Friday, July 29, 2011

Film Psychology : Set Design of the Shining

For those of you in Studio Production, pay attention to this video! Two different friends had recommended this video to me this week. I was only able to watch it last night. Wow!
Collative Learning is a site run by film enthusiast Rob Ager. He has a list of films that he dissects, academically, to reveal the messages and plot devises in famous films of the past century. If you are interested in film critism and theory, I highly recommend his videos. While the site is rudimentary, his writing and critique is fascinating. - Eve.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Student Worker: Wanted!

The position has been filled! Thanks to everyone who applied!
 - Eve.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scouting NY

Props to Josh Hays for this post.
Your time spent here, as students, should be about self discovery. Self discovery means that you should answer the question, "What do I want to do in the filmmaking industry?" Take the time to watch the end credits of everything you watch on TV and/or film. Notice the length of the credit sequence. Hundreds of people work in the film industry, specializing in a particular task. Each job is vital to the success of the film or show. So, what do you like to do.
This leads me to discuss a blog : Scouting NY
This blog is written by NY location scout, Nick Carr. He talks about his job and some great things he's discovered while scouting in NY. If you are interested in production, this is recommended reading. It's entertaining and a great resource when you are going on your own scouts.

Availability This Week

Hey Everyone! I am swamped with paperwork, so I am only seeing students by appointment this week. If you have an issue, please discuss it with student advisor David Nash. If you need further assistance after meeting with David, please contact me via e-mail to set up an appointment. My e-mail is to the right side of the blog. Thanks!!!! I hope you are all doing well. Cheers, Eve.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Welcome Back! Check out the Fashion / Video Collaboration!

Hey Students!
Welcome Back to school for the Summer Quarter!
Jason Moore has sent me a link to the video portfolio for the Raymond Chow collection. This video is a collaboration between the Fashion Department and the Video Department, supervised by Fan Wu and Jason Moore. The idea was for a fashion student to collaborate with filmmakers to create a video portfolio for the collection. Three fashion students had their collections shot by video students as an experimental approach to documenting and displaying a line of clothing. All students collaborated on the content, shooting, and design of the project. The link provided is for Raymond Chow's collection. Check out the video at the link below.
Raymond Chow Collection
Let us know what you think! Is this a successful attempt? Should we do this again? Leave a comment.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Short Films! Short of the Day

A companion piece with the previous post.
Film School Rejects (film blog) has a section on their site where they post a short film a day. This is a great spot to get more exposure to the short film market. Check out the listing below. Enjoy! - Eve.

Short Film a Day - FSR

Short Films! Blue Tongue Productions

The instructors and I are working on bringing your awareness to some fantastic short film work that is currently being produced. Readers of this blog know that I follow a film podcast called The Golden Briefcase. They had a great episode recently discussing short films. Among their recommendations was the short, Spider (posted below). This film is one of many from the Australian production company, Blue Tongue Films. I have posted their channel below for your reference. After reviewing their archive, I was amazed at how many of these films I have seen and recommended in the past. Blue Tongue is a great example of what a collective of filmmakers can do together. While you are in school, begin to create relationships that will last you through out your career. Filmmaking is all about team work.

Enjoy the films! - Eve.

Blue Tongue Films Channel
Films to watch: I Love Sarah Jane (Recently posted, Spenser Susser), Miracle Fish (Academy Award Nominee), Monkey (Tropfest Finalist)