5th Annual New Media Film Festival

May 27, 2014 in Career Services, E'vents by David Whitmer

What: 5th Annual New Media Film Festival
Where: The Landmark Theatre W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA
When: June 10 & 11th 2014

New Media Film Festival

Los Angeles in June, a cinematic extravaganza – New Media Film Festival held at The Landmark Theatre W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA. Among other things, Roger Corman and John Carpenter are going to be in the house.

Declared “worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and hailed for making “the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, The New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media. The 2014 edition of the festival will showcase 112 films from 25 countries. www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

As noted by NMFF attendee and fan Oscar Nomiinee Sally Kirkland, “The New Media Film Festival hasn’t just passed the crucial festival benchmark of five years, which is a lifetime in Hollywood. The programming has taken storytelling to a new level through technological innovations we couldn’t even imagine a few years back.”

While many festivals have stuck with old-school programs of shorts and features, the NMFF exhibits a stunning diversity of emerging media across 20 categories, including Digital Comics, 3D, and mobile content. At the same time, the festival also tips its hat to film history. At the closing ceremony, John Carpenter will present Roger Corman with the coveted Legend Award.

Highlights of this year’s line-up include:

Turn It Up / Dir. Robert Radler (LA Premiere) — The history of the electric guitar, from its invention in the 1930s to its golden years, right through the phenomenon of the Guitar Hero video-game and digital guitars of the future. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film features interviews with B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, Paul Stanley, Skunk Baxter, John 5, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson and many more…

Curio Shop / Dir. Eric S. Anderson (World Premiere) — A Post-apocalyptic Acid Western. Everything and everyone in this world is broken…Even time. Directed by Emmy-award winner Eric S. Anderson (Dexter, Six Feet Under) and shot by DP David Stump (X-Men, Batman Forever), the show stars Christopher Sweeney, Brittany Slattery, Robert Scott Crane.

Why We Ride / Dir. Bryan H. Carroll (Special Screening) — An inspiring adventure into the world of motorcycling, told by those who live life to the fullest on 2-wheeled machines.

Galapagos 3D / Dir. Martin Williams (Opening Night) — Taking us on a voyage to the stunning Galapagos islands, award-winning producers Anthony Geffen and Sir David Attenborough push 3D technology to its limit in order to meet the unprecedented challenges of filming its unique species and environments.

Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story / Dirs. Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Regino Roy III, Whitfield Scheidegger, Greg Shewchuk — A stop-motion animated film based on the popular Disney parks Vinylmation collectible franchise.

We Hear Your Voice / Dir. Rafi B — International pop stars and icons unite with a musical message of hope and to make a charitable contribution to the lives of children around the world.

Wildfire / Dir. Stephen G. Smith (World Premiere) — Directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen G. Smith, Wildfire explores our relationship with civilized and wild fire.

All films have Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and participants.

Tickets as well as passes including the Roger Corman Legend event can be purchased directly at http://www.eventbee.com/v/5thnewmediafilmfestivalticketandbadgepage

by vicki

ICS Workshop with Mat Callahan 5/2 4pm Theatre 563

April 23, 2013 in Industry and Career Services, Interactive Audio, Sound Arts, Workshops and Conferences by vicki

Ex'pert Series - Mat Callahan May 2, 2013
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Mat Callahan

Mat Callahan
Musician & Author

Join us for a Presentation and Workshop featuring Mat Callahan. The topic will be:Maintaining High Fidelity When Art and Commerce Collide.

Musician and author Mat Callahan was the lead singer/songwriter of the San Francisco-based band The Looters, who trailblazed the “world-beat” music movement in the 1980s and were signed by Jello Biafra to Alternative Tentacles and later by Chris Blackwell to Island Records. The band was on the forefront of incorporating funk and world rhythms into their rock music, and their live shows became must-see events with such bookings as the Grateful Dead’s notorious New Year’s Eve concerts. The band’s success led to the founding of the artists’ collective Komotion International, which became known for radical art making and revolutionary politics and helped spawn the groups Primus, Consolidated and Michael Franti.

