Cathy Lee Crane, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, was named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
The Guggenheim Fellowship will support Crane's upcoming project -- a production of a speculative history on how the United States entered World War I as told through the story of one girl's adoption by a butcher in 1917.
Students of Ithaca College will be invited to participate in producing scenes of this film in the Park School soundstage as part of a Cinema Production Practicum course offered in the SP14 semester. If you are interested in enrolling in that class, please contact Professor Crane directly at email@example.com to attend an informational session in FA13.
Professor Ron Jude currently has photographic work on view in Off The Grid, an exhibition running through May 4th at Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica. His work will also be on view April 26 - 28th at Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Studios.
What do James Cameron, George Lucas, Robert Rodriguez, Walter Murch, Martin Scorsese, Vilmos Zsigmond and Barry Levinson have to say about the digital future of cinema?
Side by Side, a documentary about the transition from celluloid filmmaking to digital filmmaking, will screen Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with Professors Changhee Chun, Elisabeth Nonas, Brad Rappa, and Patrick Winters.
In the film, Keanu Reeves interviews dozens of filmmakers and artists about their opinions on the decline of celluloid and the rise of digital cinema.
Tommy Strauss ’09 is the Production Coordinator on the documentary.
Josh Feldman ’04, vice president for the new Xbox Entertainment Studios in LA, will be on campus this week visiting classes and giving a public presentation on Friday, March 22 from 4-5:30 in Park Auditorium.
One great alum, two great topics:
How to Get from Here to There
Stories of Storytelling and Technology Going Terribly Right
Throughout his career, Feldman has been working at the intersection of story and technology. Prior to Xbox Entertainment Studies, he served as the executive producer of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a multi-part live-action digital series for Microsoft. He was also a co-writer and producer on Tom Hanks' Electric City, a 20-episode animated series for Playtone and Reliance Entertainment.
Associate Professor Cathy Lee Crane will screen her latest film, “Pasolini’s Last Words,” at Cornell Cinema on March 27 at 7:15 p.m. A discussion will follow. Admission fee applies.
The film was shot on location in Rome and Bologna, Italy and in New York with actors Bochay Drum, Amanda Setton (IC Alum), and Lee DeLong. Beth Custer (My Grandmother) composed the film’s original score.
The film enjoyed its International Film Festival premiere in October at Le Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, Quebec in the Panorama International section as one of thirty “gems of world cinema”. It then screened at MIX/NYC the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and in London at the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the British Film Institute.