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Film and Moving Image News

Date: Nov 2021

STEVIE U 72 2021 Results

And the results are in from Friday night's screening of the 8 films submitted for STEVIE U 72 2021, an event managed by our FMI Club. To see all the movies, click on the above image or visit our Vimeo site.

  • First place + the audience award went to Connor Drake, Zach Garrigus and Andy Smialowski for Last Call.
  • Second place went to A.J. Brown, Hannah Kedzierski and Jalen Thomas for That Certain Shade of Heart.
  • Third place went to Jordan Shipe, Zhanna Snyder and Tina Spurgeon for Hell's Monthly Review.

Contestants had to each pick a different genre, and then work with the following three requirements:

  1. One person on screen at a time (if more than one person, then everyone on screen must wear a face mask of some kind)
  2. All shots must be done handheld
  3. Participants had the option to pick one of the two following challenges: a) The color red must be prominent in the film; b) A Shakespeare quote must be used.

Once the eight completed films were submitted on Monday, November 15, our three participating judges—Stevenson University President Elliot Hirshman, FMI alumna Robin Christine Farrell (Class of 2008) and local cinematographer Quinn Woverton—watched the movies and chose their Top 3. At the end of the screening on Friday, November 19, the audience (both in the Soundstage and virtual) then voted on their favorite, which received the audience award. Prizes consisted of Amazon gift cards and items generously donated by our sponsor, Canon.

Review 9

This is our ninth overall episode and the third of the 2021-2022 academic year. Tune in to see what FMI Department Chair Chris Reed, along with FMI Senior Lauren Brightwell and FMI Junior Treasure McCorkle, think of the new films Citizen Ashe (to be released by CNN and HBO Max, first theatrically and then online, starting December 3) and King Richard (released theatrically and on HBO Max on November 19).

Care to see the previous eight shows? Check out our Vimeo site!

stevie

Stevenson University's FMI Club is once again running its annual Stevie U 72 Film Festival. Filming and editing will take place Friday, November 12 (starting at 2pm), through Monday, November 15 (ending at 2pm). We will then screen the films on Friday, November 19, in the School of Design Soundstage (SD101) and virtually via BlueJeans. Sponsored and presented by Canon USA, this event is open to all, with restrictions explained in the next paragraph.

Because of COVID-related social-distancing requirements, anyone wishing to attend in person needs to sign up to do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F9HRDFT. If you are unable to sign up in time or wish to attend virtually, here is a link to the event on BlueJeans: https://bluejeans.com/123532603/2652 .

Once the films are submitted on Monday, November 15, our three participating judges––Stevenson University President Elliot Hirshman, FMI alumna Robin Christine Farrell (Class of 2008) and local cinematographer Quinn Woverton––will watch the movies and choose their Top 3, which will each receive donated prizes from our sponsor, Canon, as well as additional gift cards. At the end of the screening on Friday, November 19, the audience (both in the Soundstage and virtual) will then vote on their favorite, which will also receive a prize.

See you on the 19th!

[poster, above, designed by FMI senior Hazen Batock.]

FA21 AIR

Producer Susan Leber and Director Michael O'Shea—wife and husband—are our Fall 2021 artists-in-residence. On Tuesday, November 16, and Wednesday, November 17, they will visit a few classes, and then on Wednesday, November 17, at 7pm, they will present their 2016 film The Transfiguration and participate in a Q&A afterwards. Here is the description of the film from its official website: "An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City."

The screening will take place in our School of Design Soundstage (SD101). Because of COVID-related social-distancing requirements, anyone wishing to attend in person needs to sign up to do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDXTW9G. If you are unable to sign up in time or wish to attend virtually, here is a link to the event on BlueJeans: https://bluejeans.com/473619514/4279.

[poster by Art & Graphic Design student Gloria Rose Healy]

script 2021

It's that time of year again … our screenplay contest, where one or more scripts are chosen for production in Spring 2022's FMI302 (Narrative Production) course.  Please check out the above poster for details, and keep in mind that the scripts need to be "doable" with the resources we have available to us in that class (and adhere to COVID protocols). So … large crowds, big stunts, explosions or heavy VFX may not be the best option.

The deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1 by 5pm, emailed to Professor Dina Fiasconaro. Feel free to contact her with any questions. Also, this contest is open to any major, so please spread the word to your friends!

 
 
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