ExTV Staff




Station Manager

Dena Springer (b. 1994) was born in Evanston, IL and is currently completing her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in May 2016. Her work is drawing based, using both traditional and digital mediums through illustrations, comics, and animations. Her comics have been featured in SAIC’s award winning magazine FNews, while her short films and animations have been screened in ExTV’s student film festival ExFest, SAIC’s Time Arts Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center, as well as on Chicago’s Public Access Network (CANTV).





Outreach Coordinator

Jabari Jefferson is an ambitious young artist from Washington DC. He is currently approaching his last year at SAIC studying filmmaking and painting. Things that excite him; good composition, witty dialog, and brownies.






Production Manager

Ava Threlkel loves analog video, science fiction, and blogging about her cats. She is the Production Assistant with ExTV, a third year undergrad, and loves working hard. Ava also performs theater and improv around Chicago.

Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/user10264970
Cat Blog – http://ourboytofu.tumblr.com/
Photo Blog – http://avanancy.blogspot.com/





Digital Media Manager

Matt Wilkinson is ExTV’s Digital Media Coordinator, he oversees all incoming submissions and knows how to spot a good .mov archival file from a poor .mp4 compression. His art practice traverses high-energy physics laboratories through experimental documentary and Realtime analog video performance. Matt also works for the Milwaukee Film Festival and Chicago Underground Film Festival as a projectionist, so he can help you get that premiere project file up to industry standards and ready for the silver screen in no time.

Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/mwilki