Prof. Lucy in class teaching

Film classes I am teaching this semester:

Teaching @ NOVA

In their own words:

NOVA Alexandria Film Students & Alumni discuss the film courses they took:

Fall 2020 – Film classes @ NOVA Alexandria

we don’t just train filmmakers, we mold social activists with cameras

    Classes with Prof. Lucy G/E 

CST 120-001A (38861) Screenwriting – We 11:10AM – 2:05PM – Aug 24, 2020-Dec 14, 2020 (16-week session)
CST 151-60YA(38867) Film Appreciation I – Th 11:10AM – 1:50PM – Aug 24, 2020-Oct 19, 2020 (8-week session – hybrid)
CST 152-80YA(21865) Film Appreciation II – Th 11:10AM – 1:50PM – Oct 20, 2020-Dec 14, 2020 (8-week session – hybrid)
CST 250-80YA(21863) The Art of The Film – Tu 11:10AM – 1:50PM – Oct 20, 2020-Dec 14, 2020 (8-week session – hybrid)
CST 298-60YA(22605) Seminar And Project – Tu 11:10AM – 1:50PM – Aug 24, 2020-Oct 19, 2020 (8-week session – hybrid)

Classes with Prof. Mark Moore   

ART 160 -060A (22467) Film Production I – TuTh 11:10AM – 2:40PM – 08/24/2020 – 10/19/2020 (8-week session – hybrid)
ART 161 – 080A (37966) Film Production II – TuTh 11:10AM – 2:55PM – 10/20/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8-week session – hybrid)
CST 151 – 001A (38868) Film Appreciation I – We 6:30PM – 9:25PM 08/24/2020 – 12/14/2020 (16-week session)
PHT 274 – 01YA (40076) Digital Film Editing and Post Production – Fr    9:35AM – 1:30PM -08/24/2020 – 12/14/2020 (16-week session)

Summer 2020 @ NOVA Alexandria 

NOVA Alexandria Cinema students get to discuss film industry with industry professionals

Due to COVID 19, Cinema students who needed to fulfill their internship requirement, in Summer 2020, where left without any options. Cinema faculty moved to action and with admin blessings, modified this requirement to a Capstone course. The Capstone course, in addition to course work, included a component where students would interact with industry professionals.

Prof. Lucy G/E reached out to people in her network and lined up a series of guest speakers, who graciously, answered the call, volunteered their time to share their expertise with her students. Cinema students got to interact in class (via zoom) with the following film professionals and academics:

Mika Pryce is the Head of Development at Don Cheadle’s new production company, Radicle Act Productions. The aim of Radicle Act is to center historically marginalized voices across a number of platforms including television, film and theater.

Previously, she was an executive at Universal Pictures where she worked on titles such as Good Boys, Little and Blumhouse’s Get Out. Prior to Universal, Pryce worked as an executive at the independent production company and financier Red Granite Pictures.

Pryce attended the Peter Stark Producing Program in Los Angeles. During her studies there, she worked at CAA’s investment bank, Evolution Media Capital, before going on to work in foreign sales at Lionsgate International and then at the Warner Bros. based Langley Park Pictures. Before moving to Los Angeles she worked in physical production in New York City.

Alrick Brown is Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Film and Television at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts. An award winning writer and director, Alrick graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and a Masters of Education. He received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Education is Alrick’s first calling, but he found his medium, film, after visiting the slave castle of Elmina, in Ghana, during a two-year tour with the Peace Corps in Cote d’Ivoire. The interactions with the people of his village, and his overall experiences in West Africa, informed his creative expression. An expression first fostered by his birth in Kingston, Jamaica and migration to, and upbringing in Plainfield, New Jersey. An activist and highly sought public speaker, Alrick’s commitment to social, political and economic justice, and revealing the heart of the world through the craft of storytelling is what draws audiences and peers to his work.  Alrick’s cinematic reach includes credits on the small screen as director, producer and writer on a variety of projects – ABC’s Final Witness, ESPN’s short doc series Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joint, and Investigative Discoveries Emmy-Award winning series A Crime Two Remember. His published work has appeared in the Huffington Post as well as the New Jersey English Journal.

Featured in Filmmaker Magazine as the “New Faces of Independent Film Making (Links to an external site.)”,  Alrick has a long filmography to his credit.  His collective body of film work has screened in numerous festivals worldwide, earning several honors. Among them is the HBO Life Through Your Lens Emerging Filmmaker Award for the critically acclaimed documentary Death of Two Sons. Alrick’s first feature, Kinyarwanda, was recipient of the prestigious Sundance World Cinema Audience Award.  He has previously taught undergraduate courses on the African American image in cinema at Rutgers University, film production at The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, and at Goddard College where he was a faculty advisor for the Interdisciplinary Arts MFA program.

