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A video that Brian Alberth directed is being considered in TED's second Ads Worth Spreading Challenge. Ken Pearsall, MMI Audio Production Specialist, worked on sound, and two former students and animators (Ben Hawkins & Jim Bugge) also contributed to the project. People can vote for entries on TED's Ads Worth Spreading channel on YouTube. Also, a film Brian Alberth shot is seeking financial backing - and it's half way to $40,000. It's a documentary about the uprising in Wisconsin: http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/01/11240/filmmaker-seeks-support-wisconsin-rising-film ***Update 1/20***The Kickstarter Project raised over $41,000 to fund the post production of Wisconsin Rising! One other major piece of VMG news... The TV show BATTLEGROUND, a HULU original series all shot in Madison, has a TRAILER out now: http://www.hulu.com/watch/319164/battleground-trailer Read more about BATTLEGROUND here: http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/hulu-unveils-political-campaign-comedy-documentary-shows-spurlock-and-linklater-34432 The following MMI students and former students were involved: Randy Lee Jim Bugge Mariah Staelens Brian Alberth (Instructor) Vincent Root Dan Szafranek Great Job VMG!!!