During the Fall 2014 Semester, sixteen students from four different academic programs at CCM, DAAP and A&S travelled with CCM Professor Kevin Burke, UC Alumni Brian Leitten and four additional television and film professionals to begin filming the 2014 Gold Rush Mother Lode Expedition Race, which took place from September 11-15 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The students are part of a larger group of students enrolled in the Media Topics: Gold Rush Documentary course in the Electronic Media Division at CCM. The students will be responsible for producing and editing a ninety-minute documentary for national television distribution. The film is expected to air in May of 2015.
Now in its third year, the course is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati's UC Forward Initiative, which supports classes that are interdisciplinary collaborations and emphasize experiential learning. The project continues into Spring 2015 Semester, when the group is joined by students from the Graphic Communication Design program at DAAP, who will produce all graphic and motion design elements. This group is supervised by DAAP Associate Professor, Yoshiko Matsuda Burke.
The national premiere of the 2013 Gold Rush Expedition Race is set to air on cable Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:30pm. There will be a special showing of this in Catskeller Lounge in UC's Tangeman University Center. All are welcome!