Film and Video - Learn About the Major

ADVICE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Current students, faculty, and alumni share advice and insights with students who want to know more about the GVSU Film & Video Production major.

FICTION FILMMAKING

Faculty, students and alumni talk about fiction filmmaking classes and opportunities in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with students Jordan Skutar and Ariel Sosa about the documentary classes in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.


ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with Professor Julie Goldstein about Animation and New Media classes in the GVSU Film and Video Production major.

SCRIPTWRITING

Professor Joel Potrykus talks about the Scriptwriting classes in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.

FILM STUDIES

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) speaks with Professor Spencer Everhart about the importance of Film Studies in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.


CREATING CLIENT WORK


Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with current student Jazrielle Couran about the skills she is learning about creating professional work for clients.

INTERNSHIPS

Faculty and students talk about the Internship program in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.

CAMPUS VIDEO JOBS

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with students Jordan Skutar, Cody Thammavongsa, and Josh Geyer about how working on campus in video related jobs has helped develop their skills, portfolio, and confidence.


POST PRODUCTION


Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with students Jordan Skutar and Josh Geyer about post-production (editing the video and sound.)

ALUMNI CHAPTER INITIATIVES

Professor Suzanne Zack talks about the many Film & Video Chapter initiatives that support alumni and current students in the GVSU Film & Video Production major.

SHOWCASES

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) talks with students about the experience of seeing their work on the big screen at the Showcases. Faculty talk about how the students help organize and host screenings throughout the year.


TOP 3 FILMMAKING TOOLS

Alum Randy Strobl (2012) asks current student Ariel Sosa what he thinks are the top 3 filmmaking tools.

ENTIRE EPISODE ABOUT THE MAJOR

Alumni and documentary filmmaker, Randy Strobl (2012) talks with current students and faculty about their experience with the GVSU Film and Video Production major. This is a great resource if you want to learn about the programs and culture of the major.


The History of the GVSU Film & Video Production Major

WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE

Alumni and faculty talk about the early days of the William James College Arts and Media major at what was then called Grand Valley State Colleges.

THE SUMMER FILM PROJECT

Faculty and alumni talk about the value of the over 25 year history of the GVSU Summer Film Project.

FILM STUDIES

Retired professor Toni Perrine talks about the development of the Film Studies curriculum in the Film & Video Production major.


THE GVSU LIP DUB

Alums Greg Kort and Randy Strobl talk with Professor Kim Roberts about creating the GVSU Lip Dub video.

GROUP PROJECTS

Alumni share memories about how they learned and bonded with each other through the the group production work.

THE REUNION

Alumni and faculty talk about the FVP major’s 40 year reunion that was held in 2015.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Faculty and alumni conclude their discussion about the history of the major with more insights.

ENTIRE EPISODE: HISTORY OF THE MAJOR

FULL EPISODE: Alumni and faculty talk about the 40 plus year history of the Grand Valley Film & Video Production major and what has made it unique.


Click on the book below to learn about career possibilities for Film and Video Production majors!

Several GVSU Film and Video Production alums share their career paths and advice with current students and new graduates. New possibilities in this field are emerging each year! GVSU students learn to respond to current trends in media production.