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Student Film Critiques with Brent McCorkle

Brent McCorkle is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and musician, best known for his work on the films Unconditional, Woodlawn and the just-released I Can Only Imagine. Earlier this month, Brent touched down in Abilene and set up shop in the Learning Studio for two days of film editing critiques with ACU students participating in this year’s FilmFest competition.

During the sessions, Brent looked at late-stage edits of each film, giving each team notes on pacing and construction. The face-to-face meetings helped student filmmakers plan a roadmap for success and get a taste of the kind of critical review they’ll face when Brent returns as a FilmFest judge for the April 6 black-tie gala at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

Learn more about ACU FilmFest »

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LS Productions

Vision in Action – spotlight on Halbert-Walling project

CNC Router Tutorial – how-to videos with the Maker Lab

After Zoey – backstage with ACU Theatre

Cup of Coffee – Chandler Graf’s talk for TEDxACU 2017

Next Steps – Jackie Beth Shilcutt performs at TEDxACU

Portait Photography this Spring

This weekend the Learning Studio brought in Asia Eidson to lead two workshops in portrait photography. Asia is an ACU grad and LS alum now running a wedding photography business in Dallas. This was our first advanced photography workshop focused on portraiture, and we...

Design workshop back in LS

This last week the Art & Design department brought Andy Pratt back to campus to lead a workshop on Interactive Design. He led the workshop with ACU alum Paige Baumgartner who met Andy on a trip to New York City in 2013 led by Mike Wiggins and Ryan Feerer where...

Episode Xmas Premiere

Thanks to the ACU faculty and students who joined us in the Learning Studio last week to audition for Star Wars: The Final Exam. The #EpisodeXmas event went well and we wanted to share a quick trailer before you head to the theatre to see the actual film. The students...

Film Studies Projects

This semester Al Haley and Kyle Dickson taught Introduction to Film for the first time and students were asked to produce a major project that demonstrated their mastery of core concepts of the course. Learning Studio staff spent several class days introducing...

Coffeehouse Projects

For several years students in Dr. Kyle Dickson's Eighteenth-Century British Literature have produced research projects as a way to share key texts from the Enlightenment with a broader audience. It's easy to complete academic research for an audience of one--the...

Episode Xmas: Behind the Scenes

This year's Christmas promotion gave us a chance to highlight the creativity of ACU students and faculty as well as a few of the media specialists in the Learning Studio. Knowing that Episode VII would be on the minds of many on campus during Finals Week, we thought...

Green Screen Action with Premiere Pro CC

In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force. The visual effects behind the first Star Wars films were a galaxy far, far away from...

Lightsaber Magic with After Effects CC

In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force. On Dead Day our #EpisodeXmas event will bring lightsabers into the library for the...

Save the Galaxy with Photoshop CC

In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force. Young Padawan, in order to become an Adobe master, it’s not enough simply to download...