Click here to watch an insightful, inspiring speech from John Cleese at Video Arts on Creativity. He reminds us of the value space, time, confidence, and humor have in our ability to tap into our full creative potential. Some of the ideas are present in Old School New School.
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In the past few days here in NYC, we’ve recorded Brian Cox, McCoy Tyner and Francisco Mela for Old School New School, our inspirational study on creativity and how young people can reach their full creative potential.
Brian proved a true delight, a gracious host, and was so animated and electric when he spoke I’ve no doubt his appearance in the movie will be a highlight.
With McCoy I’ve never laughed so much during a recorded conversation. He displays such a lively spirit, even though in his 70s, the child within him is still alive and vibrant. He’s such a playful, fun-loving soul.
Francisco was generous with his thoughts and equally as lively as McCoy. It’s going to be fun to edit these conversations.
A journalist joined us on the shoots as he is filing a feature story for City Paper and Urbanite. He observed the shoots, made a lot of notes, and at the end of the day we spent an hour in a nearby cafe interviewing about the movie over coffee. More details to come.
Many thanks to DP Chris Cassidy and videographer Fred Weil for capturing these three remarkable storytellers, and for giving as much as they did to make the shoot a terrific experience.
Two exciting up-coming shoots for Old School New School, our educational study on creativity.
Visionary artist Loring Cornish is an energetic and exciting communicator whose art is highly stylized and personalized. He works primarily with glass and has covered a variety of surfaces, including two houses top to bottom!
Brian Cox is an actor’s actor, through and through. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and his portrayal of King Lear, but you may have also seen him on the silver screen in Troy, The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, Rob Roy, Deadwood, the list goes on and on…
More details to come, and more news to share…
Film Cast Live posted a review of the OSNS screening in Hollywood, June 20th. The writer’s name is George Leon and he had some great words to share!
Thanks for the kudos, George!
Did I mention that Kimberley Browning is one of planet Earth’s most beautiful people? She is the heart and soul behind Hollywood Shorts, and many months ago made the generous offer to coordinate and present a work-in-progress screening of Old School, New School, a study on the nature of creativity.
That day is nearly here. Mark your calendars!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The Hotel Cafe
1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
4.30pm – 6.30pm
This work-in-progress screening is intended for a target audience focus group (art students and those interested in developing their creativity). Confirmed guests for the post screening discussion include 6-time Oscar nominee (and OSNS subject) William Fraker and Michael Polcino, director of The Simpsons and Family Guy animated series. The discussion continues the dialogue from the movie about taking risks, finding your own voice, defining success in the arts, and, in general, how to “make it” in the arts.
More panel guests to be announced. The best way to keep in formed is to join the OSNS Facebook page.
Steven Fischer is on WNAV’s morning show with Bill Lusby chatting about Old School, New School and the upcoming screenings in Baltimore and Los Angeles. Check it out Monday morning, April 27, 9.30 am!
The headline says it all.
This is the first public test screening for Old School, New School. The screening is primarily for college-aged students and those just starting out professionally in the arts. A post screening discussion will take place with special guests.
Audience reactions may help shape and re-define the final cut and direction of the finished movie.
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Thursday, April 30, 2009
ITE bldg, Lecture Hall 7
Free admission. Free parking lots 8 and 9.
Post Screening Panel:
Richard Chisolm, Emmy Award winning cinematographer (PBS, ABC, National Geographic).
Steve Yeager, documentary producer and film studies teacher (Divine Trash, Sundance Film Festvial award winner).
Carol Hess, dance artist, choreographer, and UMBC faculty member.
Fred Worden, international experimental filmmaker.
Many thanks to UMBC, Vin Grabill and Greg Simmons for hosting this test audience screening.