Media Sandbox Michigan State University

Bob Albers Retirement Celebration

May 1st, 2017

An extraordinary era on campus is coming to a close as Bob Albers will be retiring this summer. His many contributions and his commitment to MSU and Media Sandbox will be recognized at several special events.  ComArtSci, the Department of Media and Information, and WKAR will celebrate his contributions as a teacher and mentor with a special event on Monday, May 1, 2017, to which you are most welcome (please RSVP at

While Bob knows about this retirement party in general, we would like to keep details of the program somewhat opaque. A key feature at this event will be a video with testimonials from his colleagues, students and alums. We need your help and input for this project to succeed.

We request that you consider recording a short video snippet, sharing your experiences with Bob the mentor, Bob the teacher, Bob the documentarian, Bob the philosopher, Bob the musician, Bob the task master or Bob the …. As well, we welcome any existing clips from times past, should you have any. To allow editing, we hope to receive your short messages before Friday, April 21, 2017.

Please do not send video files via email. Instead, we suggest using one of these options:

1. Dropbox. – If you have a Dropbox account (, or would like to sign up for one, move/transfer the video file into your Dropbox folder. It will then begin to upload. Right-click on the file in the Dropbox folder and choose “Share…” and you can then input the emails,, This will share the file with us.

2. WeTransfer. If you don’t have a Dropbox account and don’t want to sign up for one, you could use which will allow you to upload the file and send it. First, click the blue plus with “Add your Files” to upload the video file. Then, input,, for the “Email to” and your email for the “Your email” portion.

3. Mail. Dropbox and WeTransfer are the preferred options but if you are having upload issues, you can send us a DVD to:

Heather Brown
404 Wilson Rd., Room 409
East Lansing, MI 48824 

“Chasing the Moment” Bob Albers’ Documentary World Premiere

April 8th, 2017

Bob Albers’ documentary “Chasing the Moment” will have its world premiere at the Capital City Film Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12 noon, at the Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI 48910.
“Chasing the Moment” deals with the intensity of experiences reported by athletes, musicians, chefs, and even the rest of us at the peak moments in our lives. It uses the tools of documentary filmmaking to look deeply into the experience, to describe and measure its impact, and to try to explain the training, preparation, and discipline that make it possible. More on the film and a trailer are available at

Presale tickets are available here for $5 and at the door as well: The full CCFF schedule is available at

Bob Albers’ Film to Show at East Lansing Film Festival

October 30th, 2014

Elderly Instruments: All Things Strings
Loved around the world as a source for the best in stringed instruments, Lansing’s Elderly Instrument is the mecca for musicians who can pick up and play any of the instruments with encouragement from the staff of terrific musicians. The film takes you behind the scenes, into workshops with guest musicians, and into the funky office and mind of Stan Werbin, co-founder and owner, who created and embodies the spirit and magic of Elderly. Stan Werbin and Director Bob Albers is scheduled to attend. Music provided by Cathy Macelroy.

November 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Theatre C, Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Bob Albers Receives 2011 Faculty Impact Award

May 25th, 2011

At the recent 2011 Alumni Awards, TISM faculty member Bob Albers received the 2011 Faculty Impact Award.

He is a documentary filmmaker with extensive experience as a producer, director, cameraperson, writer, editor, and executive producer and teaches video production at MSU. He has produced and directed many documentaries, directed multi-camera orchestra programs, and has worked extensively in public affairs television programming. Programs created and supervised by Bob have ranged from governmental affairs to sports to the arts, with many programs receiving awards and widespread distribution, both national and international. He is also active as a consultant and independent producer and director.

Michigan State UniversityCollege of Communication Arts and Sciences


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