September 1, 2010
Aloha students, friends and supporters of the Academy for Creative Media at
the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
ACM ORIENTATION FRIDAY
ACM holds its Fall Orientation for all Majors, Intended Majors, and
interested students on Friday, (September 3) from 4 – 5:15 pm in the Art
Auditorium. Meet the faculty and fellow students. Learn about the ACM
curriculum, advising and how to graduate on time, our annual Student Film
Showcase and Awards, SMART Exchange with Shanghai, upcoming screenings and
awards, and film casting tips. Got a question? It will be answered!
TWO TRIBUTES TO MERATA MITA
Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Noon in Burns Hall Room 2118 at the East-West
Center, the International Culture Studies Program will hold a roundtable,
“Merata Mita and the Idea of a Pacific Cinema.” ACM faculty Konrad Ng, Anne
Misawa, and Marlene Booth will participate in this tribute to our former
colleague, as well as New Zealand playwright and filmmaker Makerita Urale.
Wimal Dissanayake will moderate.
* Merata Mita inspired many ACM students through her courses in Indigenous
Aesthetics, Oral Tradition to Screenplay, and Indigenous Filmmaking. Several
of them, including Ty Sanga, Aina Paikai, and Felicita Garrido will present
their films produced under her tutelage in a special tribute screening
Thursday (Sept. 9) at 7:30pm in Crawford 115.
FILMMAKING AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM
Friday Sept. 10 at 2:30 pm in CR 115, Eric Byler, a Moanalua grad who has
made such celebrated films as Charlotte Sometimes and Americaneese, will
discuss his latest project, 9500 Liberty, a doc on immigration issues in the
U.S. soon to be shown nationwide. This is part of ACM’s Master Class series.
Byler will focus on the intersection of filmmaker and social activist.
STUDENT FILM HONORS
Congratulations to Corinne Theriault whose short Chicken Feed was screened
at the Phoenix International Film Festival. Chicken Feed was an ACM 310
project – a reminder of how even beginning projects can go a long way!
PROF. WANG ON CHINESE FILMS
Prof. George Wang discusses “King Hu and Run Run Shaw: The Clash of Two
Cinema Legends” in the latest issue of the Journal of Chinese Cinema.
SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, ETC.
Jennifer Goya at Mid-Pacific Institute is looking for a volunteer Youth
Media Mentor for the Digital Media Arts program. Contact <email@example.com>
The Colleges of Arts and Sciences invites ACM students to apply for these
scholarships for Spring 2011:
* Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Annual Scholarship ($1,000)
* Jhamandas Watumull Arts & Sciences Scholarship (for UHM Seniors - $2500)
* John Young Scholarship in the Arts ($3,000)
* Rodney P. Santos Scholarship ($1,000)
Deadline for all applications is October 28. For information and to download
FREE SCREENINGS – TUESDAY AFTERNOON FLICKS
Each Tuesday at 1:30 pm, full-length films selected by ACM faculty will be
screened in our conference room, Crawford 202. Coming up:
September 7 Frank and Ollie (U.S) by Theodore Thomas
September 14 Beneath Clouds (Aus) by Ivan Sen
September 21 State of Aloha (HI) by Anne Misawa
September 28 Eagle vs. Shark (NZ) by Taika Waititi
PNM WORKSHPS FOR CREDIT AND FUN
Our friends and partners at Pacific New Media, part of UHM’s Outreach
College, has an extensive menu of workshops during the Fall on various
aspects of filmmaking. One is free, one you can take for 1 credit of ACM
390, and two are offered to ACM students at a 25 percent discount.
* Filmmaking from a Kanaka Maoli Point-of-View. FREE! Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 pm
in the Art Auditorium. A presentation by Kaniela and Ed Joy, featuring a
screening of their film Kekohi, followed by a panel on storytelling in
Hawaiian culture by the Joys, Tuti Baker, Naalehu Anthony, and ACM alum
* Hollywood: The Dream Factory – Prepare yourself & your Script. Available
for 1 credit of ACM 390 (register through Outreach College; normal workshop
fee $200). Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, in Krauss 012. Donna Choo,
director of Creative Affairs at MGM, and consultant to the Sundance
bi-annual screenwriting lab, presents a 2-day workshop on the business of
show business and the practical real world script reading factory and how it
all works. How can an unknown screenwriter get recognized?
* Low Budget Filmmaking in Hawai‘i. 25 percent discount from $100 workshop
fee. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Art 101. The Joy Brothers follow their Friday night
presentation and panel with a short-course workshop on the ins and outs of
low to no budget filmmaking. How to make a low budget film including
auditions, pre and post, and fight and stunt choreography.
* You Can’t Always Fix It in Post: Practical Guidelines for Location Audio.
25 percent discount from $120 workshop fee. Sunday, Nov. 14 in Krauss 012.
John Fielden’s workshop covers mixing and recording professional quality
For all workshops and events, see <www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm>.
ASIAN & PACIFIC FILMS ONLINE ANYTIME
AsiaPacficFilms.com has launched its premiere collection of films on its
secure, streaming website. It’s unlimited viewing for a small fee. It may be
the best small investment you’ll make! That’s the website:
POST YOUR CASTING CALL NOTICES ON ACM WEBSITE
Your film casting call can be posted on the ACM website. Send your flyer as
a jpg file to ACM Production Manager Gregg Ambrosius <firstname.lastname@example.org> a
week before the call date, and it will go up for all to see.
MAKE A GIFT TO ACM
ACM welcomes donations to support our programs, which support our students.
You can make a gift online at www.uhf.hawaii.edu/acm.