With the help of our friends from the Virginia Film Office, the Virginia Production Alliance, In Your Ear, Dreams Factory, and many more; the graduating class get some advice from seasoned industry professionals on moving forward.
This event is held every year and provides VCUarts Cinema grads the opportunity to pass out resumes and mingle with some of the most influential, passionate local creative minds.
Thank you so much to David Missall and Chris Spahr from Sennheiser for coming in to teach a masterclass in sound production yesterday! Students had the opportunity to use state of the art Sennheiser equipment including microphones, mixers and headphones. They also had the opportunity to do a hands on workshop simulating real world, professional sound recording.
Mr. Claude Miller, one of the top French filmmakers of the past twenty years and, more importantly, a close friend of VCUarts Cinema, passed away yesterday.
Miller was the first Distinguished Director in Residence at VCUarts Cinema, coming on board in 2009.
Claude was loved and respected by his students, with whom he shared his wealth of knowledge and experience regarding cinema and life. Claude Miller was approachable, kind and full of good humor and joy. From working as assistant director for legendary names like Godard (Weekend), Trauffaut, and Bresson, to carrying the directing mantle himself, Mr Miller would become a director of great humanity and good cinematic taste.
VCUarts Cinema students worked closely with Claude and his producer and wife Annie Miller on their feature film MARCHING BAND in 2009.
He will be greatly missed by all of us at VCUarts Cinema.
We extend all our best wishes and prayers, from VCUarts Cinema family, to the Miller family.
This weekend the 20th Annual French Film Festival was held right here in Richmond!
The Symposium was a hit! VCUarts Cinema’s own Dr. Rob Tregenza spoke on lighting and film technology. Leading film industry figures were present to share their experiences, including la FEMIS director Pierre-William Glenn (cinematographer for François Truffaut) and camera inventor and engineer Jean-Pierre Beauviala (creator of Jean-Luc Godard’s cameras), just to name just a few. The topics discussed moved from the artistry of cinematic language to the technology used to bring films to an audience. It was such an honor for VCUarts Cinema to take part in such an educational experience, especially in the presence of so many talented and boundary-breaking figures.
Also, VCUarts Cinema’s film “LAILA” screened at the festival. Director Duy Nguyen and writer Yossera La Bouch were in attendance to share a few words about the film.
We can’t wait until next years festival!
Rosenbaum, whose work has appeared in some of the worlds most distinguished film publications including “Cahiers du cinema,” is one of the worlds leading experts on Jacques Rivette.
We screened clips from Rivette’s film, “Haut bas fragile” and then were able to have a discussion with Rosenbaum. We were so honored to have him come speak on Rivette and answer students questions.