November 30th at 6:30pm, the Woodbridge campus of NOVA will be hosting a panel forum of four filmmakers, who will share their stories, their creative processes, and answer questions for all those involved. It is completely free and open to anyone interested in attending.
The event will take place in the Lakeside Theatre on the first floor and it should be a wonderful opportunity to find out what it takes to be a movie director.
Just an update of the busy semester that has been:
The campus theatre department just wrapped on their production of “Bus Stop.” It was a fun time with some notable acting talent. Hats off to Dr. Eric Trumball for his creative direction.
PHT 130 students finished principal photography on their class music video project. We enter post production now and everyone is anxious to see the final outcome. Also, these same students are working on their final video projects and their class documentary. They are keeping busy but, hopefully, getting a great experience in the process.
Kelly Cochran, English faculty, is leading her dramatic writing students through the steps needed to write a script. One lucky student will have his or her work created into a short movie in the spring by the students in the PHT 131 (Video II) class. We are excited about this collaborative process. I will just have to contain my enthusiasm until the semester starts.
The Filmmaking Club has been working on their own projects, both as individuals and an entire group. They finished auditions this past week for the main roles of their group project. I won’t reveal any plot details until the production is completed. Just keep checking back to find out the status on this project.
And what about Professor Bryan Brown, you may ask? He has been involved in just about everything to do with film on this campus. In fact, he has planned a big event for November 30th, but you will have to read the other blog post to find out what he has cooking…