Earlier in this semester, the Black Spade Society: a media group, headed by James Hutton, created a TV-worthy video series by TFC students about TFC students for TFC students. Their first step on this journey was to create a pilot (a proof-of-concept episode) by the end of this semester. Well, after weeks and months of auditioning, shooting, and editing, the cast and crew finally bring to TFC the first episode of JOYEUX.
JOYEUX can be best described as dialogue driven a non-traditional comedy-drama. It will focus on character interaction, bond building, and music. Music is planned to play a big role in this series. It will contain not only stock music but an original track created by the music students and hobbyists here at the college. Character relations are going to be the main focus and this pilot’s goal is to set up the characters and character dynamics for the series.
Having been given the privilege of being able to see it early with the group, I can say that it succeeds at this purpose and is something that I would recommend checking out. It may be dialogue-driven but the interactions are amusing and there are plenty of atmospheric and comedic silent moments with good cinematography. There will be many comedic moments, mostly awkward and relatable things. Many volunteers at the college have participate in creating the film. Those residing in Forrest Hall will definitely take notice. The ending may seem to come sudden and might make one yearn for more, However, it reminds those that JOYEUX will be an ongoing series to support. Be sure to come and make that a reality!
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The premier will be taking place in the Student Center TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m.! Make sure to bring your friends and any visiting loved ones. Spread the word! If you miss the pilot, it will be made available online sometime next week on YouTube. If you have any questions about the premier or want to ask about joining the production next semester, contact the head via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The production of the main series will begin this fall semester. Whether that will be a single episode or multiple ones, it all depends on how many members there will be and their determination. So, if interested in acting, shooting, music-making, and/or video editing (or even planning on taking a Mass Communications practicum course), be prepared to send an email now or in the fall. Remember, the premier will be 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 28th, at the Student Center. Come out TONIGHT!