Monday, January 11, 2021

Congratulations to Associate Professor Nathan Platte (UI, Music)  on receiving FilmScene’s 2020 Visionary Advocate award. This much-deserved award speaks to the important impact of Platte's FilmCastPodScene podcast and related community work and research on sound in cinema. 

As DEO/Chair of Music, Professor Tammy Walker, writes:

“[The Award] was announced at an end-of-year event hosted by FilmScene for its super-patrons, and Nathan even received a fun trophy, topped with a real 8mm camera! Nathan’s work in cohosting and producing FilmCastPodScene has been very impactful and valued in our community and beyond, featuring interviews with filmmakers and conversations with local moviegoers. "It’s a partnership that seeks to sustain community among film enthusiasts while theaters remain mostly closed" (Nathan’s description of the project).