Cinema Studies News

That’s a Wrap! Students Complete Internship Working on Feature Film

Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.

Student to Receive National Award for Video Documentary

Caroline Knight, a UT cinema studies and video production major, is in New York City this week to receive an award for her video documentary Visionary. The College Media Association selected Visionary as winner of the long documentary category. Visionary documents the life of Sue Buckley, co-founder of Club VIBES, and how she’s given back since losing her eyesight and learning to live independently.

Senior Directs Documentary Featured in Festival

With a couple of films already to his credit, Ben Murphy is part of UT’s first graduating class of cinema studies majors. The new cinema studies program, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary major and minor devoted to studying the artistic, cultural, and political dimensions of motion pictures.