In the Thick of It

I am fortunate to be working two fantastic jobs during this strange new political era we have entered. I love my job at CAN TV, where I still am a training coordinator and regularly get to watch graduates of our field production, editing, and studio classes burst on to the mediamaker scene, their voices broadcast and heard across Chicago.

And I also am teaching two classes at Northern Illinois University, which is just amazing. I am filling in for Bart Vodstrup, who is on sabbatical. Nevertheless Bart, who is a DeKalb native, just gave me a tour of possible spaces to show the Intermedia students' final collaborative project, an art installation/event. It was a blast to drive around DeKalb and Sycamore as Bart told me about all kinds of buildings and history. My other class is a video art class, which is going along nicely with some students forging ahead with some pretty damn good work. 

Meanwhile I made a video critical of our new U.S. president that was broadcasted on CAN TV's channel 19 during the inauguration. Friends contributed video and sound footage of personal concerns, and I added my own.  Now I need to move on to the next project... and honestly, if I can just end up with my pants on at the end of the semester, I'll probably be in good shape. I can do some planning now though so I'm ready to jump on a good project when summer comes.