For those of you in the Bay Area, the San Francisco State University Cinema Department will be holding its Faculty Show in the Fine Arts building on campus on Tuesday 25th September from 3pm to 9pm.
There will be installation works on show from 3-6pm in the Sound Stage and a screening of documentary, narrative and animated films from 6-9pm in the August Coppola Theater. This is a rare opportunity to see a wide range of impressive work from within the department.
The Department will also be hosting a reception with food and drink in Coppola Foyer from 4-6pm.
As the SFSU Cinema crowd will already know, the Department – in the shape of the very talented Silvia Turchin – has been producing a series of short faculty profile movies. The latest features me talking about teaching, teaching and generally mouthing off. You can check it out here.
The new SFSU Cinema Department website is coming on by leaps and bounds. One promising little addition this morning: an information page for the new SFSU Screenwriting Emphasis, complete with an image of Barton Fink dealing with writers block! Go here and check out the new class names and numbers and information about the sequence and options. The Emphasis should be up and running for academic year 2012-2013.
Notice for all you SFSU Cinema people out there – Producer Brian Benson, has been running a series of screenings and discussions in association with the SFSU Cinema Collective. The next screening will be La Mission, with the writer / director Peter Bratt in attendance. Here’s the blurbage:
Screening “LA MISSION” followed by discussion with writer/director PETER BRATT
For all SFSU Cinema majors: there will be seats available on Thursday 3rd November for this great one-off event in my CINE 353 Introduction to Screenwriting class. Priority for enrolled 353 students but there should be lots of seats in Coppola at 2pm sharp. Here’s the joyful info.:
Pitching a Comedy Script?
Overcome ‘Pitch Panic’ with Authors of Show Me the Funny!
How do Hollywood’s top writers from iconic comedy shows and films like Everybody Loves Raymond to There’s Something About Mary and Gilligan’s Island create ‘the funny’? Beyond mastering the craft of comedy writing, they know how to overcome “pitch panic” – a stage fright-like syndrome every writer must conquer to successfully pitch, and therefore, sell comedy scripts. To help writers nip their fears in the bud, Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis, authors of the book SHOW ME THE FUNNY!: At the Writers’ Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers will share the presentation “I Wrote, I Worried, I Pitched” on Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm in the August Coppola Theater (Fine Arts Building) on the campus of San Francisco State University.
At the event, writers will learn tactics to hone their pitch and perform it fearlessly by learning to manage their stage fright. The presenters will include insights from their book, in which they interviewed Hollywood’s greatest comedy writers…creators of iconic sitcoms and movies from Gilligan’s Island, Modern Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers, Frasier and more.
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Here’s the call:
Every year Mill Valley Film Festival creates an amazing array of films from all over the world to transfix and communicate social, emotional and real life issues through film to the world. This year a tribute will held for Glenn Close, as well as many other exciting events. We are currently in need of volunteers who would be interested in volunteering in Theater Operations, Box Office and Hospitality Lounge for our eleven day event [October 6th-October 16th].
Interested SF State cinema students can go online to http://www.shiftboard.com.mvff and enter their email addresses. Once on shiftboard, I will process their request[s] into the system.
Some “perks” for volunteering for the MVFF our coupons to see a show at the end of every shift completed, Spiffy Festival t-shirt, and a volunteer party, October 23rd with fabulous prizes–
Questions? please contact Eva Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, 415-526-5858
Thank You so kindly for mentioning this to your student-film community!
Cinema students and faculty, please join us at these upcoming events organized by the Cinema Collective!
Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Screening of “The Watcher” (2000) with Producer Brian Benson and Screenwriter David Elliot in their running stop-and-start commentary. Followed by Q&A.
Get an insight into the behind-the-scenes stories of the film’s production.
Wednesday, October 5th, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Open Forum with Cinema Department Chair, Dr. Daniel Bernardi. This is your chance to express your concerns, offer suggestions, and add your voice to the ongoing discussion among the Cinema faculty on how to better serve you.
All Cinema students welcome.
Wednesday, October 12th, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Screening of “Pearl Jam 20,” a documentary on the band, followed by a discussion moderated by the Cinema Collective. The marketing team of the film has granted us an advanced copy; be one of the first to see it.
Monday, October 17th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, FA 444
After Effects workshop with Spencer McCall. Walkthrough and introduction of Adobe After Effects Software. Learn to use this post-production tool with an emphasis on Visual Effects and Color Correction.
Friday, October 21st, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Screening of “The Hush” with SFSU alumnus Writer/Director, Vincent Cortez. Selection of the 9th Oakland International Film Festival. Followed by Q&A.
Friday, October 28th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Screening of “All About Evil” with Writer/Director Joshua Grannel and Producer Brian Benson. Premiered at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010. “All About Evil is a dark comedy horror film featuring Peaches Christ.
Followed by Q&A.
Friday, December 9th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Coppola Theater
Collective at the Coppola. Join the Collective at our bi-annual student film festival at the end of the semester. Will be accepting applications during November.
News of an exciting open event for SFSU students. A panel on Voice Acting for Animation in Coppola Theater, Sunday September 25th at 2pm.
Panel members to include John Erlendson (Talent Agent); Elaine Clark (Voice Over Teacher); Emily Clark (Voice Over Talent Coordinator at Electronic Arts); Khris Brown (Voice Over Director for Lucas Arts) as well as voice over actors.