Communications, Media & Film

Video documents art and ecology parade

A video by UWindsor communications grad Christiaan Meyer documents the September 29 Art and Ecology Sidewalk Parade, a performance artwork by professor Jennifer Willet of the School for Arts and Creative Innovation.

“The project was intended to draw participants, audiences and community members into discussions about art and ecology in the Windsor area,” Dr. Willet says. “Local artists, scientists and species—microscopic organisms, invasive species, home-grown vegetables, household pests, etc.—were represented in this delightful re-telling of our local ecology.”

Book signing a reminder that the past makes a perfect present

The past is the perfect present, says Chris Edwards.

The UWindsor grad (BA 1983, MA 1985) and his life and business partner Elaine Weeks (BA 1985) have already sold 4,000 copies of their nostalgic coffee table book, 500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor. They will sign copies as a pre-holiday promotion at the University Bookstore kiosk in the CAW Student Centre on Wednesday, December 12, from noon to 2 p.m.

Very merry awards celebrate service and teaching in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jennifer Rocheleau, secretary to then history department, made a most deserving recipient of an award recognizing staff service in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, professor Miriam Wright told attendees at the faculty’s end-of-year celebration, Wednesday in Vanier Hall.

Communications grads wearing red for women in the film industry

Bright red lipstick is the first thing you would notice about Daniella Bumbacco and Catrina Franzoi while they are on set working as LadyMeta Movement, the production company the two UWindsor communications, media, and film grads started over a year ago.

“The first rule of LadyMeta is, at all times red lipstick must be worn on set,” said Franzoi. “We started it on our first set in 2011 and have kept it going, almost like our identifier.”

The pair has found that running their own company gives them the power to maintain artistic freedom.

Windsor grad wins evening of theatre

A University of Windsor alumnus won Monday’s DailyNews trivia contest and free tickets to the University Players in the social satire Welfarewell.

Malcolm Campbell had his entry drawn from all respondents who correctly identified Hansel and Gretel as the tale of a cannibalistic witch, The Over-the-Hill Gang as the tale of elderly electoral malcontents and Ma Barker as a criminal matriarch.

Windsor band juggling life and school during busiest year to date

After releasing a debut EP, producing its first music video and playing several opening gigs for bigger Canadian acts, Windsor-based alternative rock band Pulp City Inn has had its busiest year yet.

Band members—lead singer Justin Zuccato, guitar player Darryl Festa, bass player Brandon Zuccato and drummer Brandon Lefrancois—have been struggling to juggle their academic and musical careers.

Student video sends anti-bullying message

Kaitlyn Quigley, a fourth-year student of film and geography, packs a big message in a short film.

She won a video contest on the theme “Stand up to bullying,” organized by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance as part of its Anti-Bullying Week program. The victory carries a chance to have her one-minute video viewed by students across campus, as well as a $100 cash prize.

Watch Quigley’s winning entry:

Student documentary draws attention to youth homelessness

A film student hopes a new documentary she produced will draw much-needed attention to the issues of youth homelessness in this area.

“The community needs to be aware of what’s happening and what’s needed, and film is one of the best mediums to demonstrate those challenges,” said Svjetlana Oppen, whose 40-minute documentary What Is Home? will be screened for the first time tomorrow night at the Capitol Theatre.

Merged programs dubbed School for Arts and Creative Innovation

Senate approved “the School for Arts and Creative Innovation” as the name of the merged music, film production, visual arts and urban ecology programs at its meeting November 9.

“The new name recognizes the leadership of the arts in the digital economy and the evolution of a new culture,” says Cecil Houston, acting director of the new school. “Our graduates are creating the visual and sonic codes and designs that support the innumerable technical creations of our times.”