Announcements SP 2021

May 18th, 2021

The selected presentations will take place as scheduled this Thursday, May 20th (2:30 pm – 4 pm). The zoom info. is found at this link below. The selected presenters have been contacted, and we are waiting for their confirmation. The lineup will be announced tomorrow.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10PYKou7qHwaxPAQO3BEI6UbQPasjY9f-/edit#gid=1923472257

There were many good projects this semester. We wish we had time to feature them all.

Thank you.

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May 11th, 2021

This is a reminder for those who are producing short videos. It is a copy of the announcement from early February. If you already presented, and didn’t send out your video link, you still need to do it retrospectively:

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2. For students who are producing short films:

If you are producing a short film, you need to meet with your technical advisor to go over your progress. You can’t just submit what you think is complete before your presentation. Here is the additional rule for the video students:

After the approval of your finished film, you must upload your project online such as Vimeo or YouTube . Then, at least 48 hours before your presentation, you need to send out an e-mail to all faculty in the department, introducing yourself, describing what your film is about (and how long it is), and ask the faculty to watch it before your presentation. This way, whoever attends your presentation will have watched your film. In addition, during your 10 min. presentation, you can include up to 30 seconds of a clip from your film.

How do you find out all faculty’s e-mail addresses? Here is the info.:

Full time faculty: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

Part time faculty: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

Full time staff: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

All the best!

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May 10th, 2021

All,

Hope you are presentation is going well. By the beginning of this week, you should complete your ePortfolio. Please see what your need to include, including your reflection on your culmination project. It needs to be 1.5 to 2 pages long, single-spaced. Here is the list of requirements:

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/ent4499fa2020-sp2021/files/2020/01/ENT-4499-Submission-Requirements.pdf

All the best!

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May 3rd, 2021

The semester’s in-class presentations will begin this Tuesday. The presentation schedule of all three sections is available at this page as follows:

All the best!

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March 28th, 2021

The spring break has started, and therefore there will be no classes this coming week. This is a good time for you to catch up if you are behind the schedule. After the break, the time will fly, and so plan wisely to complete your project.

All the best!

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March 8th, 2021

FYI:

PDC is hosting an orientation today at 3:30 PM.

Topic: Professional Development Center – Career Services Orientation

Description

Students and alumni will learn about the Professional Development Center – Career Services. You will meet the staff of PDC and better understand how PDC can prepare you for your career journey. A roadmap for all class-levels will be discussed. All new, transfer, and returning students are encouraged to attend. The Federal Work Study will also present opportunities for qualified students.

Here is the link for a (quick!) registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodumuqzIiHd3xiYBlJnS0di_kYWvm7YlN

March 6th

On our campus, there is the Professional Development Center (PDC), one-on-one career coaching service. That’s where you can consult with one of the coordinators on how to conduct job search, prepare for job interviews, write cover letter/resume, and explore graduate school possibilities. Take advantage of the resources!

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March 5th, 2021

Midterm Grade

This coming week, all instructors are assigned to post on BB individually how each student is doing. The grading scheme is as follows:

P=Passing work, BL= BorderlineU=Unsatisfactory, SA=Stopped Attending – in danger of being assigned, WU if they do not attend again and fail to withdraw by May 17, 2021. 

At this point, we expect you to have posted sufficient materials already on your ePorfolio, and have had at least one meeting with your technical advisor after your proposal is fully approved. If not, you will likely receive “BL”. Remember this “midterm grade” doesn’t affect your course grade at the end of the semester, but if you are behind the schedule, this should motivate you to catch up. If there is any way that we can assist you, please let us know!

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February 16th, 2021

As all of your Culmination Project ePortfolios will be publicly available, even your potential employers may find them. Therefore, all the documents, which you upload need to be written as professionally as possible. Within our department, the faculty can review the content, and then, to polish the writing itself, it is good for you to consult with a writing expert. During the pandemic, it is done remotely after you make an appointment at the Writing Center. here is link: https://library.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/supporting-student-writing-city-tech-writing-center/


It is free of charge while you are a student, and so take advantage of it! When you meet with a writing expert, it is usually a great gain for your project.

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February 13th, 2021

Due to President’s Day, there will be no classes on Monday, February 15th.

This is around the time that we suggest you meet with your technical advisor for the first meeting. That is, after your proposal is approved.

FYI: Before the approval of your proposal, meetings/discussions with your technical advisor will not count as part of the three required, official meetings for the course. This is your capstone course. Unlike most other courses, you will work on one project throughout the semester, and therefore you are expected to submit a high-quality project with thorough planning. Enjoy the entire process! If you don, at the end, you will have a great sense of accomplishments!

Have a good weekend!

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February 2nd, 2021

The Spring Semester Begins!

1. Meet with your technical advisor at least three times throughout the semester:

You all must meet with your technical advisor at least three times throughout the semester: Otherwise, you will not be allowed to present your project. If your project is not complete, you will not be allowed to present, either. 

2. For students who are producing short films:

If you are producing a short film, you need to meet with your technical advisor to go over your progress. You can’t just submit what you think is complete before your presentation. Here is the additional rule for the video students:

After the approval of your finished film, you must upload your project online such as Vimeo or YouTube . Then, at least 48 hours before your presentation, you need to send out an e-mail to all faculty in the department, introducing yourself, describing what your film is about (and how long it is), and ask the faculty to watch it before your presentation. This way, whoever attends your presentation will have watched your film. In addition, during your 10 min. presentation, you can include up to 30 seconds of a clip from your film.

How do you find out all faculty’s e-mail addresses? Here is the info.:

Full time faculty: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

Part time faculty: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

Full time staff: https://citytech.cuny.edu/entertainment/faculty.aspx

All the best!

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January 27th, 2021

Hope you are well.

The college may be able to give Adobe licensing to some of our students in this course. If you need Adobe software for your culmination project, please let me know what it is and why you need it. Then, I will share it with the department.

We also need your info. as follows:

  1. Your CUNY login ID, NOT your e-mail address. Here is an example: thomas.smith54@login.cuny.edu
  2. Your EMPL ID

Please e-mail me at rterao@citytech.cuny.edu.

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January 19, 2021

Welcome to ENT 4499!

After you join this group, please also join this one (see the link below), where you can view ENT/MTEC culmination projects’ ePortfolios from past few years. By joining the group, your ePortfolio will be automatically archived there as well:
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/groups/culmination-project/

At the beginning of the semester, please watch this video tutorial on how to create and edit an ePortfolio look: