Students & Staff Collaborate on WI Film Festival TV Spot

Department of Communication Arts students and staff recently collaborated to create the new TV spot for the 2009 Wisconsin Film Festival (April 2 – 5).

The ad was a collaborative project between:

  • Comm Arts Faculty Associate Erik Gunneson
  • Comm Arts undergraduate student Cassie Wentlandt
  • Nate Theis of Madison-based Planet Propaganda
  • Madison musician Wendy Schneider

The spot created an invaluable real-world opportunity for a Comm Arts student to learn from professionals in the field of animation and apply skills learned in Comm Arts 609: 2D and 3D animation courses taught byProfessor Sabine Gruaffat.

The commercial is currently running on cable television stations around Wisconsin via Charter Media.