Montclair State University’s Video Production Club released the season finale to their original web series, The Reel Crew, wishing a final farewell to the graduating seniors on Sunday night. Specifically mentioned in the episode were Nick Quiles, Greg Buracker and Jake Shapiro, three of the club’s founding members.
The second season, which is the most recent, introduced a serial plotline following a hypothetical “turf war” between the Video Production Club and their enemies in the Photography Club.
New characters and love stories were introduced, which engaged viewers to both subscribe and follow the series.
A third season is lined up for the Fall 2016 semester. It will be interesting to follow how the series changes without the presence of the seniors who will have since graduated.
The first season consisted of four episodes and was a trial to see exactly how the series would work. The quality of content has dramatically improved since then.
The Reel Crew was created by sophomore film major John Salimbene in the spring of 2015. Inspired by NBC’s “The Office,” Salimbene wanted to have a creative way to broadcast the personalities of the Video Production Club members.
Salimbene, along with the club’s Video Coordinator, Paula Tan, work together as producers while also starring in the series.
The series is entirely written, shot, produced and edited in a collaborative effort by members of the club. With content idea meetings to create scripts and explore upcoming episode ideas, there is an opportunity for anyone interested to contribute to the series to do so. Episodes are shot primarily in Morehead 204 on Wednesday afternoons.
The series can be found on Montclair State Video Production Club’s YouTube page as well as on their Facebook page.