Seniors Joseph Killeen and Ethan Burnette are this year's recipients of the Park School Student Writing Award.
A panel of Park School faculty whose professional expertise represent scholarly writing, journalism, and screen/scriptwriting reviewed the nominations and selected the winners.
The committee unanimously agreed to split the award between Killeen, author of the short script, LOVESICK, and Burnette, author of a full-length screenplay, SYNAPSE.
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.
Patrick Winters, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, was recently interviewed by Tish Pearlman for the local radio show "Out of Bounds." The show features 30-minute interviews with "people living, working, and thinking outside the mainstream."
Winters, who has worked in the film business for more than 30 years, describes his most memorable experience -- working on sound design for the shower scene in the remake of Psycho (1998). He has worked on numerous other films including Finding Forrester, My Own Private Idaho, and Good Will Hunting.
To listen to the interview, click here. Air date: Jan. 10, 2013.
Filmmakers Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton will screen their film, These Amazing Shadows, at Ithaca College on March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. Following the film will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers.
These Amazing Shadows is an 88-minute documentary that tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself.