News and updates from the Learning Studio
[This week the Learning Studio’s Nathan Driskell contributed a story featured on ACU News that we wanted to share.]
Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography.
It was the first time since 2019 the event was held at the historic downtown theater, which made the traditional black-tie gala a first for most in attendance. The pandemic forced changes of venue for the 2020 and 2021 events.
Read the full story on ACU News.
Your Story Starts Here – Learning Studio trailer
Dutch Lady – faculty member discovers new play
Vision in Action – spotlight on Halbert-Walling project
Cup of Coffee – Chandler Graf’s talk for TEDxACU 2017
In an ordinary year, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene would roll out the red carpet for ACU’s FilmFest Gala, the university’s annual student film competition, now in its 17th year. But this year was, of course, no ordinary one, and so the festival moved outside for ACU’s first-ever FilmFest: Under the Stars.
Learning Studio helps take Cornerstone, one of the campus’s largest weekly gatherings, virtual for the first time
Auditorium lectures aren’t very pandemic-friendly, so this year the Learning Studio needed to help Cornerstone adapt, without losing the engaging and dynamic ethos that has always characterized the live talks.
Six short films, representing months of work by more than 50 ACU students, were destined for a Paramount Theatre screening at the ACU FilmFest gala in early April. But when classes moved online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, so did FilmFest.
The 2019 reading of The Dutch Lady took place at Gray’s Inn in London, the very place where Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors was first performed more than 400 years earlier. The Learning Studio’s Kyle Dickson and Nathan Driskell were there to capture footage of the performance.
Over Spring Break, a small team from the Learning Studio traveled to New York alongside ACU students and faculty in the departments of Art & Design and Theatre, to document their experiences on film.
We wanted to make it easy to get to know the resources we offer at the Learning Studio, so we decided to do what we do best: We made a video.
For this year’s Faculty Presession, the Learning Studio was tasked with spotlighting the Summer Shakespeare program in the Department of Theatre, and the Next Lab project in the Department of Engineering & Physics.
We've put the spotlight on faculty creativity this week but didn't want to miss the chance to share some strong projects from some of our graduates this spring. Whether they were spending hours in the Media Lab perfecting an illustration or they were...
We love rock ’n’roll, and what better way to celebrate the final countdown before you beat it than by showing the campus your true colors. This Dead Day, we’ll host 1980s video karaoke upstairs in the Learning Studio, filmed in glorious Standard...