Distortion 415 Open Photos

While you are eagerly awaiting #14.02, our Distortion 415 episode, here are some amazing photographs taken by Sarah Gardner during the production of the episode’s open. One of the photographs was even featured on the front page of the Daily Egyptian, the student-run newspaper at SIUC.    

October Update

You may be wondering what alt.news 26:46 has been up to this month thus far, and even if you haven’t, we’re going to give you a blog post about it anyway! Hooray! First, alt.news made the trip from Carbondale, Illinois, to Texas on October 6th through the 9th. While there, four alt.newsers (Cara Gordon, Michael

The Bands and the Emmys

Last weekend was a very exciting one for alt.news 26:46! We were nominated for three Mid-America Emmy awards, and thus, set off for Kansas City, Missouri, to attend the awards ceremony. Before the gala, though, a crew of three people (including our resident rapper, and producer of the shoot, Matt Sloan) interviewed and filmed famous

Five Shoots in Five Days

The fall semester has begun and it is off to a great start! September 12, 2012, marked the first of five very busy days for alt.news 26:46. On that Wednesday, a crew of three alt.news members made the trip to Nashville, Tennessee, to film and interview an electrorock band called Paper Route. The group had

Springtime for alt.news

Ah, spring. Is there a better a time of year? The weather is getting warmer (or in Carbondale, staying the same) the flowers are blooming, the trees are getting greener… And we don’t get to experience any of it. Because when it’s springtime for us the heavy productions are just beginning and the doors to

4 Down, 2 to Go

Tonight, Episode 13.04 will go out on the air through WSIU at 10:00pm, leaving only two more shows left in our 13th season. We last blogged about a pre-production workshop that produced the script for alt.alarm, the alarm clock that will go as far as creating a nuclear holocaust just to get you out of

alt.workshop

This Saturday we had the first in a series of alt.news workshops that will cover the step-by-step production process for ID’s, fake commercials, and segments ideas. Naturally we began with a pre-production overview to help people plan their shoots. As fun as it is to make everything up as you go along, we learned today

Always Distorted

Well, the first week of November is already gone, and as promised our Distortion episode is rapidly approaching. The episode will air November 13th and if you haven’t seen the promo yet you can check out here. You’ll have to forgive the long gaps in blog posts, as we’re entering our typical Episode-Completion lull. After rushing