End of Semester Screenings Spring 2018

May 9-12, 2018

Join UT's Department of Radio-Television-Film May 9-12, as we showcase this spring’s student work. The free screenings and demonstrations will take place on the UT campus at the Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228) as well as a few other venues and will culminate at the end of the week, with advanced undergraduate and graduate films.

Schedule | Digital Demo Day | East Austin Stories | MFA Thesis | Venues & Parking


Spring 2018 End of Semester Screenings - May 9–12



Screenings Schedule

Wednesday  –  5/9

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM     RTF 340 – Multi-Camera Television Production • David Schneider
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM     RTF 366K – Intro to Documentary • Nancy Schiesari
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM     RTF 366K – Narrative Production • Nancy Schiesari
9:00 PM – 10:05 PM   RTF 366K – Narrative Production • Steve Mims

Thursday  –  5/10 

Digital Demo Day: Screenings & Presentations
Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)

12:00 PM -12:30 PM     RTF 344M - Writing for Interactive Games and Media • Susan O'Connor
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM      RTF 351C - Introduction To 2D Animation • Lance Myers
1:15 PM -2:00 PM         RTF 344M - Intro to Digital Media Production • Ben Bays
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM       RTF 344M - Intro to 3D Animation • Ben Bays
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM        RTF 344N - Advanced 3D Animation • Wiley Akins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM        RTF 344M - Intro to Visual Effects and Motion Graphics • Wiley Akins

Digital Demo Day: Presentations & Arcade
CMA 4.148
4:15- 5:15        RTF 368 - Immersive Media Production Deepak Chetty

AET Showcase: 5 Year Celebration of the Game Development Capstone
The Foundry and the 4th Floor of Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA)

5:00–800 PM Games, Games, Games, and Other Cool Stuff
RTF 344N - Game Development Capstone: 3D Games • Paul Toprac
Including AR/VR, Games (>50), Music, 3D Printing, Video, and More!

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM     RTF 366K – Narrative Production • Deb Lewis

Off Campus
RTF 366K – East Austin Stories Documentaries • Andrew Garrison
to screen twice:
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, 1206 E 9th St
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM - Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street

Friday  –  5/11

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      RTF 366K – Creating a Web Series • Mike Akel
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM     RTF 343 – Advanced Narrative • PJ Raval
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM   RTF 368S – Undergraduate Production Thesis • Richard Lewis

Saturday  –  5/12

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM     RTF 343 – Advanced Documentary • Paul Stekler
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM       RTF 881KB – MFA First Year Narrative Production • Ya’Ke Smith
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM       Light reception
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM     MFA Prethesis & MFA Thesis • Don Howard  (Note: there will be a 15 min. intermission)


Texas Union Theater (UNB): Map;Parking available at meters on the street

Jesse Jones Communication Building A (CMA)MapParking



Digital Demo Day

On Thursday, May 10, Digital Demo Day” will take place in collaboration with the Computer Science Department and the College of Fine Arts. Digital Demo Day is a free, biannual event, held in multiple locations, and will include a digital arcade in which the public can try out students’ games and watch animation and FX demos. Students will also present their work. The RTF classes involved are listed in the schedule above.

East Austin Stories


Spring 2018 East Austin Stories promo image

East Austin has changed dramatically since a University of Texas film class has been making documentaries in and about the area. For the 17th year in a row, individuals, families, groups, and businesses in East Austin collaborated with the film students in the "East Austin Stories" class, led by filmmaker and professor, Andrew Garrison, to tell local stories in a free evening of documentaries.

Please join us for the following screenings of this year’s slate of films.

Thursday, May 10 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, 1206 E 9th St

Thursday, May 10 - 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street


MFA Thesis

As the culmination of her master’s program, MFA candidate Brittney Shepherd will screen her thesis film, Roles We Play, for the public on Saturday night, May 12th, at the UT Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228).  The event is free and open to the community.


Roles We Play still photo

Dramedy (24 min)
An aging college theater teacher must recalibrate her path to pregnancy when she learns that one of her students is on the roster of potential sperm donors.
CREW: Writers - Katherine Craft, Jason Kessler, Brittney Shepherd; Story by - Adria Lang; Director of Photography - Huay Bing Law; Producer - Leyna McCord; Co-Producer - Wendy Womack; Production Designer - Caitlin Ward; Costume Designer - Kelsey Vidic; Editor - Sara Newens, Brittney Shepherd.
CAST: Jill Bailey - Harmony Anna Schatte - Karen Sam Stinson - Darren Nancy Gray - Dr. Collins.

Elana Wakeman
Communications & Programs Coordinator