About Kris Schulz

Kris Schulz has been with TDS for just about 6 years, being part of HRA Training the entire time. His current role is the Training Project Manager, where he has the opportunity to work with every group at TDS Telecom. He has been in the training industry for over 15 years. In his extra time, he makes movies with Firmament Films and is a two-time Best Director winner for the Madison 48 Hour Film Festival. His movies have also won Best of Madison 48 for 2012 and 2013.
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Movie and Oscar winner predictions for 2016

TDS' movie buffs (and one is a movie maker!) offer their take on this year's Oscar nominations. Who they think will win, who they'd rather see win. You might be surprised by some of their picks (and you also might discover some movies you should make time to watch!).
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The Oscars and Movie Review 2015

The Academy Awards are this weekend, and TDS' very own movie makers—yes, we have two!—are giving you their picks for who is going win (or who they think should win). Do you agree with who they chose?
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Attending and Winning at a Hollywood Movie Awards Show

If you've ever wondered what it's like to attend a Hollywood movie awards event ? (Or even be a winner?) One of our employees can tell you! Kris and his film-making group recently won an international award for their 48 Hour Film Project. He shares his experience in today's blog.
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The Academy Awards and the Movies of 2014 in Review

We've got Academy Award predictions from our two movie experts (one a director himself, and the other a die-hard movie fan). See if you agree with their Oscar guesses and share what films get your thumbs up. (And don't forget: many of the nominated films can be found on TDS TV On Demand!)
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Movies with Puppets: The Felt Life

My filmmaking team and I are working on our first feature length film, titled The Princess Knight! It is exciting, it is fun and it is an extremely difficult process, for a few reasons. For one, this is still an all-volunteer project. The bigger issue, though, is our cast. Every one of them needs at least 1 if not 2 people helping them out at all times, and when you have 5-6 of them on frame at any given time, it makes it difficult to find enough people just to help out. It is very challenging. Did I mention that The Princess Knight is a puppet movie?
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Summer movies

Summer is here, and that means it’s summer blockbuster season—the season when the big studios make their money. Kids out of school, summer vacations, hot days are all big reasons people go to the movies in the summer. Find out what movie started it all and what's on tap for this blockbuster movie season.
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St. Patty’s Day Movie Suggestions

It’s March! Almost time for spring! That means… well, that means the ground will be sloppy with melting snow and mud, the molds and mess of winter all showing up. Not a great time to spend outside, so why not enjoy a nice movie at your place? Adding to that argument is March is the end of the “movie dump season,” where studios typically show movies that they no longer expect much profit from. Since you’ll have to wait for summer blockbusters and Oscar movies typically happen in the fall and winter, why not stay in and get your St. Patty’s Day celebrating started with one of these movies?
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Previewing the Oscars!

TDS two movie buffs, Troy and Kris, share their take on the Oscars. They tell you who got robbed in the past, who they think should have won, and make their predictions for this year's show. Do you agree with their picks? Find out...
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Alternate Christmas movies for your holiday enjoyment

Everyone has their favorite movies to watch during the Christmas season. Some classics include It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and more recently, Elf. And who can forget A Christmas Story, a standard for my family – especially since it is played 24 hours straight. But have you ever thought about introducing some alternate Christmas movies into your holiday viewing? TDS employee and award-winning movie director, Kris, has some suggestions.
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Wait, who does what now? Part 2

In a previous blog, I explained some of the production roles on a movie. With this post, we will explore a few more. Today, let’s focus on some key film production positions you may not know a lot about: Production Assistant (or PA), Assistant Director (or AD), Script Supervisor, and Foley Artist.
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