Texas Broadcast Education Foundation Scholarship

The Texas Broadcast Education Foundation is now accepting applications for $29,000 in scholarships for students at Texas colleges or universities pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, management, engineering, advertising, production or other fields within the industry.

Applications are due April 1 and require essays and various documentation.

View Available Scholarships

Stations are encouraged to alert their student interns or any staff interested in pursuing a college degree to this opportunity.

Eight of the nine scholarships are in the amount of $3,000, with some reserved for students at particular institutions or at particular points in their college studies – including one for students at a two-year or technical school.

The ninth scholarship, named for TAB’s longtime leader Ann Arnold, awards $5,000 to a junior, senior or graduate student.

Most of the scholarships are named for luminaries in Texas broadcast history, including Vann Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, A.H. Belo, Wendell Mayes, Jr., Tom Reiff, and Bonner McLane who was TAB’s first executive director.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Beth Bobbitt.


Begin Application NOW!

Stephen King options films for just $1

Horror maestro Stephen King commands monster sums for the rights to many of his works, but he’s letting teens option stories for just $1.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 03: Stephen King attends Meet the Creators at Apple Store Soho on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

The website is the Dollar Babies section of StephenKing.com. It lists works from the prolific purveyor of all things spooky that are not currently under any contract for a for-profit project.

That means they’re available for film students who want to make something they could later promote and enter into film festivals without fear of copyright infringement.

“If you want to be one of my dollar babies, send us your info,” King says on the site.

Read the full story here.



RTF welcomes KLRU -TV to ACC!

Austin PBS to join Highland Campus Creative Community.  On Thursday June 7th, KRLU and ACC announced their new partnership in the Highland Campus Creative Community.  The Event took place at the site of the new KRLU facilities on the Highland Campus.
















Easy Audio Loop

You’ve found the perfect sound track for your TV II or FSP film (Youtube Audio Library). The problem is that the music that would fit perfectly into your scene just isn’t long enough. Do you find a different track? Spend a couple hours editing the track in Premier?


Here’s a quick tip from Peter McKinnon to easily use Adobe Audition and make that music loop any length you need it to be.  Skip to 1:20 for the actually tip, unless you like card tricks.

Texas Film Incentives Rally

Kudos to the sixteen RTF students who civically participated along side industry professionals and leaders from around the state at the film rally day, visiting senator’s offices at the Capitol to have their own voices heard about the critical issue of the Texas Film Incentives Program!

Global Issues Speaker Series

Global Issues Speaker Series – Global Creative Media Panel Session
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Northridge Campus, Bldg. 4000/Room 4136


The convergence of creative media across disciplines and technologies around the globe is impacting how we work and live in unprecedented ways. Students in any creative field will benefit from a broader understanding of these intersections and the new global economy to succeed in their chosen fields. To be prepared for this accelerating global reality, students need exposure to issues such as intellectual property rights, global branding and marketing, digital distribution, and more. This panel session brings together experts in several of these fields to discuss the latest developments impacting global creative media.


• Fred Schmidt, Moderator
• Jim Butler, City of Austin, Digital Media and Gaming; Topic: Global Interactive Convergence
• Bill Hulsey, Principal, Hulsey PC; Topic: Intellectual Property Rights
• Yvonne Tocquigney, Principal, Yvonne Tocquigney Branding Group; Topic: Global Branding + Marketing
• Leca Guimaraes, C3 Presents; Topic: Creating, Marketing, and Producing Live Events and Music Festivals

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions? Please call 512-223-7295.

Fall Semester Showcase Deliverables

Hello RTFrs!
With graduation on December 16th, the showcase will be on Wednesday, December 14th at 8pm in the Northridge 4136 Auditorium.  This year we are partnering with Photography to include cross-promoting their print and award show, the later which will be in the auditorium right before us.  Since we share many Visual Mixed Media students, this convergence of our events makes great sense.

For production classes, the deadline for students to submit films or media to the showcase is Wednesday, December 7th by 5pm.  Students can of course work on their projects beyond this date, but if not finished should submit their best work in progress as needed by the deadline for screening purposes.   Even if your film is not finished in time for the screening, we strongly encourage students to deliver their films when completed so we can feature them on the RTF website.

Your films need to be delivered to Kevin Anderson by Wednesday Dec 7th at 5pm.

The next thing you’ll need to do is fill out RTF’s online form so that we have information not just for the showcase but also for our archives.  Use this link to access the form and please use you’re Austin Community College email to login.


I will need you deliver a specific type of file for the screening.  Below are the format parameters for submitting your films for the Showcase.

On the file, we need your feature to have 3 seconds of black at the head of the program and 3 seconds of black on the tail.   Also, the file should not have any color bar, count down, or slate in the beginning.  Please make sure your final audio mix is an average of -6db.  And lastly, the files should be labeled correctly with the complete film title.

File Extension: .mp4
Compression Codec: H.264
Max Bit rate: 32Mbps
Audio: MPEG- AAC, Stereo or 5.1, 48khz, 256kbps
Resolution: 1920X1080
Frame Rate: 23.98 or 24 or 25

We strongly encourage using the Adobe Media Encoder’s Vimeo 1080p HD present.

Along with the MP4 copy of the film, please also deliver a Quicktime ProRes 422 LT version of your film for our archive.

Thank you very much for all your hard work and please contact me if you have any questions