Documentary Film Edit Lab
Spring Break Course 2015
This is a hands-on practicum course in which students will be able to participate in a documentary film edit lab. The film, currently under the working title "We Breathe Again" is an ambitious documentary, years in the making, which follows five Alaska Native people as they navigate the hardships of suicide in their communities. Edit Lab will allow students to develop an understanding of the film editing process, choices, decisions, and methods that shape a film from rough cut to fine cut. The edit lab will include the documentary film producers, director, editor, and supervising editor to work hands-on with the students in the deliberation process. The final film is contracted to air nationally on Public Television through Vision Makers Media.
"...one of the central responsibilities of the editor, ... is to establish an interesting, coherent rhythm of emotion and thought — on the tiniest and largest scales — that allows the audience to trust, to give themselves to the film." --- Walter Murch
REGISTER by emailing this form:http://www.uaf.edu/reg/forms/add_drop.pdf with course info (below) in ADD A COURSE box Email the form to: firstname.lastname@example.org -
When: March 13-March 17, 2015
Friday March 13 6PM – 9PM – Introduction and Welcome Dinner
Saturday March 14 - MARCH 17 - 9AM – 9PM – Edit Lab*
*includes Lunch and Dinner
WHERE: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Theatre and Film, Fine Arts Complex, Theatre Room 101
Mining for Ruby (2014)
Directed by Zoe Quist for Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) 2013.
UAF film students worked on set with the Keys as mentors. Shot on-location in Fairbanks.
If God sent an Angel to Earth, would you listen to what he had to say? That is the overarching premise of this season’s ambitious multimedia production of “The Messenger” by faculty professor Kade Mendelowitz.
After hearing reports of a self proclaimed Angel and Messenger of God, Michael is invited as a guest of America’s latest talk-show phenomenon: “The Jessie Show”. The host, Jessica Lamech, has been facing her own private crisis of faith when this unique opportunity presents itself. The network, recognizing the huge ratings potential of such an event, has heavily advertised a live prime-time special – and you will be surprised where the interview goes from there. Join us for this production of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre & Film.
AlaskaLand: a feature film by Chinonye Chukwuma