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May 9, 2014

Set of Six / Visual Narrative Short Films

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This spring, UMD Acting for the Camera students and Visual Narratives filmmakers collaborated to create short video projects, each integrating a glass from this set. Scenerios were brainstormed, locations scouted, characters invented, scripts developed. Six teams went into production, shooting 6 different scripts, each featuring at least 2 actors in speaking roles. Each story varied in choice of setting, character conflicts, mood and genre. Each filmmaker edited a unique cut of their project. Music students created original compositions used in sound tracks for many of these shorts. Duluth locations included the Glensheen Mansion, the Duluth Depot, and the Tweed Museum of Art.

Links to the SET of SIX shorts on Vimeo can be posted here:

January 21, 2014

Project Imagination / a model for collaboration

Project Imaginat10n launched with a photo contest, inviting the masses to interpret 10 storytelling themes through photography. After receiving tens of thousands of submissions, the 91 winning photos were announced. Then, the 5 Celebrity Directors and 5 Film Contest Winners each chose 10 photographs, one from each theme, to inspire their films. Watch them all here...
https://www.longliveimagination.com/
http://screen.yahoo.com/projectimagination/

January 2, 2014

Movies to catch on Netflix

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/996252/movie-list-must-watch-films-you-might-have-missed
Movie List: Must-Watch Films You Might Have Missed
by BLOUIN ARTINFO 01/01/14 7:59 AM EST


"Frances Ha" - Directed by Noah Baumbach


"To the Wonder" - Directed by Terrence Malick


"Something in the Air" - Directed by Olivier Assayas