University of Miami School of Communication is hosting several hands-on and interactive events during this year’s FilmGate Interactive Creative Conference.
Guests can explore dynamic student and faculty work, meet cinema and interactive media creators and innovators, and attend informative workshops and panels with the school’s faculty.
Director Susan Seidelman, known for Desperately Seeking Susan, She-Devil, and episodes of Sex and the City, will lead several master classes and host a screening at University of Miami School of Communication from February 24-26.
Four School of Communication professors received 2016 Provost’s Research Awards, which will provide salary support and direct research costs to the faculty for a wide range of research projects. School of Communication faculty received four awards, one in the arts discipline and three for research in the social sciences. Professors Sanjeev Chatterjee, Lien Tran, Gunwoo Yoon, and Nick Carcioppolo are this year’s recipients from the School of Communication.
Dillard High School in Broward County is home to one of the country’s most successful high school jazz bands. Sweet Dillard is a documentary that follows the Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble through its struggles and triumphs during the 2014 academic year.
Award-winning Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall is coming to the Cosford Cinema at University of Miami to present on Meaning and Ideas in Film Design on February 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the School of Communication at UM, the event is open to the public and admission is free. The presentation will include clips of her work followed by a Q&A session.
University of Miami graduate Gretchen Schroeder, B.S.C. in Motion Pictures ’15, accepted a position as an American Cinema Editors Intern. Only two recent college graduates with experience in, and a passion for, film editing are chosen nation-wide to be a part of this four-week program each year. Schroeder is one of only two UM alumni who have been offered this internship; the other UM alumna who interned at ACE is Rachel Schreibman, B.S.C. Motion Pictures ’10, in 2011.