Tuesday, February 28, 2006
As such, I'm looking for a few UCF student shorts in need of a sound mix. To be considered, you must at picture lock. Please, no works in progress. It would be very handy if you have the original audio tracks and/or access to the talent to and their willingness to do ADR sessions. At the very least, you need the raw tracks from your FCP mix - if you mixed your film to two tracks of audio and erased the old tracks, forget it.
The films can be new, Directing 2 projects from Semester 1 or from last year.
You'll be required to update your credits so that new audio credits can be included. You will also have to provide a Quicktime of the finished film with the new mix, although you're not obigated to use the new mix.
You'll need to provide a DVD with a Quicktime file of the movie and an OMF output of the audio tracks (look up OMF in the FCP documentation if you don't know what I'm talking about). Also, feel free to add notes about what you wish to hear or thoughts about the mix.
If you're project is chosen (and no more than a few will be), you will need to attend a final mix, at which time you can make changes. You will not need to attend the many dubbing and foley sessions.
If you're interested, drop off your DVD in Rich Grula's box (Comm 177) ASAP.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
UPDATE - it appears Friday will be the best day to attend as the Roger Corman screening and party are happening Friday night. And Friday is Free Surf Lessons day! Wheee! Here's the sked.
11AM Free Surfing Lessons w/ Pro Surfer Scott Posner SIGN UP NOW!
Where: Meet at Sol Kitchen (
5:30-7:30PM Meet us at the Embassy Suites for Happy Hour (
7PM Roger and Julie Corman Life Time Achievement Award -Introduction and followed by “Boxcar Bertha” screening
Where: Crest Theatre at the Old School Cultural
10PM Special Party honoring Roger and Julie Corman.
Where: Old School Cultural
12AM Pajama Party and Midnight screenings of “Yeolophant” and “carma”
Where: Screening Room at the Embassy Suites Hotel (
If you are heading in that direction and have some extra time, Delray FF is seeking student volunteers. Call the festival if you're available.
If you're planning a trip, you can reserve a room at Enbassy Suites for $129 and the festival says they "will have plenty of free tickets available for all of you to help promote your films." If any of you still need a room, the Embassy Suites will still honor the $129 special rate, please call Carolyn Montanus at 561 989 3966, she is the sales manager or use her name with reservations."
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
For thos wondering about Djordje, he's doing well in St. Pete, working for a college on webcasts. He also said that "I've been auditioning recently and got a callback for a lead
role on a new SciFI Channel Pilot. Just waiting to hear back from them. Keep your fingers crossed! Cheers!"
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Of course, we also want your feedback, so after playing GOD's THUMB, click here and send us an email with your thoughts on the game.
Unfortunatley, this isn't tuned to work on a MAC yet, so for now, only PC users should bother with this request.
Thanks much, now click here and enjoy GOD's THUMB.
- Picnic Serenade (Philip Chernyak)
- Love Is Deaf (Andrew Gay)
- Mr. Malikai Battles The Aeroplane (Drew Blatman)
- Losing Toby (Drew Lindo)
- Tears In The Rain (David Estrada)
- All That Remains (Aaron Brownlee)
- On Being Your Average Joe (Ryan Pomeranz)
- November Guest (Danny Daneau)
- Life To Go (Erin Kitzinger)
The Bare Bones folks seem like very nice people. "WELCOME TO BARE BONES! "The World's Friendliest Film Festival" is happy to announce the acceptance of your project to the 2006 Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival being held April 17-23, 2006 in Muskogee, OK. (about 40 minutes east of Tulsa International Airport) We hope you will come to Muskogee, and experience the sights and sounds of a city that will welcome you with open arms and a festival that will give you the celebrity welcome you deserve."
Oh, that's got road trip written all over it, huh?
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Other festival screenings for THE SON include:
Winner - Best Cinematography
II Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes en Cusco FENACO 2005
Winner- Audience Award , Best Short Film
Winner- Best Actor, Javier Valdes for "The Son"
Winner- Best Cinematography
(Paris, France) - Official Selection
Festival du Cinema Peruvien a la Maison de L’Amerique Latine
(Paris, France) - Official Selection
University of Central Florida's School of Film and Digital Media will be offering a one of a kind experience this summer in the Southwest with Cowboys with Cameras: Following the Footsteps of John Ford. This course (FIL 4262) offered through the Film Dept and Continuing Education at UCF will bring students to the historic locations of America's early western films. From May 10-22, 10 students will travel from Las Vegas through Arizona and Utah; driving through the scenic buttes and deserts of the Southwest sharing similar experiences with early pioneers as they camp out under the stars in places like Monument Valley and Moab. To further their visit to the past, film historians will guide them through the remaining sets and locations of legendary films such as "Stagecoach, The Searchers, and My Darling Clementine."
The total cost per student is $3999 Limited space available, must reserve by March 10th. Non-UCF students can enroll through the Division of Continuing Education.
- 12 days of travel includes several seminars with film historians
- 5-days hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
- 7 days of camping (fees, meals, and camping equipment provided)
- Transportation from Las Vegas hotel to all research sites and return to Las Vegas
- Camping equipment
- Tuition for enrolled courses (6 credits)
- Transportation costs to and from Las Vegas and any airport transfers
- Meals at hotels
- Personal items
UCF School of Film and Digital Media
Monday, February 13, 2006
We just got word that Southwestern Orange County vs. the Flying Saucers, directed by the Brothers Dastoli, won the Best Comedy Award at the Windsong Film Festival in Fort Worth, Indiana, where it will be screening on the night of March 8. Also, on February 16 it will be screening at the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, Mississippi, on February 18 it will be screening at the Gem City Film Festival in Palatka, Florida, and on March 2 it will be screening at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival in Florence, Alabama. For more info on Dastoli efforts and successes, check out www.dastolidigital.com
Thursday, February 09, 2006
"On behalf of the festival, I'm pleased to invite your short film MR. MALIKAI BATTLES THE AIRPLANE to be included in our program this year. Thank you for submitting! I really enjoyed the UCF package and I'm very excited to screen your film at Sarasota, I think it will get a great response."
Whooo! This gives us an excuse to attended opening weekend festivities in Sarasota, which I can promise, are welllllllllll worth the trip. Hopefully, it will also mean Drew B will return to Orlando, as MALIKAI is screening the week before Sarasota in Maitland at the Florida Film Festival.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
The ASC Heritage Award is given annually to a graduating or recently graduated film school student from a university in the United States. The presentation will be made during the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 26, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
"Our purpose is to reach out to film schools and their students and encourage talented young people to pursue their dreams," says Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, who chairs the organization's Education Committee. "Our jury consisted of some of the world’s most gifted cinematographers who thought these young filmmakers deserve to be recognized for their artful visual story-telling."
Nice going Rod!