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TUTV


Tufts University Television

TUTV is Tufts University's very own production studio, home to actors, directors, editors, camera men and women, screenwriters, photographers and media lovers.

We strive to create the best content inspired by the incredible imaginations of the most passionate students of Tufts University.

From music videos to web series to student films, TUTV remains a key contributor to the artistic fabric of Tufts University.

 

 

 

 

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TUTV


Tufts University Television

TUTV is Tufts University's very own production studio, home to actors, directors, editors, camera men and women, screenwriters, photographers and media lovers.

We strive to create the best content inspired by the incredible imaginations of the most passionate students of Tufts University.

From music videos to web series to student films, TUTV remains a key contributor to the artistic fabric of Tufts University.

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATING 40 years of tutv

TUTV 2017 TRAILER

From drama to horror to comedy to history, TUTV does it all. Watch this trailer to get a quick glimpse at some of the projects we've made in the last five years!

TUFTS UNPLUGGED

 A MUSIC SERIES FEATURING TUFTS' OWN SINGER-SONGWRITERS.

For their second episode, meet freshman Dan Bodhi on the roof of Tisch library, where he serenaded us with two original songs on guitar.

shot through the heart 2017

TUTV'S VERY FIRST ANNUAL VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT

Enjoy “Blink,” a short film written and created by Tufts students.

TINIER DESK

TUTV AND 91.5 WMFO'S NEW, LESS FAMOUS, SO-FAR-AWARDLESS RECORDING SERIES, COMING TO YOU STRAIGHT FROM STUDIO B IN CURTIS HALL.

For this episode of Tinier Desk, Tufts' very own Tucker joins us in Studio B to play some fresh "sad college kid music." Recommended for all, but especially sad college kids.

Tufts Lately with Ben & Chris

Tufts' late night, satire news show explores trending topics on campus and around the world with dynamic personalities, engaging interviews, and lots of laughs!

Hear what we have to say in our premiere episode on the controversial topics from this semester: free speech on campus, the Presidential election, and the fate of Greek life at Tufts.

ROOTS

A collegiate docu-series following people of color at Tufts.

By memorializing stories, ROOTS hopes to foster intergenerational wisdom by representing not only current students, but also faculty and staff.  In the second episode, a student talks about the power of their undocumented immigrant identity, love for engineering, experiences, and more.

HORROR FEST 2016

4 spooky short films made entirely by Tufts students!

TUTV’s 3rd Annual HORROR FEST is a showcase of 4 student-made short films. These shorts from first-time filmmakers range from spooky, to scary, to downright terrifying!

AFFECTION

Affection follows Ibby as she befriends a teacher at her school. As their relationship develops online and her teacher divulges more information about himself, she starts to lose faith in the friendship in which she's invested her whole senior year.

Entire collection available here.

 

LADY D8

Some of Tufts' funniest women report on everyday topics in this comedy variety show.

Entire collection available here.

 

High Spirits

An inconspicuous college student, Peter, finds himself leading a less-than-quiet life when he inadvertently rooms with a rambunctious ghost Ray.

Entire season available here.

 

 

wave jacked

After years of dreaming about DJ-ing her own radio show, Jamie finally prepares to broadcast on WAQR 91.2 only to watch as her radio debut is swept out from under her. 

Entire season available here.  

 

SCOPE

Scope is a documentary and interview based news-series that takes worldwide news and brings it to the Tufts community.  

Entire collection available here.

 

 

Horror-fest 2015 

A collection of horror shorts made by Tufts Students for TUTV and Tuft's Film Series Present: 2nd Annual Horror-Fest.

Entire collection available here.

 

Horror-Fest 2014

TUTV's first annual horror film festival, featuring 5 found footage horror films all created by Tufts students.

Entire collection available here.  

 

THE INSTITUTE SKETCH COMEDY

One of TUTV's umbrella groups, the Institute produces live and video sketches created by Tufts comedians.

More videos can be found here.

PANTHEON UNIversity

Pantheon University is a 13-episode web series created by TUTV and Neat-O Productions. Each episode focuses on one of the gods or goddesses of the greek pantheon dumped in the middle of a modern college setting: PanthU.

Entire season available here.

music videos

Videos include:  Dorian Pistilli's "No Longer," Stephen Dennison's "Constellations", James Roseman's "Feeding the Madness," and more.

All music videos available here.

