18 April

McTucky Fried High, the comedic, animated web series about an ensemble of teen foods is launching Season 2!

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH McTucky Fried High Season 2 Trailer McTucky Fried High, the comedic, animated web series about an ensemble of teen foods is launching Season 2! We are incredibly excited to share the Season 2 Trailer!! Please watch, share and get excited! The McTucky crew is back and cooking up tons of laughs, sass and […]

11 April

No Small Matter is Launched!

We are proud and excited to share the launch of the No Small Matter YouTube channel!  The TV Lab and nearly 30 different Columbia students spent many months generating ideas, strategy, and pilot episodes for this new YouTube channel dedicated to improving Early Childhood education in the US.   TV Lab Fellow Dallas Golden and Columbia student Ji […]

1 April

The School Project: April 9 Panel at Chicago Filmmakers

TV Lab Partners from Kartemquin, Media Process Group, Kindling Group, Siskel/Jacobs and Free Spirit Media will give a presentation on The School Project initiative Saturday April 9 at Chicago Filmmakers.   Join filmmakers from these impactful Chicago film organizations at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N Clark St in Andersonville) on Saturday, April 9 at 2pm for a panel discussion […]

30 March

McTucky Fried High Screened at the Atlanta Film Festival

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McTucky Fried High, the creation of former TVLab Fellow Robert Carnilius, is screening at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 5th. “McTucky Fried High tackles subjects absent in mainstream cartoons. While foregrounding LGBTQ characters, McTucky focuses on issues like coming out, body positivity, bullying, feminism, race, religion and more.” The series in its second season. […]

25 March

Pichaske Crowd-Funds for Wounded Zuluhoops Star

TV Lab Director Kristin Pichaske was nearly done editing her feature documentary Zuluhoops last spring when she received a troubling email.  One of the key people in the film, a young man named Khulekani Mthembu, had been attacked on his way home from work in Durban, South Africa by a stranger with a machete.  Unable to get prompt […]

11 February

Rappaport’s work featured in new book about Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium, Editors: Geroimenko, Vladimir (Ed.). Springer. Heidelberg, Germany Mat Rappaport, Co-Director of the TVLab, has his augmented reality work A Game We Play featured in Patrick Lichty’s chapter of Augmented Reality Art by Springer Press. The Chapter is titled “The Aesthetics of Liminality: Augmentation as an Art Form”. […]

1 March

Pichaske headed to UCLA for Sneak Peak at Zuluhoops

TV Lab Director Kristin Pichaske is headed to UCLA in April for a sneak preview of her latest documentary, Zuluhoops.  Pichaske first screened the work-in-progress last fall at the International Fulbright Association Conference in Washington, DC, and after receiving a standing ovation from the audience of 350, the invitations started pouring in. “It feels a little […]

2 February

Carnilius and McTucky Fried High in the Huffington Post

Congratulations to Lab Fellow Robert Carnilius, whose new web series, McTucky Fried High, is featured in today’s Huffington Post. The series, which “explores issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens in an unconventional way,”  is off to a roaring start, racking up thousands of views in its first few days.

18 November

tvlab Launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the tvlab, a hub for research, production, and innovation in television and beyond.  Year One projects include architecting a YouTube strategy for a transmedia documentary series on Chicago Public Schools, a student-led research initiative on how to create a successful web series, and a series of tips and tools for non-profits and advocacy leaders who […]