JUD Talks is a competitive event that is open to all current Gordon students, featuring TED-inspired speeches designed to motivate and inspire the Gordon College community.
Contestants develop and deliver an original 8–10 minute extemporaneous speech. The best speeches connect to the values of the Gordon College community, feature excellence in content and delivery, and include the following elements:
Clear organizational structure
Presentation of a big idea
Appropriate use of emotional/logical appeals
Appropriate use of supporting materials
Connection of topic to audience
Call to action
Use of visual aids
The final round of speeches is open to the public and live-streamed on the Gordon College Facebook page. A panel of judges determines the top three winners, who receive cash prizes. The audience votes on a People’s Choice award.
WINTER FILM SHOWCASE
Annual Winter Film Showcase, hosted by CinemaSalem, a premiere of short films made by students in the Comm Arts film courses.
CASE FA14: DEC 8, 6–10 P.M.
BARRINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CASE Fall 2014 showcased short films, feature articles, public relations work, and other digital media projects developed by seniors in the Communication Arts capstone seminar. Screenings, panel discussions, and interactive displays were available throughout the evening, providing opportunities to engage with the artists and their work.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
CinemaSalem, 1 E. India Square Mall, Salem, MA
CinemaSalem hosted the 5th annual Spring Film Showcase, a premiere of short films made by students in the Comm Arts film courses.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Barrington Center for the Arts
Comm Arts seniors presented their thesis projects, highlighting their experience with documentary, fiction film, feature journalism, advertising, screenwriting, photography, music video, and research and best practice proposals in collaborative media and media tech work.
Sixteen seniors showcased their senior thesis projects, including advertising, short films, and communications research. These projects covered the range of genres our students work on while studying Comm Arts at Gordon College. Some of the projects were traditional research and analysis papers exploring the life and death of the newspaper, social media, and French film. Some were short films exploring gender, music, loss, and motivation through comedic, experimental, and dramatic genres. We also had advertising/branding campaigns and a documentary on Christian radio in Boston. Each thesis reflected the culmination of our seniors’ journey through Comm Arts and their vision for participating creatively and productively in culture beyond the classroom.
On April 15–20, 2013, Gordon College hosted a Celebration of the Arts. Featuring keynote lectures, musical and theatrical performances, and gallery exhibitions, this week-long festival brought together leading Christian voices from across artistic disciplines, faithfully exploring the heart of God through the shapes, scenes, sights, and sounds of his creation.
Participants included: Ralph Winter, Makoto Fujimura, Bruce Herman, Mia Chung, Soo Bae, Elizabeth Larson, Cam Anderson, Karen Covell and Jeremy Begbie.
Visit web page: http://www.gordon.edu/celebrationofthearts
Comm Arts Student Films
Thursday May 10th, 8:30 p.m.
Reception at 8 p.m.
1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970
Click on the link to view photos from the event: www.gordon.edu/studentfilmshowcase12
CASE ’12 showcases short films, feature articles, public relations work, and other digital media projects developed by seniors in the Communication Arts capstone seminar. Screenings, panel discussions, and interactive displays will be available throughout the evening, providing opportunities for you to engage with the artists and their work.
Visit the CASE SP12 blog to explore the seniors' projects and progress.
The Gordon College Film Society sponsored five current Gordon students and one alum to attend the area’s biggest and most industry-relevant festival, the Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFB), for six consecutive days. This provided the opportunity for these students to watch unique and obscure films while mingling with many directors, producers, and actors. The society also sponsored professional screenwriter Chris Mass to speak on campus and participate in the festival with the students.
Click on the link to view photos from the event:
THURSDAY, 4/26 at 7 p.m.
Barrington Cinema Room 138
The Gordon Film Society hosts screenwriter/filmmaker/actor Chris Mass with a screening of his award winning film CHALK. Chris co-wrote, produced, and stars in this comedy mockumentary which racked up film festival awards and launched Chris’s career as a professional Hollywood screenwriter. His projects have been developed at Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers and Fox.
Read More... NY Times review of CHALK
ABOUT CHRIS MASS:
Chris co-wrote, produced, and starred in CHALK, which garnered numerous festival awards including Boston IFF's Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio writing project at Universal as well as a television deal with 20th Century Fox. Since then, Chris has written a variety of scripts, including BOBBIE SUE (Warner Brothers), which landed on the coveted "Black List" and "HENCHMEN" (21 Laps) along with projects at Disney, Fox and Participant.
December 10, 7–9 p.m. Ken Olsen Science Center
Come see the culmination of a semester's worth of work from the Intro, Intermediate and Advanced filmmaking students.
December 8, 6–10 p.m. Barrington Center for the Arts
The Communication Arts Senior Exhibit showcases short films, feature articles, public relations work, and other digital media projects developed by seniors in the Communication Arts capstone seminar. Screenings, panel discussions, and interactive displays will be available throughout the evening, providing opportunities for you to engage with the artists and their work.
This past summer, Toddy Burton, assistant professor of communication arts (pictured right), wrote, directed and produced a short film called The Miners.
Read all about it here: blogs.gordon.edu/facultycentral/2012/01/31/filmmaking-and-creative-community/
MUGS OF MEANING
Mondays, Fall 2015, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Barrington student lounge, room 201
Mugs of Meaning is a Socratic discussion on brief articles, films, or campaigns that touch on moral, ethical, or religious meaning for "artists" — with coffee! Regular participants in the discussion—those who comprise the inner Socratic circle—are members of the Senior Seminar class. But others are invited and encouraged to join in the discussion. The article or media under discussion each week will be posted here for download or viewing, but you need not have read or watched the material to enter the discussion.
The coffee is free and so is the conversation!
Masterclass with Chris Carpenter
Monday, September 28, 6–7 p.m.
Barrington cinema room
Writer, producer, and program director for CBN.com, Chris Carpenter was previously a principal anchor for Media One's Local Edition. He began his career as a production assistant for WHDH-TV, associated with CBS.