 

jules and monty

Jules and Monty is a web retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet created and produced by students at Tufts University. 

Entire season available here.

 

 

 

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In the News


In the News


THE TUFTS DAILY

"TUTV Series ‘Pantheon University’ offers a novel take on Greek mythology"

By Jonah Allon

April 19, 2016

"Long before the young adult craze took over bookstores and movie theaters, there was Greek mythology. Endowed with supernatural powers but still unmistakably human in their emotional volatility, gods like Zeus, Hera and Ares were in many ways the forerunners to more contemporary figures like Harry Potter, Bella Swan and Katniss Everdeen. While the youth of these iconic characters made their adolescent struggles relatable, the immortality of the gods always rendered them distant and inaccessible.

But now, the gods are coming of age..."

Read more here.

Tufts now

"Jumbo channel"

By Kristin Livingston, A05

August 3, 2015

"To an outsider, it’s just a room with cracked tiled floors, black walls and a glaring overhead light, plus a few fake potted plants in a corner and large, looming tripods. But to Andy Liebman and Tony Bennis, back for a tour of their old stomping grounds on the third floor of Curtis Hall, the Tufts University Television studio brings back fond memories..."

Read more here.

 

 

the tufts daily

"Tutv to release new webseries wave jacked"

By Josh Podolsky 

March 11, 2015

"Broadcast television has, for a long time, staunchly held out against the internet revolution, instead choosing to keep its wares off the web for technical and legal reasons. The Average Joe found workarounds to these two hurdles long ago, and thus, in an absurdly simplified manner, the age of internet television was born. Lately, however, the holdouts have begun caving in, with even HBO announcing a standalone online service just this past Monday. Arguably more important than the transition of television to the internet is the creation of television for the internet; Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and RocketJump are just a handful of the better-known names of production companies developing content specifically for the internet. Among these players in the “internet television” genre is Tufts’ own Tufts University Television (TUTV), whose new show “Wave Jacked” premieres March 23..."

Read more here

 

 

the guardian

"the best vlog reinventions of classic books"

By Kaite Welsh

January 12, 2015

"Judging by the reactions to Zoe Suggs’ and Alfie Deyes’ rising stars, vlogs are the end of civilisation as we know it and – like Zoella’s ghostwritten novel – they certainly don’t have any place in literature. But fresh-faced teens and twentysomethings aren’t only vlogging about their own lives; they’re dressing up as fictional characters and telling modern reworkings of familiar stories into their webcams as YouTube adaptations of classic novels go viral. The teams behind them may be professional actors or simply fans of the books, and the quality of both scripts and production can vary, but at their best they could give the BBC a run for its money..."

Read more here.

 

 

the tufts daily

"tutv shows consistent growth since inception"

By Lily Hartzell

November 11, 2014

"Founded in April of 1977 by Andy Liebman (A ’78), who went on to direct and edit documentaries for PBS and the Discovery Channel and to found a video collaboration tool called EditShare, Tufts University Television (TUTV) has moved from creating content for a TV station to releasing web series, like the popular 'Jules and Monty'...."

Read more here.

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Meet the Board


Meet the Board


Phoebe Cavise

station manager               

Phoebe Cavise is a junior who refuses to believe any state is better than New York.

She knew she wanted to make movies when she watched the Ponce De León scene in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (haters to the left please) and has not regretted that decision once. While she’s unsure what exactly she wants to do professionally, while at TUTV she has been a director, writer, producer, assistant director, actor, boom op, editor, and production assistant, and served on the Executive Board last year as treasurer. Help her reach her dreams of maybe one day touching a camera.

TUTV is a community bursting with creativity and energy and is the perfect place for any filmmaker, Netflix enthusiast, or PotC 4 lover. Reach out to Phoebe or any board member if you want to learn more about what we do or get involved in any way!

Phoebe can be reached at Phoebe.Cavise@tufts.edu.

 

 

 

 

Allen zhou

head of music

Froshie Allen Zhou’s magnum opus of film production is no doubt his two minute music video of a folk singer from his hometown of Bedford, MA (not Medford!), whose head is launched from a cannon and rocketed through the sky, eventually spiraling away into the horizon. As you can probably tell, Allen likes a music video that tells a story. After working at his local town’s TV studio for two years and recording his debut EP, Allen knew that TUTV was the perfect place to continue creating musical media and is super excited to help grow Tufts’ music community.