Presently, Callahan is organizing the revival of Irish hero James Connolly’s Songs of Freedom. He is the author of three books, Sex, Death and the Angry Young Man, Testimony, and The Trouble With Music, where he questions the concept of music copyrights and commercial music making.

For more info on Mat: www.matcallahan.com

Submit your RSVP here.

by vicki

AVE & MGD students! Transparent House Presentation & Workshop Monday, 4/29 12pm Rm 563

April 22, 2013 in Animation & Visual Effects, Industry and Career Services, Motion Graphic Design, Workshops and Conferences by vicki

Transparent House

Branded Imagery & Motion

Presentation & Workshop
Monday, April 29th
12pm – 1pm
Room 563

Founded in 2004 and specializing in the creation of stunning 3D assets, branded environments and high-end retail developments, Transparent House (TH) employs strategic digital innovation and 3D for high-profile, future-looking brands. TH is the next generation in creative studio that excels at the intersection of digital, art, and commerce.

Join TH President Denis Krylov and Principle Krista Mollion as they give an overview of their company and discuss what they look for in an ideal candidate.

Space is limited. RSVP at http://expression.edu/expert.

MGD & AVE students, this is an opportunity not to miss!

by vicki

Ex’pert Series with Manny Marroquin 3/29 2pm Meyer Hall

March 26, 2013 in Ex'pert Series, Sound Arts by vicki

Ex'pert Series - Manny Marroquin, March 29, 2013


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Manny Marroquin

Manny Marroquin
Mixing Engineer
Larrabee Studios

Join us for the next Ex’pert Series featuring, Manny Marroquin.

Five-time Grammy winner Manny Marroquin’s humble approach and creative technique have positioned him among the elite in the industry. His ear for sound has helped snag Top 40 spots for artists within a wide spectrum of genres, and in 2005 his talent and hard work were acknowledged by the many Grammy nominations he received for his work on the Alicia Keys, Usher and Kanye West albums (all were nominated for Album of the Year). Manny took home two Grammys for his work on the Kanye West album and a Grammy for the Alicia Keys album (Best R&B). In 2011, Manny took home the prestigious award for best engineered album for John Mayer’s Battle Studies, making him a five-time Grammy-winning engineer.

Learn more about Manny’s experiences and “The Life of an Engineer.” Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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by vicki

Ex’pert Series with Chip Houghton 2/15 2pm Meyer Hall

February 1, 2013 in E'vents, Ex'pert Series, Guest Speaker, Industry and Career Services, Motion Graphic Design by vicki

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Ex'pert Series - Chip Houghton, February 15, 2013


by vicki

Ex’pert Series with Alex Henning 9/28 10am

September 14, 2012 in Ex'pert Series, Industry and Career Services by vicki

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Ex'pert Series - Alex Henning, September 28, 2012


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Ex’pert Series – Tomáš Jech – Monday, 8/27 10am Meyer Hall

August 14, 2012 in Ex'pert Series by vicki

Ex'pert Series - Tomas Jech, August 27, 2012


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Tomas Jech

Tomas Jech
Riot Games

Join us for the next Ex’pert Series featuring Tomáš Jech.

This lecture will cover a wide variety of topics– industry tips, networking ideas, interview preparation, and being an engaged artist. But there’s more! Everything from dating, to eating, to having a balanced life… this lecture covers it all. Bring your notebooks and pencils… And be sure to ask lots of questions.

Tomáš Jech
graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008. He was an animation intern at Pixar shortly after graduation and went on to animate at major game studios such as Bungie (Halo Reach), Blizzard (Next Gen MMO), and Riot Games (League of Legends). Tomáš has experience interviewing countless artists and has worked in numerous high pressure situations. Most importantly, Tomáš struggles to make art everyday– which is a struggle that both students and professionals know all too well.

Later in the day, from 2:30pm to 4pm, there will be an Afternoon Workshop in Room 563.