Engineering-produced films open doors for students, gain widespread attention
Mar 16, 2012
Interdisciplinary collaboration is at the heart of all four Mizzou Advantage initiatives, and this story shows how prevalent it is all over campus.
From Engineering News
In addition to the screenings at film festivals, films produced by the University of Missouri College of Engineering projects have created opportunities for students across campus to learn new skills and take those skills to bigger industries.
When junior Ben Poland began information technology classes his freshman year, he thought he primarily would learn about the post-production aspect of films.
“I’ve always been a behind-the-scenes kind of guy,” he said, adding that he spent a lot of time working backstage for theater productions in his hometown, Quincy, Ill.
However, after hearing about films created through the IT program within computer science, Poland, with a minor in film studies, signed up to participate.
“I was slightly aware of the films made in computer science,” he said. “I didn’t know there was a production side to it.”
Poland said he found himself and other students working alongside industry professionals who also were working on the film. More…