but also wants her for himself.   This is Cory’s first film as writer, producer and director, among all the other jobs that go with creating a film. Read more
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AMS Pictures sponsors Mediatech Institute Video Production

The AMS Pictures “What would you do with a Boeing 727?” Summer Sweepstakes has inspired a class of Digital Film students at MediaTech Institute in Dallas . They will be taking the winning idea of Molly Cain of Comerica Bank and turning it into a reality! AMS opened up it’s doors last week to MediaTech Institute’s Advanced Production class. The students got the opportunity to work with Equipment Manager, James Rucker, Director of Photography, Luisa Mendoza-Kirby, and Sales Coordinator, Brett Reisman. The students had access to AMS Pictures’ sophisticated camera, grip, and lighting equipment.  They also got to film inside Read more
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Film Graduate, Justin Davis, hits a homerun with the Quad Cities River Bandits

Dallas Digital Film Graduate, Justin Davis (JD), is a a Video Production Assistant for the Quad Cities River Bandits in Davenport, IA.  JD started working as an intern in January of 2011.  He is responsible for  Writing, Directing, Shooting, Editing, and sometimes starring in the In-House Promotional Videos. Just take a look at some of the promotional videos for the River Bandit’s themed nights on their YouTube channel. JD is responsible for  creating Sponsor Graphics (mostly looping animations) for their video boards as well as contributing graphic design assistance when needed. JD’s Pre-Game/Daily responsibilities include editing the previous night’s game highlight Read more
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MediaTech Institute OPEN HOUSE | August 18, 2011 7-9 pm

You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all the skills you need to succeed in the Entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER AT MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! MediaTech Institute – Dallas Campus 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 972.869.1122 MediaTech Institute – Austin Campus 200 Academy Drive, Suite A Austin, TX 78704 512.447.2002 MediaTech Institute – Houston Campus 3324 Walnut Bend Lane Houston, TX Read more