Hans Charles studied cinema at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and worked for Tracey Edmonds (Soulfood, Set it Off), Bridget Davis (Sister Act II, Hav Plenty) and Patrick Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Ark) at Edmonds Entertainment. Later, he pursued his MFA in film at Howard University’s school of communication. While a graduate student, he produced his first feature, Like Water, then developed an eye for cinematography. He has shot for a range of directors, including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay (Venus Vs.) and Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom, Sparkle) and has worked on several films, including Entre Nos, Pariah, Middle of Nowhere, and Mother of George. They’ve screened at festivals all over the world, including Urban World Film Festival, the New York City Latino Film Festival, OutFest, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Zanzibar Film Festival, the Black Star film festival, HBO and ESPN. Charles has been a professor of cinematography at Howard University and is currently working on BET network’s new television series, The Start Up.

The docuseries he shot “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Links to an external site.)” was screened at Sundance in 2019 and is now on Showtime.  Hans Charles was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for the movie 13TH by Ava Duvernay – Academy Award Nominated and Best Documentary BAFTA / Independent Spirit Awards. “One Angry Black Man”, a film he shot and produced in 2018, was picked up for distribution and is now available on demand.  MFA, Cinematography, Howard University (2010)

Fred Northfeatured recently in Vulture Magazine, is a sought after an aerial Cinematographer/Stunt Pilot, who is credited with his work on the series “”Fast & The Furious” franchise films. Fred works around the world and lives in LA. He has traveled the world shooting for films from the air in some of the most amazing places in the world. Here is a list of his filmography on Imdb: Fred North Filmmography. Fred has agreed to speak to my students about his work and give them insight into a world that is not even covered in film courses “Aerial Cinematography”. From his website, more on Fred North.

Kinyette S. Newman is the Vice President of Production Finance and Operations at TV One. She is responsible for managing all aspects of production finance, tax credit incentive programs and the greenlight process for all original programming and acquisitions. She joined the company in 2005 as Director of Production Management.

Prior to TV One, Miss Newman worked for Discovery Communications where she was a Production Manager, providing budget oversight for original programming for Discovery Channel, TCL, Animal Planet, Discovery Health Discovery Times and Travel Channel for 5 years.

Miss Newman began her career in production management with Discovery Communications as a production coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Communication from George Mason University and an MFA in Film from Howard University.

She is a member of the Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority where she served as Financial Secretary from 2010-2012 and was appointed Assistant Financial Secretary in 2013. She currently serves as the Chaplain since being appointed in 2016.

Jordan Mattos is a New York-based film distributor with over 10 years of experience in licensing content in the USA.  Since 2006 he has led the theatrical and home entertainment distribution of hundreds of films from Europe, Africa and South America at arthouse label IndiePix. In 2016 he founded sales company Aspect Ratio, working with international producers seeking to enter the US market. In 2018 he co-founded Cinemarket, a blockchain based digital market aimed at producers looking to license films to international buyers, which launched at the Marche du Film in Cannes. Jordan is currently the US programming consultant for Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival, and Head of Industry for the Toronto Queer Film Festival.

Aspect Ratio – https://www.instagram.com/aspectratiofilms/

Yared Zeleke was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, until he immigrated to the U.S. at the age of ten. Zeleke earned his MFA in Writing and Directing at New York University, where his thesis short film, Lottery Boy, earned him an award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Agency in 2012.

Zeleke’s first feature, Lamb, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. It was the first Ethiopian film to be included in the “Official Selection”. The North American premier was at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lamb garnered much press with positive reviews from major media outlets including the
BBC, CNN, PBS, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the
New York Times. In the November issue of Variety magazine that year, Zeleke was
featured among the “10 Screenwriters to Watch”.

Lamb made the shortlist for the 2016 Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film Award. It has
since been nominated as well as winning “Best Film” prizes in many worldwide festivals.
Lamb has sold to over thirty territories, including the U.S. and China.
Zeleke is currently working on his second feature script, Sunbirds, which was awarded a
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. The screenplay has also received a grant from the
San Francisco Film Society for 2016/17. Presently, the Sundance Institute is mentoring
Zeleke on Sunbirds through its FilmTwo Initiative.


Cinematography Lecture/Workshop @ NOVA Alexandria

Andrew Jorgensen, professional Cinematographer, Gaffer and GMU Film & Video Department – Technical Coordinator, gave Cinema students a Cinematography & Lighting Lecture/Workshop to Cinema students on the Alexandria campus in the Spring 2020 semester.

