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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.

tutv twitter

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Meet the Board


Meet the Board


KERRY CROWLEY

station manager              

Kerry is a senior (citizen) majoring in History and the art of losing one's keys. She watches far more romantic comedies and Netflix documentaries than is probably advisable, and she's never met a teen drama that she didn't like. 

Kerry came to TUTV as a freshman, her filmmaking knowledge not extending beyond the microphone-hiding scene from Singin' in the Rain. Since then, she's been able to work on the sets of a bunch of fantastic TUTV projects and meet a ton of talented and inspiring people. Having served as a producer, assistant director, boom operator, and more, Kerry is most widely known for her ground-breaking performances as an extra in far too many TUTV scripted projects (she's essentially TUTV's Rachel Dratch).

Whether you want to make a feature film or just chat about the brilliance of One Tree Hill, Kerry encourages you to reach out to her and her fellow board members. She can't wait to hear from you!

Kerry can be reached at Kerry.Crowley@tufts.edu.

         

                                                                                                      

Rainie Toll

head of music

Rainie is from Denver, Colorado and majors in American Studies. At TUTV, she’s worked at Scope, Tufts Unplugged, and Live from Curtis, but her first music video was for a group project in high school, where they changed the lyrics to Eminem’s Slim Shady to talk about themes in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. This summer, she interned at Rocky Mountain PBS working with the documentary series, Colorado Experience.

Rainie loves running, chocolate, and her mom. The albums hanging on her wall include Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Missy Elliot, and ABBA.

Follow Rainie on Instagram @itsrainingtoll, or email her at Katharine.Toll@tufts.edu.

TOM FRIKKER

programming manager      

Tom is a computer science engineering major from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He joined TUTV as a sophomore to help bring TUTV’s old videos to the digital world (since he heard VHS tape usage on campus really took a hit in fourth-quarter 2016). What he found was that the best parts of the club simply couldn’t fit in a Dropbox. TUTV’s community and creativity runs deep, and as Programming Manager, Tom is eager to work with the membership and board to create a club that is inviting to all, and make it easier for everyone to bring their ideas to the silver screen.

When he isn’t scouring through tapes, Tom can be found ordering quesadillas at Hodgdon at exactly 8:00 pm, jamming out to Ben Folds, defending downhill life (stay classy, T1), or searching for detention block AA23. 

Or in Halligan. Seriously, he’s probably there right now.

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

Tom can be reached at Thomas.Frikker@tufts.edu, or by carrier turkey.

                                                                             

 

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. Through projects like Affection, Horrorfest, PanthU, Scope, and Tufts Unplugged, she’s dabbled in every role from actor to human light-pole. She served as Head of Scripted for the 2016-17 year, launching the Valentine’s Day “Shot Through the Heart” soon-to-be-tradition.

Now a junior, Renee is thrilled for a second year of 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.

RACHEL NAPOLIELLO

treasurer                         

Sophomore Rachel Napoliello is a chemistry (?) major from the greatest state of all: New Jersey.  Embarrassingly enough, there is a strong possibility that she chose to apply to Tufts so she could join TUTV (look at her “Why Tufts?” essay for evidence).  Rachel has been interested in filmmaking ever since she discovered the magic of iMovie many years ago.  Some early examples of her work include The Thrill of Thursday, a charming story about her sister who swaps bodies with a dog, and Trial by Blood, which if you ask her about will result in a long and unprompted rant (please ask her about it).  She has since been introduced to Premiere Pro and has worked as a PA on the set of Legend, director during Horror Fest, costume designer and props manager for Blink, editor for Legend, and costume designer/publicity chair for Take Two, which films in Fall 2017.

Rachel is very excited to have her hands on TUTV’s 2017-2018 budget so that she can provide this amazing community of filmmakers with new equipment and props which they can use to realize their creative vision.  If you need to ask her about anything monetarily related to TUTV or anything in general, please feel free to email her.  Also, if you want to ingratiate yourself with this year’s treasurer, please bring her a tub of cream cheese frosting with a side of carrot cake. 

Rachel can be reached at Rachel.Napoliello@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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