2/17/2020 10:47pm

Sophomore dramatic art and English major Grace Sword checks lighting while filming "Black and Blue, "a show she is developing with UNC Student Television, on campus on Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. 

How UNC student filmmakers are building a community of their own

Many students arrive on UNC's campus with no prior experience working on a film set. But the production sets for organizations like the the Carolina Film Association and UNC Student Television are like microcosms of professional sets — all run by students.  At UNC, students filmmakers gain valuable experience in production by using what they have, often requiring improvisation and flexibility. But in the end, these filmmakers gain so much more than industry experience — a distinct community, driven by a shared love for storytelling. 

2/10/2020 8:42pm

CFA executive board member junior Melissa Tomczak is photographed working on the set of a project on which she serves as an editor on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Despite Oscars' neglect of women in top categories, UNC female filmmakers fight on

The Academy Awards were held on Feb. 9, honoring what many would consider to be the best of film. In the category for best director, no women were nominated. In the 92 years of Oscars awards, five women total have been nominated for best director. Only one has won. But despite this lack of recognition, many female directors at UNC are far from disheartened. Through academic programs such as film studies in the communications department to student organizations like Carolina Film Association, female directors on campus are actively striving to break through this gendered barrier. 

2/12/2020 10:29pm

University Assistant Editor Evely Forte poses for a portrait on Feb. 12, 2020. 

Office DJ: Valentine's Day songs celebrating all love, not just romantic

"So take a look at my playlist, filled with a handful of songs that remind me of some people, places or memories I cherish. I hope it inspires you to do the same and give your future self the best Valentine’s Day gift of all — the ability to remember the love you’ve felt not just on this one day, but all the days of your life."