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January 31, 2009

Local Films

Tonight there is a screening of Bill Payne's documentary CLEAVE LAND
at Teatro Zuccone Jan 31 — 7:00 p.m. & 9:00pm

FREE Sneak Preview of a new documentary from Follow Productions in association with Enigma Entertainment. Cleave Land explores the impact of sub- prime mortgage foreclosures, extreme poverty, and rampant drug violence in the ghettos of Cleveland, Ohio..Filmmakers Zack Swanson and William Payne will be in attendance for both screenings!

Also: check out this production company started by former UMD students...
4 Track Films is a fully functional high definition production house set up to finance, produce and distribute high-quality low-budget feature films of all genres.

Proud to be located in Duluth, Minnesota – it is the intention of 4 Track films to build a regional audience and nurture a homegrown collective of filmmakers, actors and technicians.

January 21, 2009

A long list of directors

Here is a long list ( though incomplete) of important film directors
and a few films from their careers...

Great Directors

Robert Altman
MASH (1970)
Nashville (1975)

Woody Allen
Sleeper (1973)
Love and Death (1975)
Annie Hall (1977)

Gillian Armstrong
My Brilliant Career (1978)
Last Days of Chez Nous (1991)
Charlotte Gray (2001)

Wes Anderson
Bottle Rocket 1996
Rushmore 1998
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Hal Ashby
Harold and Maude (1971)
Coming Home (1978)

Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexander) (1982)
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (1957) also writer
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957) also writer

Bernardo Bertolucci
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
The Last Emperor (1987)

Brad Bird
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Incredibles (2004)
Ratatouille (2007)

Luis Bunuel
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Tim Burton
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Trainspotting (1996)

Jane Campion
An Angel at my Table (1990
Sweetie (1989)
The Piano (1993)

Gurinder Chadha
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

Charles Chaplin
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)

Jean Cocteau
Beauty and the Beast) (1946)
Orphée (1950) also writer
Le Testament d'Orphée (1959) also writer

Joel and Ethan Coen
Raising Arizona (1987)
Barton Fink (1991)
Fargo (1996) also editor as Roderick Jaynes
The Big Lebowski (1998) also editor as Roderick Jaynes

Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather (1972)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
New York Stories (segment: Life Without Zoe)

Sofia Coppola
The Virgin Suicides. 1999.
Lost in Translation. 2003.
Marie Antoinette. 2006.

Alfonso Cuarón
Y tu mamá también (2001)
Great Expectations (1998)
Paris, je t'aime (2006) (short "Parc Monceau")

Claire Denis
Chocolat / Chocolate (1988)

Maya Deren
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Meditation on Violence (1948)
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985)

Clint Eastwood
Unforgiven (1992)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Sergei Eisenstein
Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potemkin) (1925)
October (Octyabre) (1927)

Stephen Frears
The Queen (2006)
High Fidelity (2000)
The Grifters (1990)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Federico Fellini
The Nights of Cabiria) (1957)
La dolce vita (1959
8½ (Otto e mezzo) (1963)
Roma (Fellini's Roma) (1972)
Amarcord (1973)

John Ford
Stagecoach (1939)
Drums along the Mohawk (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
My Darling Clementine (1946)

Terry Gilliam
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Brazil (1985) also actor
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Michel Gondry
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

D.W. Griffith
1915 The Birth of a Nation
1916 Intolerance

Howard Hawks
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
The Big Sleep (1946)

Werner Herzog
Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (1974
Heart of Glass) (1976

Alfred Hitchcock
Strangers on a Train (1951) Warner Brothers
Vertigo (1958) Paramount
North by Northwest (1959) MGM
Psycho (1960) Paramount

Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001...)

