On the set of VCU Summer intensive productions
VCU Cinema program ranked in 2017 as VA’s top film school – Students shoot on 35mm film
with Rob Tregenza
yes they still shoot on 35mm!
the Talk before the shoot
with Sedik, NOVA Alexandria Alum
with Dr. Rob Tregenza, Director of VCU Cinema program and Kirk Kjeldsen, MFA, faculty.
On the set of 2017-2018 FCI production on Climate Change
Directing Workshop 2017-18
Dr. Jill Biden, faculty in the English Department, NOVA and Dr. Annette Haggray, Provost of NOVA Alexandria dropped by on our set.
Presenting the members of the 2017-2018 Film Collaborative International (FCI)
We are excited about our film projects this year and gearing up for the story idea competition. Screenwriting students are eagerly waiting to turn the finalist’s idea into a script.
2017 George Mason University – Film and Video Studies program ice cream social with my former film students – NOVA alums, now in FAVS program
On the set of Spring 2017 FCI production: Between 2 Worlds
Directing Workshop 2016-17
Trip to Manzanillo, Cuba to link up with faculty in the Arts (March 2017)
with Prof. Mayelin (Prof of Dance) & Lic. Ramón Leonardo Cabrera Figueredo (Cinema Scholar & Critique)
with Professors in the Arts from University of Granma, Cuba
Manzanillo, Cuba – images
Photo by: Consuelo Pena © 2016 Film Collaborative International – Alexandria
On the set of Spring 2016 FCI production: an International collaboration of Final Exam
Photo by: various FCI members © 2016 Film Collaborative International – Alexandria
Fulbright Specialist program in in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – Fall 2015
2015 Fulbright Program “from Script to Screen workshop” productions stills:
2015 US Embassy – Ethiopia
“Telling HerStory” screenwriting workshop focused on using the art of film and screenwriting to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues.
On the set of Spring 2015 FCI productions
Directing Workshop 2014-15
It’s a wrap! 3 Productions for Spring 2015 Directing Workshop wrapped on schedule!
more production stills coming soon….
and for some artistic production stills….
Photo by: Anh Nguyen © 2015 Film Collaborative – Alexandria
On the set of Spring 2014 FCI productions
Directing Workshop 2013-14
4 Productions wrapped on schedule!
Production for the films that were slated for mid-semester (Spring 2014) has wrapped. Thanks be to GOD, students from the collaborative shot 4 short films in 3 days! Below are the productions stills:
The Shoot: Day 3 (and final day) March 15, 2014- a 16-hour shoot @ NOVA Alexandria – Tyler Bldg.
In conference for Niia’s shoot
Tatiana, line producer+AD+PM still smiling at 7 in the AM
Director Niia breakdowns her vision for the scene
Actor Alex rehearsing…or day dreaming?
Alex trying out for America’s next top model
Tatiana’s smile faded 10 hours later
Charmonix: “guys, why are you all staring at me?”
I’m watching you all!
knowledge transfer – Niko: “the best way to hold the boom is this way”
Director Erik getting ready for his shoot
Erik in deep thought…Director mode
Tatiana setting up the next shot
Erik’s set; setting up the shot
Nice…are you sure this room is in Tyler?
Erik in conference with DP
Erik directing his actor
16 hours later…it’s a wrap!
16 hours later…it’s a wrap! REALLY!
warning: creepy Timmy was spotted on the Alexandria campus!
slate: last day shoot
The Shoot: Day 2 – March 2, 2014 – a 7-hour shoot @ Arlington Independent Media – Studio
Welcome to AIM!
Director: what do i do now? Line Producer: uuhh call Action!
oh yeah…and ACTION!
Director Alex pretending to direct but really thinking of his next union break
no paparazzis on the set!
but we have an electronic slate!!!
“Prof. Lucy am getting extra credit for this right?”
“Wow I didn’t know it took so much to make a film”
the director on a union break while Tatiana, Line Producer in a panic
DP aka NIKO in conference
acting in a film within a film
Lucy: “Niko are these kids driving you crazy yet?”
director on another union break
Day 2 – it’s a wrap…well maybe not
The Shoot: Day 1 – March 1, 2014 – a 16-hour shoot @ NOVA Alexandria – Tyler Bldg.
Before we start, we give Thanks!
Director discussing shot with DP
Semear being a cool extra
but we have an electronic slate
camera shy extras
Saed on the boom mic
Director Niia discussing shot with DP
in addition to directing I can also act
Director reflecting on directing
no paparazzis allowed on the set
I swear he is drinking almond milk!
ok it’s wrap!
The Casting Call:
what does a line producer do again?
a producer’s job is to just look pretty
Director Alex auditioning actors
a line producer’s job is all that???
Director David breaking the 4th wall
when am bored during auditions I draw
Alex auditioning actors…or drawing?
we can be artistic while working hard
Director Niia auditioning actors with Jessi next to her
Director giving direction
Director Niia giving direction with a smile
Santino doing Bruce Lee
Producer & Director hard at work
Director and Line Producer side by side
we can be artistic while working hard part 2
Director and Producer side by side
Producer? not sure doing what?
“you see, this scene is about…”
the audition captured on camera
Producer distracting Director
uhhhh on a serious note though
Photo by: Santino Fernandez © 2014 Film Collaborative – Alexandria
Fall 2013 – On a documentary shoot – “The Art of Political Change – Union of Concerned Artists”
- Working on documentary “The Art of Political Change – The Union of concerned Artists”
2013 48 hours Film project
NOVA Alexandria film students took part in the 48 hours film project after taking one Directing Course – my warriors!
After the screening of their film at the American Film Institute, posing for the paparazzi 🙂
- After screening of their film at the American Film Institute