When you think of the word flash, what comes to mind? Many scream, “Flash. Ah-ah!” in reference to the timeless Queen song while others daydream of superheroes. To us, flash is a word that encompasses much more. We imagine the flash of a camera and the story it is capturing. We imagine people, places and things worth documenting. We imagine flashing forward to endless possibilities and flashing backward to histories we can learn so much from. We are Flash Films.
We seven emerging Journalism & Communication professionals are in our final course at Wartburg College, which entails creating documentaries from start to finish. Our documentary will cover not a topic, per se, but a person: Grant L. Price. This man had an incredible impact on Wartburg College, having served as the Chair of the Department of Journalism & Communication and leaving behind over two million dollars to the college upon his passing in 2008; more than that, Price mentored countless students who maintain his lessons and regard him with high respect.
Before he came to Wartburg, Price dominated the world of journalism, setting precedence for the high quality of reporting and gleaming journalistic integrity we see today.
The Flash Films team consists of Project Manager Madison Bloker, Writer and Producer Ian Coon, Digital Producer Katie Kreis, Videographer Tom Le, Videographer Jon Mohwinkle, Film Editor and Assistant Videographer Robby Newell, and Graphic Designer Kailee O’Brien. Our academic studies range from public relations, journalism and digital cinema to design, women’s studies, photography, leadership, music and foreign languages.
We hope that we can soak up even a smidgen of the lessons Grant Price taught and share with the world an in-depth look at the legacy he left. Please join us for the journey.