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 studios and editing rooms close to lock us away until summer.
The productions come not just from our Cinema and Radio/Television courses, which are always a *ahem* top priority out of respect for our wonderful and talented professors. But also from alt.news with out last two episodes due in April and May.
For our May episode we always produce a short, 15-minute film, and this year we’re shooting “My Dad Lives in a Trunk”, written by Tim Venhaus. The movie is about a young man in love dreading the thought of introducing his eccentric dad to his girlfriend.
Coupling the movie this year in the final episode is a music video for the song “Seasick; Homesick” by Kid Tiger. Produced by Kevin Ryan and directed by Haley Conner, the video follows Kid Tiger’s dramatic escape from prison as they try to return home.
Still, we can’t complain too much. Productions have been heavy, but when working on a studio set like this, and following tommy-gun battles through these back-alleys, we don’t miss the sun and spring too much.