Senior film and art showcase to come

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~

Over the last few weeks, graduating Musketeers have been given the chance to display their work and what they have learned at Xavier. Senior electronic media majors will showcase their yearlong film projects from senior seminar, and the art department will be displaying the last of their senior projects in the coming weeks.

Electronic media majors were required to develop a short five to eight minute film over the course of the academic year. Students wrote, produced, shot, directed and edited a short film or documentary on some significant issue.

The first semester was focused on pre-production, casting and screenwriting, while the second semester focused on shooting and editing. “Though the filming process is long and arduous, we were all able to come together and achieve beautiful representations of how far we have come in our major,” senior electronic media major Natalie Lindsey said. “That’s why our film showing is so important.

It is not only a showing of how much time we put into it, but also a sign of how much we have grown as individuals. None of us could have accomplished this without the classes we have taken through our time at Xavier.”

The event will showcase students’ seminar projects, submissions for an upcoming college movie festival and films created by former students that were recipients of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. on April 30 in the Kennedy Auditorium. Some projects that will be featured in the screening include “Above the Race,” “Armed with Words,” “Clean,” “The Competitor” and “American Dreaming.” Art majors have also worked tirelessly on their yearlong projects.

Four total exhibitions, two solo and two group projects, have taken place over the course of the year, representing what art majors have worked for throughout their four years at Xavier. Work was displayed in graphic design, sculpture, photography and other categories based on the students’ concentrations.

“We put ourselves and our work out there for everyone to see,” senior graphic design major Katie Gutman said about the project. “It’s quite empowering to do something like this. An entire gallery dedicated to your work. It’s pretty awesome really.” The last senior exhibition by Katie Hautman will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 1 in the Cohen Art Gallery.