November 9, 2010
Aloha students, friends and supporters of the Academy for Creative Media at
the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENT INTERNS!
UHM Academy for Creative Media Students are already knee-deep in the
professional waters through internships with local productions and studios:
* Hawai‘i Animation Studios – Fabrice Ayivi-Ga Togbassa, Ian Constable,
Kenton Kami, Jose Marzan, Justin Oasay, Ryan Osakoda, & Kala Tye.
* Hawai‘i 5-0 – James Goodson, Evan Loney, John Tes, & Corinne Theriault.
* Talk Story Productions – Paulo Kobayashi, Christy Sumida, & Marshall Wu.
Some students also enjoyed some short-term work with Pirates of the
Caribbean in its final week of shooting. Look for internship and volunteer
experience opportunities in these occasional E-Newsletters.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENT AWARD WINNERS!
* Lana Dang and Marie Iwasaki are the ACM Student Achievement Awardees for
Fall 2010. The awards are provided by the Chancellor’s Office to be used for
tuition and educational expenses for the Spring 2011 semester.
* Marshall Wu,Paulo Kobayashi, and Shanghai University student Oscar Zhang
won the best ACM Student Film Award from EuroCinema Hawai‘i, part of this
year’s Hawai‘i International Film Festival. Their three-part production, “A
Summer, A Boy, and A Cab” was shot in Shanghai this summer as a
collaborative co-production of ACM’s SMART Exchange.
FREE SCREENING, ACTING WORKSHOP & ANIMATION SUPERSTARS
* Cinema Italiano in Hawai‘i, along with Palisades Tartan distributors and
the UHM Art Department offer a free screening Saturday (Nov. 13) of “La
Prima Cosa Bella” (The First Beautiful Thing) by Paulo Virzi. It’s a Hawai‘i
Premiere for Italy’s official entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Award. It begins at 6:30 pm in the Art Auditorium, followed by a
discussion of contemporary Italian Film by scholars from the U.S. and Italy.
Get there early for a sample of free gelato!
* Kapiolani Community College’s New Arts Lecture series features three
outstanding animators Monday (Nov. 15) to discuss “Character Design, the
Creative Process,” at 7-9:30 pm in OHIA 118 on the KCC campus. Carlos
Grangel, Nicolas Marlet, & Carter Goodrich are the super heroes of Character
Design for Feature Animation. Among their film credits are “Kung Fu Panda,”
“Over the Hedge,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Ratatouille,” “Despicable,”
“Corpse Bride,” “Sprit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” & “Shark Tale.”
* Renowned actress and Golden Globe Award winner Irene Bedard (“Smoke
Signals,” “Lakota Woman,” voice of “Pocahontas”) will give a free acting
workshop & film forum Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1 pm in the Art Auditorium,
presented by the UHM Native American Student Association.
WOMEN IN MEDIA: CONVERSATION WITH MARSHA POSNER WILLIAMS
Asst. Prof. George Wang will conduct the conversation with the multiple Emmy
and Golden Globe Award winning producer of such TV hits as “Soap” “Night
Court,” and “The Golden Girls.” Marsha Posner Williams will explore women in
media with an emphasis on gender equality – on screen and off. The UHM
Diversity and Equity Initiative is co-sponsoring this special presentation
Dec. 2 from 1:30- 4:15 pm in ARCH 101A.
As registration time draws near and you’re looking for a course to satisfy
one of the two electives for the Creative Media major, consider Asian
Studies 491I: South Asia, Film and Society, which will meet Tuesdays 1:30-3
pm and Thursdays 1:30-4:30 pm. Instructor is Miriam Sharma
INTERNSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, ETC.
INTERNSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, ETC.
* A production company shooting a program for the Travel Channel is looking
for volunteer Pas. They are shooting Nov. 15-17. Contact Samantha Ceillemi
* Pacific Roller Derby is looking for help to produce promotions, trailers
and game films. Contact Sylvia Flores at <email@example.com>.
* Attention Alumni and soon-to-be graduates: The Directors Guild is taking
applications for its 2-year New York Assistant Director Training Program.
Graduates are qualified to join the DGA as Second Asst. Directors.
<www.dgatrainingprogram.org>. Application Deadline Dec. 1.
* Smithsonian Institution Fall 2011 Internship. An opportunity for UHM Arts
& Sciences majors. Application materials at
Deadline Feb. 4, 2011.
FESTIVALS & CONTESTS
REMINDER: ALL ACM films submitted for festivals and contests must first be
cleared by Production Manager Gregg Ambrosius. No exceptions. See him BEFORE
you send anything off.
* Visual Effects Society Student Awards.
Deadline Nov. 30.
* Tribeca All Access Program. Submit your script to win $10,000 to produce
your film. <www.tribecafilminstitute.org/taa>. Deadline Dec. 8.
* Ivy Film Festival – the world’s largest student-run festival, April
18-24th at Brown University, Providence RI <www.ivyfilmfestival.com>.
Deadline Dec. 31.
* Big Island Film Festival (May 11-15). Several ACM Student Films have won
awards at this growing and well-run festival. Deadline Jan. 1
* European Independent Film Festival, April 1-3 in Paris.
<www.ecufilmfestival.com> Deadline Dec. 19.
* 8th International Independent Film Festival (May 5-15) in Lisboa,
Portugal. Deadline Jan. 28 <www.indielisboa.com>.
* NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth, April 28-May 1,
Seattle). <www.NFFTY.org <http://www.NFFTY.org> > Deadline Jan. 31, 2011.
CHANGES AND ADDITIONS IN PACIFIC NEW MEDIA WORKSHOPS
* 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
* Low Budget Filmmaking in Hawai‘i. 25 percent discount for ACM Students
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.
* NEW WORKSHOP: Behind the Scenes: On Location in Hawai`i with Donne Dawson,
Saturday, Dec 4 9 am-3pm • UHM Krauss 012 (Yukiyoshi Room), $75 workshop
fee. Master the basics of film permitting and production tax credits from
the state’s former film commissioner. The one-day workshop covers what you
need to know to navigate the state system including cultural and
environmental issues as they pertain to filming in the Islands.
* RE-SCHEDULED: You Can’t Always Fix It in Post: Practical Guidelines for
Location Audio. 25 percent discount from $120 workshop fee. Now set for
Sunday, Dec. 5 in Krauss 012. John Fielden’s workshop covers mixing and
recording professional quality audio.
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.