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Grace Lee | lecture and screening

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Grace Lee
Wednesday, November 18
Colloquium Room, Contemporary Art Center
Award winning filmmaker and producer (‘American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs’, Peabody Award, Sundance Fellow) will be giving a noontime lecture discussing her work in documentary and narrative filmmaking, followed by a screening of her experimental documentary and narrative fusion feature ‘Janeane from Des Moines.’







In ‘Janeane from Des Moines’ a conservative Iowa housewife’s personal and political convictions are severely tested as she seeks answers from the Republican presidential candidates leading up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses.

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We’re Just Getting Started

Check out the new 2 minute promo we produced here in Digital Filmmaking for the launch of the 2015-16 school year at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine! The project was directed by faculty member Bryan Jackson, shot by guest DP Quyen Tran, edited by DigiFilm alum Austin Kearsley and features music by Steve Chieh-Wei Chiu. Voice over is provided by Interim Dean Stephen Barker.
It was shot on the Canon C500 using TheSlider for those amazingly smooth movements and was lit with Kino Celebs. Thanks to David Rincon, DigiFilm Lab Manager helping put it all together, and Provost Enrique Lavernia and his staff for assisting with his interview portion. As Dean Barker says, “we have a brilliant future ahead of us, and we’re just getting started.”

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Saturday Academy

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We’re hosting our Fall UC Irvine DigiFilm Saturday Academy on November 14, 2015. We will showcase new camera and lighting technology, discuss directing and creative storytelling ideas. You’ll work side by side with students from our program, and we’ll shoot a scene for a short film. It’s a great way for high school students who are interested in filmmaking to gain on-set experience and insight into our program.