SMU Film Grad Directs Feature-Length Film, “Elsewhere, TX”

McHenry Taylor works on a short film for one his finals, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Umphrey Lee Center. For his engaged learning project, McHenry wrote the script and directed the feature length film “Elsewhere, TX”.

McHenry Taylor graduated from SMU on Dec. 17 with experience few film graduates list on their resumes. He wrote the script and directed a feature-length film, “Elsewhere, TX,” which will debut in May 2017 at SMU.

A film and media arts major, Taylor had written and directed short films for class. But in the summer of 2015 he submitted his “Elsewhere” script to be considered for SMU’s Film and Media Arts department’s summer film production project, a two-year, student-run endeavor. All crew heads working on the film – director, producers, cinematographer, production designer, editor, sound mixer – are current SMU students or recent […]

2017-01-13T15:29:29+00:00 January 13, 2017|Film|

Why SMU Meadows? Six Questions for Students

Sasha Davis, B.F.A. Theatre/ Theatre Studies ’16 Sasha Davis, B.F.A. Theatre/ Theatre Studies ’16

Hear five students talk about their choices, majors, internships and more

“… Totally got my world flipped … We think you can do great things … Ability to double major …” are just some of the comments shared by five performing and visual arts majors on why they picked SMU Meadows as their college of choice. They were also accepted to such schools as Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Rochester, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas-Austin, Florida State University, Marymount Manhattan, The Hartt School, Santa Clara University, Pomona College, University of Nevada/Las Vegas, Texas Christian University and more. Find out why they chose SMU:

2016-04-06T19:29:34+00:00 April 6, 2016|Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre|

Watch: SMU Meadows Double-Major Cayla Simpson’s Spring Dance Concert Preview

The concert opens with Appalachian Spring, one of Martha Graham’s signature works. Written at the end of World War II, it is a depiction of Americana. The concert opens with Appalachian Spring, one of Martha Graham’s signature works. Written at the end of World War II, it is a depiction of Americana.

The world premiere of a new interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Firebird highlights the Spring Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, March 31-April 3. The concert opens with Appalachian Spring, one of Martha Graham’s signature works. Written at the end of World War II, it is a depiction of Americana. The story tells of a spring celebration set in 19th-century Pennsylvania as a young bride arrives in her new home.

The program continues with Tschaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique set to […]

2016-03-31T10:20:32+00:00 March 30, 2016|Dance, Film|

Shooting Stars

SummerFilm-Lead Upperclassmen and recent film alums such as Meadows Scholar Amanda Presmyk (’14) led a 40-member cast and crew in the production. Long days and nights of shooting footage occur during the summer, but a typical Summer Film Production takes two years from start to finish.

Summer Film Production 

While some colleges offer film students a chance to work on a 90-minute feature film, the students are often limited to taking low-level crew positions, working off a script written by a professor or directed by a professional. At SMU Meadows’ Division of Film & Media Arts, the Meadows Summer Film Production (SFP) program puts students in charge of every aspect of creating the film, providing intense, hands-on experience that prepares students for the rigors of the film industry.

Meadows provides […]

2016-01-29T12:54:03+00:00 January 29, 2016|Film, Note|

Watch: This New Video from SMU Film and Media Features Homages to Film’s Iconic Monsters

Director of Photography Jake Wilganowski on the boulevard with zombie Sarah Director of Photography Jake Wilganowski (R) on the boulevard with zombie Sarah Adams (Zombie screen L)

By Nick Rallo (Director of Marketing & SMU Meadows B.A. in Cinema-Television, ’06)

The call time for the zombies in the Bob Hope Lobby was 10 a.m., and there was a 2:00 p.m. on-set call time for our cyborg assassin. This was the on-set scene during the production of a short film produced by SMU Meadows Film & Media Arts, Meadows Marketing and several of our all-star alumni. Embedded in the film, you’ll see a Nosferatu, a time-traveling cyborg, roving zombies, and our homage to the bunny costume from Donnie Darko (2001). The icons from science-fiction and horror are not arbitrarily referenced; They […]

2017-08-17T16:00:52+00:00 January 13, 2016|Film|
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