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lf 0 WEDNESDAY, ' , OCTOBER DSU 1 t 1 BY 19, 2016 DIXIESUNNEWS.COM converts old airpori CANDY ROLAND degree, there will be seven new film classes, two future additions to faculty, an increase in funding from DSU to support the degree, and the move into the new film studio, Tuckett said. "For five years we have been creeping to get into the old airport hangar doors, and now we have an industrial-siz- e studio to continue growing the program," Tuckett said. The new film studio is about 14,000 square feet of studio space and an additional 5,000 square feet of classroom and office space. Tuckett said no public university in Utah has a film studio this size, and the space has been needed since the film program has grown to about 100 students so far. Tuckett said the old i-- :lub director of video production, stands beside the doors of the new film hangar. The digital film program is underway at Dixie State University and will be available in airport hangar is still being set up into a film studio and will hopefully by spring semester be known as the DSU film studio. "Right now my students owe me a quarter every time they call it the han- gar," Tuckett said. Jeffrey Jarvis, dean of the college of arts, said film belongs with the college of arts because it is a form of art. "A lot of people around the world see film as media studies, but I think all filmmakers see themselves as artists," Jarvis said. Tuckett said the film degree doesn't fit within the media studies depal talent because producing a film is a much longer process than writing for a weekly newspaper, hosting daily radio shows or even producing live TV. "The immediacy of the media studies department is not something we are teaching. What we are teaching here are the processes and procedures to make a digital film, and to do that you need time," Tuckett said. Jarvis said the college of arts has a lot of hands-o- n practicum; as the film degree is also less academic and more of a hands-o- n type of degree, it also belongs in the college of the arts. Darius Williams, a senior communication major froin Long Beach, California, said the biggest advantage he has had with learning in the film program is the :vice January. hands-o- n gcandygirlspen I 1 The film program started f in a lunchroom nine years ago and now has a full studio that will be up and running by the end of next ,. semester. Phil Tuckett, assistant professor of communication, said the film emphasis is not only transitioning into a degree but will be leaving media studies for the college of the arts. "When I came here nine years ago, my goal was to build the emphasis into a degree," Tuckett said. "Now that we are a degree, I think the next goal some years down the line will be the first public film school in Utah." Along with the new 4,'k'''''W , ,J : 1 ye 1 , I nany )ers; Lts ht aze b the at ne ries, 0 trash ot- , -. , Fn z 1 Benjamin Braten, ub WRECKED film studio o experience. non-stude- the right thing, like Haley when she got wrapped up in her own problems and would snap at Jenny. And the ones who were "the bad guys" were shown in a way that left me wondering exactly what was going on as Padian avoided overt shows of villainy. No spoilers here. Feel free to grab a copy of "Wrecked" and check it out for yourself if you're looking for a relatable, college-base- d novel to this fall. pick up Dixie Sun Ranking: 3.5 continued from page 8 "It makes me jealous to know other students will be getting an actual degree in film instead of just an emphasis, but I am happy to see the program growing," Williams said. Tuckett said the transition to the college of the arts should be completed by next fall semester. Currently students are carpooling to the studio, but the film program is trying to organize some kind of shuttle service for students or a bus service by arranging for the SunTran to run a route up to the DSU film studio a couple of times a day, Tuckett said. The film studio will be available to moviemakers to rent, but part of the rental agreement would be having DSU students as part of their film crew to help create their production, Tuckett said. "That way we can build the community between filmmakers and the students and give students firsthand experience in creating a film in a real studio," Tuckett said. "Then students will have no problem transitioning into working in an actual studio because they have already been doing it." Tuckett said the film degree will allow student to take a documentary approach, scripted film approach or both. "The film emphasis shows that you know a little bit about film, but the film degree will show you have the knowledge you need to create a film," Williams said. - 9 can be generally characterized by approachable writing, like J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series and John Green's "Fault in Our Stars." Seeing a liberal usage of colons, a more formal grammatical convention, can take you out of the moment. However, the colons are used grammatically correct for the most part. Overall, it was a satisfactory read. Padian's characters were flawed but in a way readers can identify and connect with. The people I wanted to root for weren't always doing suns out of 5 i i )t 1 I nt t - , , " '''' ' ' ik . -' ' , , ',,, ,,,,- 14,,'' . 1 ,. . ; r! - - '''''' - ' - - ''''' ' : , , !, --.- , , .,,,,,......""."