Our beloved department chair Professor Ross Morin has recently been awarded with the John S. King Memorial teaching award, which is the highest honor in teaching excellence a professor can receive at the college.
We are so proud and thankful for Professor Morin. His never-ending selfless contributions to our department are the reason we have seen so much success recently. To us he is a mentor, fellow filmmaker, professor, and friend. Congratulations Professor Morin. On behalf of the entire department, we are so grateful.
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The Department of Film Studies proudly invites you to the Fall 2017 Student Film Exhibition. Come out Tuesday, December 12 to see the powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic work of students across our campus. At 7:00pm in Olin 014 we will screen the best fiction and experimental films made this semester. As always - there will be a reception at 6:30 just outside the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and we strongly recommend you arrive early to get a seat as the event has been standing room only for the past two years.
Jack Sholder (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2, Alone in the Dark, The Hidden) made an epic visit to Connecticut College where he gave a masterful master class in shooting master scene. He spent hours meeting individually with students to discuss their work and their future in the film industry. And the main event - a q&a and discussion of the awesomely queer subtext of A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2, the "gayest horror film ever made"!
It's back!!!!! The Department of Film Studies proudly presents the ever-anticipated Halloween party. On Monday, October 30th at 6:30pm, Olin 014 will transform into a spirited spooky halloween celebration! The party of the semester will kickoff with a costume contest, then move into a screening of the cult classic "A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge." The screening will be followed by a quesiton & answer session with special guest Jack Sholder, the director of the film!
Jack Sholder is an award winning, internationally recognized filmmaker, known for his works such as "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge" (1985), "The Hidden" (1987), "Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies" (1999), and "Alone in the Dark" (1982) among many others. In addition, Jack has directed episodes of "Vietnam War Stories," "Tales From The Crypt," "Gabriel's Fire," "Pensacola," and "Tremors," as well as the pilot for Richard Donner’s "The Omen" for NBC.
In 2004, Jack founded the Film & Television Production program at Western Carolina University where he was Professor in the School of Stage & Screen and director of the FTP program until 2017. He currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Bring your friends, bring your enemies, bring your scariest costumes, bring your appetite. You don't want to miss this terrifying event. It's going to be a graveyard smash!
And filmmaking is up and running at Connecticut College! Professor Morin's students in FLM 210, Fundamentals of Motion Picture Production are taking out the cameras for the first time in their college careers. You can feel the excitement as they take their first steps! We can't wait to see the amazing work will they produce during their years here!
Today Brian Newell (www.bnedits.com) visited the Department of Film Studies to talk about working as an editor in the documentary television industry. After his lecture and discussion he spent the afternoon meeting with students to workshop their films and discuss the importance of editing in storytelling.
This year's Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Distinguished Artist is filmmaker, producer, writer, and activist, Judy Richardson. She will be screening films, giving talks, mentoring students, guest lecturing, and holding open office hours for anyone to meet her and talk about film, race, gender, and the film and tv industry. Her month-long residency is going to be amazing. Please join us in welcoming her at the reception this Tuesday. See you there!