Boise State University Dead 8 Film Production located in Communication building is available for the students who want to learn about film and cinema skills.
According to the Boise State University Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) website, there is more than 200 student clubs in Boise State but just two clubs about film and cinema. Dead 8 Film Production is one of them.
Like the other student clubs Dead 8 Film Production is an open club for all students. Furthermore Colton Mabry, President of Dead 8 Film Production encouraged students and non-students to participate in Dead 8.
“Dead 8 is open to anyone, whether they be a student who attends the university or someone who is just curious of the production techniques used for cinema. Most of the members do have experience but it isn’t required. What we practice is really determined by what members are interested in so we all learn something new.” Mabry said.
Dead 8 can help the students to learn about movie-making and meet new people as well and this is beneficial if you are looking for a career in cinema. “The advantage to having a film club on campus is that students interested in film can network with other students with the same interests. And by having so many like-minded individuals together, a lot of projects end up being made.” Nick Corbin, a long term Dead 8 member, said.
Devon Callaway, one of the Dead 8’s member, points out the disadvantages on Dead 8, “some disadvantages could be the fact that our club is very small and has a fluctuating number of members. It makes it difficult to perform some shoots.” Callaway said.
Dead 8 has been won some awards from the i48, The Idaho 48 Hour Film Festival & Competition, but “generally speaking since they don’t produce full length films they don’t submit a lot of products to the festivals.” Nathan Snyder, the faculty adviser of Dead 8, said.
Dead 8 does have a YouTube channel too and students can watch some of their products. The goal of Dead 8 is to make short films and hands on media and film equipment. Nevertheless having a good time and meet the new people and make connection with the people who is involved in film and cinema industry in Boise, Idaho would be another advantage of Dead 8.
“My goal is just to make sure this continues being a fun, hands on learning environment that doesn’t suck.” Mabry said. Watching movies are fun, also making movies even short piece are fun too.
If you are interested in movie-making and cinema you can reach Dead 8 via Facebook page, but the best way is to just walk in and meet them in room 115 and 125 of the Communication building on Mondays at 6:00 PM.