Microsoft Demo Day

communityMicrosoft is hosting a Surface line demo just for Drexel University. Have an opportunity to get hands on experience with Surface products, including the 28-inch Surface Studio, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and the 55-inch Surface Hub. All Drexel Students are invited to attend!

Date: Wednesday, January 25
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Place: 3711 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Introducing Movie Captioner

MC_logo_1024Does your video need closed captioning? Movie Captioner is an easy to use closed captioning application now installed in the Screening & Edit Suite (UCROSS 012). Closed captioning can make your videos accessible for the deaf, increase your search engine optimization (SE0), help you meet the broadcast guidelines of the FCC, and open your videos up to a much wider audience. You can learn more about Movie Captioner here.

Movie Magic Coupon Codes

MovieMagicThe new winter coupon codes for Movie Magic products are ready for use at!  The winter coupon code for Drexel University is: DU-731EPBYS17. Browse a selection of products and software including Movie Magic Screenwriter 6, Movie Magic Scheduling 6, and Movie Magic Budgeting 7.

Variety Offers Student Discount

Variety_(magazine)_logo.svgAs a Cinema & Television student, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry news, events, and trends. Variety recently unveiled a new subscription plan exclusively for students and educators. For $19.99 per year, you’ll get a weekly digital publication of Variety, quarterly industry reports, and 25% off all Variety events as well as access to production charts, the domestic TV/film project database, and the Variety archives. Click here for more information.

Quarterly Lab Update

untitled-1Welcome back! Hopefully your break was enjoyable. There have been a few updates in the labs that all students should be aware of. Avid Media Composer has been updated from version 8.3.1 to version 8.5.3. You can learn more about Media Composer 8.5.3 (including new features) by clicking here. The back two computers in the Advanced Post House are now running Adobe CC 2017 (Premiere, Media Encoder, After Effects, Prelude, Bridge). In order to accommodate this, the OS X has been updated from Mavericks to Yosemite and Pro Tools has been updated from version 11.3 to version 11.3.1. Please note that Adobe programs are not backwards compatible, and the rest of Westphal has not yet updated to Adobe CC 2017. Updating your personal computers to Adobe CC 2017 is not recommended at this time. Lastly the Screening & Edit Suite is now setup to do DVD and BluRay burns complete with Toast Titanium 14, a DVD/BluRay burner, and a DVD/BluRay player.

Roots Screening and Discussion

7745138-11990432-jpgWestphal College’s Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute and the African American Museum in Philadelphia present Roots at 40. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the extraordinary television series Roots.  This spring, A&E and History aired an equally remarkable remake of Alex Haley’s monumental story.  Join the A&E/History creative team for a screening and conversation about why the story of Roots continues to resonate so powerfully today. Exact time and details to follow in the new year. Ask Karin Curry for more information.

Wednesday evening, February 1st
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mark Wolper- Executive Producer of A&E/History series and son of David Wolper, Executive Producer of the original Roots
Mario Van Peebles- Director (schedule permitting)
Dr. Daina Ramey Berry- Historian at University of Texas at Austin and historical consultant for the series
Jonathan Capehart (Moderator), The Washington Post and MSNBC

Criterion Collection and TMC Launch FilmStruck

The Criterion Collection and Turner Movie Classics have teamed up to launch a new online movie streaming service called FilmStruck. The new streaming service offers contemporary, classic, art house, indie, foreign, and cult films of great cultural, artistic, and entertainment value. Subscription plans start at $6.99 per-month. You can find out more about FilmStruck here.

Introducing the Writers Room

untitled-2Need a quiet space to develop your story concepts? Looking a meeting space for you and your production team? The Drexel Cinema & Television Department recently unveiled the new Writers Room (UCROSS 031) available to all students for reservations. The room is equipped with a pegboard to develop storylines, a couch, meeting table, and a Insignia 48″ flatscreen LED TV to display your work. Ask the FMVD Equipment Room about making a reservation.

Introducing Teleprompter Kit to the FMVD Equipment Room


Need help remembering your lines? Use a teleprompter! The FMVD Equipment Room now has a teleprompter kit available to all Cinema & Television students.

PromptDog is a professional telemprompter software program that allows you to control the speed of your scrolling text and make on the spot edits. PromptDog also works with all external monitors and you can save your projects for later.

Kit includes a laptop with PromptDog installed, external monitor, and all necessary cables. Ask the Equipment Room for more details. You can learn more about PromptDog here.

Good Girls Revolt Screening & Discussion Tonight!

good-girls-revolt-2016__zpswycfrvug It’s 1969. A group of young women sue Newsweek Magazine for sex discrimination and the revolution is on. Meet Lynn Povich: one of those women, and the author whose book inspired the new Amazon TV series. There will be a book signing after the event.

Thursday, November 17th at 7pm
URBN Annex Screening Room
3401 Filbert Street