Allen enjoys any and all forms of music and will insist whoever he’s listening to at the moment is not just a phase (it is.) When not practicing music or working on TUTV projects, Allen can be found abusing Freshman year’s unlimited meal swipe plan or playing competitive iPhone games. If you are interested in creating some rad musical media or just want to see the aforementioned flying-folk-singer’s-head music video, definitely reach out to Allen at the email below and find out how to get more involved with music at TUTV!

Allen can be reached at Allen.Zhou@tufts.edu.

 

julie doten

Programming Manager 

Julie is a junior majoring in economics and Spanish with a minor in film and media studies. Julie joined TUTV as a freshman, starting in art direction for "High Spirits." In her sophomore year, she became the spring semester's Head of Music and continued working on TUTV projects in a variety of roles including producer, director, editor, distributor, and script supervisor. After spending a (not-at-all cliché) life-changing semester abroad, Julie is humbled to continue her predecessor Kerry Crowley's work and is excited to continue working with TUTV as Programming Manager this semester. 

Besides watching "Moulin Rouge" for the 84th time, Julie spends most of her time organizing lives other than her own, using 10 different Google calendars to schedule said lives, and making passive-aggressive post-it notes for those who don't abide by said schedules. She will be happy to talk to anyone about cats, bizarre Netflix originals, or how "insert topic here" is just a social construct.

Julie can be reached at Julie.Doten@tufts.edu

 

Renee brody

Head of Scripted

Renee’s senior project in high school was a research paper on webseries, so when she got to Tufts, she naturally decided to give TUTV a try. This had nothing to do with any Internet stars in TUTV’s midst, no matter how attractive and talented those Internet stars happened to be. Truly. 

Despite her lack of film experience, Renee managed to impress the TUTV body with her aptitude for creating pretty charts and for dragging sliders around to make video clips look less orange. She joined the teams of Affection, Horrorfest, PanthU, and Scope, filling every role from actor to human light-pole.

Now a sophomore, Renee is thrilled to be on the TUTV board! Anyone with ideas for scripted content is encouraged to contact her, as well as anyone who’d like to get involved in current projects.

Renee can be reached at Renee.Brody@tufts.edu.

Demehr haywood

treasurer

DeMehr is a sophomore known by many names, among which are d’Muhr, d’Muhrica, and d’Muhr d’Merrier (pronounced like “The More, The Merrier!”). He was born and raised near San Francisco, but came to Somerville because he found the weather too nice. He joined TUTV his freshman year and hasn’t looked back; slating for Affection, editing for Pantheon University, recording sound for Legend (forthcoming), lending SCOPE an occasional hand, and helping a music project here and there. TUTV has been a welcome respite from the stresses of his engineering workload, even as he begins to spend more and more time at the station.

He has been tasked with overseeing TUTV’s treasure (monetary, not personnel) and will guard it with a spreadsheet in one hand and a stack of TCU forms in the other. He’s saving money for a proper sword. In his free time, he maintains an Instagram which houses only pictures he has taken of cows.  DeMehr plans to live in a secret lair in the station to avoid paying rent next year, and hopes to one day discover what it truly means to be quirky.                  

DeMehr can be reached at DeMehr.Haywood@tufts.edu.                                                           

Tom frikker

head of news

Tom is a computer science engineering major from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He joined TUTV as a sophomore to help build a digital archive of past content (since he heard VHS tape usage on campus really took a hit in fourth-quarter 2015). What he found, however, was that the best parts of the club simply couldn’t fit in a Dropbox. As Head of News, Tom is excited to bring his perspective to the leadership of TUTV. He hopes to help current projects reach their full potential, while encouraging people to talk to him about ideas for future nonfiction content.

When he isn’t scouring through tapes in his dorm room, Tom can be found repairing 16mm film projectors, building lamps out of vacuum tubes, or pondering the mysteries of the universe.

Or in Halligan.

Seriously, he’s probably there right now.

Contact Tom if you’d like to get involved with any current news projects, have any new project ideas, or if you’d like to help out with building the archive! Alternatively, just ask to hear about the bygone days of TUTV, when the Jumbos were love-matched and the golden Medford sun still rose each morning over the noble peaks of Curtis Hall. He’d love to tell you all about it.

 

Tom can be reached at Thomas.Frikker@tufts.edu.

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Contact


Contact


 

TUtv Studio

Curtis Hall
474 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155

tutv4life@gmail.com

 

 

 

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