Andrew Jorgensen, has worked in a variety of roles in the entertainment industry, from live theatre, to film exhibition and production for over a decade. Andrew currently works as the Technical Coordinator for the Film Program at George Mason University, where he oversees the programs vast array of production equipment, computer labs and also proudly mentors over 200 student filmmakers per year through his office and in the classroom. In addition to Andrew’s role at GMU, he also works as a freelance Cinematographer, Gaffer, and Grip for both TV and Independent Film Production in the Greater Washington DC Area. As an independent filmmaker, Andrew is finishing postproduction on his first short film, The Sun and The Medicine Man slated to be released later this year.  For more information visit ajorgensenfilm.com

 


Spring 2020 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E @ NOVA Alexandria 

we don’t just train filmmakers, we mold social activists with cameras
ART 161-002A (48787) Film Production IITuesdays 11am – 2:40pm – 16-week (Jan 13 – May 11)
CST 120-020A (43017) Screenwriting – Wednesdays 11am – 2:45pm – 12-week (February 10 – May 11)
CST 151-60YA (32745) Film Appreciation I – Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm – 1st 8-week (Jan 13 – March 8)
CST 270-001A (19747) Film Directing – Thursdays 3pm – 6:40pm – 16-week (Jan 13 – May 11)
CST 250-81YA (48791) The Art of Film – Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm – 2nd 8-week (March 16 – May 11)
CST 198-60YA (20450) Seminar & Project: Portfolio I – Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm – 1st 8-week (Jan 13 – March 8)

Fall 2019 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E @ NOVA Alexandria 

we don’t just train filmmakers, we mold social activists with cameras

ART 160 – 001A (46962) – Film Production I – (16 weeks)

Tuesdays 11am – 2:40 pm

CST 120-040A (44870) – Screenwriting – (14 weeks)

Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:35pm 

CST 250-B0YA (30990) – The Art of Film – (2nd 8-week session)

Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:50pm 

CST 198-60YA (48178) – Seminar & Project (Portfolio) – (1st 8-week session)

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm (1 credit)

CST 298-B0YA (48179) – Seminar & Project (Portfolio) – (2nd 8-week session)

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm (3 credits)

CST 151-60YA (44881) – Film Appreciation I – (1st 8-weeks session)

Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm

 


In their own words:

NOVA Alexandria Film Students & Alumni discuss the film courses they took:

SUMMER 1st Session of 2018 – May 29th – July 2nd   Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E @ NOVA Alexandria 

we don’t just train filmmakers, we mold social activists with cameras

CST 120 – Y90A (15513) – Screenwriting – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-8:05pm 
CST 151-Y90A (13777) – Film Appreciation I – Mondays & Wednesdays 9am – 11:05am
CST 151 – Y91A (13887) – Film Appreciation I – Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am – 11:05 am
CST 152 – Y90A (19899) – Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm – 3:05pm 

Learn to Write for the Big Screen @ NOVA Alexandria – check out sample scripts from students who took this class & wrote a script for the first time ever!

(click here)

SPRING 2018 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E:  Alexandria Campus – we don’t just train filmmakers, we mold social activists with cameras.


FALL 2017 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E: (Alexandria Campus)

Watch the short films linked below, made by my film students to promote film classes I teach: (films written, directed and produced by members of the Film Collaborative International)

Fall 2017 Film classes line up NOVA AL
CST 151 Film Appreciation I –  3 sections:

(evening session); CST 151- 001A; class no. 20048; Wednesdays 6pm – 8:50pm; Aug. 21st – December 17th 2017 

(day session); 1st 8-week session – CST 151- B12A; class no. 20364; Wednesdays 11am – 1:50pm (hybrid); Aug. 21st – October 15th 2017. 

(day session); 1st 8-week session – CST 151- B10A; class no. 19795;  Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm (hybrid); Aug. 21st – October 15th 2017.

After taking this class, you will sound intelligent when you talk to your friends about films…or your friends will avoid watching films with you!

Watch what happened to Timmy (we affectionately call him Creepy Timmy) after he took CST 151 Film Appreciation I: Timmy’s Turmoil

CST 120-B90A Screenwriting – [class no. 19875] cross listed with ENG 219-B01A Creative Writing – Drama [class no. 20159]

Tuesdays 11:00am-12:15pm (hybrid) Aug. 21st – December 17th 2017

You will learn how to write the script that you always wanted to write but didn’t know how to…Adam took this class; see what happened to him in Dreams (please watch until the very end; this film continues after credits roll); check out some of the scripts written by students who took CST 120 Screenwriting.

