If you missed Open Studio / Alternative Assignment

If you could not attend Open Studio Events on Saturday, please post your alternative assignment here. Attend one of these local arts events/ screenings and write a short reflection (~150-200 words) about who what where you attended / and what was most interesting to you about the work you saw.

CHOOSE one:
Events / Screenings at
Zinema 2- twin arthouse cinema
222 E Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

MONDAY April 27 @ ZINEMA 2 6pm Homegrown Music Video Festival

TUESDAY April 28 @ ZINEMA 2 7pm Zinema TuesDays Presents: Homegrown Music Video Festival (Encore Presentation)

ALSO PLAYING at ZINEMA 2
Woman in Gold Now Playing at Zinema 2 (check theatre for times)
Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold.’

At Zinema 2 on Monday May 4: Join Dr. Jefferson Campbell of the UMD Department of Music as he guides you on a musical journey through the films that make up the Star Wars saga. Presented in video and audio clips that demonstrate how composer John Williams uses musical devices to help tell the story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Tickets are just $10!

Open Studio + Tweed Exhibit on Sat April 25

Don’t Miss this Full Day of events on Saturday!
1 – 4pm : Open Studios in Art&Design Classrooms
4 – 6pm : Annual Exhibit Reception in Tweed Museum of Art
5pm : Awards Ceremony in Tweed
6 – 8pm : Rooftop Barn Dance in Bohannon Plaza

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Link to Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428947847418475/

On Saturday April 25, UMD’s Department of Art & Design will opens its doors to the public to view student work and facilities from 1 – 4 p.m. The Open Studio event includes classroom tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music, and an affordable art sale of student work. The studios are located in Anderson Hall, Montague Hall, and the Humanities Building at 1201 Ordean Court on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.
Some pix from previous Open Studio Events: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/openstudios2014/ and
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/openstudios/index.html

After touring the Art & Design studios, the public is welcome to attend the Annual Student Exhibition Reception, which will be held at the Tweed Museum from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibition reception will feature live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. to announce the exhibition prizes and honor UMD Art & Design scholarship students.

This full day of events will wrap up with a rooftop barn dance in Bohannon Plaza, featuring local musicians and dance callers, Four Mile Portage, from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring a creative spirit, wear your dancing shoes!

SHORT FILM PROJECT PITCH > Tues March 31

ON TUES March 31 each student will pitch / then Vote on the final short films for the class.

SHORT FILM PROJECT PITCH
You will have 5 minutes to pitch an idea for a collaborative short film. Prepare an enthusiastic and engaging presentation of an idea for a film you would like to work on. Follow the checklist of points to cover in your pitch. Please keep your pitch under 5 minutes. Your pitch must offer an idea that is realistic within the timeline, technical tools, and financial limitations of our class. Films can be shot in multiple locations, but be realistic about the time it takes to plan and shoot.

More info … SAVE THIS INFO to help you prep your pitch!

WHAT TO BRING TO THE PITCH: Paper printout + 10 slides in Powerpoint

Paper Printout: Please bring a one page printout that includes this info:

YOUR NAME: WORKING PROJECT TITLE:

TEASER: Sum up the storyline of your idea in around 25 words or less. Introduce the characters, their conflict, and the genre or visual style.:

PLEASE PREPARE a SHORT POWERPOINT (10 slides) OR PDF Your presentation must include visuals to support your pitch.

YOUR PRESENTATION SHOULD INCLUDE:

Slide 1 : YOUR NAME

WORKING PROJECT TITLE

TEASER: Sum up the storyline of your idea in around 25 words or less. Introduce the characters, their conflict, and the genre or visual style.

Slide 2: GENRE / STYLE:

Describe the type of short you want to make, show visual example

Slide 3 : STORY / PLOT:

Short paragraph that expands on the Teaser.

Slides 4-5: Character Descriptions / visual examples

Slides 5-7 : Locations / Settings / visual examples

Slides 8-9 : Additional Visual Examples that support the type of cinematography, visual effects, look / feel of the movie you hope to make. Storyboards, character sketches, still photos.

Slide 10 : Special Issues / Time of Day for shoots / restrictions

Reel North / Show your video on Tues March 31

Reel North is a new film and video series at Zinema 2 that asks people to bring in any film/video they’ve made for a screening in front of an audience of their peers. It’s open to absolutely everyone and anyone who wants to see their work up on the big screen. The first event will be Tuesday, March 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Got a music video you made? Bring it in.

Some weird experimental thing? Bring it in.

Cat video? Yup.

Capture something interesting with you phonecam? We’ll put it up on screen.

Working on a short and need some feedback? Absolutely.

Old home movies? Neat.

Got a rant monologue? If it’s less than four minutes, sure.

Porn, snuff, or anything defined as “patently offensive”? C’mon … don’t be that way.

We will open up the floor for discussion and questions following every single film shown. That’s right, you get to supply the answers this time. But bring your thick skin, you’ll need to be brave and hear what people really think.

We’ll have very few rules as to what can be shown, but it must be projectable. Basically means that if you bring it in and put it into any of the formats we can screen it has to work with the equipment we have available.

You can:

Send a digital link
Bring in a bluray or DVD.
Let us know in advance if you need a 16mm or Super 8 projector, we’ll do our best.
We’ll give each film four minutes, but if it runs longer, the audience has the right to call it off the screen. Sort of like the Gong Show or Amateur Night at the Apollo.

You can walk up with it in hand or submit digitally in advance. Videos will be screened in the order they are received. If you’d like to submit in advance or have any questions, please email Richard Hansen at richard @ ds-ff.com.

The best part? It’s all free. Free to bring in your stuff, free to watch, free to bring your friends.

This program will be part of “Zinema2sDays” at Zeitgeist Arts and supported in part by the Duluth Superior Film Festival.

Visions of Light / Oscar for Best Cinematography

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography. The film covers the art of cinematography from the conception of cinema to about 1990.

In class we viewed the documentary Visions of Light. What qualities of light and camerawork are you most drawn to in the films of the past? Name a movie and a director of photography whose work is discussed in Visions of Light. What qualities in their work inspire you? How might you attempt a similar visual look in a short film you want to make?

Each year the Academy Awards gives an oscar for Best Cinematography. What film would you have awarded that honor this year? What visual qualities (light, color, camera shots and angles, motion and effects) are you most excited about in recent films? What current director of photography would you want to learn more about? (Name of DOP and URL links to your favorite films by this cinematographer).
Post your short response to the blog comments here by Friday.

WDSE-TV PlayList Studio Audience

In-studio shoot for The PlayList on Tuesday, Feb. 24th. It starts at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. The performances are by Maddy Siiter and Todd Eckart.
Please try to go to WDSE TV live studio shoot Tues Feb 24 / sign up to be in audience
http://www.wdse.org/shows/playlist/audience
If you have interest in employment or internships with local TV this is a great chance to see how it’s done. It’s just up the hill near the dorms on our campus. The in-studio audience member link is now active. Seating is limited so if your students want to go they should sign up for a spot.
Post your Extra Credit tot he comments here.