On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, CPTV’s Post Production Editor Tyler Russell was a guest speaker for “The Truth about #FakeNews: How Media Mirror Your Sense of Self and the World,” a First-Year Seminar (FYS) class.
Russell discussed ways to manipulate and capture the attention of an audience using film theory and the Kuleshov effect. These ways of film theory can help to manipulate the physical features or attributes of a person to trick the audience into feeling a certain way towards the manipulated character. Russell showed students examples of how this is used in real time television and films today.
Kaitlin Walsh, Ph.D., Instructional Designer and professor ofthis FYS class, stated that Tyler Russell, “did a fantastic job demonstrating why we need to be thoughtful consumers of media.” Dr. Walsh also noted that, “Media plays an important role in all of our lives, and the portrayal of stories and issues has a significant impact on the way we see the world. This presentation makes me excited about the launch of our Digital Media and Communication program, where our students will benefit from CPTV’s professional experience.”
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