Welcome Back 2018, Part 4

Here’s the final installment in our four part welcome back series.

If you’re new to the Department, be sure to swing by our office (MA 212) to get some cool swag to start the year off right. And introduce yourself to Prof. Altman, our new Undergrad Director.

And Finally…Welcome Back! from UA Religious Studies.

Welcome Back 2018, Part 1

The new semester is almost here and you know what that means…

Welcome back videos! (Yes, that’s a plural.)

We had a busy summer, getting ready for a new school year. There’s been a few changes and a few adjustments — our eye’s always on the details.

We hope you too had a great summer and are all set
for another school year to start.

Welcome Back: Tidying Up from UA Religious Studies.

#ClassAssignment

George and Jerry talking at a coffee shop

The last week of classes for the Fall semester is here, and my REL 100 students have some group projects to present in class, on Tuesday and Thursday.

The assignment: dramatize one of the questions/answers in Religion in 5 Minutes. It has to be a video that can be shown in class and on which every worked in some way, it can have only two speaking parts, must be less than 3 minutes long, have credits and a narrative arc of some sort, and filmed somewhere on campus — oh, and everyone in the group must appear on film in some way.

My hope is that a few will be worth posting in public (will anyone don togas for a Platonic dialogue?), so we’ll see how this all turns out. If nothing else, it should be fun and, if we’re lucky, informative too.

By the way, I had the impression others were using the book this semester,
so I’m curious what you’ve done with it…?

Welcome Back to T-Town

Well, it’s finally here.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for.

Not the start of the Fall semester but the release of REL’s new welcome back video!

This year, the REL film crew convinced some of our students to document their road trip back to Tuscaloosa. Take a look!

Welcome Back 2017 from UA Religious Studies.

10 Things I Learned at the REL Film Studios

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Russell McCutcheon wrote a post on this blog recently in which he talked about the history and development of our filmmaking ventures here at REL, and as a student worker heavily involved in producing the films, I felt the need to respond to his post. For about two years now I’ve been planning, directing, filming, and editing our department’s videos, with some help from Andie of course, and the process came with a bit of a learning curve. So now, as I pass my knowledge on to the next REL filmmaker, Caity Walker, I’ve assembled a “top 10” list of tips that I’ve learned over the years. Continue reading

“I’m Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille”

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Yes, our Department is in the movie business.

Maybe you’ve seen one of our films, posted on Facebook or Twitter from our Vimeo account.

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I’ve been approached three or four times, over the past couple of years, for information on how we do this, so I thought I’d write a quick post for those who are game to give it a try in their own Departments. Continue reading