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From Wednesday, February 4, through Friday, February 6, Stevenson's Department of Film/Video will host filmmaker Michael Tully as our Spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Tully will spend his time here visiting classes and talking about his work. On Thursday, February 5, at 7pm, in the Soundstage (SD101) in the School of Design building (located at 11200-A Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD, 21117), we will screen his latest feature, Ping Pong Summer. There will be a reception prior to the screening, at 6pm, in the School of Design lobby, and a Q&A with Mr. Tully afterwards. Both the reception and the screening are free and open to the general public.

After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival. In 2011, he wrote, directed, and acted in Septien, which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. Ping Pong Summer world premiered at Sundance '14; it was picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on home video through Millennium Entertainment. Since 2008, he has been the head writer/editor of HammerToNail.com, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema.

We can’t wait for Michael Tully to arrive and share his invaluable life and career knowledge with our students.

Today, Stevenson's Department of Film/Video's First-Year Film and Moving Image students took first place in the annual Lego™ Challenge, with their sculpture based on the movie The Breakfast Club. The designs for the challenge must incorporate Stevenson's three pillars of Career Architecture™: personal direction, discipline expertise and professional know-how.

Congratulations to our students! The competition was stiff, but you came together as a team and should be proud of what you created! Bravo!

Pictured, above, from left to right, in the back row: Ryan Scott, Mikey Manfredi, Dave Steinwedel, and Jonathan Kuchinskas. In the front row: Ryan Kight, Katie Jarosinski, Jamie Barthol, Britain Castellano, Jasmin Thompson, Patricia Lai, and Deanna Kinzie.

Other photos can be found in our Flickr album. More photos to follow, including the one with our trophy!

Many thanks to Dina Fiasconaro, who started the students out today, and to the other students who were there at the beginning but had to leave early.

On Tuesday, October 28, Stevenson Film/Video alumnus Samuel Tressler, IV (Class of 2008) came back to school to present a few new state-of-the-art RED cameras - on which he is shooting his new feature, Leda - to our students to give them an opportunity to see how this innovative (and complicated) piece of equipment works. Associate Professor of Film/Video G.T. Keplinger organized the event, and snapped the above photos.

Senior and Junior students Travis Francis, Emily Kennard, Nora Long, Katrina Mullar, Ben Rossen, Martin Sherrill, and Terell Thompson work on promotional videos for the Baltimore Humane Society, the CollegeBound Foundation and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore in our VID321 - "Sponsored Video" - class, taught by Adjunct Instructor Renee McSwain.

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