Thursday, February 22, 2018
WQED-TV’s “Filmmakers Corner” will feature a documentary by senior broadcast and digital communications major Emiley Westfall ’18 on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. The documentary "Tutu, Pink Shoes, & Baby Blues" tells the story about international adoption based on one local family's experience. The Pittsburgh PBS station program showcases short digital projects by local filmmakers.
“When I got news that my film would be aired, I was ecstatic,” said Westfall. “I've never had anything of mine aired on television other than the WCN 24/7 news that I produce.”
“Tutu, Pink Shoes, and Baby Blues” is a documentary about the Michelson family and their choice to adopt twins from Africa. The mother, Holly Michelson, is the main focus of the film. Westfall captures Michelson’s life as a mother and wife through the adoption process, which she describes as a “call of God.”
The documentary chronicles the Michelson’s transition from a family of three to a family of five through the adoption of twins. As the story unfolds, the Michelsons learn of an opportunity to adopt a second set of twins and begin the process of becoming a family of seven.
Westfall created the film for Westminster’s documentary production course. The course spans two semesters, moving students from the research and concept launches of their documentaries into production and post-production. “Tutu, Pink Shoes, and Baby Blues” premiered in Mueller Theater during the Student Documentary Showcase in November 2017.
“The experience of making this documentary has prepared me to always keep working hard and keep pushing forward,” said Westfall. “You never know where life may take you, but if you put your mind to it, anything can happen. I made this documentary not thinking this would even happen, but in the end my hard work and dedication on this film landed me in a position where it will be aired on television.”
Monday, February 19, 2018
With less than a $100 budget to make a high-end music video, two Westminster students and a recent graduate won 1st place in the Music Video Category at the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Senior managing producer at ESPN Features Group and Westminster graduate Denny M. Wolfe will be this year's guest speaker at the Student Alumni Association (SAA) annual leadership dinner. Every year, SAA invites student leaders on campus to a dinner with remarks given by an influential alumni. With over 20 years experience working for ESPN, Wolfe will share some tidbits from his personal and professional journey.
Monday, November 6, 2017
After spending two semesters working hard on their capstone projects, seniors Emiley Westfall, Brad Kolesar, Troy Jackson, Charles Borges and Justin Wilson are officially ready to debut their short-format documentaries during the 2017 Westminster College Documentary Showcase. The showcase takes place on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in Mueller Theater, located in the McKelvey Campus Center. All are welcome to attend.
Friday, September 1, 2017
A group of Westminster students entered the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) On-Location Creative Competition, and were awarded an "Award of Excellence" for their entry “Explore, Experience and Experiment at Westminster’s Outdoor Labs.” Laura Page, Terrell Cleckley, Jackie Schultz, Justin Shaw, and David Austin will be recognized for their work at the BEA On-Location 2017 Super-Regional Conference at Point Park University in September.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
By Brad Weaver, Broadcast Communication Faculty
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Titan Radio, 88.9 WWNW, is a commercial-free radio station owned by Westminster College and professionally operated by the students in the college’s Broadcasting and Media Production department that broadcasts 24/7. Serving all of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and parts of neighboring Mercer County, the station broadcasts adult hit music, area High School and Westminster College sports, plus local and campus news and weather, all without commercials.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Several Westminster College alumni have landed their dream jobs at ESPN including alumni Denny Wolfe '97, ESPN features unit manager; Bob Bräunlich '76, vice president of remote production operations at ESPN; and now ESPN’s newest soccer correspondent, 2003 graduate Sebastian Salazar. In a candid interview, WC undergraduates Aaron Becker and Peter Andrade retrace the beginning of Salazar’s journey from WCN to ESPN in a podcast available online at www.wcn247.com.
Monday, May 22, 2017
A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.
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