."' i , v ., t , .. i . - " , . , i, ,,, t'.1A illi ,0, ,..., z 0 ,,. 2, 0 z) . .,,, ,. ,, , , I'A pltia,,,,. ,. , . ,. t , , , G X7 T 0m L3'31-- - - ' - - - The pink color for the cover of Maria Padian's "Wrecked" seems like a contrast to the books gritty contents. Copy Editor Diana Fossett finds the book flawed but satisfactory. : t Edgar Allan Poe still matters for today's authors ib, to ' ' BY MATT GILLICK 'fat death rather than the birthday of the master of the macabre is Celebrating the est t very look , , g,, , t died at and die : under a shadow and suspicion. i , 4 I I. '-- :ten '; in 0 nlidnight dreary..." Known by his contempor- ;ing tion aries as a reckless gambler had a crippling affinity for alcohol and was ruwho fly then )rieS mored , to be addicted to opi olds, Poe was underappreciated in his own time. Long ing after his :ion work crept into the fabric of American culture. His influ- )ge , '1,, ,, - ., : 1 .. , , 4 P 1 07 ," F 1 J 4 1 J t 4 rt ','t 1 i it. i r i 1 had introduced paCe , t,,... i i passing, Poe's ences, especially in Amen9) can fiction, fantasy and film cannot be denied. Black -- , , an author who failed to gain appreciation during his lifetime. Poe's work has Edgar Allen Poe was work in fantasy and horror. affected later writers, namely those who raven in moonlight perched on tree. Scary, creepy, gothic setting. Cloudy night with full moon. Halloween. Find me one horror film that doesn't pay homage to "The Raven" poet in the last Even century. You won't. the NFL's Baltimore Ravens are a tribute to the author. However, as the years slither on I found it trouthat less and bling to were reading less Kople se short stories. Poe and just knew of Poe. Much like Prince was remembered less for his musical trailblazing and more as the embodiment of a brand he'd constructed at the time of his death. Instead of reading classic tales like "The Cask of Amontillado," people have taken to flipping through modem classics like "The Shining" or "The Exorcist." While I'm not taking anything away from these books or their like, I find it disturbing less people read the man who made the modem hits possible. To rectify this wrong, or maybe to make myself feel better, I've listed points on why Edgar Allan Poe still matters in today's literary society. He was the first major American writer to write Frenchman C. Auguste Dupin. Haven't heard of him? He's an eccentric Parisian who solves mysteris The short story is a genre us bibliophiles take for granted. Many critics believed it was a cheapened form of the novel and didn't take much thought or effort on the part of the writer. But Poe went and did it anyway because he saw the short story's merit further down the line; he went on to publish the thriller "William Wilson" and the drug-induc- ''''1, ',,,TL.O. ,,,, of mys,- the fortune of being to Poe when, at , years old, I heard a reCording of "The Raven" by Christopher Walken. I was hooked from "Once upon a Lot ' , tery alter 1 ,, ,, t t famous for composing the scariest stories ever would , , t strangely perfect at same time that a man the 1 4 P rounding his death intensifies his mystique. It's eerie nentS ; A' '. on Oct. 7, was found in a gutter on a side street in Baltimore. Some people say he died from an opium, overdose, others say it was alcohol poisoning. Some believe it was pneumonia or murder. No one knows. The circumstances sur- - , 1 '. j the age of 40 1849 after he ub, , ,,, , only fitting. Edgar Allan Poe '''',-- r: TNS ster ed ' ' ed pulp horror "Ligeia." Laying the groundwork for the American short story opened the door for literary giants like Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury, who both cite Poe as a major influence on their science fiction. Let's not forget to mention his tales are incredible feats of literature on their own merit. I argue Heart" that "The is the best story written by an American. If you haven't read it, then prepare yourself to be intrigued, frightened and freaked out. Tell-Ta- le Poe invented detective fiction. We all think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" to be the spark that launched the genre of mystery and detective novels. Not so! Sir Doyle was heavily influenced by three short stories featuring the first fictional detective by Western standards in Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue." The detective in question ies for various reasons who possesses a distinct talent for inserting himself into the mind of a criminal with an acute attention to detail. Sound familiar? It's Sherlock Holmes with a French accent! He was the first American writer to make a living solely through writing. Now why would this make him important? Wasn't he a failure? Didn't he die in drunken, abject poverty? Yes and yes, but his choice to be a writer by trade was radical. American authors wrote in their spare time. Clerks stayed up all hours of the night in order to write their novels. : Horse buggy drivers took time revising their stanzas in between routes. Writing wasn't thought to earn a livable wage. Poe took the countercultural route. Living independently, he didn't spend a single day out of debt. He never recovered on a personal or social level. But with this choice, he showed that being a writer in America wasn't a hobby, it was a lifestyle. His choice expanded the horizons for literary artistry, and hundreds of authors have Poe to thank. (c) Tribune News Service 2016.