Communications Students Show Best Work at Webster Vienna’s Top Kino

| November 19, 2013

Webster University Vienna School of Communications students presented their films to a sold-out theatre for Top Kino.

School of Communications students at Webster University’s Vienna campus recently put their best work from the past 15 months on display in a successful screening at a sold-out movie theatre.

Webster Vienna’s Media Communications department presented selected work from media production courses between summer 2012 and summer 2013. Six short films premiered at Top Kino in Vienna on Nov. 12.

“The focus is to show examples of student work,” says Holger Lang, the Webster professor who organized the Top Kino event. And, he added, the screening is also a reward for the students.

The 100-minute show featured Kaylie Milek’s “A different kind of picnic,” an animation of paper, wool and others recreated as a tasty picnic as well as Monika Zarucka’s “YOLO,” which portrays how exciting life can be yet how easily it can be taken away.

Lecturer Phil Moran collaborated with several students on "A Corporate for Daniel."

Lecturer Phil Moran collaborated with several students on “A Corporate for Daniel.”

Three other pieces are longer. “A Corporate for Daniel” results from a collaboration between Phil Moran, who also lectures at Webster, and a number of students. “The Road to Étretat,” directed by Aizhan Tuganbayeva and Sarah Rebel’s “The Journey” were also screened.

Some of the longer pieces, such as Jacqueline Thode’s “Goodbye Again,” were filmed during a Creative Media Productions course that took students to Sicily for 15 days last summer.

“There was lots of care, time, energy, belief, rage, love, and work put into this piece by myself and others, which I hope the audience experiences through the enjoyment of watching it,” said Thode. “Everyone has worked so hard. I’ve seen the others work and I’m very excited.”

The students were responsible for writing their script and hiring other students as their actors and production crew. They also had to ensure that the props and equipment they needed during filming were allowed on the plane.

See more photos from the Top Kino event in this album on Facebook. Watch a video trailer of all six films above or directly at this YouTube link.

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