RTF 388P - Master Class with John Pierson
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DESCRIPTION: Every Spring the Master Class, organized and hosted by John Pierson, brings a series of outstanding guest speakers to the RTF Department. Last year, the line-up included, among others, Matt Stone (creator of South Park), actor Steve Buscemi (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), David Simon (creator of The Wire), and Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep). More info, including audio clips, at: http://rtf.utexas.edu/masterclass/ . 2009 will see more of the same.
Students in the class do extensive background research on several of the film industry guests and help John prepare for the interviews. Special Note for students with audio and radio backgrounds: Students with these skills play an important role in the Master Class -- recording these sessions, then producing and editing radio-friendly 30-minute versions for a semi-regular Sunday morning broadcast on KUT-FM. This is a great real world credit to have on your resume. Interested audio students should send a return email to John Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a place in the class.