CST 152-B20A Film Appreciation II – [class no. 20077]

[2nd 8-week session]; Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm (hybrid); October 18th – December 17th 2017]

Ok, so we have not made a film about this class (YET) but still a cool class! Watch films by Spike Lee, Tarratino, Wes Anderson and more…This class focuses on contemporary cinema; if you think you will sound intelligent after Film Appreciation I…wait till you see what you sound like after taking Film Appreciation II

 


SPRING 2017 – Film Classes with

Prof. Lucy G/E

(Alexandria Campus)

Spring 2017 Film Classes (click here)

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FALL 2016 – Film Classes with Prof. Lucy G/E (Alexandria Campus)

Film classes in Fall 2016

 


To promote Spring 2016 second 8-week session Film Class line-up, I visited our library and interacted with students who stopped by with questions:

Alexandria Library Visit


SPRING 2016 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E: (Alexandria Campus) 

Spring 2016 Film Class line up here


FALL 2015 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E: (Alexandria Campus)

List of Film Classes here


SPRING 2015 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E: (Alexandria Campus)

List of film classes here


FALL 2014 – Film classes with prof. Lucy G/E: (Alexandria Campus)

Watch the short films linked below, made by my film students to promote film classes I teach: (films written, directed and produced by members of the Film Collaborative International)

CST 151 Film Appreciation I – (evening session); class no. 41096; Wednesdays 6pm – 8:50pm; Aug. 16th – December 16th 2014 or (day session; 1st 8-week session); class no. 15559; Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm (hybrid); Aug. 16th – October 12th 2014. After taking this class, you will sound intelligent when you talk to your friends about films…or your friends will avoid watching films with you!

Watch what happened to Timmy (we affectionately call him Creepy Timmy) after he took CST 151 Film Appreciation I: Timmy’s Turmoil

CST 120 Screenwritting – [class no. 15740; Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:45pm (hybrid) Aug. 16th – December 16th 2014]  You will learn how to write the script that you always wanted to write but didn’t know how to…Adam took this class; see what happened to him in Dreams (please watch until the very end; this film continues after credits roll); check out some of the scripts written by students who took CST 120 Screenwriting.

CST 295 Film Directing (Until we get a legit course number for it) – Learn to be like Tarrantino…NOT! Learn what Directing really means. Learn to develop a shooting script, boss around actors and much more…watch what we do (Oh wait this one is not offered until the Spring; but still wanted you to watch the film 🙂

CST 140 Acting for the Camera – [2nd 8-week session; class no. 15675; Tuesdays 6pm – 8:50pm (hybrid); October 15th – December 16th 2014] Are you shy? Do you walk around campus un-noticed? Jack did too…that is before he took CST 140 Acting for the Camera! Learn to act for the big screen…and be transformed into a cool cat! Really! Watch what this class did to Jack

CST 152 Film Appreciation II – [2nd 8-week session; class no. 62579; Thursdays 11am – 1:50pm (hybrid); October 15th – December 16th 2014] Ok, so we have not made a film about this class (YET) but still a cool class! Watch films by Spike Lee, Tarratino, Wes Anderson and more…This class focuses on contemporary cinema; if you think you will sound intelligent after Film Appreciation I…wait till you see what you sound like after taking Film Appreciation II

 

 


 

SUMMER 2014 – ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS!

  • CST 120-141A (course # 11510) Screenwriting – May 19th – June 29th –Tuesdays from 4pm -7:20pm
  • CST 151 – 140A – Film Appreciation I (course # 11370) – May 19th – June 29th – Wednesdays from 10am -1:30pm – Day section
  • CST 151 – 142A – Film Appreciation I (course # 18456) – May 19th – June 29th – Wednesdays from 6pm -9:40pm – Evening section

 

SPRING 2014: 

CST 295 Topics in: Film Directing (CST 295 261A; class number 65020) is offered the second eight week of Spring 2014; course name listed as “CST 295 Topics in:” the film directing part of the name appears only when you click on “CST 295 Topics in:” (students in the past have been confused as “Film Directing” doesn’t appear on the course name).

Learn how to make films!

What: CST 295 Topics in: Film Directing – class number 65020

When: 2nd 8-week session (Hybrid) – Spring 2014

Date & Time: Tuesdays from 6pm – 8:50pm

This class will be actively involved in the making of a documentary film called “Gabriel’s Rebellion” a NOVA – Alexandria Production

Register NOW!

Film Classes line up Spring 2014 – NOVA Alexandria Campus

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