Jim Jarmusch
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Down By Law (1986)
Coffee and Cigarettes (1986) short

Krzysztof Kieslowski
Three Colors: Blue (Trois colours: Bleu) (1993)
Three Colors: White (Trois colours: Blanc) (1994)
Three Colors: Red (Trois colours: Rouge) (1994)

Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Shining (1980)

Akira Kurosawa
Rashomon (1950)
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)
Ran (1985)

Fritz Lang
Metropolis (1926)
M (1931)

David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957
Lawrence of Arabia (1962
Doctor Zhivago (1965

Ang Lee
Pushing Hands, 1992
Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Mike Leigh
High Hopes (1988)
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Naked (1993)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Richard Linklater
Slacker (1991)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Waking Life (2001)

David Lynch
Blue Velvet (1986)
Wild At Heart (1990)
Mulholland Drive (2001)

Miranda July
Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (2005) (Wholphin (DVD))
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Guy Maddin
Maddin's short, The Heart of the World (2000) 6 min
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

Georges Méliès
Cendrillon (Cinderella) (1899)
Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902)
Les Hallucinations du baron de Münchausen (Baron Munchausen's Dream) (1911)
Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (Patrick Montgomery & Luciano Martinengo, 1978)

Anthony Minghella
Truly, Madly, Deeply 1990
The English Patient 1996
Cold Mountain 2003

Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Jp.)
Spirited Away (2001, Jp.)

F.W. Murnau
Nosferatu, 1922
The Last Laugh (1924
City Girl (1930 USA

Mira Nair
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Namesake (2006)
New York, I Love You (Segment - "Kosher Vegetarian") (2008)
Amelia (2009)

Mike Nichols
The Graduate (1967)
Catch-22 (1970)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Sally Potter
Women Filmmakers in Russia/I Am an Ox, I Am a Horse, I Am a Man, I Am a Woman (1988)
Orlando (1992) also writer, composer
The Tango Lesson (1997) also writer, composer

Carol Reed
The Third Man (London Films, 1949)

Jean Renoir
A Day in the Country) (1936
La Grande illusion (1937)
The Rules of the Game) (1939

Robert Rodriguez
Sin City (2005)
Mariachi, El (1992)

Eric Rohmer
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery) (1963) short
Claire's Knee) (1971)
Chloe in the Afternoon, Love in the Afternoon) (1972)

Patricia Rozema
Mansfield Park (1999)
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

Martin Scorsese
Mean Streets (1973)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
GoodFellas (1990)

Susan Seidelman
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Smithereens (1982)
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

Penelope Spheeris
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Suburbia (1984)
Wayne's World (1992)

Steven Soderbergh
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
Traffic (2000)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Steven Spielberg
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Jacques Tati
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday) (1953,
Playtime (1967

Julie Taymor
Frida (2002)
Across the Universe (2007)

François Truffaut
Jules et Jim (1962)
Day for Night) (1973)

Paul Verhoeven
Katie Tippel (Keetje Tippel) (1975)
Soldier of Orange (Soldaat Van Oranje) (1978)

Margarethe von Trotta
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Marianne and Juliane (1981)
Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Peter Weir
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Gallipoli (1981)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Witness (1985)

Orson Welles
Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)

Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Some Like it Hot (1959, also Producer & Co-screenwriter)
The Apartment (1960, also Producer & Co-screenwriter)

Wim Wenders
The American Friend (1977)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Until the End of the World (1991)

Lina Wertmüller
1972 The Seduction of Mimi
1973 Love and Anarchy
1974 Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August
1975 Seven Beauties

Zhang Yimou
Red Sorghum (Hong gaoliang) (1987)
Raise the Red Lantern (Dahong denglong gaogao gua) (1991)
Hero (Yingxiong) (2002)
House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

January 9, 2009

Class Syllabus


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Digital Filmmaking Class Blog

This blog is for use in Art2040 and Art4040, Digital Filmmaking courses at The University of Minnesota Duluth. It's a place for students to post comments, share research and reflections on assignments with their classmates.

Art2040 Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives offers an introduction to the basic concepts of cinematic narrative and the fundamentals of digital video production. The class provides a learning laboratory for low budget film techniques and project collaboration. Assignments include visual concept development, storyboarding, animatics, team video production and digital editing. The class also engages in discussion of the language of filmmaking, the conventions and innovations of film history.This course primarily serves Art&Design students in the Digital Art and Photography emphasis, students in the Film Studies minor, and others who are interested in a beginning hands-on experience with digital video tools. Students who want to continue their work with video can also take Art2030 (Time-based Media), Art3040 (Experimental Techniques), Art4040 (Advanced Projects) through the Department of Art&Design, as well as other courses that are part of the Film Studies minor offered through the Theatre Department.

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