MFJS Faculty/Staff Projects

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DU Media

  • by dumedia
    A recent study shows that a decrease in social media use among college students was linked to an improved self-body image. Check out this #EmbraceWhoYouAre campaign video by DU Media producers Charlie West, Sam Sachnowitz, Sean Kennedy and Nate Ludington!
  • by dumedia
    Over 67% of college students face body image insecurities. Check this #EmbraceWhoYouAre campaign video by DU Media producers Charle West and Sam Sachnowitz!
  • by dumedia
    DU Media filmmakers Bella Zafer and Cassis Tingley took a 1st place win in the Television Long Feature category at the 2024 BEA Festival of Media Arts for their piece “A Woman’s Journey from Addict to Caregiver.” You can watch this award-winning feature below!

Hear, Allá, Presente

  • by Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver
    Casa de Paz is a nonprofit here in Aurora which supports detainees from the Aurora detention center, to provide a safe and temporary spaces. We had the opportunity to sit down with Andrea Loya and hear about what amazing things Casa de Paz does for people who have just been released from the Aurora ICE […]
  • by Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver
    Jeanette Vizguerra, mamá, activista y mujer, describió su experiencia de su lucha por sus derechos y los de otros inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos. Su historia es única pero también se enmarca en una narrativa similar a la de los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos.
  • by Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver
    Kevin Vargas sits down with Lisette Zamora-Galarza and they discuss the aims and goals of the ICE Report as well as difficulties within these facilities. Through this work Kevin and his colleagues have been able to make more of an impact than some of the policies that take time to implement.

Rocky Mountain Reverb

  • by DU MFJS
    Clothing off, confidence on. Three people begin working as nude models in art classes and find their relationships with their bodies transformed as a result. For these models, exposing skin sets in motion a process of self-acceptance that is much more than just skin-deep.    
  • by DU MFJS
    Melisa Monno discusses and reflects on her experience going through teen pregnancy while struggling with grief and postpartum depression.
  • by DU MFJS
    DU students Jack Saroni and Chase Routt tell a fictional story about a man who confides in a friend for help with a mysterious box left by his late grandfather.

Active Student Projects

MFJS Abroad

  • by julia
    My study abroad program ended just about 3 weeks ago, and after a short Holiday break, I am back at DU. It feels good to be back, although a bit jarring. My body and mind are still processing my busy, bittersweet, last week in Florence; the exhausting trip back home; my brief Holiday break spent…
  • by julia
    Autumn has finally arrived in Florence, manifesting as grey skies, early nights, and the blissful departure of tourists. Due to the energy crisis going on across Europe, the Florence municipal ordinance has limited the amount of time we can turn on the heat to 11 hours a day, with a maximum temperature of 19 degrees…
  • by julia
    Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. I got caught up with my life here in Florence, which has become increasingly more natural to me. I’m at the point where I can expertly weave my way through hordes of tourists, speak some basic Italian, and get to most places without using Google Maps….

Pop Culture Vultures

  • by Toni Elton, Julia Mertes, DU MFJS
    In this episode, the girls discuss some of our hottest takes regarding pop culture. Please don't hate us….
  • by Toni Elton, Julia Mertes, DU MFJS
    Age regress with us once again as we dive into two internet games that took the 2000s by storm: Webkinz and Club Penguin!Follow us on Instagram and TikTok @popculturevulturespodEmail us @thepopculturevulturespod@gmail.com
  • by Toni Elton, Julia Mertes, DU MFJS
    Were you a theater kid in the 2010's and/or gay? Then this episode is for you! Today we dive into the choke hold that musicals in high school settings had on pop culture in the 2010's. Toni talks about the one that started it all, High School Musical, while Julia discuses the cursed legacy of […]

Earworm

  • by Lucy Richardson, DU MFJS
    Lucy talks with the folk trio created by Charles Nation, Gabe Mayer, and Alexander Feltner Harrison to tackle big questions about their musical process, the future of the local music scene, and the proper way to tip a busker.Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming shows and first releases on streaming services!
  • by Lucy Richardson, DU MFJS
    Lucy is joined by amateur rappers Nate Yaeger and Khaled Mahmoud to explore their budding musical collective, past live performances, and the musical learning curve.Check out their SoundCloud for more!
  • by Lucy Richardson, DU MFJS
    Lucy and the members of Bleak Mystique–Sam Shapiro, Aiden Hutchings, and Jack Billeaud–sit down to talk about new band dynamics, future plans, and the case of the missing cymbals. Check out their Instagram page @Bleak.Mystique and Spotify

Inactive Student Storytelling Projects

Moving Pictures Podcast

  • by Ryan
    Angela Forster was formerly part of the University of Denver as a member of the art department faculty where she helped develop programs including communication arts and visual communication theory studies. Sami Lobato and Sara Bacon-Maldano are production design assistants from past Project DU FILM productions, Scary Lucy and Happy F*ing Valentine’s Day
  • by Ryan
    Dr. Lauren DeCarvalho, one of the University of Denver’s highly-esteemed film and media professors, received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Penn State. She is an assistant professor at the University of Denver where she teaches film theory, experimental film production, women in film, and many other film and media-oriented classes. Her research focuses on […]
  • by Ryan
    Frazier has been the cinematographer for all Project DU FILM projects, including our upcoming short, Hunting Season and arguably brings the most experience of anyone to the set. Since graduation in 2011, Frazier has truly established himself in the film industry, having traveled around the world working in film production for several companies and organizations. […]

Propose a Project

Contact mfjstech@du.edu to contribute to this channel! Send a proposal for a topical storytelling channel. Contact the MFJS Tech Team for more details.

80208 Podcast

  • by 80208 Editor
    "Welcome to the fifth and final episode of the Allyship series. As we step into spring quarter, our team will embark on a new series, which means this one is coming to an end. However, this does not mean that our allyship is also coming to an end. In this concluding episode, we want to […]
  • by 80208 Editor
    "Welcome to the fourth episode of the Allyship series. In this episode, we are going to be exploring the history and meaning behind the Black Lives Matter movement.""The Black Lives Matter movement is an international social movement dedicated to fighting anti-black racism and violence, especially in the form of police brutality. This movement consists of […]
  • by 80208 Editor
    In this episode of the DU 80208 Podcast, Teddy Green and Julie Tran host another “Fun Time Friday.” This episode focuses on overlooked 2020 plotlines. The year 2020 was a hectic one, and people could not keep up with everything that was happening. In this episode, Teddy and Julie talk about some of those plotlines […]