A lot of our colleagues are more than likely going to be biting a big financial bullet to join the picket line on Monday, but the goal is to lay the groundwork for EVERYONE to have more humane working conditions as we transition to streaming as the dominant form of media.
If you do get an offer, don't scab. Not only does it undermine this process, the industry is small and it can undermine your prospects in the future. I'll spare the other half of my TED Talk, but in the event anyone has any questions feel free to reach out to me. I'm keeping a finger on the pulse of this situation pretty closely. No problem with educating anyone to the best of my ability.
(Also for the record I am a member of SAG-AFTRA not IATSE.)
Maryland isn't a major crew hub for AMPTP productions like NYC or Atlanta are, but figure this is worth mentioning. If you haven't heard, IATSE, the union representing a large chunk of the people that make film/TV happen are going on strike.
Hi everyone! I’m looking for a videographer for my wedding on 9/4 in Keymar, MD if anyone is interested in making some extra $$$
I am a firm supporter in this school’s message! Nothing is more important than maintaining your creative vision in filmmaking and I look up to the sheer determination brought forth from you all! My thoughts on my own future productions are bright and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with! I always tend to look at other films for inspiration in my own works and one that struck a chord was the film “Ruby in Paradise”, directed by Victor Nunez. It is an amazing film starring Ashley Judd which depicts the life of a young woman getting accustomed to a new environment in Panama City, Florida. It had very unique cinematography, with a grainy, almost “warm” texture to the film and ends on a highly inspirational note. I would highly suggest it to anyone here, as it can be found on VOD and the brief trailer is also available on YouTube!
In a time where it is not as easy to go out and watch a movie, I love seeing the constant discussion about things related to cinema! I wanted to share a trailer I recently came across, for the film Ruby In Paradise, which will be available on VOD for re-release! This refreshing film stars Ashley Judd in her break-out role as Ruby! Ruby invites audiences to journey with her to a small beach town in Florida, where she creates a friendship with her manager at a retail store, and deals with the struggles of young adulthood as she seeks her own identity and independence. Judd’s portrayal of Ruby seems to be a masterpiece of a performance as she showcases the reality of life in a town that holds a reputation for partying and tourism. I can already see the character of Ruby resonating with me as a young adult and I am excited to see where the journey takes her! I definitely recommend watching the trailer on Quiver Distribution’s YouTube channel!
Catch Masha's segment on The Tonight Show's page, in their recap post of last night's episode! Masha's segment begins at 6:40.
McDaniel Cinema graduate Masha Paul '14, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and was gifted a dazzling sweater during the show's 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters segment! Masha works as a Writer/Producer/Editor at NBCUniversal and also co-hosts the movie podcast, Love What I Love.
It is so refreshing to find a program like this that is committed to having an active conversation about film. Because I have been isolated due to quarantine, I have been attempting to find films to support and discuss as a way to maintain my connection to the outside world. In my search for more content that continues the conversation, I found a People Magazine article that highlights the newest documentary from filmmaking duo Josh and Rebecca Tickell called “Kiss the Ground.” The movie provides an optimistic, simple solution to climate change that is focused on regenerative agriculture, and I think it will be a catalyst that can inspire us to make the changes we need in the fight to save our planet. It is narrated by Woody Harrelson, and features influential celebrities like Ian Somerhalder, Jason Mraz, and Rosario Dawson. I’m really excited for what this movie has the potential to accomplish, and I can’t wait to learn more about the process of making it during the talented team’s virtual watch party and Q&A following the film’s release to Netflix on September 22nd. The party starts at 9 pm EDT. Let me know if you’ll be there!
Carroll Lutheran Village is a retirement community and nursing home in Westminster, MD, near McDaniel College. The McDaniel music students usually perform for the residents at CLV each semester, but, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have not been able to this spring.
Carroll Lutheran Village has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there have been cases of COVID-19 at CLV. In order to help the residents and staff facing this crisis, I have been working with CLV and McDaniel music students and professors to organize a virtual music concert fundraiser, to help Carroll Lutheran Village as they face this crisis.
Students and professors have sent me videos of themselves performing, and I am editing all of the footage into an hour-and-a-half-long music concert/fundraiser.
The concert will be broadcasted on Caroll Lutheran Village's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CarrollLutheranVillage)
next Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM.
If you are able, please watch the concert and/or share this post and flyer! Please tell your friends and family, neighbors, etc. through social media, text, email, or how ever you can. We would love for as many people to know about the concert as possible, in order to gain as much support for Carroll Lutheran Village as we can.
Thank you so much! ❤️💕🙏
Hi, fellow cinema students/graduates! I just wanted to let you know about a cinema/music project that I have been working on for the last several months and to ask you for your support.
Has anyone seen More Than Honey directed by Markus Imhoof? More Than Honey is a documentary on Film Festival Flix showing the difficulties bees are faced with and how important they are to our environment. I just watched it this weekend on Film Festival Flix and wow, there are some breathtaking shots throughout the film. If you have yet to see it, you can easily view it on Film Festival Flix, an online streaming platform with a ton of indie films to choose from. They are currently offering a free trial as well!
Casting call for a feature length film, exploring drug abuse, mental illness, failed relationships and 21st century morals.
Everyone wanted, no prior experience needed. Email me at [email protected]
for more details.
Want To Star In A Film!
I just saw a film that's non traditional and it was really good. It's called Empathy Inc. It was directed by Yedidya Gorsetman. What was really creatively unique was that the film was shot on black and white film. It embraced the film noir style but yet it was a modern day sci fi. Really cool
I learned a lot about Virtual Production while working with the Mocap Team on Avenger’s Endgame (my supervisor had a hand in making Gollum come to life). Considering that these big blockbuster motion pictures are the source of hundreds of jobs and aren’t going away anytime soon take some time to learn about this cutting edge field, it might come in handy one day.
Cheers Cinemates! Go get to shooting!
So it was a bit more heated of a discussion a few months ago surrounding the Lion King remake, but I figure its worth it to share this page from Weta Digital to explain with a brief overview what virtual production is and why films like the remake of The Lion King are considered live action and not an animation.