VCU Cinema alumni and working professional, Charlie Schneider visited students to give a lecture on what it is like to work in the film industry. Charlie has worked on many projects since graduating from the VCU Cinema program including Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, Lincoln.
Schneider told students about the hierarchy of crews on a film set, safety, rigging cables, lighting unions, and working in the real world.
After the lecture, students worked on creating short scenes and applied what they learned in the lecture to light the scenes with VCU’s high-end lighting equipment.
Charlie then gave a workshop on operating VCU’s grip truck where a number of students were able to get certified.
More than two hundred enthusiastic students, guests and Richmond cinephiles, packed the Grace Street Theater on Friday night, November 11th, to view the Second Annual VCUarts Cinema First Cut Screenings.
The judges this year were Mark Shepherd and David Clawson who teach Cinema at the University of Southern California, and Rita McClenny the Film Commissioner of the Virginia Film Office.
The awards were presented by Andy Edmunds from the Virginia Film Office.
The winners are:
Best Actress: Nora Achrati (Laila)
Best Actor: Paul Stober (Trigg County)
Best Production Design: Trigg County
Best Sound Design: My Father, the Dagger
Best Art Department: Laila
Best Camera Department: Trigg County
Best Writer: Laila Yossera Bouchtia,
Best Director: Laila Duy Nguyen
Best Picture: Laila Producers: Gerhard Stiene and Alex Denison, Unit Production Manger: Marlee Kamis
VCUarts Cinema is excited to announce the schedule for the Spring 2012 Cinematheque Series. All films will be screened in beautiful 35mm at the Grace Street Theater.
The Grace Street Theatre
934 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23284-3048
Phone: (804) 828-2020
All events are free and open to the public. Screening will begin at 7 pm.
Jan 31 Police, Adjective (2009) Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania
Feb 21 The Princess of Montpensier (2010) , Bertrand Tavernier, France
Feb 28 Still Walking, ((2008) Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan
Mar 6 Alamar (2010) Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, Mexico
Mar 20 M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953) Jacques Tati. France
Mar 27 Around A Small Mountain (2011) Jacques Rivette, France
Apr 3 Ne Change Rien (2010) Pedro Costa, Portugal
Apr 17 You All Are Captains (2011) Oliver Laxe, Morroco
May 8 Helas Pour Moi (1994) Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland
May 15 The Mill and the Cross, (2011) Lech Majewski, Poland & Sweden
For more information, please call VCUarts Cinema. (804.828.7919)
VCUarts Cinema will be holding its annual First Cut screening on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Grace Street Theater. There will be an early show at 7 pm and a late show at 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The films that will be screened are -
LAILA (Directed by Duy Nguyen)
THE BIND (Directed by Daniel Schofield)
THE FIRST STONE (Directed by Danny Caporaletti)
TRIGG COUNTY (Directed by Dylan Frayser)
A PROMISE (Directed by Olivia Blackwell)
MY FATHER, THE DAGGER (Directed by Chandler Honeycut)
Richmond, September 16, 2011: Three short films produced by the Cinema program of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts were chosen by the Council on Social Work Education as Official Selections for the 6th Annual Gero-Ed Film Festival. The films “Haircut,” “Three City Miles,” and “Frank’s New Truck” highlight the stress of driving cessation for the elderly. The films depict the value of driving for older adults’ independence, and also demonstrate the diversity in driving behaviors in the aging population. They will be screened on October 29 at the Gero-Ed Film Festival in Alexandria, VA.
All three films were directed by members of the freshman class. “Haircut” was directed by Andrew Kennedy-Derkay, produced by Chris Binder, and stars Charlie Terry, Tamara Johnson, Barry Bell, Ashley Keeter, Frank Fuller, and Kahil Dotay. “Three City Miles” was directed by Marlee Kamis, produced by Marah Archer, and stars Marty Terry. “Franks New Truck” was directed by Shawn Ulrich, produced by Scott Behler, and stars Moses Gibson and Ken Peebles.
The three films were shot on location in the Richmond area. The crew members for these films were all students of the Cinema Department of VCUarts. All three films were made in collaboration with Dr. Moon Choi and the VCU Medical Center Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. More information on VCUarts Cinema can be found on their website (arts.vcu.edu/cinema). Information on Dr. Choi’s work and can be found through the Aging Mobility Network (agingmobility.org).